Haunted: Walton Pier, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Walton Pier
Did you know Walton-on-the-Naze has a half mile long pier called Walton Pier?
It’s true… the first pier was built in 1830 for landing passengers and goods from steamers.
In 1880 the pier was badly damaged by a severe storm.
But all was not lost…
In 1895 a replacement pier with an electric tramway was built by the Walton-on-the-Naze Hotel and Pier Company.
Today Walton Pier is still in use, it has great amusements and fun-fair rides which are very popular with visitors to the town.
It’s said that one such startled visitor whilst alone on the pier had a spooky conversation with a phantom fisherman who disappeared into thin air!
It has also been reported that the promenade to the west of Walton Pier is haunted too.
It’s been said that frightened witnesses have seen half a dozen ghostly apparitions of figures walking along the promenade…
Maybe they’re happy past visitors from a bygone age who just didn’t want to leave their beloved Walton-on-the-Naze!
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.