Haunted: Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 08, Jul 2017
The Hauntings of Fanhams Hall
You can find the 18th century Fanhams Hall along Fanhams Hall Road in the countryside to the northeast of the Ware.
Today the hall is a luxury hotel with many spooky stories to tell…
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
One night a guest staying in Room 207 reported hearing eerie music coming from the room next to theirs.
The room was empty at the time but the strange thing is it was once used as a music room!
A lot of the poor cleaners at the hotel have experienced some paranormal events…
One of the cleaners felt phantom icy hands grab her around the neck whilst she was cleaning in the drawing room.
The same cleaner also heard the sad sound of children crying coming from beneath the stairs.
Another cleaner saw the reflection of a ghostly woman wearing a long dress and tall pointed hat in the mirror on the main staircase.
Maybe the ghostly reflection was the spirit of the Grey Lady which a third cleaner saw on the staircase.
The Grey Lady has been seen on many occasions leaning over the staircase’s banisters as though she’s looking for somebody.
A ghostly apparition of a dark haired lady in a cream dress has been seen walking into Room 15.
The hall’s Long Gallery is said to be haunted by a man wearing a waistcoat.
Apparently, only the top half of him is visible!
Over the years, the cleaners have reported lots of paranormal activity taking place within the house.
Radios turning themselves on, objects being moved around tables and the smell of old fashioned tobacco are just some of the unexplainable activity to take place within the hall.
Damien O’Dell (2009) Paranormal Hertfordshire. Amberley
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!