Haunted: St Peter’s Church, Alresford, Essex
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2017
The Ruins of St Peter’s Church
The Grade II listed St Peter’s Church was built by Anfred de Staunton in 1320.
It tragically burnt down in 1971 and has been left as a ruin ever since.
There’s been a lot of local rumour as to who exactly set fire to the church, some say it was vandals, some say it was a local mentally ill man whilst other’s blame it on white witches.
The truth is… no really knows for certain who the culprit was or even what caused the fire!
I couldn’t find any legends, myths or stories of ghosts related to St Peter’s in particular.
But, I do know that paranormal teams like to visit the ruins and it’s said that they‘ve picked up evidence of spirits here.
It’s also said that the church has been used as a venue for white witches to perform rituals for decades…
The church is supposed to be of huge significance to white witches and in particular one grave.
I’m sorry… but I don’t know which grave this is!
After visiting the ruins of St Peter’s Church I can totally understand why ghost hunters perform vigils here…
I should think at night it could be quiet an eerie place!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
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.