There have been many sightings of ghosts around Biggin Hill, usually the suspected spirits of perished airmen. On investigation, the mystery figures are nowhere to be seen. There have been dozens of bizarre experiences around the remains of an 18th century fort and site of a medieval graveyard.
A dark figure has been seen floating around, while visitors have heard odd noises and felt cold spots. If the stories are to be believed, the Arsenal site is home to a large community of ghosts. The chair-throwing, kettle drum-playing phantom of Building 41 laughs hysterically while a hair-stroking, button-undoing prostitute has had gunners too scared to enter a basement room.
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Last week's report of a 'ghost' at Kelsey Park was the latest in a series of spooky sightings there. Mr Reed was trying to photograph his pet walking past some ducks but the dog suddenly refused to budge. When the photos were uploaded Mr Reed saw what appeared to be some kind of transparent image of a person.
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Police appeal for year-old Greenwich man with walking stick. Read more. On bleak winter nights in November, you might catch the ghostly silhouette of Lady Constantia Lucy staring out the window. Lady Lucy killed herself by leaping off the balcony of the castle in the seventeenth century, taking her child with her.
As well as an unhappy spectre, the castle is home to a mini museum open Wed-Sun 1pm-5pm , where you can see archive photos and documents on Haringey history. It sort of goes without saying this place is probably haunted; it was an actual surgical practice back when surgery was pretty, well, raw. Most patients died despite the best intentions of the surgeons. More info. Once called the Jack the Ripper, this Spitalfields pub can't get away from its gory former namesake.
In , the landlord claimed The Ten Bells had been taken over by the ghost of Annie Chapman, murdered and mutilated by the Ripper in This corridor of woodland in Essex has likely been the site of many dodgy and hastily done burials thanks to its size and collection of semi-deserted open spaces. Dick Turpin, notorious robber and murderer, is said to have used the Loughton Camp lookout spot as a hideout, and supposedly still haunts the place. He and the Essex Gang would use the forest as a hideout when they were busted for stealing deer.
Oh, Dicky! It's said that the ghost of a Spanish barmaid, who hanged herself in the cellar having been left broken-hearted by the publican, looms around the premises, as does a man in a Cavalier's uniform, who likes to wander the main bar.
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To add to the fright factor, one of the first-ever autopsies most likely illegally conducted on a corpse stolen from nearby Highgate Cemetery is said to have taken place in the pub's Committee Room. The name of this small square is enough to give you chills.
It might look pleasant enough, but Bleeding Heart Yard in Farringdon has a horrific history. Legend has it that on January 27 the mutilated body of society beauty Lady Elizabeth Hatton was found in the cobbled courtyard.
She had been murdered and her limbs strewn across the ground, but her heart still pumped blood. Gruesome stuff. The real attraction here, though is William Hogarth. Two giant canvases by the artist can be seen from the museum, just above the grand staircase. Apparently, Hogarth was so pissed off about the hospital planning to commission an Italian artist for the job, he painted these haunting Scripture stories for free.
This Islington boozer is said to be the location of dark goings-on — The Old Queen's House is haunted by both a lady and a little girl. You might not be able to hear her over the sound of karaoke, but the little girl has been reported to weep, slam doors, run around the pub and up the stairs, even overtaking punters as they climb. Since the mid 's locals have complainted about a brilliant orange light emanating from one of the tombstones in the western section of the City of London Cemetery in Wanstead.
Despite repeated attempts, investigators have been unable to find any light source outside the graveyard that could account for the phenomenon.
Spooky, eh? Ah, a crepuscular evening among a stack of rotting coffins.
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How does that sound? It might not look it, but these body pigeon holes were built out of a respect for the dead, a way of escaping the unkempt, swampy cemetaries that were overloaded with bodies from the cholera outbreak. The catacombs are rarely open to the public, save for occasional tours from the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery. An old railway line running from Lordship Lane to Crystal Palace is part of Sydenham Hill Woods, its tunnels now inaccessible to walkers. Sydenham Hill Wood.
Sydenham Hill rail. A joint steeped in criminal activity, this Hampstead drinking hole has tight connections with the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin, with one of the pub's bars named after him and some of his weapons on show to punters. The locals will tell you that The Spaniards Inn was Dick's birthplace, then later the location where his many crimes were plotted, and his ghost can supposedly be seen wandering the premises. Other dead dwellers include a former Spanish landlord, Juan Porero, who haunts the pub having been murdered by his brother, Francesco, over a shared love interest.
The ghost of an unidentified lady wearing white has also been spotted. Note: The Hunterian Museum is closed until Bottled human foetuses, preserved monkey heads and misshapen skeletons are some of the creepy specimens that famed Georgian surgeon Sir John Hunter considered to be the father of scientific surgery collected to research disease - and they are all on display here or, they will be, when the musuem re-opens in at the Royal College of Surgeons musuem.