4 Hauntings of Thorpe-le-Soken
Stewart | On 15, Jun 2017
There’s a few ghost stories from Thorpe-le-Soken which I think you’ll like to hear.
The police station on Landermere Road is rumoured to be haunted by an ex-copper.
An apparition of an officer in an old-fashioned uniform is often witnessed in the old station.
But that’s not the only haunting at the police station.
On quiet nights unexplained eerie whispering voices can be heard coming from the empty cells!
Staying on Landermere Road, in the 1930s, a couple of teenagers were waiting for a bus when they saw a huge phantom misty ball bounce down the road and pass straight through them and carry on down the road.
There’s an old cottage near the war memorial which has a paranormal tale to tell.
It’s said that the children who once lived there witnessed a spooky man suddenly appear in their bedroom.
The strange thing about this ghostly man was that his legs and arms were bound in chains!
One note of caution, if you’re ever driving along Tan Lane then have your wits about you.
Some startled drivers have narrowly missed a man walking along the lane only to be shaken when they see him vanish in front of their very eyes.
Sometimes he’s accompanied by a phantom lady… nobody really knows who these ghostly pair are!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
THE RED LION HOTEL: One of the Most Haunted Places in Essex!
The 15th century Grade I listed Red Lion Hotel situated along Colchester’s High Street is probably the most infamous hotel in the town.
It’s said to be haunted by not one but three ghosts!
The ghost of a small boy, a monk and a lady called Alice Catherine Millar are said to haunt the Red Lion…
Terrified witnesses have been reporting seeing the ghostly apparition of Alice Catherine Millar as far back as the 1800s.
Alice was believed to been a chambermaid who worked at the Red Lion.
In 1638, she was said to have been brutally murdered by her lover in the hotel.
One of the past owners of the Red Lion was so frightened that the stories of the hotel being haunted by Alice’s ghost would affect trade that he bricked up her old room to try and stop her haunting the building.
Unfortunately for him it didn’t work…
Her ghost is still seen to this very day in the hotel!
Both guests and members of staff have witnessed her ghostly apparition in the hotel’s kitchen and in Rooms 5, 6 and 10.
Her ghost has even been seen by terrified witnesses to disappearing through one of the walls where the old bricked up doorway to her room was once situated.
The assistant manager of the hotel on one occasion even saw her sitting in an old rocking chair rocking backwards and forwards before disappearing.
Other hotel members of staff have been frightened by hearing Alice whispering or even talking to them.
Having their hair pulled by an unseen entity is regularly reported by scared guests staying at the Red Lion.
An unknown woman’s voice was once mysteriously recorded on a video tape shot in one of the hotels rooms by a shocked guest.
Another ghostly apparition seen at the Red Lion is that of a hooded monk…
He’s often witnessed in the early hours of the morning walking along the hotel’s corridors.
Sometimes he magically appears in the Red Lion’s reception area.
He’s sad story dates back a few centuries.
It’s said that he was in charge of some children when a bad fire broke out in the hotel.
He perished in the fire whilst trying to save the children!
And last but by no means least, the final ghost believed to haunt this historic hotel is that of a small boy…
It’s normally children who witness the ghostly apparition of this little boy.
They often see him in the Parliament Restaurant which was once the old Banqueting Hall.
The little boy’s ghost has even been caught on camera by shocked guest when they have taken photos in the Parliament Restaurant!Click Here to Stay at the Red Lion