Ye Olde Leathern Bottle dates back to the 16th century and according to local legend was even once visited by Dick Turpin. The pub also plays host to a variety of paranormal activity particularly in the little front snug which was once part of the Vicarage of nearby St Barts.
Category: WWI Hauntings
The Exchange Vaults is also known as the Cuban Exchange. The ghosts that haunt this pub have military connections with both the First and Second World Wars. When Captain Roger Tart of The South Staffordshire Regiment left for the front he told regulars to save his seat in the corner of the bar.
Since 1066AD, Westminster Abbey has been the traditional coronation and burial site for British monarchs, but there are no members of the Royal family among the ghosts that reputedly haunt here.
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The Peterborough Museum is based in an old mansion on Priestgate that dates back to 1816 and with several reported ghosts including an Australian soldier, it is thought by some to be the most haunted building in the city.
On the evening of 23 September 1916, the L-33 a German Zeppelin under the command of Kapitan Alois Bocker bombed Upminster and Bromley during a World War I air raid. Anti aircraft fire from Victoria Park, Wanstead or Beckton damaged the L-33 whilst it was at 13,000 feet. Needing to shed weight it dropped more bombs, one of which destroyed the Black Swan on Bow Road.
The terms ghosts and haunting are often used to describe battlefields from World War I, though not in a supernatural way. They are used to describe the battlefields and memories of the horrific loss of life suffered on both sides of the conflict.
The Needles Old Battery stands on the cliffs above the weathered teeth of chalk that mark the most Westerly point on the Isle of Wight. The battery was built in the 1860’s as part of the Southern defence against the increasing possibility of French attack. The site was also important during both world wars as a strategic lookout post.