Haunted: The Star Inn, Ingatestone, Essex
Stewart | On 17, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at the Star Inn
The Star Inn which is situated along the High Street in Ingatestone has a couple of paranormal tales associated with it.
It said to be haunted by the spirit of a small spotted black dog that is believed to have died at the pub back in 1914.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
Over the years the ghostly apparition of the little dog has been seen many times by the locals.
Generally it seems to be harmless.
Although sometimes it tries to block people from walking down the pavement!
In 1956 two sisters staying at the Star Inn left the pub in quite a hurry in the middle of the night due to some unsettling paranormal activity they had witnessed.
You see they couldn’t sleep because their room’s lights kept on being turned on and off by an unknown presence.
Also, this same spooky entity kept on opening and closing their bedroom door!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!