Haunted: The White Hart, West Mersea, Essex
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
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!
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