3 Haunted Places in Arundel
Stewart | On 11, Aug 2017
The Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel
A stone’s throw away from Arundel Castle along the High Street you’ll find the Norfolk Arms Hotel.
The 1780 hotel is a fine example of a Georgian coaching inn with many unique original features.
The hotel is said to be haunted by a playful ghost who’s been blamed for turning electrical items on and off and for pushing items off the work surfaces in the kitchen.
Bemused witnesses have reported seeing the apparition of a semi-naked man running around the hotel!
Arundel Castle, Arundel
The most well-known ghost at the castle is that of a former kitchen boy.
Spooked witnesses have reported hearing the phantom sounds of somebody cleaning pots and pans in the kitchen.
Many believe these phantom noises are created by the kitchen boy ghost going about his daily work!
The library at the castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a cavalier from the English Civil War period.
Witnesses who’ve seen his apparition say that he seems to be looking through the library books!
Nobody knows exactly who the cavalier ghost is or why he haunts the library.
The Hiorne Tower is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young lady.
Legend says that she committed suicide by jumping from the top of the tower after a love affair went bad.
Over the years many shocked witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly suicide re-enacted from the top of the tower.
The final ghost at the castle is of the feathered kind…
You see, in the past a phantom white bird has been seen flapping against one of the castle’s windows.
The ghost bird is an unwelcomed sight as it’s said to be an omen of a death in the household, normally the head of the family!
St Nicholas Church, Arundel
In 1940 a visitor to the church took a photo of its altar.
When the photograph was developed it showed a ghostly apparition of a priest kneeling at the altar.
But was the ghostly figure actually a priest?
An old church warden of St Nicholas Church once reported that he’d witnessed a ghostly apparition of a woman kneeling and praying at the same altar.
He described the ghostly woman as being dressed in blue and having long white hair!
Another woman ghost said to haunt the church is that of a ghostly nun.
Her phantom footsteps have been heard in the church’s bell tower and her apparition has been seen there too!
David Scanlan (2013) Paranormal Sussex. Amberley