Haunted: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Stewart | On 01, Jul 2017
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!
The Hauntings of Great Yarmouth
Like most seaside resorts up and down the country Great Yarmouth has its fair share of caravan holiday parks…
In the 1970s a family staying in caravan B77 at the Seashore Camp had a problem sleeping.
You see, they kept on being woken by an unknown entity prodding them in the middle of the night.
It got so bad that they actually had to leave the caravan!
But that wasn’t the end of the caravan ghost…
A couple of years later another family were staying in the same caravan and were also rudely awaken one night.
This time, they could hear eerie voices speaking in a foreign language underneath the caravan.
One brave soul actually looked under the caravan with the aid of a torch but found absolutely nothing usual there!
Probably the most infamous ghostly tale associated with Great Yarmouth is that of the mummified Egyptian Princess…
In 1973, members of staff at the Yarmouth Priory School notice a rather bad smell in their Science Room.
Propped up in the room was an Egyptian casket which one of the teachers had donated to the school.
It was said to house a mummified princess!
The teachers thought that the awful smell was coming from the casket.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that damp had somehow got into the casket and the mummified princess was beginning to rot.
Apparently, ancient Egyptians buried their dead at night.
So the school decided to take the princess out of her casket and bury her in the churchyard of the nearby St Nicholas Church.
Initially this seemed to have got rid of the stench in the Science Room but another more supernatural problem started to occur…
You see, in the following weeks the poor vicar would be woken regularly by somebody banging loudly on the vicarage door.
When he answered the door he discovered that nobody there!
The vicarage wasn’t the only building to be targeted by the phantom knocker.
People where reporting that a loud knocking sound was coming from the church in the middle of the night too.
Meanwhile, the bad smell had returned to the school’s science room.
Upon further investigation, they discovered that in their haste to bury the mummified princess one of her limbs had come off and was still present in the casket!
The missing limb was quickly reunited with the remaining mummy buried in St Nicholas’s churchyard.
The stench in the Science Room quickly dissipated and the nightly knocking at the vicarage and church ceased.
Now, some locals say that it was the ghost of the mummified princess who was responsible for the knocking sounds…
All she wanted was to be reunited with her missing limb!
Frank Meeres (2010) Paranormal Norfolk. Amberley