Haunted: The Holytrees Museum, Colchester, Essex
Stewart | On 21, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Holytrees Museum
You’ll find Holytrees Museum next to Colchester Castle.
The Hollytrees Museum is situated in a huge stunning brick 18th century house.
In the museum hangs a portrait of Miss Anne Lisle.
People have presumed that she’s the ghost that haunts the museum because some people have reported feeling an eerie presence behind them when viewing her portrait.
The ghost of Hollytrees Museum is called the White Lady.
Phantom footsteps are often heard running in or near the museum’s gun room by spooked witnesses.
On one occasion a strong smell of old fashioned perfumed lingered in the gun room for days on end.
In the costume room a little girl visiting the museum got upset because she didn’t like the look of the strange lady standing next to her daddy…
Nobody else in the room could see the strange lady!
Other visitors have reported severe temperature drops in the museum.
On some occasions guests have remarked on the beautiful piano music being played in the building…
There’s no piano in the museum!
Not everybody thinks the ghost at the museum is that of Anne Lisle.
Some shocked witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a nun.
Others have seen an apparition of a woman in a brown dress.
It’s said that she’s a murder victim from the 18th century.
If you’re ever in the gardens at the back of the museum at twilight, take a look up at the windows…
As some people have reported seeing eerie faces looking down at them!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Queen Hotel, Chester
The Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.
She’s said to haunt the area of a former nursery which was once situated on the second floor of the hotel.
Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!