Hall in Lancashire is the oldest brick house in Britain and was built in 1260
in the shape of a cross. Although many houses claim to be 'the most haunted in
England', it would
that Chingle Hall may well be that place.
house is believed to be the birthplace of John Wall, a priest who became a
Roman Catholic martyr. He was executed in 1679 and his head is thought to be
buried at the house. It is his ghost that is said to haunt the Hall and its
grounds. On many occasions, a monk-like figure has been seen at a window or
appearing in the downstairs rooms praying. He has also been seen melting into
walls in the famous Priest's Room.
knocks and bangs have been heard all over the house, door latches have been
seen moving up and down of their own accord, objects have moved without anyone
touching them, footsteps have been heard making their way around the house and
a cold chill has been felt in many of the rooms.
of the psychic phenomena seems to be centered around the Priest's Room and
perhaps the most bizarre incident occurred when a guest who was at the house
heard bricks being moved in there. When he went in to investigate, he looked
through the priests hole and there, in front of him, was part of a human hand
moving one of the bricks!