Haunted: Woolpit, Suffolk
Stewart | On 27, Jun 2017
The Haunting of Woolpit
Many centuries ago wolfs were a common sight in this area of Suffolk.
The village was well known for its wolf pits which were dug to trap the animals.
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!
As a result, many wolfs were trapped and killed in the area of Woolpit.
It’s now believed that the ghost of one of those slayed wolfs still haunts the area…
Now there’s a story within the village that a local farmer thought one of his young calves was stuck in a large hole in the ground.
Upon investigation he was shocked to see a massive wolf bounding out of the hole.
He quickly ran to get his gun but on returning to the hole he couldn’t find the creature anywhere.
In fact, after looking extensively around the area, he discovered that there was no evidence that the wolf had ever been there at all…
No paw prints, nothing!
He concluded that what he actual witnessed was a ghostly apparition of a wolf which many moons ago was most probably trapped and killed in the area.
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!