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  • The Three Swans Hotel |
    a few seconds a terrified dog that would not enter a particular room a guest who had a bath sponge handed to him whilst taking a bath alone and numerous glimpses of shadows One guest in particular had an unerving experience one night the details of which you can discover in the video clip below taken from the feature length documentary recently screened at The Phoenix Cinema Leicester It has always been thought that the ghost of one of the Inns former landlords John Fothergill was haunting the premises maybe due to the eerie self portrait that still hangs in the hotel Fothergill was a charismatic character who bought the Inn in 1934 He was a successful author and wrote books about his profession one of which featured the Three Swans entitled My Three Inns which also became the basis of a BBC play The Inns episodes of bad luck have always been associated with this painting being moved Stories of injury to staff fires breaking out or the cellar becoming flooded have all been attributed to times when the painting was removed for redecoration or refurbishment and this superstition has caused the owners of the hotel to name one

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=125 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Angel Hotel |
    hotel by a member of staff was that of a soldier dressed in the uniform of the period The most amazing story concerning the hotel s hauntings took place in The Stable Bar this no longer exists having been converted into further bedrooms which was used mainly for various functions such as wedding receptions The bar contained some of the fixtures of the original stable block Bar staff always had an uneasy feeling when working there often being suddenly filled with dread and detecting a tangible threat in the air enough to make them leave immediately One employee was startled to see a ghostly figure come through one wall glide across the room and disappear through the opposite wall The story became more credible when another member of staff saw the same figure on a different occasion Both witnesses when interviewed claimed that they felt that the apparition was quite a peaceful soul but also felt that another presence in the bar was overpowering and evil emanating the atmosphere that made them feel they had to leave the room as soon as possible The far end of the Stable Bar The apparition was seen just behind the dwarf wall that

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=168 (2016-04-28)
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  • Haunted Pubs |
    Haunted Pubs Market Harborough has many pubs situated in the town centre with many a tale to tell regarding the odd bump in the night usually concerning one of its patrons who has had one too many However it seems that pubs or at least buildings where large groups of people meet are well known to report some sort of paranormal activity During my research into hauntings in the town

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=7 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Wheel & Compass |
    About Me Blog Contact The Wheel Compass The Wheel Compass pub in Weston by Welland was built in 1735 Although now extended and refurbished the proprietors believe it to be haunted by the ghost of an Irish workman who was the victim of a tragic accident during its construction Cold spots taps being turned on in the middle of the night sounds of footsteps and other events have been experienced

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=159 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Red Lion |
    on holiday He was in an upstairs room late one evening totting up the books after the pub had closed Hearing some strange sounds the landlord checked downstairs to make sure all the doors were locked Satisfied he returned up the stairs to carry on with his work A few minutes later he was horrified to hear heavy footsteps coming up the stairs toward him along with loud bangs Fearing

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=172 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Dominion |
    investigation was organised by Andrew J Wright Leicester s leading expert on all things paranormal having written several local books on the subject The ghost stories here revolve around sightings of a swarthy dark figure sometimes seen wearing a waistcoat with no shirt that the Landlord and staff have nick named Bert The figure is mainly seen in the cellar although glimpsed in the bar area too On one occasion

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=175 (2016-04-28)
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  • Papillon Hall |
    a gate which reads Papillon Fields Farm This is part of the site of where Papillon Hall used to stand before it was sadly demolished in 1950 The original hall was built by David Papillon in 1624 a man of French descent who specialised in building fortifications The building was octagonal in shape and surrounded by a moat In 1903 the building was extended and refurbished by the well known British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who was obviously inspired by the hall s French name for butterfly by creating four wings along with an extra floor It was during this rebuild that a skeleton was discovered hidden behind a wall in what was known as Pamp s Attic Pamp was a nickname given to David Papillon s Great Great Grandson also named David who eventually inherited the hall It was during Pamp s occupation of the hall that strange things started to happen Local villagers used to make the sign of the cross in dough when baking bread to ward off Pamp s evil eye due to his unusual ability to transfix people against their will Another well known story concerns a pair of brocade slippers that were said to

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=4 (2016-04-28)
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  • News |
    House Scotland Road The Langtons Haunted Hotels The Three Swans Hotel The Angel Hotel Haunted Pubs The Wheel Compass The Red Lion The Dominion Papillon Hall NEWS Haunted Harborough The Book Haunted Harborough The DVD Other Projects About Me Blog

    Original URL path: http://www.hauntedharborough.co.uk/?page_id=10 (2016-04-28)
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