Haunted: The King’s Head, Braintree, Essex
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2017
The King’s Head, Braintree
Locals at the King’s Head in Bradford Street have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a man in dark grey watching them as they drink.
As soon as they look at him he startles them by vanishing into thin air!
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!
They’ve nicknamed him Frank.
Frank is believed to be responsible for the pub’s paranormal activities.
The phantom footsteps that are heard on the second floor, the eerie shadows in the men’s toilets, the opening of doors and the switching off and on of the pub’s lights are all believed to be Frank’s doings!
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!