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Haunted: RAF West Raynham, West Raynham, Norfolk

| On 01, Jul 2017

The Hauntings of RAF West Raynham

RAF West Raynham is a former RAF station which is located two miles west of the village of West Raynham.

It was opened in 1930 and was used during the Second World War by RAF Bomber Command who lost eighty six aircraft during the conflict.

 


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!

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The station was closed in 1996 and eventually sold in 2006.

Recently, planning permission has been granted for a solar farm to be built on the site.

Now if you’re a Most Haunted fan then you’ll know that the team did a seven night live investigation of RAF West Raynham called The Silent Town back in 2010 during a very cold week in January.

They investigated the Control Tower, the Armoury, Hangar 3, the Guard’s House, the Chapel, the Sergeant’s Mess, Base HQ, the Officer’s Mess and the Hospital.

And if you watched the live programs then you’ll remember that the whole sight is very active and a ghost hunter’s dream.

The Officer’s Mess is said to be haunted by a Polish pilot who was killed during the Second World War.

His ghostly apparition is mostly seen in Room 7 but has also been seen in the Dining Room.

On one occasion, an American Officer’s wife got the shock of her life when the ghostly Polish pilot walk straight through her and then disappeared through the wall of Room 7!

 


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.

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The social area of the Armoury is said to be haunted by a mechanic who sadly committed suicide in the building…

He’s ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses hanging from the rafters!

The Control Room is said to be haunted by a poltergeist who’s has been known to thrown objects at unwitting visitors.

A black shadowy figure who’s believed to be a murder victim is often witnessed in the Chapel…

The ghost is said to be very aggressive towards unwelcomed visitors of the base!

Scared witnesses have also reported seeing a green ghostly figure in the bar area of Sergeant’s Mess.

The Hospital, the Fire Station, Hanger 3, Base HQ and the Guard’s building have all had reports of paranormal activity taking place within them…

Terrified witnesses have heard eerie phantom screams coming from the hospital whilst many people have seem mysterious lights coming from the fire station when it should be empty.

It safe to say, that RAF West Raynham is one heck of an eerie place!

 
Bibliography
Frank Meeres (2010) Paranormal Norfolk. Amberley

 


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!

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