TikTok influencer explains the creepy reason behind the hand on the wall of the Tower of London

Influencer Megan Clawson lives in the Tower, where her father is a Beefeater and rose to fame on the social media platform for uncovering the secrets of London’s famous fortress.

Megan Clawson shared the reason why there is a hand on the wall of the Tower of London.

A TikTok influencer has explained the creepy reason why there is a floating hand embedded within the wall of the Tower of London.

Some 2.8 million tourists visit London’s iconic fortress, once the most secure castle in the country. But with so much to take in, as hard as it may be to believe, many might have missed out on the gruesome body part.

The eerie severed skeletal hand has a ghoulish yellow tint and is hidden behind misted glass in a section of the north Byward Tower wall, which hundreds of thousands of people can unknowingly pass by every day.

And it is, ironically, at hand height, reports MyLondon.

But there is a gruesome story behind the object, as Tower resident and TikTok influencer Megan Clawson recently revealed, dating back to the gruesome punishments seen in medieval times.

The Beefeaters have been guarding the Tower since Tudor times.


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Influencer Megan lives in the fortress where her father is Beefeater.

The TikTok star rose to fame for his videos sharing the various secrets of the historic fortress and shared the story behind ‘The Hand In The Wall’ on his page earlier this year.

Megan described how she is now “quite used to the gallows humor of the Yeoman Warders inside the Tower of London”.

“They leave fun little Easter eggs around the tower that a lot of visitors miss,” added Megan, who told her 199,000 TikTok followers, “including the hand on the wall.”

Walking through the tower towards the hand in the video, he then shared the creepy reason he thinks it’s there.

Some 2.8 million tourists visit the Tower of London each year


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Megan told her followers: “The story goes that once you needed a password to enter. To give the password, you had to place your hand on this spice.” [indicates hole in the wall] next to the North Byward tower”.

However, what he described next indicates that there could have been some pretty dire punishment for anyone who didn’t know the word.

Megan dramatically informed her followers, “If you messed up the password, your hand would be cut off right then and there.”

William the Conqueror built the stone tower in the 1070s and has been the protector of the Crown Jewels and the home of Yeoman Warders and of course the famous ravens that legend has it keep the Tower safe, they are tended by a Ravenmaster.

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