Chester Ghost Tour begins outside the Victorian Gothic Town Hall , pictured below. The story tells of how figures are seen walking through walls inside the building. The building was once the local police station and has the cells below which housed the prisoners. During 1966 Myra Hindly and Ian Brady the moor`s murderer`s where held in the cells whilst they were on trial in the City`s law courts.
Deeper beneath the earth lie the mouldering remains of the Roman legionary fortress`s valetudinariam or Roman hospital. Normal level headed people also say they have felt a presence behind them, only to turn around to find nothing there.
To the right of the picture the old town hall building used to stand. This building burnt down, an old old man in a red cloak is said to be seen running around the pavement`s as if in a panic. On researching back this old man is believed to be the neighbour of the town hall. Record`s show when the original town hall burnt to the ground the old man who lived adjacent ran around frantic that his house would catch fire and burn to the ground as well.
To the right again a little way up Town Hall Square you can just about see the old 17th Century Inn the Coach and Horses. On a summer evening 1988, a sad old man walked in, bought a drink, and sat staring into space. When the barmaid asked if he was okay, he confessed his wife had recently died. He booked a room for the night, left full details,and went for a stroll before bed.
When he failed to return, the landlord called the police.
Officers checked his home in Birkenhead only to learn from neighbours that his wife had died - but eight years previously. And also that the old man had joined her just one week later.
On Saturday 30th August 1997, a married couple shopping in Chester noticed three distraught old women at the Eastgate near to the clock above. One clasped her face, while the second wept into her handkerchief. When the wife asked what was wrong, the third sobbed, " Lady Di`s dead. She`s been killed in a crash with that Dodi bloke." Aghasted the husband asked when it had happened. But, at that, the three old crones seemed to turn away.
Back home there was nothing on the radio or television. The couple were mystified. It was ten hours later that a newsflash announced. News is just coming in that Princess Diana has been involves in a serious car crash in Paris.
This part of Chester is haunted by old Norse like monk. He is said to approach people down the dark alley way known as the Haunted Passage, leading to the River. One story tells of a tale down this narrow alley way which is between high walls and leads directly down to the river. One snowy December night in 1973, a hooded stranger confronted a college lecturer here. he was muttering in an ancient language before moving past. Puzzled, the lecturer turned round. but the monk had vanished. And then he noticed there were no footsteps in the snow?? The language was later believed to be similar to old norse. This ghost was said to have been released when the old tower collapsed with a drawn out rattle on Good Friday 1881. It is said to have released a ghostly monk. The black robed figure is often seen down the Haunted Passage.
Coffin In The Wall
At the top of the hill pictured above is the Old Rectory. On the top floor is a small room that is always ice cold. It`s door slams shut when there`s no one near and there`s not a breath of wind.
Opposite stands St Mary`s church. Three witches are buried in the churchyard after they were burnt at the stake. People say these three witches are the three old crones who tell of death foretold. Story Above. The church is said to also hold the remains of people who were tortured and suffered the horrific deaths of those in medieval time. The deaths were horrific for offenders back in those days many innocent men and women suffered such deaths as drowning, burning at the stake, hanging and pressing in which heavy objects were place on the chest till it caved in crushing the ribs and internal organ.
The tales of Chester and the ghosts are many these are but a few. I hope you have enjoyed them. For more info see above blog Chester Ghost Tours.