3 Hauntings of Thaxted
Stewart | On 15, Jun 2017
A few years ago, a driver was heading into Thaxted along the Walden Road.
She slowed down to let an old elderly couple cross the road in front of her.
To her amazement, they simply vanished into thin air right in front of her eyes!
Another good ghost story from Thaxted concerns a local farmer.
At Gibbets Cross he witnessed the horrifying vision of a headless horseman trotting past him on a phantom white horse!
When you visit Thaxted you can’t help but to notice the cathedral like medieval church.
In fact, it’s often referred to as the Cathedral of Essex!
Well, close to the church there are some old alms house cottages built in the past to help home the poor and elderly of Thaxted.
And, it’s near these old cottages and in the churchyard that ghostly corpse lights have been witnessed eerily floating around in the dead of night.
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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.