Haunted: The Old Railway Station, Maldon, Essex
Stewart | On 16, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of the Old Railway Station
Maldon has an impressive old Jacobean style Victorian Railway Station.
Unfortunately it closed its doors to passengers many moons ago.
All except one lonely figure that is!
Before the Maldon line was closed a ghostly apparition of a white lady was often seen on Platform 2 making an eerie groaning noise.
It’s said that any late-night passengers catching the last train home would get a ghostly chill of their lives.
As the temperature on Platform 2 would suddenly plummet denoting the spirits presence!
After the line was closed in the 1960s the Victorian station was left to fall into disrepair.
In the 1980s the station was brought back to life and turned into a restaurant.
Staff and punters alike would often complain about the sudden icy temperature drops.
Some terrified witnesses even saw a white ghostly mist form near the restaurant’s toilets!
Today, the old railway station is sadly surrounded by a busy industrial estate and is no longer run as a restaurant.
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.