Read About the Infamous Snettisham Ghost Story
Stewart | On 07, Sep 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!
Did you know that the village of Snettisham is INFAMOUS FOR A GHOSTLY TALE FROM THE GRAVE?
If you head to the west coast of Norfolk you’ll come across a small village called Snettisham…
It’s about ten miles north of the sea port and market town of King’s Lynn!
Snettisham has a stunning 14th century church called St Mary’s which was once described by the scholar Nikolaus Pevsner as perhaps the most exciting decorated church in Norfolk.
St Mary’s Church played a key part in the infamous 1893 ghostly tale involving Mrs Goodeve and the tomb of Robert Cobb…
The Snettisham Ghost Story
Back in 1893, October to be precise, a lady from London called Mrs Goodeve was visiting her friends in the West Country.
During one night at her friend’s home, she was visited by a ghostly apparition who introduced himself as Henry Barnard.
He asked her to travel to St Mary’s Church in Snettisham and wait by the tomb of Robert Cobb for further instructions!
Well, it seems that Mrs Goodeve was an adventurous type as she did indeed go to Snettisham a place she had never heard of before the ghostly night time visit.
At St Mary’s Church, she somehow managed to persuade the parish clerk John Bishop to lock her in the church for half an hour at one o’clock in the morning.
Standing all alone next to the tomb of Robert Cobb in the locked church an apparition of a tall dark figure suddenly manifested in front of her.
The ghostly figure told her to pick a rose from Bernard’s grave and give it with a message to Barnard’s only surviving daughter at the nearby Cobb Hall.
The next morning Mrs Goodeve visited Bernard’s daughter…
Mrs Goodeve never told anyone what that message was!
And, Barnard’s daughter never disclosed it either.
More Paranormal Tales from Snettisham
Did you know that there’s a local legend from way back that a mermaid with long dark hair was spotted once on Snettisham Beach!
And, the vicarage in the village is rumoured to be haunted…
Terrified witnesses have reported hearing the eerie sound of phantom footsteps walking around the building.
And on one occasion, two brothers who were sleeping in one of the vicarage’s bedrooms were rudely awakened one dark night by the strange sound of a human heart beating loudly somewhere in the room!
David Chisnell (2005) Haunted Norwich. The History Press