max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C


Revealed: 396 supernatural sightings in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 17:17 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 30 October 2018

Christchurch Mansion Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Christchurch Mansion Picture: ANDY ABBOTT


Green-tinged children and a mystical piano make Suffolk one of the most haunted places in the country, it has been revealed.

England's most haunted regions in 2018. Picture: SELL HOUSE FAST UKEngland's most haunted regions in 2018. Picture: SELL HOUSE FAST UK

Can you remember the legend of the Green Children of Woolpit? It is one of a series of haunted events which have helped put Suffolk on the map this Halloween.

A few miles east of Bury St Edmunds in the village of Woolpit, a curious incident occurred during the reign of King Stephen- where two green looking children appeared, as if by magic.

It is said that two reapers discovered the boy and girl, who spoke an unusual language and had green-tinged skin. The 12th century twilight characters have become legendary in and around the Suffolk village- and feature on the village sign, alongside a wolf.

Nearly 12,000 known cases of paranormal activity have been reported in the UK and 396 of these supernatural sightings have happened under our very noses in Suffolk, according to data by sellhousefast.uk

A more recent sighting in 2010 occurred at Ipswich Crown Hotel on Felixstowe road, known as the staring woman. It was reported that a face of a woman looked down from a window and a piano had been heard playing by itself.

A similar scenario supposedly happened in a shop in Tower Ramparts two years later, when a member of staff reported several spooky occurrences. The employee claimed to see a little girl peering through the bars of a staircase, the image of a man in grey who would walk around (being mistaken for a customer), and boxes which fell off shelves without reason.

Dating back to the 1960s, a small child was spotted in a nightdress in a private building along Waterfront Road in Ipswich with the noises of footsteps and a mist with an unidentifiable smell reported moving from room to room.

Neighbouring Essex is even more haunted with 479 cases reported.

If you spot anything unusual this Halloween let us know in the comments below.

Two Ipswich residents have been left with bills of more than £1,000 between them after subjecting their neighbours to late-night, high-volume music by Status Quo and Natalie Imbruglia.

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

Eagle-eyed shoppers will have noticed that the former Grimwade’s store in Ipswich town centre is fast transforming, and Pret A Manger will soon be opening their first store in town.

An Ipswich teenager representing the town at the UK’s Youth Parliament has called for more action on knife crime during a debate in the House of Commons.

A crunch summit between Shotley Pier stakeholders is being held to try and decide on the plans for the future of the Suffolk tourist attraction.

Table tennis, jamaoke sessions and a ‘Quizzee Rascal Wednesday’ are all on offer at new Waterfront bar Wiff Waff opening tonight (Friday).

The new-look Cornhill will host thousands of people next week for the Ipswich Town Hall Christmas lights switch on.

If you are a parent of a three or four year old you will have received a letter from Suffolk County Council about school places this week. But what do you do next?

A motorist was stopped in Ipswich after vehicle checks found the car not to have a valid MOT.

Ice skating has become a staple tradition for many families at Christmas and pop-up ice rinks are set to appear everywhere from Felixstowe, where skating is free, to Newmarket.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24