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Haunted: RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk

| On 26, Jun 2017

The Hauntings of RAF Woodbridge

In 1943, the airfield at Woodbridge was originally set up as a place for returning crippled bombers to make an emergency landing after returning from bombing raids over Germany.

It’s said that during the war years over 4,200 aircraft had made emergency landings at RAF Woodbridge!

 


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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As you can imagine, there was probably a few tragedies at the airfield from crash landings involving stricken aircraft.

Due to the war time history of RAF Woodbridge, you won’t be too surprised to discover that there are rumours that quite a few ex-service personnel haunt the base.

Strangely enough, the RAF bar is said to be haunted not by an ex-serviceman by a ghostly apparition of an old white haired woman in a night-shirt who’s been seen standing in the corner of the bar.

During the Cold War RAF Woodbridge was a US Air Force base and many USAF aircrew witnessed a ghostly apparition of a German airman they eventually nicknamed East End Charlie.

It said that East End Charlie was a German pilot during the Second World War who crash landed his stricken aircraft at the east end of the runway at RAF Woodbridge.

His ghost is often seen by terrified witnesses at the east end area of the runway to this very day!

 
Bibliography
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. 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!

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