Haunted Hotels

 
Phantom Dog, Calf Size

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Road between the Bell Hotel and the Vicarage, and the beach leading to Dunwich
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1500s onwards
Further Comments: For four hundred years, a black shuck has been reported in the area, local legend stating that it is the Devil incarnate. The creature has most been recently witnessed by two women during the 1980s; they reported seeing a large phantom dog, black in colour and the size of a calf.


 
King's Mistress

Location: Wallingford (Berkshire) - George Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Room 3 was reportedly the home of a ghostly mistress of Charles I, who cried herself to death on hearing of his execution. Room 5 appears to be the haunt of two children, who stand by the wash basin.


 
Maid

Location: Walworth (Durham) - Walworth Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The castle is reputed to be haunted by a maid who was bricked up behind a wall after an affair with lord of the manor resulted in pregnancy. She is reputedly seen emerging from the wall or heard climbing a spiral staircase.


 
Mary Queen of Scots

Location: Wansford (Northamptonshire) - Haycock Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mary was held here briefly en route to Fotheringhay castle, and after her execution, it is said her shade returned here (as well as many other places throughout the UK).


 
Depressing Atmosphere

Location: Wargrave (Berkshire) - Bull Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Haunted by a depressingly sad woman who is occasionally heard sobbing her heart out, her mood is supposed to rub off on people and make them cry.


 
Reader

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Blooms Town House Hotel, Bloomsbury - Room 1
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This part of the hotel, built on the site of a garden, is thought to be haunted by the spirit of a man who once enjoyed sitting in the sunlight reading books from the nearby library.


 
Dr John Cumming

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - Grange Blooms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A Scottish clergyman, Cumming preached that the End of Days would take place between 1848 and 1867. Maybe his ghost hangs around still waiting..?


 
Short Pipe Smoker

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Howard Hotel, Temple Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 6 2004, 05:30h
Further Comments: A witness awoke to find a man standing at the end of the bed, looking towards the window. The entity was fairly old with a short stature, with long curly hair and what looked like a long stem pipe in his mouth. After a few seconds the ghost disappeared, like dust motes.


 
Young Girl

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Savoy Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom girl is reputed to haunt the fifth floor of the hotel. The same entity is also connected to a mysterious lift which does not really exist.


 
Cromwell

Location: Wellingborough (Northamptonshire) - Hind Hotel, Sheep Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: A teenage medium alleged to have spoken to the ghost of Cromwell in the hotel, who is said to have once used the building as a base of operations for a few days.


 
Man with Torch

Location: Wellington (Somerset) - A38, near the Heatherton Grange Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Appearing to be a man in a raincoat, this phantom uses his torch to try to flag passing cars down. One woman who refused to stop narrowly avoided hitting him. A truck driver reported once giving the ghostly man a lift to Holcombe Bridge, not realising the man was a ghost until a short time later; the driver almost hit the man as he stood in the same place where he was first picked up. Stopping to ensure that the hitcher was okay, the truck driver watched as the stranger vanished before his eyes. This may be the same entity which has been seen at Taunton.


 
Reading Man

Location: Wellington (Somerset) - Blue Mantle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1990s
Further Comments: Owner Peter Green spotted an older man reading a newspaper in the lounge of the hotel, who soon vanished without being seen or triggering the alarm. Green later found a Victorian portrait which resembled the unknown man.


 
Black Barley Seeds

Location: Wells (Somerset) - Crown Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: These apports would appear on mass in several of the bedrooms, with no source to be found. This could be called one of the least disturbing parts of the haunting here, which has seen shadowy figures vanishing down the corridors, and a presence that knocks candles from the tables.


 
Monk

Location: West Auckland (Durham) - Manor House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Several ghosts have been reported here. Room 34 has a locked wardrobe door that opens by an unseen hand, while a member of the public has claimed to have been grabbed by the throat by a man dressed like a monk. Room 18 has had reports of people being pushed and sťances in the Knights Hall have resulted in a child's voice being heard on a walkie talkie and a possession.


 
Mad Maude

Location: Weston on the Green (Oxfordshire) - Weston Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Burnt at the stake for having an affair with a monk, Maude wanders the hotel, which was once a convent. The eerie sounds of an invisible horse and coach moving around the courtyard have been reported by more than one visitor.


 
Female in Grey Crinoline Dress

Location: Weybridge (Surrey) - Oatlands Park Hotel, restaurant and room 1313
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Not known
Further Comments: The ghost is thought to be a maid who jumped from the window of room 1313 and killed herself, after a fight with her boyfriend.


 
Mary Lane

Location: Whalley (Lancashire) - Swan Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mary was a maid who took her own life after being pressured into giving her child away.


 
Browne Bushell

Location: Whitby (Yorkshire) - Bagdale Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: More often heard stalking the staircase than seen, Bushell was a pirate (so says legend, though the truth is probably quite different) who once owned the building. Children have also been heard playing just after midnight, in rooms devoid of life.


 
Sobbing

Location: Wimborne (Dorset) - Griffin Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around Christmas (reoccurring)
Further Comments: One room in the hotel is filled with sobbing around Christmas - some say the cries belong to a girl upset at her father's death. A grey haired woman in a brown skirt has also been reported in the hotel, and was seen near Bedroom 4 during the 1940s.


 
Old Farmer

Location: Winchelsea (Sussex) - Queen's Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a farmhouse before its conversion into a public house and hotel, the ghost present was a farmer who lived here long ago. Another story states that the shade is a former pub owner whose body was displayed in the bar so his regulars could show their respect.


 
Lighting Operator

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Theatre Royal (was the Market Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1910s
Further Comments: An apparition was seen dressed in combat clothing. A witness identified the ghostly soldier as a former lighting operator who worked at the theatre before going off to die on a World War One battlefield. The builder of the theatre, John Simpkins, is also said to haunt the building.


 
Dambusters

Location: Woodhall Spa (Lincolnshire) - The Petwood Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War 2
Further Comments: The famous team enjoyed drinking here during active service, and it is said they can still be heard drinking here over half a century later.


 
Elizabeth Downing

Location: Woodstock (Oxfordshire) - Bear Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost's footsteps can be pacing across the floor in Room 16, and lights turn themselves on when the ghost is close enough to a switch. Elizabeth's son is also said to haunt the building, and Room 12 is said to be haunted by a workman who fell (or was pushed) from the roof around the seventeenth century.


 
Alice

Location: Worksop (Nottinghamshire) - Lion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alice hanged herself after having her love rejected by the owner of the hotel during the 1800s (or thereabouts). Her preferred area of haunting would appear to be in the older parts of the hotel, in particular Room 201.


 
Lady Agatha?

Location: Wroxall (Warwickshire) - Wroxall Abbey Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The 'haunted' status of this hotel appears mainly to be limited to review websites, with one person providing the name Lady Agatha as the entity.


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