Haunted Hotels

 
 


There's Something About Mary

Location: Chingford (Essex) - Royal Forest Hotel, Rangers Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Killed in a fire in 1912, Mary's shade returned to the building once it was rebuilt - she sits on a bed on the upper part of the building when not spooking the dogs.


 
 


Lady in Grey

Location: Chippenham (Wiltshire) - The Bear public house (currently a hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A barman was disturbed by loud voices which he thought was unoccupied. When he checked, he realised that he was right - no one could be found. A maid outside the building spotted a figure in grey drawing a curtain inside a bedroom. When she investigated, she found the room unused and empty.


 
 


Bangs

Location: Chiseldon (Wiltshire) - Chiseldon House Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: A local newspaper reported that staff in the hotel had experienced five years of poltergeist behaviour in the hotel, which included moving pictures and loud bangs from an empty kitchen.


 
 


Monk

Location: Churston (Devon) - Churston Court Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Reports exist of a monk seen within this building; as a witness enters, he leaves via another doorway. There are also reports of candles lighting themselves.


 
 


Old Woman

Location: Cirencester (Gloucestershire) - Black Horse Hotel, Castle Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1933, signature existed until 1992 (until window was smashed)
Further Comments: An evil looking old lady who appeared in a bedroom scratched a signature into the glass window before vanishing.


 
 


Faceless Figure

Location: Cirencester (Gloucestershire) - King's Head Hotel
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly monk has reportedly scared one member of staff into quitting her job, and has upset several members of the public with inopportune manifestation and subsequent disappearing. Another ghost, a cavalier, has also been seen by staff members.


 
 


Friar

Location: Clappersgate (Cumbria) - Grey Friars Lodge hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom friar has been spotted walking down nearby lanes. The hotel itself is reportedly haunted by a bishop; an old thin man dressed in purple, he sits in the dinning room.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Clapton Bridge (Warwickshire) - Alveston Manor hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Having died in the building during an Edwardian party, this young spook sometimes appears in one of the bedrooms.


 
 


Marion Carruthers

Location: Clarencefield (Dumfries and Galloway) - Comlongon Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lady, now said to have a green hue, jumped from the tower rather than spend any more time with her husband.


 
 


Lucette

Location: Clayton le Moors (Lancashire) - Dunkenhalgh Hall (currently a hotel?) and nearby bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A former maid at the hall, Lucette fell pregnant after a torrid affair with the master - he was not interested in her long term future, so Lucette took her own life. The maid's misty white form now comes back around Christmas to remind others of her fate.


 
 


Angry Landlord

Location: Cleckheaton (Yorkshire) - George Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The landlord wanted to be buried in a coffin filled with beer, though his family decided against it when he finally died. His ghost now haunts the building in want of his missing alcohol. An unknown farmhouse in the village was haunted by an old woman, before being exorcised by three parsons.


 
 


Nun

Location: Coatham Mundeville (Durham) - Hall Garth Golf and Country Club Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Room 2 is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a nun who was bricked up alive within the walls after her affair with a monk was discovered.


 
 


Alice Mellor

Location: Colchester (Essex) - Red Lion Hotel, Lion Walk Shopping Precinct
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1972
Further Comments: Killed in 1633, Mellor's ghost is said to have been so terrifying that her old room was sealed up and forgotten about. Now part of the hotel, no sightings have recently occurred, though the building is also home to a monk who died in a fire.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Comrie (Perth and Kinross) - Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman, dressed in a flowing green dress, wanders the corridors looking for her lost love who perished in a snow storm.


 
 


Chambermaid

Location: Conwy (Clwyd) - Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s - 1990s?
Further Comments: A few days from death, a chambermaid from the inn requested that her body be sent back to Anglesey. The landlord at first agreed, though failed to carry out her last wish, and soon after the building was besieged by otherworldly activity. The owner finally had the body returned to her home, but the ghost has still been seen in the hotel. A phantom cat has also been felt climbing over beds at night.


 
 


Lost Monk

Location: Coombe (West Midlands) - Coombe Abbey (currently a hotel)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: Seen by witnesses as he floats around the grounds of the abbey, this monk is thought to have been murdered in 1345. Phantom footsteps have also been reported on the stable yard cobbles, and are thought to belong to a young gypsy girl who cursed the family after they mistreated her. Finally, a phantom cyclist, thought to be a Victorian woman, has been observed on the road just by the former abbey.


 
 


Crying Baby

Location: Cork (County Cork) - Commodore hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local myth says the upper part of the hotel is haunted by the cries of a young baby, whose body was once discovered in a cupboard.


 
 


Upset Lady

Location: Corwen (Clwyd) - Owain Glyndwr Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After a disastrous forbidden relationship with a monk, this woman died of a broken heard and has since been reported within the hotel.


 
 


Anti-Cleaning Cleaner

Location: Coventry (West Midlands) - Aston Court Hotel, Holyhead Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Several ghosts are thought to be at home here, including a former cleaner who disliked her job so much she now hides the cleaning equipment in the hotel! A slightly younger ghostly girl is blamed whenever men are hurt on the site - it is stated that she was beaten by a former master, and is now extracting revenge.


 
 


Mark the Night Porter

Location: Crawley (Sussex) - George Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In the early days of the hotel's history, the night porter was found dead - he had drunk a glass of poisoned wine left out to trap a thief. His shade is blamed for electrical problems in the building, and a shadowy outline of a man is believed to belong to him.


 
 


Hazy Lady

Location: Crewkerne (Somerset) - Old Parsonage Hotel (no longer open?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1985
Further Comments: Sometimes white and sometimes grey, this phantom woman had an indistinct look but was seen several times by different witnesses during the early Eighties.


 
 


Man in Tweed

Location: Crieff (Perth and Kinross) - Rosebank Hotel (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: While waiting alone in the bar, a witness watched a man in a tweed jacket walk through the wall and, after taking a couple more steps, vanish just as the landlady entered. The witness told the woman what he had seen, and she said that she too had seen the figure. The wall he had passed through where the original bar door was before refurbishments.


 
 


Elizabeth Buchan

Location: Crocketford (Dumfries and Galloway) - Galloway Inn (now Galloway Arms Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Elizabeth, who founded the fanatical sect of the Buchanites, was said to haunt this old inn


 
 


Monks

Location: Crofton (Hampshire) - Crofton Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One guest awoke during the night to see a monk standing at the foot of his bed - the guest shouted out and the monk vanished. There are other reports of phantom footsteps and knocking on doors, while the area is also the haunt of a phantom woman and an aging sailor.


 
 


Henry Girdlestone

Location: Crowland (Lincolnshire) - Abbey Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Henry wanted to prove that he could walk 1000 miles in 1000 hours to his peers, and managed to do so in 1844. However, it would appear that post-mortem he has found it hard to stop, and the phantom footsteps reported in this building are just Henry doing what he did best.


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