- Robert Bard
15th March 2024
In this book Robert Bard takes readers on a spine-tingling journey around Kent to some of its most haunted locations. He discovers tales of ghostly apparitions, unexplained events and paranormal phenomena. Among the places investigated is Pluckley, which was named in the 'Guinness Book of Records' as England’s most haunted village. Its twelve spirits include a screaming man who fell to his death and a spectral highwayman who haunts a spot named Fright Corner. Pluckley’s most famous reported haunting is that of the Red Lady, or Lady Dering, who died in the twelfth century and is seen in the churchyard of St Nicholas.
Other haunted sites are Rochester Castle with its thirteenth-century White Lady; Chislehurst Caves with sounds of children's laughter, footsteps and sightings of a woman dressed in white; and Bilsington Priory with its hooded monks. Hever Castle, once home to Anne Boleyn, lays claim to her spirit, and Dover Castle is a popular spot for organised ghost hunts, where reported apparitions include a headless child, a woman clad in red clothes and a soldier who prowls the underground tunnels. Ghostly episodes from Canterbury and Chatham also feature, together with Blue Bell Hill where drivers have reported colliding with phantom pedestrians.
Illustrated throughout, ‘Paranormal Kent’ will appeal to those interested in the supernatural and local residents who want to discover their county’s haunted heritage. Are you brave enough to read on?