Haunted: Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, Essex
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre
Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre in Fairfield Road is said to be haunted by the spirit of a former technician who was sadly killed in nearby Duke Street…
Many visitors to the theatre are shocked when they’re told that the helpful man who guided them around the building was actually the residential ghost!
Another common paranormal activity which has been reported by spooked visitors is the ghostly sound of unexplained footsteps walking around the stage area.
Some people say they experience an oppressive feeling on the theatre’s balcony and on the stairs leading to the wardrobe and front of house office.
One weird apparition that is often witnessed by startled theatre goers is that of a spirit which takes the form of a white butterfly…
Funnily enough, this only happens during one show in Christmas week!
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.