2 Haunted Houses of Fobbing
Stewart | On 19, Jun 2017
Fobbing’s Haunted Houses
There’s a TV series called Living with the Dead which investigates hauntings in family homes around the UK.
The team is made up of the mediums Johnnie Fiori and Ian Lawman, who you may recognise from appearing in some of the Most Haunted episodes, plus the historian Hallie Rubenhold and the paranormal researcher Stephen Griffiths.
Well, in one episode called The Ghosts of Fobbing they visited a pretty 14th century house in the village.
This house was said to be haunted by quite a few ghosts!
The owners reported phenomena such as knocking on doors, doors opening, doorbell ringing and seeing shadowy figures.
From their experiences they believed that there were three ghosts present in the house…
A young boy, a lady with dark hair and a Victorian looking lady with blonde hair called Sarah!
Well the Living with the Dead team discovered the spirits of a young nine year old boy called John who died in a fire in the house, a woman called Sarah who they believed may have been a witch and an unpleasant man called Ishmael.
By the end of the episode the troubled spirits were cleansed from the house and the owners seem happy!
I also found another short piece about a haunting in Fobbing in a TV series called Extreme Ghost Stories…
It’s in the 4th episode of the series if you want to check it out.
This time it was a haunting in a modern house in the village.
It seemed to affect the eldest son of the family the most but all of the family and the eldest son’s girlfriend witnessed an apparition of a man in dark clothing and boots within the house…
Especially the youngest boy who described the ghost as being very solid looking!
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.