There has been many a story told, of ghostly sightings and strange unexplained tales in and around Codnor Castle.
The most well known being the iridescent image of a gliding figure, known locally as the 'Grey Lady'. Sightings around the castle grounds have been talked about in the local area for years!
The most recent recorded document from an eye witness account, was back in 1992. Printed on September 11th in the Alfreton and Ripley Echo. A shocked and shaken man, recounts his story of witnessing a soldier running through the great (ruined) hall, wearing a dull metal helmet. However, there has been many other ghosts seen around the whole site. Some who appear to be Victorian. These eye witness accounts could possibly be related to Codnor Castle's younger sister, 'Codnor Farm', built in the 17th century.
Ghost photograph below taken July 2013.
The image was taken on a camera phone, at around 9PM on a summer's evening. The picture was taken by a Trustee, whilst carrying out health and safety checks around the old 1960s dairy, which stands adjacent to the castle.
The strange figure looks rather like a Victorian lady, possibly wearing a straw hat. It is said that a beautiful rose garden was once tended in the place the dairy stands today.
Have you had a paranormal experience at Codnor Castle or Castle Farm? Do you know of any ghostly legends associated with the site?
Past Hauntings have investigated the Castle & Farmhouse numerous times over the last few years, the location definitely ranks up there as one of our favourite places, never failing to let us down.
We have hosted events here and everyone has come away amazed at their experiences.
Activity ranges from hearing a girl/woman singing all around the site, the figure of a woman walking across the grassed area, a knight seen standing at the Castle, people being touched, pushed & hit, hearing audible voices, class A EVP's, shadow figures, load audible footsteps all around the venue, full apparitions, objects moving and much more.
One team who investigated the venue had to cut short their night when team members and their guests became to frightened to carry on when the feelings of negative energy and a descending darkness overwhelmed them.
There have been reports of many deaths at the site from suicide to murder, do these still linger, waiting to tell their story?
During 2014 we have had the pleasure of ghost hunting within the farmhouses of Castle Farm and I am happy to report that we are never disappointed by the goings on there. We have had laughter and singing from different rooms including the toilet, furniture slung across the room, glass chucked and one of the team being dragged across the room on the chair he is sat on, this has happened more than once. We have been close to tears as children tell us how they have died and we have laughed when a large black dog has moved around our feet.
On one occasion we even found ourselves talking to a couple who were in bed, they were happy with us being there although the ladies grandma wanted us out of the bedroom. We have had negative energy try to attack team members and doors slamming and leaving team members alone and isolated in a room especially when there is no wind. Finally one of the team members have had Psychic encounters and has been used as a conduit to share that spirits story.
The following is just some of the stories we have picked up on...........
There are 3 monks that walk across the lounge area, seen to be Benedictine & Franciscan, are they there as part of the witchcraft stories we have been told by the spirits. The stairwell that was original there has seen tragedy as a lady fell down them and broke her neck, the children that play in the lounge and the male looking through the window are associated with her. A male has hung himself from the rafters in the new extension of the loft, a boy in the old part of the loft showed himself to me and told me that he was strangled there. Also we think that there was murder and mystery surrounding the house, probably before it was a house, a man called Edward explained that he stole something valuable and he killed at least one of the men he had with him. is it possible that in Codnor Castle grounds there is treasure buried?
Are you brave enough to attempt to uncover the secrets of Codnor Castle & Farmhouse?
Do you have what it takes to investigate one of the countries hidden paranormal gems?