Haunted: Walter Linnett’s Cottage, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
Stewart | On 20, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Walter Linnett’s Cottage
Walter Linnett was a professional wildfowler who lived in Bradwell-on-Sea at the turn of the century.
He made his living from shooting wildfowl.
He lived in a tiny cottage on the edge of the saltmarsh about 100 meters from the chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall.
The cottage was originally built in 1798 by the Admiralty in order to house two naval officers whose job was to man a nearby signalling station.
When the Napoleonic wars ended the signalling station was closed down and it’s thought that the Linnett family then moved into the cottage.
Generations of the family lived at the cottage until 1958 when sadly Walter Linnett died at the grand old age of 80.
The cottage is now owned by the RSPB.
They use it as a base and overnight accommodation for their bird watching members.
Some of these bird watchers have reported to have seen a ghostly figure peering through the cottage windows at them…
And, some of them have even been woken up by a spooky apparition of man standing over them.
Many believe that this man is Walter Linnett… and his not too happy with outsiders scaring his precious birds!
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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.