Brighton Old Town Hall
Brighton Old Town Hall was built between 1830-32 and remains a dominant and imposing feature within the old quarter. The lower part of the building once housed the local constabulary. It was there, on the 13th March, 1844, a brutal murder took place. Since then a shadowy figure has been seen to materialise in the area of the old police cells.
The Old Steine
Prior to becoming a fashionable area for the gentry would promenade, the Old Steine was used by the local fishing community. It is also a place where is said to lurk a most hideous, mutilated apparition.
This building dates from the mid 18th century and was originally a modest hotel where a number of distinguished guests once stayed. Despite its friendly and welcoming ambiance today, the building has been plagued by a good deal of poltergeist activity down the years.
Northern Lights is a Scandinavian bar that sits snugly at the far end of Little East Street. The building dates from 1800 and was originally two separate cottages. Lumbering footsteps have been heard on the stairs and in the upper room. More alarmingly, the unnerving sounds of a whispering spirit have also been heard.
Black Lion Lane
Midway down this narrow twitten are three of the oldest cottages in the Lanes. Many ladies have been privy to the charms of a particularly amorous apparition. His presence is frequently felt whilst passing the cottages. Some ladies have even claimed to have felt a little spectral peck on the cheek!
Meeting House Lane
Enter Brighton’s most famous lane and you may suddenly feel overcome with sadness. Pass by the bricked up doorway and you could feel an unearthly chill pass through you. What awful tragedy is said cause this unnerving sensation?
This is thought to be Brighton’s oldest tavern; the original part dating from the 16th century. Behind its welcoming façade is said to skulk the dark presence of one of England’s most notorious criminals.
The Druid’s Head
This welcoming pub was so named after a ring of stones, relating to Druids, was located nearby several hundred years ago. There have been numerous accounts of paranormal activity reported there. It is also said to harbour a poltergeist who can become quite boisterous.
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