Haunted: Holy Cross Church, Basildon, Essex
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of the Holy Cross Church
One of the more famous Basildon ghost story is that of the red monk of the Holy Cross Church.
In 1964 terrified witnesses were reporting that they’ve been scared witless by the apparition of a monk dressed in red robes!
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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 ghostly monk was seen floating across Church Road.
He then headed for the churchyard of the Holy Cross Church where he just simply disappeared.
After these ghostly sightings the phantom red monk of the Holy Cross Church became legendary in Basildon.
Unfortunately, in 2004 a group of local jokers held their hands up.
They admitted that they played a ghostly prank by projecting an image of the phantom monk onto the early morning fog!
But, this is not the end to ghostly goings on at Church Road.
There’s two more hauntings witnessed along this road.
The first is that of a ghost of a young girl who’s believed to be a victim of a horse and cart accident.
And the other is that of a violent ghost who likes to pick people up and toss them over the nearest hedge!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press