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2 Haunted Houses of Fobbing

2 Haunted Houses of Fobbing

| 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.


AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!

The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.

Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.

It's 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!

Click Here to Stay at Amberley Castle


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


THE RED LION HOTEL: One of the Most Haunted Places in Essex!

The 15th century Grade I listed Red Lion Hotel situated along Colchester’s High Street is probably the most infamous hotel in the town.

It’s said to be haunted by not one but three ghosts!

The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar are said to haunt the Red Lion…

Terrified witnesses have been reporting seeing the ghostly apparition of Alice Catherine Millar as far back as the 1800s.

Alice was believed to been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion.

In 1638, she was said to have been brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.

One of the past owners of the Red Lion was so frightened that the stories of the hotel being haunted by Alice’s ghost would affect trade that he bricked up her old room to try and stop her haunting the building.

Unfortunately for him it didn’t work…

Her ghost is still seen to this very day in the hotel!

Both guests and members of staff have witnessed her ghostly apparition in the hotel’s kitchen and in Rooms 5, 6 and 10.

Her ghost has even been seen by terrified witnesses to disappearing through one of the walls where the old bricked up doorway to her room was once situated.

The assistant manager of the hotel on one occasion even saw her sitting in an old rocking chair rocking backwards and forwards before disappearing.

Other hotel members of staff have been frightened by hearing Alice whispering or even talking to them.

Having their hair pulled by an unseen entity is regularly reported by scared guests staying at the Red Lion.

An unknown woman’s voice was once mysteriously recorded on a video tape shot in one of the hotels rooms by a shocked guest.

Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk…

He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors.

Sometimes he magically appears in the Red Lion’s reception area.

He’s sad story dates back a few centuries.

It’s said that he was in charge of some children when a bad fire broke out in the hotel.

He perished in the fire whilst trying to save the children!

And last but by no means least, the final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy…

It’s normally children who witness the ghostly apparition of this little boy.

They often see him in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.

The little boy’s ghost has even been caught on camera by shocked guest when they have taken photos in the Parliament Restaurant!

Click Here to Stay at the Red Lion