Haunted: West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex
Stewart | On 10, Aug 2017
The Haunting of West Hill
Spooked witnesses walking along the top of West Hill cliffs have reported seeing a ghostly apparition of a young lady.
They describe her as wearing a period style light coloured dress and carrying a baby.
AMBERLY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
Today, the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
It's said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!
To their horror, they then witness her running towards the cliff edge and disappearing over it!
Local legend says she’s the ghost of a young woman from a well-to-do family who become pregnant out of wedlock.
To cover up the scandal her family sent her to a convent to have the child intending the baby to then be put up for adoption after she gave birth to it.
But after she gave birth to the child the young mother became very attached to it.
When she saw her father coming to the convent to collect her she panicked and fled.
Eventually she reached West Hill where she tragically decided to jump off its cliff edge with her baby rather than be parted from it.
The young lady died but the baby actually survived the fall.
The woman’s grieving family decided to bring her child up as their own!
Tina Lakin (2006) Haunted Hastings. Tempus