Haunted: The Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth, Northumberland
Stewart | On 11, Jun 2017
The Haunted Schooner Hotel
8 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RS
The Grade II listed 17th century Schooner Hotel is an old coaching inn located in village of Alnmouth.
The village is situated on the mouth of the River Aln and was once a famous sea port.
Over the centuries both the village and the Schooner Hotel have been linked to smuggling.
In the Schooner’s cellar there’s actually a blocked off smuggler’s tunnel which at one time led all the way to the nearby shore.
The hotel also has the odd story or two about murders, family massacres, hangings and suicides associated with it.
The Schooner Hotel has a reputation for being haunted…
In fact, it’s said to have well over sixty ghosts within its walls!
Rooms 16 and 17 are said to be haunted both inside and outside in the hallway by ghostly shadowy figures.
Spooked witnesses have seen a ghostly apparition of a little boy outside these rooms and he’s believed to be the spirit responsible for knocking on doors.
Two members of staff were scared out of their lives when they witnessed a dark figure rush out of Room 20 and crash into the fire doors opposite…
Fear turned into panic when the ghostly figure turned and rushed at them!
A lot of paranormal activity takes place in Rooms 28, 29 and 30.
Especially Room 28 where suicides, murders and family massacres are said to have taken place.
Guests and members of staff alike have witnessed a ghostly apparition of a maid on the staircase.
A ghostly soldier is also often witnessed walking up and down the hotel’s corridors and is said to also haunt Room 16.
In fact, the Schooner Hotel has such a reputation for being haunted that the gang from Most Haunted felt that they just had to investigate it back in 2003 for their Series 3!
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The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.
It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.