Haunted: The White Hart Hotel, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 15, May 2017
The White Hart Hotel, St Albans
23-25 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1EZ
The stunning 15th century White Hart Hotel is situated on Holywell Hill.
The ancient black and white coaching inn is said to be one of the oldest buildings in the city.
Like many of Britain’s old coaching inns the White Hart has a reputation for being haunted…
Spooked members of staff and guests alike have witnessed shadowy figures throughout the hotel.
Heavy barrels which had been stacked neatly where often heard moving around the cellar on their own accord in the middle of the night.
Upon inspection of the cellar in the morning the heavy barrels were discovered to be scattered all over the place.
These barrels were very heavy which only strong men could move!
The cellar lights would also switch on and off on their own accord.
And the cellar door would constantly lock itself without the use of the key.
The apparition of a little girl has been seen standing by the fireplace in the bar area…
And whilst we’re on the subjects of fireplaces, one witness saw the fireplace in Room 7 engulfed in flames which was really strange because that fireplace has been bricked up for many years!
Terrified members of staff and guests alike have reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman believed to be Elizabeth Wilson.
Elizabeth Wilson tragically died at the hotel in 1820.
You see, she was sitting on top of the Northampton coach as it drove through the archway which leads to the stable yard at the back of the building.
She forgot to duck her head and was fatally injured when she hit the archway!
On one occasion a guest staying in Room 8 reported that he saw a ghostly apparition of a man sitting on his bed…
Not only that, but a message suddenly appeared on his bedroom mirror.
It read MEET ME IN ROOM 7 at 7.30!
The guest reported the paranormal writing to the manager downstairs.
The manager inspected the room and wiped the mirror clean whilst the guest was still downstairs.
The manager then went back downstairs and told the guest that she had wiped the mirror clean so he could return to his room.
Within a few minutes of the guest returning to his room he’d came back saying that the writing had reappeared!
Other guests staying in the same room had reported waking up in the morning to find bathroom towels mysteriously strewn across the bedroom floor.
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Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.