According to legend, in the early 17th Century a young girl by the name of Anne Cope was married to Lord Hugh Bethell at Bramshill House in Hampshire, England. When it was time to take to the marital bed, Anne suggested a quick game of hide and seek first. Her husband and guests obliged and Anne hurried off to hide.The seekers searched the house for hours, but there was no sign of Anne anywhere.
They continued their search into the next day and before long, there were rumours that she had fled rather than spend her life with Lord Hugh. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, months into years and Anne never reappeared.
Fifty years after the terrible game, Lord Hugh was rambling around in his house, still searching for clues as to what had happened to his wife, and it was in the attic where he found her. Inside an ornate oak chest lay the skeleton of his bride and a withered sprig of mistletoe.