UK PSYCHICS REPORT - 14 June 2002
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer and her film producer husband Matthew Vaughn might have to put up with an uninvited guest at the couple's new Elizabethan mansion at Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds.
Coldham Hall, the large 16th Century house that the German beauty and her husband are in the process of buying, is reputed to be haunted by several ghosts, including that of a 17th Century nun called Sister Penelope.
The Ghost Club, which investigates paranormal sightings across Britain, has contacted Schiffer to tell her about the spooks that reside at the 12-bedroom house.
Alan Murdie, chairman of the Ghost Club, said: "Claudia is very fortunate to own a house with its very own ghost.
"She has nothing to worry about because ghosts do no harm. If Claudia is lucky enough to see the nun, she should certainly not panic or be alarmed. We would love to hear from her to get her account of what she sees."
Penelope the nun is said to have been a member of the Rookwood family which owned the house for several generations after it was built in the late 16th century by Sir Robert Rookwood.
According to local legend, Sister Penelope is normally sighted at the hall during the summer months, when she would have spent holidays there away from her convent.
A spokeswoman Claudia Schiffer said: "She and Matthew are away on honeymoon at the moment. This is the first I have heard of any ghost stories."