Haunted: The Black Horse, Binsted, West Sussex
Stewart | On 13, Aug 2017
The Haunting of the Black Horse
Spooked customers of the Black Horse pub have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of an old man sitting by the fireplace in the bar area.
A former member of staff who lived at the pub reported that one night he was awoken by the sound of someone trying to get into his bedroom.
There was banging on his bedroom door together with somebody rattling the door handle.
After the noise had ceased he ventured out of his bedroom to check the hallway but he found that nobody was there.
When he returned to his room a banging on his window started up.
This was strange because his bedroom was on the first floor of the pub.
He rushed over to his window to capture the culprit in action but when he looked out of it he found nobody there!
In 1894 an old man who was lodging at the pub was found drowned in the well situated at the back of the pub.
The verdict of his death was suicide due to mental health issues.
Could the ghostly old man seen by customers sitting in the bar area and the paranormal activity reported by the former member of staff be something to do with the spirit of this poor old man who drowned himself in the well?
David Scanlan (2013) Paranormal Sussex. Amberley