Haunted: The Holytrees Museum, Colchester, Essex
Stewart | On 21, Jun 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 Haunting of Holytrees Museum
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