Real Life Haunted Houses of the English Countryside

Halloween may have been and gone, but if you are still in the spooky mood and need more scary stories and things that go bump in the night, then take a look at these real haunted houses of the United Kingdom…

Arreton Manor – Isle of Wight – If you are looking for a spooky weekend away, then look no further than Arreton Manor on the picturesque Isle of Wight. This splendid building dates all the way back to 872 AD, and one of its previous owners is Edward the Confessor!  So, as you can imagine, a beautiful house with as much history as this one is going to attract a few spooky goings on! Count Slade de Pomery, one of the manor’s previous owners, used to often report banging and knocking on his bedroom door in the middle of the night – only to find that when he opened the door, there was nobody there. He was once pushed back into the room by what he described as invisible ghostly hands, and a house helper who was on duty at the time, reported seeing two ghostly monks. A more violent tale involves Barnaby Leigh, who inherited the manor, only to be smothered by his own son who wanted the manor for himself. After killing his father, he realised his young sister had witnessed the murder, so threw the girl from the upstairs window. Many visitors report a cold area where the girl died.

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Woodchester Mansion – Gloucestershire – Woodchester is a huge imposing mansion house. It may appear complete, but the building work was abandoned in 1870 and never resumed. The owner should have looked at http://reliable-remodeler.com/ if it was a few tips for his home that he wanted! This place is surrounded with ghostly stories and has even been visited by the television program Most Haunted! Some of the ghosts there are reportedly very violent, with reports of a floating head attacking people in the bathroom, and and old woman who attacks female visitors in the dark! Some say the reason that there are so many ghosts here, is that there have been satanic rituals conducted in the church on the same site.

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Busby Stoop Inn – North Yorkshire – Haunted by the ghost of Thomas Busby (the owner of the pub in 1702), Busby was sentenced to hanging for hammering his own father to death! Not only content with haunting both the pub, and the area over the road where he was hung, Busby also tampered with the pubs furniture. On the day of his own execution, Busby reportedly cursed one of the chairs in the pub, saying that anyone who would sit on the chair would face a horrible violent death like the was about to. There are reports of people sitting on the chair and meeting a nasty end only a few hours later, but the chair now languishes in the local museum so that nobody else will be tempted to try it out!

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