Below you’ll find haunted places in and around around Essex with history about their spiritual activity. In most places we’ve visited, we’ve heard noises, seen orbs and sometimes even experienced physical contact or objects being moved.
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Ruins of St. Saviour's Hospital
St. Saviours Hospital is situated near Bury St Edmunds rail station. It was formed in 1180 and was build by the mighty Abbey of St Edmunds and for over 350 years looked after elderly monks. By the middel of the 13th Century there were five other hospitals like this one located around Bury St Edmunds on main roads which lead into the town centre. They offered accommodation to weary travellers, including pilgrims on their way to the Shrine of Edmund, Kind and Martyr in the Abbey itself. Then in 1539 the hospital shut down and was used in other ways, some buildings were demolished.
Most of these hospitals were mostly used to care for those who suffered incurable diseases. However, St. Saviour’s Hospital was primarily provide care and be the final home for elderly clergy who were too old or infirm to remain at the Abbey. The building was given Grad I listed status in 1952. Above the arch of the remains, is a plaque recording the death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, uncle of Henry VI, who is said to have been murdered here in 1447.
Today the remains are not big, but the are open to the public. They do contain a lot of spiritual activity. Traditionally the site is haunted by an apparition of a gray lady every year on the 24th February. Some people say that she was the murderer of the Duke of Gloucester – but that cannot be confirmed. The adjacent houses are also known for paranormal happenings. There is a Tesco store located behind the ruins, and is often involved with poltergeist activity. Staff have reported unexplainable knockings over of cups and cutlery falling off counters.
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