3 Haunted Places in Worthing
Stewart | On 12, Aug 2017
Connaught Theatre, Worthing
In 1987 a teenager visiting the theatre reported seeing a ghostly woman on the spiral staircase.
The ghostly woman has been seen many times at the theatre.
Some witnesses describe her as wearing Victorian clothing whilst others described her as wearing clothing from the Elizabethan era!
In 2007 a couple of spooked carpet fitters reported seeing a ghostly woman whilst they worked in the theatre.
This time she had a 1930s haircut!
This sighting has brought up many questions on who exactly haunts the theatre…
Is it haunted by three different ghostly women?
Or is it just one ghost who wears different outfits, maybe a former actress who wore different costumes for her job?
Montague Street, Worthing
In the past, local security cameras have captured on film the little faces of two ghostly children peering out from the windows of the chocolate shop and the premises next door.
Spooked staff members of the shops have reported hearing eerie noises and objects being moved about in the empty rooms above the shops.
On one occasion a staff member witnessed a ghostly figure in one of the storerooms and asked it what it was doing.
The ghostly figure replied… ‘Quiet’!
Highdown Hill, Worthing
Local legend says that if you run around John Oliver’s tomb twelve times at midnight his ghost will appear and chase you away.
In 1983 two local schoolboys were camping out on the hill and thought it would be a good idea to test out the legend.
They waited until midnight and then ran around the tomb twelve times.
According to the schoolboys nothing happened straight away but as they were walking away from the tomb they heard footsteps following them.
When they turned around they saw the ghost of John Oliver following them.
They described him as being a very old short man with a pale face, moustache and balding hair!
Wendy Hughes (2010) Haunted Worthing. The History Press
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!