Haunted: St Michael’s Church, Fobbing, Essex
Stewart | On 18, Jun 2017
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
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Queen Hotel, Chester
The Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.
She’s said to haunt the area of a former nursery which was once situated on the second floor of the hotel.
Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!