Haunted: St Mary’s Church, Great Baddow, Essex
Stewart | On 18, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s church and the surrounding buildings in Great Baddow are supposed to have mysterious secret tunnels beneath them.
It’s believed that these concealed tunnels lead to the haunted 17th century White Horse pub and two other nearby old buildings.
A ghostly apparition of a monk has been witness in the church by frighten visitors.
He’s been seen to eerily glide down the aisle and quickly exiting the church by the west side door of the building.
Some of the locals believe that his ghostly presence is somehow linked to the mysterious secret tunnels!
Apart from the monk, another common apparition seen at the church is that of phantom Civil War soldiers standing outside the building watching it.
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FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Arnos Manor Hotel
Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.
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.