Haunted: Cressing Church, Cressing, Essex
Stewart | On 19, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Cressing Church
The village of Cressing is just a 15 minute drive west of Feering.
You see, the lovely Grade I Parish Church of All Saints in the village has a ghostly tale which I think you’ll find interesting…
Back in the cold winter of 1949 startled locals reported hearing a congregation merrily singing away to an organ within the church.
So what was so strange about that?
Well, the church was locked up, empty and dark… nobody should have been inside at the time!
The church authorities investigated but could not come up with any feasible reason to why the locals heard a congregation singing in the building.
This ghostly phenomenon regularly occurred throughout that winter of 1949.
But funnily enough… the phantom congregation has never been heard singing again since that cold winter!
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.