Haunted: The Horse and Groom, Braintree, Essex
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2017
The Haunting of the Horse and Groom
The Horse and Groom in Rayne Road is said to be haunted.
Unexplained noises, weird smells and ghostly apparitions have been reported in the pub.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
An apparition of a lady has been witnessed upstairs looking out of the window.
On another occasion, the same eerie spirit was seen leaving the premises and crossing the street outside.
The Horse and Groom has been investigated by both paranormal teams and mediums.
They’ve uncovered the spirits of a little girl called Eliza Piggin in the bar area, an old lady in the front bedroom and a man smoking a pipe in the cellar!
I must mention that there’s been some controversy surrounding some paranormal events which have taken place at the Horse and Groom…
In 2011, a psychic photographer visited the pub and took some photos of blurred figures that some people believed were ghosts.
You’ve may have seen these photos online!
Some sceptics claim that these strange spirit photographs are nothing more than a toy figure being held close to the camera lens when the photo was taken…
RUTHIN CASTLE: One of the Most Haunted Places in Wales!
The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.
The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.
She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.
She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.
It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.
Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.
The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.
I’ll let you make up your own mind on them!
Just across the road to the Horse and Groom pub is an auto parts shop.
A paranormal team investigating the pub followed up on a hunch about the ghostly lady who haunts the front bedroom of the Horse and Groom…
You see, the ghostly lady has been seen to cross the road heading towards the auto parts shop.
So a team member asked the staff at the shop whether they had experienced anything strange whilst working at the store.
Well, their hunch was right!
The phantom lady had been witnessed many times entering the shop.
But, strangely she was always seen to exit the building via a wall…
Apparently, there was once a side door in the wall exactly where she had exited!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!