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Haunted: Severalls Hospital, Colchester, Essex

| On 21, Jun 2017

 

The Haunting of Severalls Hospital

Severalls Hospital was an Edwardian Queen Anne style psychiatric hospital that was opened in 1913 in Colchester.

The Severalls site was quite large, it covered 300 acres and the hospital could accommodate up to 2000 patients!

The hospital closed in the early 1990s.

And since then, sadly the Severalls site has suffered badly from vandalism resulting in it being fenced off to the public.

If you search for Severalls Hospital online you’ll find some very spooky photos taken by urban explorers of the hospital’s buildings in a bad state…

The funny thing is, the comments which I have read from ex-nurses who were employed at Severalls all say what a great place it was to work and not at all eerie!

In the 1960s two of Severalls gardeners saw a couple of shadowy featureless characters working in the garden on a wet rainy afternoon.

Thinking these characters looked suspicious they went to confront them…

When approaching the spooky figures they got the shock of their lives when they simply vanished into thin air right in front of their very eyes!

 
Bibliography
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press

 


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