Haunted: The Curat House, Norwich, Norfolk
Stewart | On 30, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Curat House
Back in the 1100s, White Lion Street was a Jewish area with a synagogue half way along it.
In charge of the synagogue was Rabbi Issacs who was married to, by all accounts, a rather unpleasant domineering woman.
Well, one day his wife just simply disappeared from the face of the earth.
There were lots of rumours flying around the Jewish community that the Rabbi had actually killed his wife but nothing was ever proven.
In 1144, Norwich’s Jewish community were forced out of the city by angry locals who blamed them for the murder of a young boy called William.
And, all of their properties were reduced to rubble including the synagogue.
In 1501 a house called Curat House was built on the site of the old synagogue…
In the 1980s building work was taking place on Curat House and the cellars which belonged to the old synagogue.
During this building work an ancient coffin was uncovered in the cellar which contained the skeleton of a woman.
Many said that the skeleton was that of Rabbi Issacs wife!
Now, after the discovery, paranormal activity started to take place within the building.
But the funny thing was that it wasn’t caused by the spirit of the murdered wife…
In fact, many terrified witnesses have seen the ghostly apparition of Rabbi Issacs himself wandering around the building causing mischief!
David Chisnell (2005) Haunted Norwich. The History Press
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