Haunted: Rougham Airfield, Suffolk
Stewart | On 26, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at Rougham Airfield
Just north of Rougham village you’ll find an airfield which was once used by the USAAF Eighth Air Force during the Second World War.
After the war some of the airfield was returned for agriculture use, some was turned into an industrial estate and the remaining grass runways were made available for civil use.
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!
The control tower was used as a private dwelling for many years but today it’s now a museum.
There’s a ghost story from 1945 about an American serviceman called L’il Butch whose aircraft was shot down during a bombing raid over Germany…
Apparently, his comrades saw his ghostly apparition a couple of months after he was killed wandering around the base as if he’d just returned from a mission!
But it’s really from the 1970s onwards that paranormal activity at the airfield started to become more noticeable.
The sound of phantom aircraft taking off, eerie voices and the sightings of ghostly apparitions of American servicemen walking around the old base have all been reported…
One in particular is of a distressed pilot who rang out of fuel and crashed his plane at the base.
In the dead of night, his spirit is heard crying out…
‘Why wouldn’t you let us land?’
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!