3 Short Scary Ghost Stories
Stewart | On 28, Nov 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 Lady of the Lake
Local legend says that many years ago a lady tragically drowned on Canvey Island after her horse drawn carriage crashed into a lake.
And, as a result of this tragic event, it’s said that her ghost is often seen wandering the area around the lake.
The locals have nicknamed her… The Lady of the Lake!
The funny thing is, that there may actually be some truth behind this sad ghost story.
You see, recently there was a clean-up of the lake and its surrounding area.
And guess what?
It’s said that the bones of two horses and parts of a wooden carriage were found in the bottom of the lake!
Bristol’s Arnos Manor Hotel was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.
The Phantom Lady
The most infamous ghost at Carlisle Castle is that of the phantom lady.
You see, back in 1823 a young soldier on duty at the castle was scared witless when he saw her ghostly apparition appear in front of him.
Believe it or not, he tried to bayonet the ghostly lady because he was so scared.
His bayonet passed straight through her and hit the stone wall behind her.
It’s said that at this point the poor soldier fainted from fright, never to recover as he died from shock the very next day!
A few years earlier in 1820 it was said that the skeleton of an Elizabethan woman dressed in tartan holding a baby was discovered bricked up in the Captains Tower.