Haunted: Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, Essex
Stewart | On 15, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Tilbury Fort
Maybe due to Tilbury Fort being an English Heritage property, there hasn’t been too many reported paranormal activity taking place at the fort when you compare it with its infamous neighbour Coalhouse Fort.
That’s not to say that it’s not haunted though…
It’s said that a shadowy ghostly figure seen at the fort is that of Queen Elizabeth I.
Locals also say that a ghostly soldier is seen patrolling along the walls of the fort at night only to vanish into thin air when you approach him.
Sticking to the soldier theme…
Sounds of phantom soldiers marching have been heard both at night and in the day coming from the parade ground.
As with Coalhouse Fort, Tilbury Fort has tunnels which are rumoured to be haunted…
Witnesses have seen a ghostly mist coming out of the walls and then start to eerily move along the tunnel corridor!
Whilst researching Tilbury Fort, I came across an interesting video on YouTube by Haunted Earth which claimed that the gunpowder room was haunted…
Chris Halton from Haunted Earth captured a spooky EVP in the gunpowder room which sounded like boys kill the boy!
He also claimed to contact the spirits of a Sargent Porter from the late 19th century and a person called Duffield in the room where the uniformed mannequins are on display.
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.