Haunted by the headless ghost of Sir Robert’s son Officer Hampden Pye of the Royal Navy.
Who in the 17th century was tragically decapitated by a canon ball in the heat of sea battle. His death was rumored to have been murder, and at the hands of his wicked Step-Mother. She was thought to have bribed the ship’s Captain, into causing the death. Pye is buried in the churchyard and his ghost walks amongst the stones. In the church, you can still see one of the parliamentary cannon balls.
At the Stroke of Midnight…
Legend has it that at the stroke of midnight that if you run around the grave of three children who where burnt alive in there beds, 12 times, then the ghost children will come and play with you. We have recently been contacted by Simon Craig who cast doubt to the claims that all three children died in their bed during an house fire in the 1700’s however what is for certain the grave is real and can still be visited to this day.
For additional information and to see the grave as it can be found today please view Simon’s video below.
Historic Heworth Grave
In the 1960’s a ghost used to appear frequently in the form of a white shape and looking very much like a nun in head-dress.
Room 1 was the main area of activity for this entity, which would politely cough to announce its presence, then proceed to shuffle its feet.
Canewden village has long been associated with witchcraft.
According to a prophecy by the famous 19th century James Murell, the Essex village of Canewdon would be populated with Witches “forever”. The spirit of a faceless witch (who was executed 300 years ago), is said to rise from her grave and float among the headstones. The ghost then floats through the west gate and disappears at the river. Continue reading →
Between Workington and Cockermouth lies the village of Brigham.
Joseph Wilson, who depressed by his job of Hangman, killed himself in 1757. It is said that his ghost haunts the church.
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