30/10/2017

ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?

Every year when Halloween comes knocking around we all like to delve into the scarier aspects of like which would usually leave us shaking nervously in our oversized coats and knee high boots. Today I thought I would do a post that is a little different to my usual content but a perfect fit for this eerie time of time and that is sharing with you all some of the scariest ghost stories from where I live.


For those of who that don't know where I am from I live near the Great Yarmouth area which is about 30 minutes away from Norwich which I'm sure more of you will be aware of. If Norfolk excels at one thing it is at being absolutely bloody haunted and it is renowned for it; with every person living here being able to recall atleast one weird occurence that you can't just explain away. Choosing which stories to write about was a burden of a task when this area is so rich and full of activity but the ones I have chosen are most definitely my favourites. Let the chill fest begin...

BLACK SHUCK - THE DEMON DOG:

This story undoubtedly sends shivers up my spine and even the thought of it has left me with an irrational fear of black Great Dane's for the longest time (yes I am a complete and utter scaredy cat!!) 
The story originates in Norfolk but there has been various sightings all around of these acclaimed "devil dogs" as anyone who has ever heard of The Hound Of the Baskervilles is aware of. Sightings of Black Shuck have also been reported literally on the road infront of me and that TERRIFIES me. In the 1600's eyewitnesses saw a huge phantom dog with piercing blood red eyes; due to these sightings members of the public avoided being out at night on this road and avoided the marshes at all times. People have attempted to dispute this story and have claimed that it was spread by local smugglers to enable them to steal without the threat of eyewitnesses or being caught, however the sheer number of sightings including in modern history seem to disprove this theory.

I think one of the most terrifying parts to this story for me particularly is that my mum and dad both visited Blythburgh church with a close friend of theirs in their youth and they couldn't explain it no matter how hard they tried but there was an unshakeable feeling of being watched whilst here and they were convinced that they saw a pair of red glowing eyes in the distance, latched on to them like a target and fair to say they left straight away, confused and petrified.

HAUNTING OF THE MUMMY:

This story doesn't creep out as much as it genuinely intrigues me! In 1973 teachers at Yarmouth Priory school had started to report the presence of a strange smell in the science room and upon discovery the realised that the smell was coming from the casket of an Egyptian princess which had been donated to the school. Once they had conducted further inspection they noticed that damp had gotten into the casket and they realised that the horrifying smell was the smell of her mummified body beginning to rot. The teachers planned to bury the princess at night due to Egyptian tradition and she was buried at night in the churchyard of St Nicholas' church and initially the putrid smell had disappeared. That night the vicar was woken up by somebody banging loudly on the vicarage door and this carried on for several days and the foul smell had returned. Eventually the staff realised that one of her limbs had actually remained inside of the casket and they buried this limb alongside her body with haste and after this the smell and the knocking never happened again. Now this could all be weird coincidences or could it be something more?

COMMON ROAD, GORLESTON:


Ah yes my old house. This may seem like a weird one to include but it is something that I have experienced first hand and I know the exact feeling of being in that house. Since moving out of this house just over a month ago I know for definite that the feelings I felt whilst living here were not just a reflection of my emotions at the time but 100% because of the weird feeling and aura there. Countless times a week I would walk through the door and just feel instant gloom and sadness. I felt so incredibly depressed and lethargic that I began to feel like my mental health was steadily declining and taking a turn for the worst and I instantly blamed myself. There was a constant sense of being watched, particularly when I was home alone (when most of this feeling would happen) and just a never ending sense of danger; particularly at night times. When we first moved our neighbour ended up becoming our co-worker and the first thing she said to us was "Oh! Your house is haunted isn't it?". Turns out she had been hearing furniture moving around and sliding and footsteps shuffling around despite no-one being there before we moved in and there was not a single piece of furniture inside of the house. 

I mainly believe that it was negative energy that lingers in this house, mainly because of how damn old it is but a couple of activities have made me feel like it could be something more than that. On one occasion I done the typical late night go to the toilet quickly because its dark and I'm scared run and luckily our bathroom was an en-suite. After being in the bathroom I got up to leave and the loudest bang happened on the door as if it had been slammed with great force; leaving me screaming and petrified and Kyle shot up but we soon realised that the door hadn't moved an inch. We checked all over and it couldn't have been anything else and oddly enough there was dust on the bathroom tiles, suggesting that it had been moved? Several times we would wake up to the sound of movement at the foot of our bed and wake to see nothing; sounds of footsteps in the gravel outside that suddenly stop as if at the back door and we would look to find no-one there, our cat would miaow and there would be nothing in empty rooms and also I would look for an item and wouldn't be able to find it anywhere! Only for it to turn up 5 minutes later in the first place I looked...

I hope these stories help get you all spooked out for tomorrow because I know I most definitely will be sleeping with the light on for the next few days.

Love,

9 comments:

  1. Oh my days that story about the mummy gave me chills. The bit about it I don't get is how they casually left one arm out but if true that's freaky.

    V <3
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    1. I know it seems completely mad doesn't it! Definitely gives me the chills everytime I drive past! x

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  2. All of these gave me chills. I live just 30 minutes away from Yarmouth too so the chills were real. I also had a very weird experience throughout the 5-6 years of living at my old house and I felt a sense of relief as soon as I left, even though at the time I just moved across the road. I was only 12 when I left that house and for the whole time I was there I could never fall asleep by myself. Loved your post by the way <3

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    1. It is definitely a spooky little area! Ah thats so interesting!!! Thats exactly how I felt also, its so hard to describe! x x

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  3. This is such an interesting post. The Haunting Of The Mummy sounds scary!

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  4. great post. I can't believe you lived in a haunted house. That would creep me out. Glad you moved ;)

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  5. Eeek! I'm not sleeping tonight lol! The part about your old house is so creepy, can't imagine how horrible that must have been, especially considering you felt like you were being watched!

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  6. I love this! I grew up in Norwich and heard so many haunted stories around the Cathedral and Mousehold Heath woods. Chilling stuff ha. Its always nice finding a fellow Norfolker! Great post xx

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  7. The second one does sound creepy.

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ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?

Every year when Halloween comes knocking around we all like to delve into the scarier aspects of like which would usually leave us shaking nervously in our oversized coats and knee high boots. Today I thought I would do a post that is a little different to my usual content but a perfect fit for this eerie time of time and that is sharing with you all some of the scariest ghost stories from where I live.


For those of who that don't know where I am from I live near the Great Yarmouth area which is about 30 minutes away from Norwich which I'm sure more of you will be aware of. If Norfolk excels at one thing it is at being absolutely bloody haunted and it is renowned for it; with every person living here being able to recall atleast one weird occurence that you can't just explain away. Choosing which stories to write about was a burden of a task when this area is so rich and full of activity but the ones I have chosen are most definitely my favourites. Let the chill fest begin...

BLACK SHUCK - THE DEMON DOG:

This story undoubtedly sends shivers up my spine and even the thought of it has left me with an irrational fear of black Great Dane's for the longest time (yes I am a complete and utter scaredy cat!!) 
The story originates in Norfolk but there has been various sightings all around of these acclaimed "devil dogs" as anyone who has ever heard of The Hound Of the Baskervilles is aware of. Sightings of Black Shuck have also been reported literally on the road infront of me and that TERRIFIES me. In the 1600's eyewitnesses saw a huge phantom dog with piercing blood red eyes; due to these sightings members of the public avoided being out at night on this road and avoided the marshes at all times. People have attempted to dispute this story and have claimed that it was spread by local smugglers to enable them to steal without the threat of eyewitnesses or being caught, however the sheer number of sightings including in modern history seem to disprove this theory.

I think one of the most terrifying parts to this story for me particularly is that my mum and dad both visited Blythburgh church with a close friend of theirs in their youth and they couldn't explain it no matter how hard they tried but there was an unshakeable feeling of being watched whilst here and they were convinced that they saw a pair of red glowing eyes in the distance, latched on to them like a target and fair to say they left straight away, confused and petrified.

HAUNTING OF THE MUMMY:

This story doesn't creep out as much as it genuinely intrigues me! In 1973 teachers at Yarmouth Priory school had started to report the presence of a strange smell in the science room and upon discovery the realised that the smell was coming from the casket of an Egyptian princess which had been donated to the school. Once they had conducted further inspection they noticed that damp had gotten into the casket and they realised that the horrifying smell was the smell of her mummified body beginning to rot. The teachers planned to bury the princess at night due to Egyptian tradition and she was buried at night in the churchyard of St Nicholas' church and initially the putrid smell had disappeared. That night the vicar was woken up by somebody banging loudly on the vicarage door and this carried on for several days and the foul smell had returned. Eventually the staff realised that one of her limbs had actually remained inside of the casket and they buried this limb alongside her body with haste and after this the smell and the knocking never happened again. Now this could all be weird coincidences or could it be something more?

COMMON ROAD, GORLESTON:


Ah yes my old house. This may seem like a weird one to include but it is something that I have experienced first hand and I know the exact feeling of being in that house. Since moving out of this house just over a month ago I know for definite that the feelings I felt whilst living here were not just a reflection of my emotions at the time but 100% because of the weird feeling and aura there. Countless times a week I would walk through the door and just feel instant gloom and sadness. I felt so incredibly depressed and lethargic that I began to feel like my mental health was steadily declining and taking a turn for the worst and I instantly blamed myself. There was a constant sense of being watched, particularly when I was home alone (when most of this feeling would happen) and just a never ending sense of danger; particularly at night times. When we first moved our neighbour ended up becoming our co-worker and the first thing she said to us was "Oh! Your house is haunted isn't it?". Turns out she had been hearing furniture moving around and sliding and footsteps shuffling around despite no-one being there before we moved in and there was not a single piece of furniture inside of the house. 

I mainly believe that it was negative energy that lingers in this house, mainly because of how damn old it is but a couple of activities have made me feel like it could be something more than that. On one occasion I done the typical late night go to the toilet quickly because its dark and I'm scared run and luckily our bathroom was an en-suite. After being in the bathroom I got up to leave and the loudest bang happened on the door as if it had been slammed with great force; leaving me screaming and petrified and Kyle shot up but we soon realised that the door hadn't moved an inch. We checked all over and it couldn't have been anything else and oddly enough there was dust on the bathroom tiles, suggesting that it had been moved? Several times we would wake up to the sound of movement at the foot of our bed and wake to see nothing; sounds of footsteps in the gravel outside that suddenly stop as if at the back door and we would look to find no-one there, our cat would miaow and there would be nothing in empty rooms and also I would look for an item and wouldn't be able to find it anywhere! Only for it to turn up 5 minutes later in the first place I looked...

I hope these stories help get you all spooked out for tomorrow because I know I most definitely will be sleeping with the light on for the next few days.

Love,

9 comments

  1. Oh my days that story about the mummy gave me chills. The bit about it I don't get is how they casually left one arm out but if true that's freaky.

    V <3
    http://sirvikalot.wordpress.com

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    1. I know it seems completely mad doesn't it! Definitely gives me the chills everytime I drive past! x

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  2. All of these gave me chills. I live just 30 minutes away from Yarmouth too so the chills were real. I also had a very weird experience throughout the 5-6 years of living at my old house and I felt a sense of relief as soon as I left, even though at the time I just moved across the road. I was only 12 when I left that house and for the whole time I was there I could never fall asleep by myself. Loved your post by the way <3

    queensapphire.co.uk

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    1. It is definitely a spooky little area! Ah thats so interesting!!! Thats exactly how I felt also, its so hard to describe! x x

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  3. This is such an interesting post. The Haunting Of The Mummy sounds scary!

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  4. great post. I can't believe you lived in a haunted house. That would creep me out. Glad you moved ;)

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  5. Eeek! I'm not sleeping tonight lol! The part about your old house is so creepy, can't imagine how horrible that must have been, especially considering you felt like you were being watched!

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  6. I love this! I grew up in Norwich and heard so many haunted stories around the Cathedral and Mousehold Heath woods. Chilling stuff ha. Its always nice finding a fellow Norfolker! Great post xx

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  7. The second one does sound creepy.

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