Haunted: Lowes Mill (John Webb’s Mill), Thaxted, Essex
Stewart | On 15, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Lowes Mill
In Thaxted there’s an old windmill which dates back to 1804.
Some call it Lowes Mill whilst others call it John Webb’s Mill after the guy who built it.
Well, you know what I’m going to say now… yep, it’s haunted!
And the good news is that it’s opened to the public as a rural museum so you can have a look around it if you wish.
The team at the windmill have a few spooky tales to tell.
They’ve heard phantom footsteps and bangs coming from the upper floors of the windmill after closing hours when the building is supposed to be empty!
Ghostly shadows have been seen by the staff and on one of the floors visitors feel they are being watched by something unearthly.
The mill’s owners are open-minded when it comes to investigations by paranormal groups.
Interestingly, past investigations have uncovered the spirits of children, phantom voices, eerie lights and bone chilling cold spots!
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.