Haunted: Colchester Military Hospital, Colchester, Essex
Stewart | On 21, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Colchester Military Hospital
Colchester Military Hospital was once in the grounds of Colchester Barracks.
A twenty hut hospital was first built on the site in 1856.
But it was then replaced by a splendid red brick hospital in 1896 which could treat up to 220 patients.
Unfortunately the Military Hospital was closed in 1977.
Sadly the building has now been totally demolished!
During the Second World War the hospital started to get a reputation for being haunted by a Victorian nurse.
Her ghostly apparition was often witnessed gliding down one of the hospital’s corridor only to vanish into thin air when she reached the end.
On one occasion, one of the wounded patients at the hospital swears that she actually helped to change his dirty bandages!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. 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.