Haunted: Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex
Stewart | On 19, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Coalhouse Fort
If you remember, during the Most Haunted investigation at Coalhouse Fort, the main paranormal action took place in the tunnels below the perimeter wall.
These tunnels are very active indeed…
People have been scared stiff by hearing creepy footsteps following them into the tunnels.
They’ve also reported the sounds of something heavy being dragged along the tunnel floor as well as ghostly voices and unexplained children’s laughter.
One night whilst repairing the tunnels, volunteers heard phantom voices echoing along the tunnel of men playing a ghostly game of poker!
Other visitors to the fort have seen strange apparitions and unearthly entities whilst they walked the dark tunnels.
Some witnesses have even seen dark figures walk towards them and then just simply vanish into thin air.
Others have described being touched by unseen hands whilst they walked in the dimly lit tunnels.
In fact, some have even sworn blind that they were roughly man-handled by some unknown force or forces!
You may be surprised to hear that the tunnels are not the only paranormally active place within the fort.
It’s said that the washrooms are haunted by an evil poltergeist nicknamed Harry.
Saying Harry doesn’t like people being in the washrooms… is an understatement!
Stones and light bulbs, and on some occasion’s even heavy chairs, have all been seen to be violently thrown across the room.
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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.