These are the spookiest places in Southampton

Visit these places for your yearly dose of ghostly encounters

It’s spooky season everyone, and that means scary stories, ghosts, ghouls, and the paranormal.

If you don’t want to do the usual pumpkin picking or Halloween night out you can make your way to some of the most haunted locations in Southampton, some of them are closer than you think:

1. Netley Abbey

Netley Abbey’s ruins can be traced all the way back to the medieval era. Although most of the original stone was taken when the Abbey was abandoned, the ghost of a monk has stayed and appears to guard the hidden treasure.

2. Portswood 

Not restricted to one location, there have been several reports across different residences, dating from the 1930s. Windows would fly open, disembodied footsteps wander around the house and spirits manifest in the corners of rooms. So if you live in Portswood, rats may not be the only unwanted presence in your student house.

3. Tudor House Museum

The Tudor House Museum on Bugle Street dates back all the way to the 15th century and is said to be the most haunted building in the city. The house used to be regularly attended to by police as there would be frequent reports of break-ins, lights being left on, and shadowy figures passing windows. However, whenever police would arrive there would be no signs of break-ins but the lights would be left on.

4. Avenue Campus

Avenue campus is home to the Humanities faculty, but once darkness sets in it’s a different story. Ranked third for the most haunted university, night security staff have reported footsteps running down corridors, furniture being moved around in lecture rooms, and doors opening and closing by themselves.

These hauntings are said to have originated from when the building was used as a wartime hospital. During this time a nurse accidentally killed a wounded soldier by administering too much morphine and then died by suicide. This all allegedly having taken place in room 1113. So if you Humanities students ever actually have to go onto campus keep your eyes and ears open.

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