Haunted: Chelmsford Railway Station, Essex
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
Poltergeist Activity at Chelmsford Railway Station
In 1995 one of the hot water cylinders in a storeroom at Chelmsford Station was playing up and needed to be replaced.
A local plumber was asked to come into the station and install a new hot water cylinder.
When the plumber entered the storeroom he noticed it was totally empty all except a heavy old table with four chairs placed upside down upon it.
Whilst working on the new hot water cylinder the plumber got the fright of his life.
He heard an almighty crash behind him.
He quickly spun around to see what had caused all the commotion.
And he was shocked to find that the old table was now on its side with the chairs scattered all around the floor.
Also, there was no sign of anybody else having been in the room with him!
As you can imagine this really spooked him.
So much so, that he totally refused to work in the station storeroom alone.
You’ll be please to know that he managed to finish the job with the help of a fellow plumber.
And from then on, no further poltergeist activity ever took place!
Jason Day (2012) Haunted Chelmsford. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Arnos Manor Hotel
Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.
The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.
It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.