Haunted: The Old Garrison, Shoeburyness, Essex
Stewart | On 22, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of the Old Garrison
In Campfield Road, Shoeburyness there’s a pub now called the Old Garrison.
In the 1990s the former manager of the pub was often puzzled because he could hear unknown children playing in the pub even outside opening hours…
He discovered that when he opened the door at the bottom of the pub’s stairs, the eerie sound of the phantom children playing always stopped!
One day a terrified maintenance man refused outright to work in the bar area after he saw apparitions of ghostly children in Victorian clothing playing in there.
Another apparition often seen behind the bar by both punters and members of staff alike is that of a man wearing an old fashioned white medical coat…
The pub was originally built in 1898 as a hospital for the soldiers and their family from the nearby garrison!
Dee Gordon (2012) Haunted Southend. 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.