3 Haunted Places in Chelmsford
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
The Angel Inn, Broomfield
On Main Road in the Broomfield area of Chelmsford there’s a nice old pub called the Angel Inn.
The 15th century building was originally a hall house.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
From the 1700s onwards it became a coaching inn and is still run as an inn to this very day.
As you can imagine, a building with such a long history probably harbours a few ghosts!
Over the centuries the Angel Inn has been rumoured to be haunted.
But, it’s only very recently that the staff from the pub have been reporting paranormal activity taking place within its walls.
Many paranormal groups have investigated the inn coming to the conclusion that it is indeed haunted.
But, who are the spirits that haunt the Angel Inn?
Well, unfortunately the jury is still out on that one!
RUTHIN CASTLE: One of the Most Haunted Places in Wales!
The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.
The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.
She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.
She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.
It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.
Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.
The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.
Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre in Fairfield Road is said to be haunted by the spirit of a former technician who was sadly killed in nearby Duke Street…
Many visitors to the theatre are shocked when they’re told that the helpful man who guided them around the building was actually the residential ghost!
Another common paranormal activity which has been reported by spooked visitors is the ghostly sound of unexplained footsteps walking around the stage area.
Some people say they experience an oppressive feeling on the theatre’s balcony and on the stairs leading to the wardrobe and front of house office.
One weird apparition that is often witnessed by startled theatre goers is that of a spirit which takes the form of a white butterfly…
Funnily enough, this only happens during one show in Christmas week!
Chelmsford’s Railway Station, Chelmsford
In 1995 one of the hot water cylinders in a storeroom at Chelmsford Station was playing up and needed to be replaced.
A local plumber was asked to come into the station and install a new hot water cylinder.
When the plumber entered the storeroom he noticed it was totally empty all except a heavy old table with four chairs placed upside down upon it.
Whilst working on the new hot water cylinder the plumber got the fright of his life.
He heard an almighty crash behind him.
He quickly spun around to see what had caused all the commotion.
And he was shocked to find that the old table was now on its side with the chairs scattered all around the floor.
Also, there was no sign of anybody else having been in the room with him!
As you can imagine this really spooked him.
So much so, that he totally refused to work in the station storeroom alone.
You’ll be please to know that he managed to finish the job with the help of a fellow plumber.
And from then on, no further poltergeist activity ever took place!
Jason Day (2012) Haunted Chelmsford. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!