Haunted: St Michael’s Church, Fobbing, Essex
Stewart | On 18, 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 St Michael’s Church
Fobbing’s 14th century St Michael’s Church was used in the past by British soldiers as a look out for invading French and Dutch ships.
But they were not the only ones to use the church in the village for their activities!
In this part of Essex the church is renowned for its historic association with smugglers.
In fact there’s believed to be smugglers tunnels actually under the church.
There’s an urban legend associated with St Michael’s Church of a French pirate whose body is buried against the walls of the churchyard.
And it’s said that his grave would glow on very dark nights!
It’s also reported that sometimes his ghost is witnessed looking down at his own grave.
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press