Haunted Places in debden, Essex



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    Cross Keys Hotel

    Saffron Walden, Essex

    4.1 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A ghostly woman believed to be Oliver Cromwell's mistress has been seen here. The apparition of a ghostly soldier is more commonly seen and heard in the corridors of the hotel. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Feathers Inn

    Wadesmill, Hertfordshire

    15.3 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A little girl who was run over by a stagecoach is seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Cambridge

    Cambridge, England

    17.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The University of Cambridge dates back to 1209 and has been ranked as one of the best universities in the world. With quite a history, it should be no surprise that Cambridge has had its share of paranormal reports. In the Old Master's Lodge, Henry Butts took his own life ...


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    White Horse

    Chelmsford, England

    18 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A bell ringer was supposedly murdered on the stairwell of this pub. Sometimes people will hear his screaming from the area of where he died. Other people say that the man who murdered him, a farmer, is also seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Borley Rectory

    debden, Essex

    19.2 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Supposedly one of the most haunted locations in the United Kingdom, apparitions have appeared in photographs, objects have moved on their own, and out-of-place-looking figures have been witnessed all over the grounds of this house. Supposedly, a monk and nun tried to elope around here, but were caught and killed ...


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    The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

    Kelvedon Hatch, Essex

    20.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The apparitions here include former bunker and RAF personnel, a tall elderly woman, and a dark force in the sick bay. Some people say that the bunker was built by an ancient burial site from the Bronze Age and another story involves a worker who was buried alive in concrete. ...


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    Wysing Arts Centre

    debden, Cambridgeshire

    20.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Once a home to another family before being turned into an art museum, one of the former homeowners is said to reside here. The original house is said to have burned down and killed the entire family. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Minsden Chapel

    debden, Hertfordshire

    22.8 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The ruins of this chapel are home to a phantom monk who said to ring bells (which do not exist anymore) and that of a nun who was murdered in a nearby tunnel system. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brocket Arms

    debden, Hertfordshire

    24.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A priest who was either tried and hanged or, rather, committed suicide is said to haunt here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Swan Hotel

    Lavenham, Suffolk

    24.5 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A marriage was going to take place out of wedlock, but the groom left the altar and the bride took her own life. She is most commonly seen in Room 15; it is here where she hung herself. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Layer Marney Tower

    Layer Marney, Essex

    24.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Former owner, Lord Marney is said to be displeased with how his home has turned out to be so he chooses to remain here to haunt it; he is seen going up and down the spiral staircase or by his former bedroom. A Victorian woman in grey clothing is seen ...


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    Brookside Theatre

    Romford, Greater London

    27.2 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The theatre itself was only opened in 2012, but the building has existed since the 1950's. Security footage of poltergeist activity has brought to light the possibility that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Ferry Boat Inn

    debden, England

    27.3 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A woman named Juliet Tewsley hung herself on March 17th, 1050 after suffering from a case of a bad broken heart. She is said to return every March 17th on the eve of her suicide. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Fox and Fiddler

    Colchester, England

    27.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A chambermaid named Sarah was said to have been walled up here by the Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins. Sarah is a good soul with a good sense of humour, described as being short, blonde, and in an old chambermaid costume. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brook Red Lion Hotel

    Colchester, Essex

    27.5 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A little girl named Alice was murdered here and has remained here since her death in 1638. She's usually seen in rooms 5, 6, and 10; some believe she also appears as a woman. A monk is seen in the halls and a little boy is seen in the Parliament ...


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    Colchester Castle

    Colchester, England

    27.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A man named James Parnell was imprisoned here until his death. Part of his punishment involved having to climb a rope in order to obtain his food, but never recovered after a fall. James is reported throughout the building since his unfortunate passing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hollytrees Museum

    Colchester, England

    27.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Guests have reported the presence of a woman in white; it is believed to Miss Anne Lisle due to many people feeling as if someone is standing behind them in the same room as her portrait. A lady in grey is also reported in the East Lodge; her presence is ...


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    The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

    Colchester, Essex

    28.2 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Soldiers from the English Civil War are said to still make this building their home. Cavaliers have vanished before stunned guests and some of the ghosts give off an overwhelmingly negative energy that staff try to avoid certain areas. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bruce Castle

    London, Greater London

    29.3 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A lady who supposedly committed suicide is said to remain here. People said that they have seen her apparition or heard her screams. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Becontree tube station

    Dagenham, Greater London

    30 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Workers here feel as if they are being followed around or watched. One worker reported seeing a blonde woman in a white dress; however, she had no face, but rather a blank area instead. This might be related to an accident that claimed 10 lives in 1958. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The White Hart

    West Mersea, Essex

    30.5 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A woman crossing a frozen river is said to have fallen through the ice and drowned. She is said to be looking for her husband here. Another spirit that is said to be here is that of a labrador retriever. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    8 Ferrestone Road

    London, Greater London

    31 miles from debden, UK-E4

    This old terrace house is reportedly haunted by a violent poltergeist, who forced a family to leave after throwing objects around and making mysterious banging noises. It has been dubbed the 'Hornsey Coal Ghost' and is believed to be one of those buried in the garden which was a former ...


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    The Anchor

    Canewdon, Essex

    31.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Objects are reported to fly around and the scent of perfume is picked up. The activity is thought to be caused by a ghost named Sarah who was murdered after being caught in a marital affair. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Gloucester Drive

    London, Greater London

    31.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Children can be heard running up and down the street at unusual hours, despite the road being empty. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    1 Avenue Road

    London, Greater London

    31.9 miles from debden, UK-E4

    This former gothic mansion was recently refurbished as a block of apartments, but resident still report instances of paranormal activity. Strange flickering flights have been seen moving around the upper floors, and loud footsteps and other disembodied noises have been heard. Chanting can be heard in some parts of the ...


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    Sutton House

    London, Greater London

    31.9 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A woman (thought to be wife of John Machell the younger) has been seen here in a white (or sometimes) blue dress. Guests have been awakened from their slumber in the Exhibition Room by a woman standing beside them. Dogs are heard barking despite no animals being inside of here, ...


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    Tollington Park

    London, England

    32.1 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The sounds of a former murder from the beginning of the 20th century have been heard here. Generally, it's described as the sound of someone being chased, then choking to death. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Avenue House

    London, Greater London

    32.3 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The spirits said to remain here are a woman who wanders around the premise (believed to be the former governess), a bitter man who can be found in the Turret Room, and a child who was locked in the cellar. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Alexander House

    London, Greater London

    32.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    This housing estate was built in the 1940's, but the land it was built on was the site of a former asylum. Residents have reported sighting the apparition of a shadowy figure with an evil face gliding through rooms and corridors of the estates, as well as seeing the figure ...


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    The Gate House

    London, Greater London

    32.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A woman named Mother Marnes was murdered here; she is said to be seen wearing all black. Other people have been pushed, heard unusual noises, or felt very unwelcomed, particularly in the ballroom. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bow Bells

    London, Greater London

    32.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A spirit is said to occupy the washroom. It flushes toilets (while in use), plays with the doors, and has manifested as fog that oozes from the ground. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Flask

    London, Greater London

    32.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    An unidentified woman has been seen here. She likes to swing the lights and move glasses, but if the temperature makes a sudden drop, she could be about to make a full-bodied appearance. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Highgate Cemetery

    London, Greater London

    32.8 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The two most commonly seen ghosts are that of a woman in grey often searching around frantically (the common belief is that she's looking for her children whom she killed) and a robed man who can be viewed from afar, but disappears when viewed too close. Another figure is said ...


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    Bethnal Green Tube Station

    London, Greater London

    33.3 miles from debden, UK-E4

    On March 1st, 1943, the sound of an anti-aircraft battery went off, but was mistaken for an attack by the Luftwaffe. Many Londoners fled down this tube, but the stampede resulted in the deaths of 173 people. The screams of many are still heard, as well as crying and sobbing. Submitted ...


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    Blackwall Tunnel

    debden, Greater London

    34 miles from debden, UK-E4

    People have reported a case of a phantom hitchhiker; he asks for a ride to visit his girlfriend, but vanishes before reaching the other end. It's believed to be the spirit of a motorcyclist who died in 1960. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Truman Brewery Site

    London, Greater London

    34.1 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The second victim of Jack the Ripper, Anne Chapman, was discovered here. Her apparition was said to be seen standing up against the wall of the boardroom, usually accompanied by a chill. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Ten Bells Pub

    London, Greater London

    34.2 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Mary Kelly, Jack the Ripper's final victim, was last seen here before she was discovered the next day having been brutally mutilated. Kelly herself is not the ghost here, but rather, a Victorian gentlemen believed to be former owner, George Roberts. George is seen on the upper floors and would ...


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    Liverpool Street Station

    London, Greater London

    34.3 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Back in 2000, CCTV footage caught a blur emerging and vanishing here. A man in overalls is seen here; legend has it that the tube was built over a burial site. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    King's Cross Station

    London, Greater London

    34.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A fire in 1987 resulted in 31 deaths. Since 1998, a woman in distress has been seen, but disappears when people reach her. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea

    Southend-on-Sea, England

    34.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The former manager, George, hung himself after he found out he was in dire straits financially. He is reported here as is the smell of tobacco and the feeling of someone your shoulder. A woman in white has also been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Clerkenwell House

    London, Greater London

    34.4 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Once a prison, the site was closed and demolished in the 1890's, however the underground tunnels still exist. A child is known to be heard crying far in the distance, believed to be lost in the darkness. Shadows wander ahead and behind of people, and one grim spirit is said ...


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    Aldgate tube station

    London, Greater London

    34.5 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The station was built over a plague pit supposedly containing 1,000 bodies. The ghosts here are said to be protective; one story involves an electrician who was shocked with 20,000 volts after a mistake during a normal repair. A transparent figure of an elderly woman was seen beside him and ...


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    St. Botolph Without Aldgate

    London, England

    34.5 miles from debden, UK-E4

    In 1982, a photographer managed to capture a photograph of a figure dressed out-of-date in the upper sections on this church. It is considered to be one of the most famous ghost photos ever taken lending to the idea that St. Botolph's is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mitre Square

    London, Greater London

    34.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Catherine Eddowes, the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper was discovered here in 1888. Some people say that as the anniversary of her death approaches (September 30th), her figure is seen nearby the spot in which she was murdered. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Mistley Thorn Hotel

    Mistley, Essex

    34.6 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Three of the ghosts here are said to include Matthew Hopkins (better known as the Witchfinder General) who died of tuberculosis in 1647. Other spirits include that of a serving girl usually seen walking along the corridors and a young boy who was thrown under a moving cart and trampled ...


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    The Rising Sun

    London, Greater London

    34.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A perverted ghost has tried to undress women who sleep here and has been reported when people have showered. Workers have also reported the sounds of footsteps running across the empty rooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St Bartholomew the Great

    London, England

    34.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    A jester named Rahere founded this church after having a vision of St. Batholomew; buried inside of here, the ghost of Rahere (who became a monk later in life) is seen by the altar and by the Lady Chapel. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Farringdon station

    London, Greater London

    34.7 miles from debden, UK-E4

    The ghost of an orphan named Anne Naylor was supposedly murdered and disposed of around here somewhere in the 18th or 19th century. Many passer-bys report the sound of her shriek and have since given her the nickname of "the Screaming Spectre of Farringdon". Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Bank and Monument stations

    London, Greater London

    34.8 miles from debden, UK-E4

    Since the 19th century, a dark and foul apparition has been seen here, nicknamed "The Black Nun". It is said that she remains here because she is awaiting the return of her brother who had long since been executed. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Viaduct Tavern

    London, Greater London

    34.9 miles from debden, UK-E4

    An irate poltergeist is known its tantrums. In the cellar, it likes to knock things about and touch people. One owner had the doors slam behind him and an invisible force held the door shut from the other side. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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