Haunted: Castle Rising, Castle Rising, Norfolk
Stewart | On 01, Jul 2017
The Haunting of Castle Rising
Castle Rising was built in 1138 by William d’Aubigny II.
The castle remained within the family until 1243 when Hugh d’Aubigny died childless and the castle was passed onto Roger de Montalt.
The castle then stayed within the Montalt family until Robert Montalt sold it to the Crown in 1327.
At that time, England was controlled by Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France who was ruling as regent for her young son Edward III.
Isabella briefly fell from power after her son Edward toppled Mortimer in 1330 but later enjoyed the status of being the King’s mother.
Edward granted her several royal castles including Castle Rising which she used as one of her main residences until her death in 1358.
Local legend says that at the end of Isabella life she became insane and died alone.
The upper floors of Castle Rising are said to be haunted by her mad ghost.
Shocked visitors to the castle have reported hearing Isabella’s hysterical screams and manic laughter coming from the upper floors of the castle.
Local villagers have also reported hearing her ghostly cries and mad laughter coming from the castle on quiet nights!
Today, the castle is run by English Heritage and is well worth a visit.
Chris Halton from Haunted Earth visited the castle and produced an interesting video about Castle Rising which you can view on YouTube.
Whilst filming Chris’s team mate Sean Kim was left alone in the castle where he heard some ghostly goings-on…
He could hear a man talking on the upper floor of the building and phantom footsteps walking across the wooden floorboards.
But upon investigating he couldn’t find anybody else in the castle.
At the end of the day’s shooting the Haunted Earth team concluded that the Keep forebuilding is the most active area within the castle.
They heard a ghostly woman’s voice and an unexplained tapping on the window.
Plus they smelt a strong smell of tobacco and Sean was touch by unknown entity.
Frank Meeres (2010) Paranormal Norfolk. Amberley
THE RED LION HOTEL: One of the Most Haunted Places in Essex!
The Red Lion Hotel is said to be haunted by three ghosts.
The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar.
Alice was believed to have been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion who was brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen in the hotel’s kitchen and in Rooms 5, 6 and 10.
Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk
He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors
The final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy
He's seen by children in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.