Haunted: The White Hart, West Mersea, Essex
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
The Hauntings at the White Hart
There’s an old 13th century pub in West Mersea near the Church of St Peter and St Paul called the White Hart.
Well… it’s haunted!
An apparition of a lady wearing a blue velvet gown and holding a blue velvet muff is often seen at the inn.
She’s believed to be the wife of General D’Wit and is said to be looking for him…
You see, he liked a tipple or two in the pub after hours!
Upstairs in the White Hart is supposed to be haunted by a honeymooning couple.
Their tragic story goes something like this…
About a century ago they spent a night at the inn and in the morning they left by pony and trap.
Unfortunately, whilst they were crossing the causeway a nasty wind blew up which spooked the horse and they were thrown into the cold water where they were both tragically drowned!
There’s one more haunting at the White Hart… and this time it’s less tragic!
You see, it’s believed that the cellar is haunted by a big Labrador that once belonged to Leo Smith who was a former landlord of the White Hart.
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!