3 Haunted Pubs in Shoreham-by-Sea
Stewart | On 10, Sep 2017
The Waterside Inn
The previous owners reported seeing ghostly apparitions of nuns and monks wandering around the Waterside Inn.
Recent owners of the pub were convinced it was haunted by a poltergeist as they would often hear chairs being moved about in the middle of the night by somebody unknown!
They believed the cellar was haunted too because they would often feel sudden temperature drops, their pet dogs would refuse to go down into the cellar and the beer would suddenly go flat as the gas would mysteriously be turned off.
The Crown and Anchor
The young son of a former landlord got the shock of his life one night when he awoke to find a pair of ghostly legs hanging from his ceiling.
It’s said that a séance was performed the night before and a ghost of a hanging man was evoked.
The pub is also said to be haunted by the ghosts of two young children, a boy and a girl.
Apparently they hide a lot because they’re afraid of the hanging man!
A ghostly Spaniard and a ghost of a French girl are also said to haunt the pub.
Local legend says that French girl was brought ashore by a sailor or soldier during the Napoleonic Wars.
He abandoned her when she became pregnant.
She worked at the pub as a serving wench but tragically committed suicide by throwing herself out of the pub’s upstairs rear window.
Terrified witnesses who’ve seen her ghostly apparition describe her as being pale looking, dressed in grey and muttering a French phrase!
Local legend says that many years ago a little girl and her nanny drowned in the pub’s cellar when a high tide flooded it.
It’s now said that the pub is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a woman!
Witnesses have reported seeing the ghostly apparitions of a little red headed girl and a woman within the pub.
The ghostly red headed girl is said to be about six years old.
She’s been seen in the cellar, the lobby near the ladies toilets and sitting on the floor of the bar.
Witnesses have also reported hearing a young child giggling and phantom footsteps.
A former landlady once awoke with the sensation of her hair being stroked by invisible hands!
Large orb shape lights have also been witnessed in the pub.
They’ve been described as being white or blue in colour.
David Scanlan (2013) Paranormal Sussex. Amberley