Haunted: Thetford Warren Lodge, Thetford, Norfolk
Stewart | On 01, Jul 2017
The Haunting of Thetford Warren Lodge
A couple of miles west of Thetford along the B1107 there’s an interesting old stone and brick building called Thetford Warren Lodge.
It’s believed that the lodge dates back to the 1400s!
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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!
The Prior of Thetford had the lodge built to protect the gamekeeper and hunting parties against armed poachers.
Later in the 18th century, the lodge was used by the warreners to store and dry rabbit skins.
Now, there are a couple of eerie stories associated with the old lodge…
The first is a strange story with similarities to the Black Shuck legend of East Anglia.
There’s supposed to be a phantom white rabbit with large flaming red eyes which haunts the surrounding area of the lodge.
If you clap eyes on this devilish beast, well I’m afraid it’s curtains for you!
As the legend dictates, anyone who witnesses the ghostly white rabbit will have terrible misfortune brought upon them.
The other ghostly story associated with the old lodge is that of an apparition of a faceless man… probably a leper!
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The town of Ruthin and the castle are said to be some of the most haunted places in Wales.
The Grey Lady is the most infamous of the ghost which are said to haunt the castle.
She’s said to be the spirit of a woman who was married to a steward at the castle in the 15th century.
She discovered that her husband was having an affair with a young peasant girl.
It’s said that she murdered the young girl in revenge but was tried and sentenced to death at the castle for the crime.
Today, terrified witnesses have reported seeing her ghostly apparition on the castle battlements and in the banqueting hall.
The apparition of a soldier wearing just one glove has also been spotted wandering around the castle grounds.
You see, it’s believed that in medieval times there was a leper colony in the countryside close to the lodge.
Well, today the area around the lodge is popular with dog walkers and runners.
And some of these unfortunate people have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man with a weird eerie looking face.
He’s typically seen staring out of the first floor window of the lodge.
But, he’s also been seen around the building or actually leaving it.
On one occasion in July 2011, a ghoulish figure wearing blue and cream clothing was seen…
The terrified witness said he had no face, just black holes for his eyes and mouth!
Some believe that the figure isn’t a leper but in fact a ghostly warrener still protecting his rabbits or maybe even the spirit a murdered poacher…
Whoever this ghostly figure is, he’s often seen by terrified witnesses in the summer months.
Frank Meeres (2010) Paranormal Norfolk. Amberley
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!