Haunted: The Marlborough Head Inn, Rochford, Essex
Stewart | On 16, Jun 2017
The Haunting of the Marlborough Head Inn
Rochford is famous for having a lot of pubs in such a small area… it’s great for pub crawls!
A desperate manager of one of these watering holes called in a paranormal investigation group to check his pub out.
You see, himself and his members of staff had been encountering a lot of disturbing paranormal activity within their pub.
His pub, the Marlborough Head Inn situated in Rochford’s West Street was experiencing cold spots in the bar area, heavy phantom footsteps and unexplained crashes and bangs coming from an empty upstairs room!
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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.