3 Haunted Places in Bromley
Stewart | On 26, Aug 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!
Bromley United Services Club, Bromley
During the 1980s Bromley United Services Club got a reputation amongst its club members for being haunted…
You see, one day a club member got the shock of his life whilst using the toilet when he saw the ghostly apparition of an old sea captain!
The ghostly old sea captain hasn’t been seen in recent years.
The club building was built on the old site of St Margaret’s Hospital.
Some members believe the ghostly man has something to do with the hospital’s past rather than the past of the club!
The Old Drill Hall, Bromley
In the days when part of the Old Drill Hall was used by the Post Office to sort mail a member of staff reported that she would often feel like a ghostly hand had touched her on the shoulder.
The property was said to have been haunted by the spirit of a soldier who tragically died in a fight over a girl.
It’s said that one woman witnessed the ghostly soldier and she was so petrified that her hair turned white overnight!
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Witnesses have seen a ghostly man sitting in seat B7 in the auditorium at the theatre.
They describe him as wearing a trilby hat.
In 1979 a photographer was taking some photos of the auditorium.
The front row seats had been removed to make way for some BBC cameras.
When the photographer developed his pictures he discovered in them a ghostly figure of a man shinning a torch in the direction where seat B7 should have been!
In the past, the seat was where the theatre critic H.B. Hampton would sit.
He remarked that he would often see a figure of a man standing out of the corner of his eye by seat B8 but when he turned to get a better look at him he would disappear into thin air!
The General Manager at the theatre has reported seeing the apparition of a woman on two separate occasions within the theatre.
The ghostly woman has been seen in the circle and by a nearby room.
The General Manager described her as being a middle-aged woman dressed in grey!
Neil Arnold (2013) Haunted Bromley. The History Press