Haunted: The Choughs Hotel, Chard, Somerset
Stewart | On 01, Sep 2017
The Haunting of Choughs Hotel
The 17th century Choughs Hotel is situated on the High Street of the Somerset town of Chard.
The Choughs hasn’t always been a hotel…
At one time it was a school and at another it was said to have been used as a brothel!
The hotel is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.
One of the bedrooms on the first floor is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Elizabeth.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by witnesses walking across the bedroom.
Her story is a sad one…
It’s said that she committed suicide in 1845 by drinking poison because she didn’t want to go into prostitution like her mother and sister.
Another one of the hotel’s bedrooms is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who was stabbed to death in there.
At one time, an old man was hung in the hotel’s attic.
His lifeless apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses hanging from the attic’s rafters!
So there’s really no surprise that a lot of poltergeist activity has been reported to take place within the attic.
The most paranormally active area within the building is said to be the bar.
The apparitions of an old couple and two men have been seen by witnesses in the bar area.
Many ghostly figures have been seen by terrified witnesses standing in the doorways throughout the hotel.
All in all, the Choughs Hotel is a very eerie place!