The Ghosts of Beccles
Stewart | On 23, Jun 2017
A Ghostly Tale from Beccles
Local legend says that many years ago the town of Beccles was invaded by a plague of rats…
Apparently they were everywhere!
Something had to be done.
Three local men offered to rid the town of the rats in exchange for a handsome sum.
A deal was struck with the town’s council and the men went to work…
Legend says they sold their souls to three local witches for the power to rid the town of the rats.
Well, the next day the men were seen playing musical instruments whilst heading towards the local river with all the town’s rats following them.
The rats were said to have been lead to the river where they fell into the water and drowned.
But the strange thing is…
The three men never came to collect their bounty from the town’s council afterwards!
In fact, they were never seen alive again.
Many locals believed the witches had something to do with the men’s disappearance.
It’s now said that the men’s ghosts can be seen in the dead of night on the 31st August every year standing on the river bank of the local River Waveney!
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press