Haunted: The Royal Fountain Hotel, Sheerness, Kent
Stewart | On 17, May 2017
The Royal Fountain Hotel, Sheerness
On the corner of West Street and West Lane in Blue Town, Sheerness you’ll find a Grade II listed 18th century building which was once the Royal Fountain Hotel.
The hotel actually changed its name to the Royal Fountain Hotel after George II stay there whilst visited the nearby dockyard.
Lord Nelson was said to have stayed at the hotel whilst waiting for one of his ships to be repaired.
And it’s also said that he used the hotel as a secret meeting place for himself and Lady Hamilton!
The Royal Fountain Hotel ceased trading in 1982 and has now been transformed into residential flats.
With such an eventful history you probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the building has a reputation for being haunted…
Eerie noises, the sound of a phantom baby crying, shadowing figures and ghostly apparitions of women dressed in period costumes have all been reported by terrified witnesses in the Royal Fountain Hotel building.
Spooked residents of the flats have reported be woken up in the night by a ghostly man who stands at the end of their beds.
The ghostly apparition is believed to a spirit of a man from the 18th century.
He’s also been seen in one of the flats making a cup of imaginary tea!
In the 1950s a guest staying at the hotel reported that she heard the ghostly sound of the clanking of chains together with what sounded like the slamming of a car door.
Soon afterwards she witnessed a ghostly apparition of a gaunt tall man wearing bandages suddenly appear in her room.
He came towards her, stopped, folded his arms and stood staring at her before disappearing into thin air!