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Haunted: Manor House Museum, Bury St Edmunds

Haunted: Manor House Museum, Bury St Edmunds

| On 28, Jun 2017

 

The Hauntings at the Manor House Museum

The old Manor House Museum on Honey Hill in Bury St Edmunds had a reputation with the locals as being very haunted…

There’s one spooky account of a ghostly family visiting the building only to disappear into thin air!

One of the rooms in the Manor House is said to be haunted by a monk.

In 1998, the manager of the Manor House Museum witnessed a ghostly apparition of a Victorian man dressed in a black coat and grey pin-striped trousers disappear through a panel in the wall of the old kitchen…

He thought that he was once probably a butler at the house!

In the last century, a chamber maid called Sarah hung herself in one of the rooms.

Some of the museum’s members of staff reported seeing a blurred figure hanging from a beam in the garret window in the same room where Sarah committed suicide.

Other members of staff have been scared witless when they saw an apparition of a woman in a long dress disappearing through a wall in the museum’s garden.

A ghostly figure of a roundhead soldier from the English Civil War has also been seen by terrified witnesses walking across the museum’s courtyard!

 
Bibliography
Alan Murdie (2013) Haunted Bury St Edmunds. The History Press

 


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