Why on earth do ghosts love Great Britain!
Ghosts are everywhere and in every town there are certain areas that are deemed haunted such as buildings, mausoleums, hotels and houses. Stories related to these haunted places pass from one generation to another. Among all other places, Great Britain is believed to be most favoured by ghosts and spirits. Having around a hundred of known haunted places, I think it is safe to say that ghosts love Great Britain. There are many locations in Great Britain where people experience inexplicable supernatural incidents. These incidents happen again and again as if the ghosts and spirits demand to be recalled and recognized. These supernatural incidents frequently revolve around old buildings and other ancient locales. Let us experience hands-on spirituality with hands-on history as well, as if these ghost legends have something to teach us about our own past, and certainly about our future beyond the grave.
There are more than a thousand such locations in Great Britain, but few are really popular among tourists and its people. Some people visit these places only in the hope to witness and experience these ghost legends.
1 Denham Church
Denham church is located in a small village in Suffolk. The Denham church and hall, including its surrounding areas, witnessed many paranormal activities over the years. There are about eleven identified ghosts around the church and hall: a monk’s ghost who walks on an old footpath; a lady ghost walking over a bridge; and a ghostly lady who walks out of the main gate whenever someone attempts to get in. A misty floating figure with red, evil-looking eyes can also be seen in the premises. Two other ghostly ladies wearing Victorian clothes were also seen walking the gardens.
2 Queens Head Hotel
There’s a ghost of a tall, dark man in Queens Head Hotel. The staff of the hotel witnessed this phantom man on various occasions. At first, they believed he was a staff member, but later found out he’s a ghost. Voices are heard even when there is no one around and due to this evil presence, the staff feels very uncomfortable.
3 The Tower of London
The Tower of London has been there for a millennium and had witnessed many stages of British history. This tower has been home to the Crown Jewels, served as a prison, and a royal palace. Today, the Tower of London is considered as one of the most haunted places on earth. Ghost encounters happen across the whole tower, but the most predominant ghost is that of Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII’s six wives. She was found guilty of disloyalty and sedition and was beheaded at the tower on May 19, 1536. People have been witnessing her headless ghost walking the grounds, and some even claim seeing her with head tucked underneath her arm.
4 Ordsall Hall
Ordsall hall is home to a misty, white female form that has been seen ﬂoating around. Strange incidents of door knocking, footsteps, and doors opening and closing make the hall more haunted. There was a lady named Margaret Radclyffe who stayed in this place during the 1500s and had a twin brother named Alexander, who went out to battle in Ireland in 1599. He died in the battle and never returned home. Margaret died soon afterwards. Now, people say her ghost is waiting for her brother to return and won’t leave this place. Her spirit is blamed for most of the unexplained occurrences at Ordsall hall.
5 Muncaster Castle
Muncaster Castle was once the court of a great fall guy—Tom Fool, to be precise. Thomas Skelton, known as Tom Fool, was the clown of the Pennington family. As a clown, Skelton was known for his humorous antics in the court, for giving bad directions to travelers, and also for performing a fatal deed for his master when required. Still, his presence is sensed at Muncaster, and his ghost has become the culprit for almost every little thing that goes wrong inside, be it supernatural or not.
6 The Marsden Grotto
The Marsden Grotto building is situated on the northeast of England’s coast and was ramped up into the limestone cliffs. This interesting building was established by a man named Jack “the Blaster” Bates in the 1780s. Since then, many deaths have taken place which includes a number of suicides. There were various unexplained incidences that took place over there like the unexplainable knockings on the current manager ﬂat’s door; when the manager answered the door, no one was there. People heard rattling on the main door of beer cellars as if a person is locked inside, but when the door opened, the staff found nobody. A partition chain which keeps the customers from going behind the bar keeps on rattling and clanking while no one is there. Aside from these unusual incidents, there are few other incidents like opening and closing of doors, strange things with electric lights, and unusual parts that keep adding up even when no one is around.
7 Robin Hood’s Grave
In the core of West Yorkshire, there is a forgotten grave in the gloomy and mysterious Barnsdale Forest. Here lies Robin Hood, the famous outlaw of his time. Over the past few years, people witnessed some strange supernatural incidents occurring near his grave which is surrounded by big trees and a really haunted-looking surrounding. Many people claim that they heard Robin Hood’s voice, calling for Marion. People also witnessed flashing lights in the sky. In another incident, Robin Hood Society of Yorkshire stated that they found a silver arrow in the nearby field, close to the grave of the famous outlaw.