Ghostly apparitions from soldiers who perished in the Battle of Naseby, despairing sounds of a crying infant, spirits of victims who were mercilessly murdered: these are all occurrences that have reportedly been witnessed at destinations across Northamptonshire.
Embark on a ghost hunt in one of these locations… if you dare.
1. The Bone Crypt at Holy Trinity, Rothwell
Local legends tell that no one knew of Holy Trinity’s crypt until a gravedigger fell twelve feet into it whilst working many years ago. Falling through pitch black onto the bones proved too much for him to bear and it is rumoured that he lost his mind, remaining that way until he died.
2. Old Black Lion
Many of the pub’s owners reported lights that flicker on and off as well as pets that refuse to go into the basement. There have been sightings of a misty man with a black dog and a phantom woman. The sound of a crying baby has also been heard and documents have shown that Andrew McRae, a former owner, was sentenced to death for murdering his mistress and their infant child.
3. Abington Park Museum
There have been many ghost walks hosted here. It was once the home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Barnard before it later became a 19th century asylum. Two patients reportedly hung themselves during this time.
4. The Hind Hotel
The Hind Hotel was formerly headquarters for Oliver Cromwell and officers prior to the Battle of Naseby in 1645. Hauntings include monks, small children, a woman in white knocking on doors before disappearing, a Victorian woman appearing to be looking for someone and a man dressed in the uniform of an officer from the English Civil War.