Haunted Places in Leigh, Southend-on-Sea



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    Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea

    Southend-on-Sea, England

    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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    The Anchor

    Canewdon, Essex

    5.7 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Coalhouse Fort

    East Tilbury, Essex

    11.6 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    The history of this location dates back to ancient times; some of those who oversaw this building are very well said to remain. In the tunnels, many report shadows, full-bodied apparitions, and mist showing up in photographs. Some people have been grabbed or had objects thrown at them. In the ...


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    Chatham Historic Dockyard

    Chatham, Medway

    12.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A teenaged girl is commonly seen in the windows staring at the sea, believed to be waiting for her lover to return. The spirits of a woman and an angry man are possibly responsible for doors slamming and the feeling of being watched. A female supervisor who died here in ...


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    Fort Amherst

    Chatham, Medway

    12.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    It's very common to capture heavy fog in photographs. People have seen shadows, full-bodied apparitions, and heard strange voices. People who walk through the tunnel will sometimes wind up with a child's handprint on them. A ghost soldier is also seen, but usually more often to the regulars here. (Submitted by ...


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    Rochester Castle

    Rochester, England

    13.2 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Lady Blanche de Warenne was killed during a siege in 1264. An arrow intended to kill her husband bounced off his breastplate and struck her instead; she then fell from the keep. Some say that they see the fall repeating itself, others hear disembodied footsteps within the castle. (Submitted by Chris ...


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    White Horse

    Chelmsford, England

    15.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Blue Bell Hill

    Leigh, Kent

    16.6 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    According to local legend, a bride-to-be was killed along the A229. Her spirit still walks along the road and sometimes attempts to hitchhike, but vanishes. Another case involve a young girl who was hit by a car and wrapped in a blanket until help could arrive, but the girl had ...


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    The White Hart

    West Mersea, Essex

    18.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

    Kelvedon Hatch, Essex

    19.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Layer Marney Tower

    Layer Marney, Essex

    19.7 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Larkfield Priory Hotel

    Leigh, Kent

    19.9 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A servant named Charlotte either died during a botched abortion or killed herself after she lost her baby. Either way, her ghost is still reported here. Numerous other ghosts have been picked up; this could possibly be attributed to the gallows that once stood on this property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dartford Library

    Dartford, Kent

    20.6 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Books are said to fall off of their shelves, employees are grabbed or have their clothing tugged, and people have the sense that someone is always watching them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Brookside Theatre

    Romford, Greater London

    20.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Leeds Castle

    Broomfield, England

    20.9 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    The ghost of a black dog is seen here, being associated as a bad omen for the family who lived here. The Duchess of Gloucester, who was once imprisoned here, and a woman with long, flowing hair have also been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hall Place, Kent

    Dartford, England

    22.9 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    The White Lady of Tower was said to have seen her husband's murder and, soon after, died of grief. She is seen near the tower, sometimes looking out the window. A man known as the Black Prince also appears here; he is said to be a bad omen. Other shadows ...


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    Becontree tube station

    Dagenham, Greater London

    23.2 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Charing

    Charing, England

    24.1 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Pluckley, a small village in the county of Kent in England, is well known as the most haunted place in the UK. However, just a couple of miles down the road and sitting in a valley is the historic village of Charing. My family lived there for many years and ...


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    The Woolpack Inn

    Chilham, Kent

    24.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    The ghost is that of the Grey Lady; she roams the building, but is known for being quite friendly. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Fox and Fiddler

    Colchester, England

    25.3 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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

    25.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Hollytrees Museum

    Colchester, England

    25.6 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Colchester Castle

    Colchester, England

    25.6 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Reculver Towers and Roman Fort

    Reculver, England

    25.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Roman soldiers who once patrolled fort are still seen patrolling it. The skeletons of children that were uncovered could explain the sounds of crying that emulates from here. Dark, hooded figures have also been seen; odds are that a bulk of the activity that goes on here hasn't even been ...


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    Elvey Farm

    Leigh, Kent

    25.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    The ghost of Edward Brett (a man who killed himself) and a man in a military uniform are spotted here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Old Siege House Bar and Brasserie

    Colchester, Essex

    25.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Black Horse

    Leigh, Kent

    26.1 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Inside of this pub, claims of poltergeist activity draw in curious people. Items usually disappear and reappear when guests aren't looking. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Schoolmaster's Hanging Site

    Leigh, Kent

    26.1 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A schoolmaster hung himself around this area wearing a coat and striped pants. People who see his ghost say that is still wearing the same outfit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Parish Church of St Nicholas

    Leigh, Kent

    26.2 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    One of the members of the Dering Family gave birth to a stillborn child placed in an unmarked grave. Now, there are reports that she can be seen wandering the graveyard, often referred to as the Red Lady. Another spirit, known simply as The White Lady is also seen around ...


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    Blacksmith Arms

    Leigh, Kent

    26.4 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Reports say that there is a cavalier who is still seen here, generally in the upstairs rooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fright Corner

    Leigh, Kent

    26.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Fright Corner was the location of a highwayman's execution (his name being given as Robert DuBois), supposedly. Long after having met his fate by a sword or spear, his shadow still lurks around his final spot. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Pinnock Bridge

    Leigh, Kent

    26.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Locals here know the history of someone known as the Watercress Woman, a gypsy who burned to death after her clothing caught on fire. People claim to see her walking around the location. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dering Wood - Screaming Woods

    Smarden, Kent

    26.7 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A colonel is said to be the most prominent haunter in this forest. He is reported to have hung himself and appears to be very lifelike. Other reports say that more than 50 people have died in this area and some of them still possibly remain. Often, ectoplasm or ghostly ...


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    Village Brickworks

    Leigh, Kent

    27.3 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A brickworker was supposedly crushed by a ton of bricks or fell to his death (depending on which variation is heard). His scream can be heard coming from where he died. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dering Arms

    Pluckley, Kent

    27.3 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    An elderly Victorian era woman with a bonnet is reported to here, as well as the White Lady. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Maltman's Hill

    Smarden, Kent

    27.4 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    People claim that along this road, a phantom carriage travels. Drivers will report the sounds of wooden wheels turning or hooves on cobblestone even though the road has been paved over. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Chequers Inn

    Smarden, Kent

    27.7 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Highwayman, Dick Turpin is reported here. He is said to sit at a table and write using a quill. A Napoleonic-era soldier has also been reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Chislehurst Caves

    Chislehurst, Greater London

    28 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A strange mist will appear in many photos despite no reason. Sounds of children and dogs barking also come from within. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Treasure Holt Garden Centre

    Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

    28.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Smugglers and murders once used this place as a hide-out. It is also said that the innkeeper at the time used to murder many people and then dump their bodies by a trapdoor into a well beneath it. The most commonly seen ghost here is that of a monk who ...


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    Blackwall Tunnel

    Leigh, Greater London

    29 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    The Queen's House, Greenwich

    London, Greater London

    29.2 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    In 1966, a famous photograph captured spectres ascending the Tulip Staircase. Nothing is known about these figures, but guests have reported seeing figures in out-of-date clothing. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Greenwich Foot Tunnel

    London, Greater London

    29.4 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    While the claustrophobic atmoshpere might be explained by the location of the tunnel, sometimes, people don't feel like they are alone when crossing here. A pair in Victorian clothes have been seen taking this path, disappearing as people approach. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Bow Bells

    London, Greater London

    29.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Boys Hall

    Willesborough, Kent

    30.4 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    A woman who lost her lover in a duel is seen wandering around. A stable master, named Thomas, and a ghost called "John the Drunk" are also here. Be warned before you come here: some people have been grabbed by unseen hands or hear scratching noises. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Sutton House

    London, Greater London

    30.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Bethnal Green Tube Station

    London, Greater London

    31.1 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Town of Ramsgate - The Wapping Old Stairs

    London, England

    31.5 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    Beside this building are the Wapping Old Stairs; George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, is seen by the Thames as if he is patrolling. Low tide is said to be the most common time for something or someone to manifest. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Truman Brewery Site

    London, Greater London

    31.8 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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

    31.9 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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    Aldgate tube station

    London, Greater London

    32 miles from Leigh, UK-M5

    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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