Haunted: Severalls Hospital, Colchester, Essex
Stewart | On 21, Jun 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!
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!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press