Haunted: The Maltings, Saffron Walden, Essex
Stewart | On 16, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at the Maltings
The Maltings is the oldest inhabited building in Saffron Walden… it’s over 600 years old!
As the name suggests it’s an old malt house where cereal grain was converted into malt.
The building has been renovated and today I think it is now a private home.
But, it was once owned by the Youth Hostel Association and run as a youth hostel.
During this time a few paranormal research groups carried out vigils here and they discovered that the old building had a few ghosts within its walls.
It’s believed that most of the building is haunted but the two most active rooms are said to be the sack hoist room and the cellar!
It’s said that a ghostly little girl has been heard crying in the sack hoist room and shadowy figures have been seen in the spooky cellar.
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.