Haunted Hotels

 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Croydon (Surrey) - Selsdon Park Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: Carrying a candle whilst walking down the Tudor Corridor, this spook is thought to be that of a maid who killed herself during the 1930s. One guest caught the reflection of the entity in a mirror as he sat in the bath.


 
 


Whipped Woman

Location: Cullen (Moray) - Seafield Arms Hotel and surrounding roads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom female reputed to haunt this site was whipped to death by her husband four hundred years ago. Her ghost is said to be bloodied and confused.


 
 


Bonnie Prince Charlie

Location: Culloden (Highland) - Culloden House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This shade is said to haunt the hotel, though much of the original building has been replaced.


 
 


Woman in Wedding Dress

Location: Cullompton (Devon) - Manor House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to frequent room 6, this bride was jilted at the altar, and still awaits her partner's return.


 
 


Floating Monk

Location: Cupar (Fife) - The Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: Built on top of a Cathedral's burial ground, this hotel is home to a tall phantom monk that drifts along the corridors.


 
 


The Tartan Lady

Location: Darlington (Durham) - Blackwell Grange Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly Scot came to Blackwell after the Duke of Cumberland stole her portrait and brought it here in 1746. Though the painting has since been destroyed, the Tartan Lady still haunts the building.


 
 


Coach Arriving

Location: Dartmouth (Devon) - The Royal Castle Hotel, The Quay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Autumn months, 02:00h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Early morning, during the time of golden leaves, the sound of a horse and coach can be heard coming to a stop outside the hotel. There are sounds of someone jumping on board, before the hooves can be heard pulling away. One of the bedrooms may be haunted by a robed figure, and the sounds of two people fighting can be heard in the courtyard.


 
 


Humphrey

Location: Dawley (Shropshire) - Swan Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a long coat and untanned leather trousers, Humphrey is said to appear quite friendly. He is said to also walk up and down the corridors, heard outside the bedrooms.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Dawlish (Devon) - Former hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A grey lady was said to walk into wardrobes where she would disappear. Shadows were seen walking on the staircase and cold spots were also reported on the site.


 
 


Elsa, Weeping with Hands to her Face

Location: Dedham (Essex) - The Sun Hotel, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: Elsa once worked at the Sun Hotel, but was killed after being accused of witchcraft (one of the last such executions in Essex). Her form has been seen crying in various parts of the building, and has also been heard walking the corridors. Two witnesses reported watching Elsa just outside the pub in 2002, carrying a bundle and dressed in a black cape.


 
 


Maid in Derby

Location: Derby (Derbyshire) - Bell Hotel, Sadler Gate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former employee at the hotel, the maid dressed in eighteenth century clothing continues to work post-mortem. A Victorian woman has also been reported as she slowly fades away before witnesses.


 
 


Slamming Doors

Location: Derby (Derbyshire) - Former Howard Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once housing prisoners in the basement, the cell doors can still be heard being slammed closed - even though they were removed years previous. People have reported seeing an apparition that could be a former guard or a prisoner, though why the shade of a little child heard crying is here is anyone's guess.


 
 


Black Monk

Location: Derby (Derbyshire) - Friary Hotel, currently the Friar Gate Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One of the corridors in this building, built on the site of a friary, is haunted by a monk dressed in black robes. Other witnesses claim to have seen more than one monk here, sometimes headless. Another shade is that of a Victorian gentleman, who may have killed himself on site.


 
 


Pin Striped Man

Location: Derby (Derbyshire) - Georgian House Hotel, Ashbourne Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom guest of this hotel, the man in the pin striped suit is blamed for slamming doors and falling items.


 
 


Ambrose Sainsbury

Location: Devizes (Wiltshire) - Black Swan hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: Ambrose was named by the Paranormal Site Investigators team as one of the ghosts that haunts the hotel, one of the other entities being a murdered woman. Shadowy figures have been reported in the building, as well as cold spots and strange tapping.


 
 


Smashed Glass

Location: Devizes (Wiltshire) - Castle Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 15 March 2011
Further Comments: It was reported that a glass flew from a shelf and landed in pieces on the ground. Staff have had objects vanish only to reappear in different locations later, and have heard music coming from the old ballroom.


 
 


Two Little Girls

Location: Dingwall (Highland) - Tulloch Castle Hotel, Room 8
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Jan 2004
Further Comments: A guest staying the night in this room reported feeling the two adolescent girls sitting on his chest as he lay in bed, as if trying to suffocate him. Previous guests in the room have reported a figure sitting at the end of their bed, door handles rattling, and other strange disturbances. The castle is also known for its Green Lady, who died after falling down a spiral staircase after witnessing her father's adultery.


 
 


Woman in Bonnet

Location: Dorchester (Dorset) - Wessex Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a bonnet and a long dark dress, this phantom woman has been seen from outside the hotel, glazing from a window on the ground floor.


 
 


Distressed Woman

Location: Dorchester on Thames (Oxfordshire) - George Hotel, the 'Vicar's Room'
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1968
Further Comments: This female form, dressed in white, had been observed crying in the hotel. She last appeared at the end of a four poster bed.


 
 


Duke of Norfolk

Location: Dorking (Surrey) - White Horse Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ninth duke of Norfolk remains in the inn, apparently too drunk to depart this plain of existence.


 
 


Woman

Location: Douglas (Isle of Man) - Douglas Head Hotel (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1975
Further Comments: The phantom woman reputed to haunt this site was very active, generating poltergeist-like effects (moving chairs and ashtrays, and opening doors) and manifesting on the second floor.


 
 


Falling Soldier

Location: Douglas (Isle of Man) - Falcan Cliff Hotel (no longer operational and converted into offices)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A German soldier who jumped off the tower was once occasionally seen repeating his fall. It was also said that animals disliked entering the tower.


 
 


Shuffling Feet

Location: Dublin (County Dublin) - Clontarf Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2010
Further Comments: One guest at the hotel claimed to hear footsteps in his room at night. The man also said that his shower had turned itself on and his TV flicked channels over at will...


 
 


Mary Masters

Location: Dublin (County Dublin) - Shelbourne hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Medium Sybil Leek said that she had met this young girl in Room 526, and that the youngster was looking for someone named Sophie.


 
 


Banging

Location: Dudley (West Midlands) - Spare Room Café (was the Crown Hotel), corner of Wolverhampton Street and Priory Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty first century
Further Comments: An icy cold chill and mysterious bangs and crashes from empty rooms are all blamed on an unknown entity which has found home in the café. A fish and chip shop based in the building also reported a number of strange events and a string of bad luck.


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