Haunted: Ingatestone Railway Station, Ingatestone, Essex
Stewart | On 17, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Ingatestone Railway Station
There must be something about the railway line at Ingatestone because there’s a couple of strange ghostly tales associated with it…
The first dates back to the 1980s when a young couple waiting for a train at Ingatestone Railway Station heard phantom footsteps climb the stairs of the station’s footbridge, cross the bridge and then descend the stairs on the other side of the railway line and eerily walk down the platform!
The other bizarre paranormal tale associated with the railway line at Ingatestone actually took place one night on a commuter train between Shenfield and Ingatestone…
In 2006 a freaked out commuter reported seeing a ghostly hand appear from behind him and start moving around violently close to his head.
Turning around to see who the hand belong to he was shocked to discover just a white middle aged man asleep in the train seat behind him.
He was so shocked because the ghostly hand he’d witnessed was Asian…
And not the hand belonging to a white middle aged man!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Arnos Manor Hotel
Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.
The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.
It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.