Haunted: The Swan, Brentwood, Essex
Stewart | On 19, Jun 2017
The Haunting of the Swan
The Swan in Brentwood High Street is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 19 year old lad called William Hunter…
In 1555, he was held there for two days before he was executed for his Protestant beliefs.
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!
He was burnt at the stake!
Water taps being turned off and on by an unknown entity, doors being mysteriously unlocked and items being hidden are just some of the paranormal activity which takes place within the Swan pub.
It’s said that dogs entering the pub tend to get a little spooked too.
In 1963 the landlord’s daughter got freaked out when she saw a ghostly apparition of a man in a hat follow her mother across the landing.
A few years later a terrified daughter of another landlord refused to sleep in the pub anymore after witnessing paranormal events in the night.
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!