Haunted Houses

The London Underground is 140 years old, 253 miles long and carves its way beneath London's most historic sites, disturbing what was laid to rest centuries ago. It is no surprise that many ghostly sightings are associated with the Underground.

Borley Rectory was reputed to be the most haunted house in the UK. The rectory was built by the Reverend Henry D. E. Bull in 1863 near the river Stour, Essex. However the rectory burnt down in a fire started in mysterious circumstances in 1939.

Located in the beautiful town of Beechworth, just a few hours from Melbourne is the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum. One of the most seen ghosts is that of Matron Sharpe, her apparition has been seen in several different parts of the hospital.

In the small village of Goosnargh, lies one of Britain's oldest and most haunted buildings, Chingle Hall. Ghosts and poltergeist activity have been reported for many centuries with visions of monks being the most commonly reported phenomena.

The history of The Amityville Horror began with a best-selling novel. A book entitled The Amityville Horror: A True Story, written by Jay Anson, was published in 1977 and quickly scaled the sales charts. This is the story of America's most shocking haunting.

The Deane House was built in 1906 as the official residence for the Superintendent of the Royal North West Mounted Police, Richard Burton Deane. The house has terrified many visitors over the years with full apparitions being witnessed.

Aston Hall is located in Birmingham, built between 1618 and 1635 by the local squire Thomas Holte. It is thought that Aston Hall is the most haunted building in Birmingham, with paranormal activity being well documented over the past century.

Even on a bright sunny day there's no doubt that Woodchester Mansion looks like the classic haunted house with its gothic architecture. This huge stone building stands ominously, its dark windows looking out across Woodchester Park.

Eastern State Penitentiary is regarded as one of the most haunted buildings in the world. During the 1940’s officers and inmates started to report paranormal activity, which has increased significantly since the prison was abandoned in 1971.

If, as many believe, ghosts return to haunt the places where they suffered traumatic experiences in life, then the prison at Alcatraz Island must be full of ghosts. After the prison closed, high levels of paranormal activity have been reported.

When builders were brought in to do some repairs at Flitwick Manor, a wooden door was discovered which opened into a hidden room. After the room had been opened, staff at the hotel noticed an ominus change in the Manor's atmosphere.

Speke Hall is a fifteenth century Tudor house accompanied by impressive period features, beautiful gardens and its very own ghost. The Hall is run by the National Trust and has recently been visited by Living TV's Most Haunted team.

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