Haunted: Wissett, Suffolk
Stewart | On 27, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Wissett
Believe it or not, but there are a few haunted ponds in Wissett…
In the garden of Paradise Cottage which is situated along Lodge Lane/Wissett Road an apparition of a grey lady has been seen by frightened witnesses to pass through the hedge, cross the road and disappear into the neighbouring small pond.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
Further along Lodge Lane opposite Lodge Barn you’ll find Lodge Pond.
It’s said that two local people have sadly committed suicide by drowning themselves in this very pond.
Maybe the ghostly apparition of a woman in a silk dress who’s been seen by startled witnesses on moonlit nights is one of the poor people who killed themselves in the waters of the pond?
It’s said that she exits Lodge Barn, glides across the road and then across the water of the pond!
In Wissett there’s a cottage called Halleluja Cottage.
Well, in a field near to the cottage is a pond surrounded by trees called Halleluja Pond.
Halleluja Pond is said to be the watery destination of a phantom horse and cart which is seen to career across the field and plunge into the waters of the pond.
Locals say that in years gone by a horse and cart did indeed crash into the pond resulting in the poor horse drowning!
Many moons ago a depressed gentleman called Mr Grey sadly hung himself from a tree along Grey’s Lane in Wissett.
Locals now say that on certain dark nights of the year he’s ghostly apparition can be seen hanging by a rope from a particular tree in the lane.
Along Rumburgh Road at Cole’s Arch there’s a bridge where scared witnesses have reported seeing an apparition of a woman sitting on the railings of the bridge in the middle of the night…
Apparently she just disappears into the dark of the night once she’s been spotted!
Pete Jennings (2010) Haunted Suffolk. The History Press
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is 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!