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 Queen Hotel, Chester
The Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl.
She’s said to haunt the area of a former nursery which was once situated on the second floor of the hotel.
Women guests have reported the little girl ghost has sneaked up behind them and pulled their hair before making her escape!