Haunted Houses

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.

Rolling Hills Asylum has served as a research center into the paranormal, and hosted numerous Ghost Hunts. It was also home to the Rolling Hills Paranormal Research Society and has been featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.

With an atmosphere darkened by a chilling history of death and patient abuse during its latter year's as a geriatric hospital, it is no wonder that Waverly Hills Sanatorium is considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in America.

Number 35 Stonegate, York, is one of the most haunted houses in the UK. To date there have been fourteen different ghosts reported by mediums, psychics and visitors. Number 35 also featured on Derek Acorah's TV program, Ghost Towns.

Whaley House has been long known to be haunted. In fact, it is commonly referred to as the most haunted house in California, and is only one of two properties recognised by the United States government as being officially haunted.

The Monte Cristo is an elegant Victorian homestead located in the southern New South Wales country town of Junee. Over the years there have been countless reports of paranormal activity in the house and surrounding grounds.

The Tolbooth Museum is one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings and one of the best-preserved 17th century gaols in Scotland. Ghosts have manifested themselves to staff and visitors over the years, with dark shadows accompanied by ghostly footsteps.

The White House has long had a reputation for being haunted, and according to legend, by the ghosts of dead former Presidents and First Ladies. The ghosts  have been seen and heard on numerous occassions over the years by high profile people.

The most haunted hotel in London is said to be the Langham Hilton Hotel. The paranormal activity and ghostly goings on became apparent whilst owned by the BBC. Reportedly there are at least five ghosts that make regular appearances.

Nunnington Hall is a country house in North Yorkshire. Children's voices have been heard and books have been thrown across the room by unseen entities. TV's Most Haunted visited Nunnington Hall and also witnessed the paranormal activity.

Word of a haunting at Ham House first appeared in 1879 in a written account by Augustus Hare. Elizabeth's ghost was first seen scratching a wall by the butler's 6 year old daughter and often has been seen wandering the corridors ever since.


  • 1863 Borley Rectory constructed by Rev HDE Bull, Rector of Borley.
  • 1875-6 Borley Rectory is extended as the Bull family increases in size.
  • 1881 Harry Price born 17th January.
  • 1892 Henry Bull dies, succeeded by Harry F Bull.


  • 1900 The four Bull sisters see the Borley Nun (28th July) and witness other phenomena.
  • 1911 Rev. Bull marries and moves to Borley Place, Bull sisters remain in Borley Rectory.
  • 1920 Rev. Bull moves back to Borley Rectory.
  • 1920 Harry Price joins the Society for Psychical Research.
  • 1926 Price forms the University of London Council for Psychical Investigation.
  • 1927 Harry Bull dies 9th June, Borley Rectory empty.
  • 1928 Rev. GE Smith moves to Borley Rectory and takes up residence in October.
  • 1929 Rev. Smith contacts Daily Mirror in June and is visited by reported Mr. VC Wall.
  • 1929 First press report, 10th June.
  • 1929 Price, accompanied by Miss Kaye, visits Borley Rectory for first time 12th June. Various phenominina experienced.
  • 1929 Price and others visit Borley Rectory, again unusual phenomena experienced, 27 June.
  • 1929 Price, Miss Kaye and Lord Charles Hope visit Borley Rectory with yet more phenomena reported, 5th July.
  • 1929 the Smiths leave Borley Rectory, 14th July.
  • 1929 Price, Miss Kaye and reporter Charles Sutton visit around 25th July.
  • 1929 Lord Hope, Miss Kaye and others visit, Price absent due to illness, 28/29th July.


  • 1930 Smiths leave Borley Rectory and move to Norfolk.
  • 1930 Price interviews witnesses in area, June.
  • 1930 Rev LA Foyster with wife Marianne and 2 year old child Adelaide move into Borley Rectory, 16th October.
  • 1930-1 Rev. Foyster keeps a record of all experienced phenomena in Borley Rectory.
  • 1931 Sir George Whitehouse visit Boreley Rectory and form the view that Marianne is responsible for the phenomena.
  • 1931 Bull sisters ask Price to visit Borley Rectory again, 29th September.
  • 1931 Rev Foyster invites Price to visit Borley Rectory, 1st October.
  • 1931 Price, Mrs. Goldney and others visit. Price suspects Marianne of deception and leaves on bad terms with Foysters.
  • 1932 Price mentions in a letter to Rev. Smith that he would like to visit Borley Rectory but the Foysters will not agree.
  • 1932 Price visits Borley Rectory, reason unknown, April - November.
  • 1935 Price states his views in a letter to Everard Fielding, saying "Five years ago the place was literally alive with something."
  • 1935 Price makes a B.B.C. broadcast about Borley Rectory.
  • 1935 Foyster leave Borley, the Rectory is unoccupied, October.
  • 1936 Confessions of a Ghost Hunter published, February.
  • 1936 Rev. A. C. Henning new rector of Borley resides at Liston.
  • 1936 Mr. Guy L'Estrange makes a BBC broadcast about Borley Rectory, December.
  • 1937 Price rents Borley Rectory for one year, he enrols 48 others to help investigate Borley phenomena.
  • 1937 H Glanville assists Price in supervision of investigation.
  • 1937 Price makes a BBC broadcast about Borley Rectory.
  • 1937-8 Glanville's daughter uses a seance to investigate Borley Rectory further
  • 1938 In a seance Borley Rectory is threatened with destruction by fire, 27 March.
  • 1938 Price and investigators move out on 19th May.
  • 1938 Captain Gregson purchases Borley Rectory intending to capitalize on its reputation, December.
  • 1938 Price makes a BBC broadcast about Borley Rectory.
  • 1939 Borley Rectory burns down on 27th February.
  • 1939 Captain Gregson makes a BBC broadcast about Borley Rectory, April.
  • 1939 Price meets the Whitehouses and changes his view of Mrs. Foyster’s involvement.
  • 1939-44 Dr. AJB Robertson and others make numerous visits to the ruins of Borley Rectory
  • 1939-44 Dr. AJB Robertson submits a report to Price, later published in The End of Borley Rectory.


  • 1940 Rev. GE Smith dies the same day as The Most Haunted House in England is published on 3rd August.
  • 1940 Many people contact Price describing unexplained phenomina at Rectory site.
  • 1941 Price makes a BBC broadcast about Borley Rectory.
  • 1943 Price conducts excavation of Borley Rectory's wells and cellars. Finds include human bones, 17th August.
  • 1944 Ruins of Borley Rectory demolished.
  • 1944 Price and Miss Ledsham of Time-Life magazine visit Borley Rectory during demolition work, "flying brick" photographed.
  • 1945 In a letter to the Church Times, Mrs. Smith denies the she or Rev. Smith ever believed Borley Rectory to be haunted./li>
  • 1946 The End of Borley Rectory published.
  • 1946 & 47 Price with others makes a BBC broadcast about Borley Rectory.
  • 1948 Harry Price dies whilst writing a third Borley Rectory book, 29th March.
  • 1948 Mrs. Smith repeats her disbelief of Borley Rectory haunting in a letter to the Daily Mail, 26th May.
  • 1948 Charles Sutton, writing in the Inky Way Annual, accuses Price of manufacturing phenomena on their visit in 1929.
  • 1950-Present

  • 1954 Mr. S. H. Glanville dies.
  • 1956 The Haunting of Borley Rectory - A Critical Survey of the Evidence by EJ Dingwall, KM Goldney and TH Hall published.
  • 1965 An Examination of the "Borley Report" by Robert J. Hastings published, March.


Read More:

Borley Rectory - The Most Haunted House in Britain

Borley Rectory - The Foyster's and Henry Price's Investigations

Borley Rectory - Chronology

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