3 Haunted Railway Stations in Essex
Stewart | On 07, Sep 2017
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's 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!
Maldon Railway Station, Maldon
Maldon has an impressive old Jacobean style Victorian Railway Station.
Unfortunately, it closed its doors to passengers many moons ago.
All except one lonely figure that is!
Before the Maldon line was closed, a ghostly apparition of a white lady was often seen on Platform 2 making an eerie groaning noise.
It’s said that any late-night passengers catching the last train home would get a ghostly chill of their lives.
As the temperature on Platform 2 would suddenly plummet denoting the spirits presence!
After the line was closed in the 60s, the Victorian station was left to fall into disrepair.
In the 1980s, the station was brought back to life and turned into a restaurant.
Staff and punters alike would often complain about the sudden icy temperature drops.
Some terrified witnesses even saw a white ghostly mist form near the restaurant’s toilets!
Today, the old railway station is sadly surrounded by a busy industrial estate and is no longer run as a restaurant.
Chelmsford Railway Station, Chelmsford
In 1995, one of the hot water cylinders in a storeroom at Chelmsford Station was playing up and needed to be replaced.
A local plumber was asked to come into the station and install a new hot water cylinder.
When the plumber entered the storeroom he noticed it was totally empty all except a heavy old table with four chairs placed upside down upon it.
Whilst working on the new hot water cylinder the plumber got the fright of his life.
He heard an almighty crash behind him.
He quickly spun around to see what had caused all the commotion.
And he was shocked to find that the old table was now on its side with the chairs scattered all around the floor.
Also, there was no sign of anybody else having been in the room with him!
As you can imagine, this really spooked him.
So much so, that he totally refused to work in the station storeroom alone.
You’ll be please to know that he managed to finish the job with the help of a fellow plumber.
And from then on, no further poltergeist activity took place!
Ingatestone Railway Station, Ingatestone
There must be something about the railway line at Ingatestone because there’s a couple of strange ghostly tales associated with it.
The first dates back to the 1980s when a young couple waiting for a train at Ingatestone Railway Station heard phantom footsteps climb the stairs of the station’s footbridge, cross the bridge and then descend the stairs on the other side of the railway line and eerily walk down the platform!
The other bizarre paranormal tale associated with the railway line at Ingatestone actually took place one night on a commuter train between Shenfield and Ingatestone.
In 2006, a freaked out commuter reported seeing a ghostly hand appear from behind him and start moving around violently around close to his head.
Turning around to see who the hand belong to, he was shocked to discover just a white middle aged man asleep in the train seat behind him.
He was so shocked because the ghostly hand he’d witnessed was Asian… and not the hand belonging to a white middle aged man!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press