Haunted: RAF Little Walden, Saffron Walden, Essex
Stewart | On 16, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of RAF Little Walden
North of Saffron Walden there used to be a former Second World War airfield called RAF Little Walden.
It was opened in 1944 and was used by both the RAF and USAAF.
It closed in 1958 and today it’s just left as agricultural land.
There’s a couple of ghostly tales associated with this old airfield.
Where the old runway was once located terrified witnesses have seen a ball of fire rolling along the ground.
When they got a closer look they were horrified to discover that the ball of fire was in fact an apparition of an RAF pilot on fire!
The other spooky tale associated with RAF Little Walden happen on the B1052.
This B road runs through where the airfield was once located and literally in parts follows one of the old runways!
In November 1993 a woman was driving along the B1052 when suddenly a ghost of an American pilot manifested in the back of her car.
She later discovered that he was in fact the pilot of an ill-fated USAAF plane which crashed fifty years earlier at the very same spot where she had the ghostly encounter.
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FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Arnos Manor Hotel
Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.
The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.
It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.