England has been known to have some of the most haunted places on this planet. With Halloween almost here, take a look at 5 of the scariest places in England.
The Tower of London
This creepy old castle-like structure is probably one of the most haunted attractions on Earth to date. The castle was built not long after William the Conqueror became King of England in 1066 AD. The infamous White Tower was built some years after and housed not only prison cells but torture chambers as well. Hundreds of public executions took place right outside in the courtyard over the decades.
Raynham Hall, Norfolk
The Norfolk building had a very interesting incident take place within its halls in 1936. An apparition of a deceased woman that was aptly dubbed the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, was apparently captured on film by photographers of a publication known as Country Magazine. She has only appeared that one time and experts say the photo was genuine.
Corfe Castle, Dorset
This castle itself is steeped in history and bitter struggle. It’s no wonder that it is considered very haunted. Built in the days of the Normans, it stands in a ruined monument of torrid struggle and pain. This ghost is said to be that of a beheaded woman. Which in effect might have been single-handedly responsible for the surrender of the castle during WWII.
Pendle Hill, Lancashire
7 alleged witches were hung at the moor. Among them, the most famous was Alice Nutter. She is supposedly still seen wandering the churchyards at St. Mary’s at night. It is said that all 7 witches return to the area on Halloween night every year. But they are not the only ghosts that are haunting Pendle Hill. Some say there is a young woman that can be seen crouched over a toppled stone weeping for her lost lover, a soldier that went away to war and never returned home.
The Ring O’ Bells Pub, Middleton
This is one of Middleton’s oldest buildings. It is steeped in history and legend. This place dates back all the way to the Saxon times of old England. The rumor is that an ancient Druidic temple once occupied the very spot that the Pub sits on now. There is a ghost of a younger man affectionately named Edward, dressed in his finest royalist clothes, who is said to place heavy hands on the patrons of the pub. The old legend states that the old pub was used as a resistance meeting hall. They used this place to plan clandestine missions for the royalists. According to the legend, Edward, although in the cellar, was captured by the enemy, the Roundheads. Though he escaped that time, he was captured again and cut into pieces.
Would you visit these places?
Halloween evokes fear and paranoia. And haunted places? Well, that just plain terrorizes most people! However, for some, that is part of the fun and mystery of it all.