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Monday, 29 December 2014

The ghosts of Roos Hall in Beccles, Suffolk

This Tudor hall is said to be haunted every Christmas Eve by a coach driven by headless horses. Another ghost is that of a lady who sometimes appears near the coach. You must never look into her eyes. If you do, you'll go mad or die!

A tree in the grounds of the hall is known as Nelson's Tree or the Hanging Tree. It was used to hang local criminals and some claim that a lady in white and a man in torn trousers and brown jacket still haunt the place where they died. Chains from the hangings are still said to be embedded in the tree. To walk six times round the tree is not advisable ....... the Devil himself may appear!

In the hall itself, is a bedroom cupboard with a burn mark in the brickwork. Legend states that the Devil made it with his cloven hoof!

Finally, a window in the hall can never be kept shut - even a local blacksmith's attempts to seal it failed - and the phantom of a little girl has been seen gazing out of a gable window.

No wonder then, that the hall is regarded as the most haunted building in Suffolk!

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