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
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.