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.
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…
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