Robert Thurston Hopkins

Robert Thurston Hopkins (1884–1958) was a British writer and ghost hunter.

Robert Thurston Hopkins
OccupationWriter, ghost hunter
Years active1913–1956

Hopkins was born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in 1884.[1]

Hopkins wrote biographical works on Rudyard Kipling and Oscar Wilde. He also wrote books on the English countryside.[2]

Hopkins was a ghost hunter known for his books on ghosts. He described his experiences in his book Adventures with Phantoms (1946). He claimed to have encountered the ghost of a hanged man in a woodland near Burwash on two occasions in the 1930s.[3]

His son was Godfrey Thurston Hopkins (1913–2014), known as Thurston, well-known Picture Post photojournalist.



  1. ^ Beckett, Arthur. "The Decline and Fall of the Windmill". Sussex Mills Group. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Robert Thurston Hopkins" Mention, with dates, in biography of his son Thurston Hopkins at Rogallery.
  3. ^ Adams, Paul. (2013). Extreme Hauntings: Britain's Most Terrifying Ghosts. The History Press. pp. 130-131. ISBN 978-0752465357

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