Haunted: The Theobalds Park Hotel, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 15, May 2017
The Haunted Theobalds Park Hotel
Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Goff’s Oak, Waltham Cross EN7 5HW
Just outside Cheshunt in the historic Cedars Park you’ll find the stately home of Theobalds Palace.
Today, the red brick and white stone Georgian mansion is a luxury hotel called Theobalds Park.
The mansion has a reputation for being haunted…
Whilst investigating the Carpenter’s Lounge area of the house a female paranormal investigator reported to have been viciously scratched by an unknown entity.
Checking her back she discovered to have a long nasty scratch on her skin.
It was remarkable that anything could’ve actually scratched her at that time because she had three layers of clothing on to keep herself warm!
Scared witnesses have often reported hearing phantom footsteps wandering around the Carpenter’s Lounge and lobby areas.
In 1878, the wealthy brewing magnate and owner of Theobalds Palace, Sir Henry Meux, married a flamboyant barmaid called Valerie.
As you can imagine this caused a scandal in polite society at the time!
It’s said that the ghostly apparition of Lady Valerie Meux has been witnessed on the main staircase of the house.
Did you know that Lady Meux was an avid collector of antiquities?
At one time she actually possessed a cursed Egyptian mummy in a sarcophagus.
It’s said that the sarcophagus was sold to an overseas collector and placed on a rather famous ship to be sent out to him…
That ship was the Titanic!
The most haunted room at hotel is said to be Room 221.
Spooked guests staying in that room often request to be moved because they feel something trying to pull their bed sheets of them in the middle of the night.
Some say they even hear an eerie male voice whispering to them!
Room 221 isn’t the only room at the hotel said to be haunted.
You see, Rooms 215 and 216 are also said to have had paranormal activity happening within them.
Ghostly apparitions have been witnessed in both rooms…
On one occasion a poor lady guest got the shock of her life whilst sitting up in bed one night.
She noticed her discarded clothes being dragged across the bedroom floor by an unseen entity!
Room 107 and the hallway outside it are also said to be paranormal hotspots.
Members of staff have reported being grabbed by something unknown here.
In 1888, Lady Meux bought Sir Christopher Wren’s Temple Bar with which she created a new entrance to the estate.
The ancient monument of Temple Bar was once one of the old gateways into London.
In its time, decapitated highwaymen heads were mounted on pikes and displayed from its roof as a warning!
Today, Temple Bar has been returned to the City of London and is located in Paternoster Square.
Before it was returned, a hotel member of staff had a rather spooky experience one day when she drove past it in her car.
As she passed the Temple Bar she glanced in her rear view mirror and thought she saw a figure sitting in the back of her vehicle.
Knowing that she was alone in the car she just put it down to a trick of the light.
When she reached her home, she got out of her car and started to walk up her pathway to her house when suddenly she felt an almighty push in her back.
Spinning around to catch the culprit she discovered that she was totally alone!Click Here to Stay in the Theobalds Park Hotel