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Haunted: Tom Knocker’s Pond, Riseley, Bedfordshire

| On 17, Jul 2017

 


The Haunting at Tom Knocker’s Pond

There’s a pond called Tom Knocker’s Pond situated about a mile to the south of Riseley along the road to Bletsoe.

Local legend says that a guy called Tom Knocker tragically drowned after falling from his horse into the pond whilst on his way back from the pub.

His ghost is now said to haunt the area around the pond.

Terrified witnesses who’ve seen his ghostly apparition describe him as being a tall man dressed in grey!

 
Bibliography
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Bedfordshire. Amberley

 


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.

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