5 Haunted Places in Braintree
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux Room!
The Hauntings of Braintree
There have been quite a few ghostly sightings along the highways and byways of Braintree.
Recently an apparition of a man wearing a top hat was reported walking along an alleyway at Crouch Court in Braintree.
The ghostly apparition startled the witness when it slowly vanished into thin air!
Along the Witham Road there’s a former old convent.
In 2006 it was being refurbished.
Puzzled builders reported their tools were being moved around by unseen hands.
They started to get spooked when they heard phantom footsteps going up the convent’s staircase…
On one occasion a builder was left visibly shaken when he saw a ghostly apparition of a nun who seemed to be crying out in pain.
After this ghostly encounter he understandably walked of the site for good!
Now, if you drive along the Whethersford Road coming from Braintree there’s a quaint old cottage on your left called the Old Lodge…
It’s said that poltergeist activities has taken place here.
On two occasions in the 1920s ghostly apparitions of policemen have been witnessed at the cottage.
One apparition was in a modern uniform whilst the other was said to be wearing a Victorian uniform!
If you fancy going for a bike ride in the countryside near Faulkbourne Hall to the south of Braintree be very careful…
It’s said that a crazed phantom cyclist has been known to ride at real cyclists to try and knock them of their bikes!
The kamikaze phantom cyclist is described as a man from the 1800s wearing a billycock riding hat on an old fashioned bike.
The final Braintree road to be aware of is Stubbs Lane…
In 2009 a woman walking with her children along the lane witnessed a ghostly human shaped mist hovering above the roads surface!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press