The spookiest and most chilling Cambridgeshire ghost stories of 2022 – Cambridgeshire Live

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Cambridgeshire is an incredibly historical county. Its gothic spires, gloomy pubs, chilling cloisters and even burial grounds can leave the imagination reeling. But for some, the ghosts which appear from the mist and fog are more than just fiction.

Here in Cambridgeshire, there are hundreds of these stories, steeped in the tales of Cambridgeshire locals through history. They tell stories of executed nuns, murdered policemen and Victorian poltergeists.

This year, we have told many ghost stories from across the county from Huntingdon to Peterborough. These are the kind of stories where ghosts jump out in the night and vanish into thin air, chilling you right to your core.

See our list below for our choice of the best stories we’ve told.

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The Vengeful Huntingdon nun

Back in April, we told one of the most spine-chilling stories in Cambridgeshire’s history. The story takes place in Hinchingbrooke House which is famous for its Halloween trails that sell hundreds of tickets every year.

The surrounding area is said to be haunted by the spirit of a nun who was executed for having an affair with a monk. The nearby bridge over Alconbury Brook, called ‘Nun’s Bridge’, is supposedly haunted by this nun. She steps out in front of oncoming cars, causing them to swerve out of the way in fright.

The skeletons of a man and a woman were discovered under a staircase in the house, believed to be from 994-1050AD. The female’s skeleton showed signs of being pregnant, so many believe that they are the remains of the nun and the monk who had the discovered love affair.

Read the full story here.

The Colonel ghost and his dog

Conington Crossing near Peterborough has been dubbed by locals as ‘Cambridgeshire’s crossing of death’. According to legend, the crossing near Peterborough is haunted by the ghost of a colonel and his dog who died after an accident in the 1940s.

In this story we told in October, people have reported lots of paranormal activity at the crossing, with most people attributing it to one of the aforementioned calamities. Voices have been heard – sometimes yelling or crying and some people have reported seeing a phantom car trying to use the crossing before disappearing into thin air.

Read the full story here.

Victorian men on a country road

In the early 1980s, a man was out on a horse ride down the country roads near Whittlesford when his horse suddenly began freaking out and threw him off. As the man lay on the floor, he briefly spotted three strange-looking Victorian men on the road.

Confused by the vision, the rider picked himself up but the men had vanished. When he got back up on his horse and tried to continue, the horse refused to walk in the direction they were heading.

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The three ghosts’ true identities have never been discovered or even speculated. Maybe they died together in a carriage crash or maybe something more sinister was at play to keep their souls on the country road. Whatever the truth, their presence will continue to haunt the Whittlesford road to Cambridge.

Read the full story here.

The murdered policeman on a bridge

Huntingdon Town Bridge is a preserved Medieval town bridge with a lot of history surrounding it, some being rather ghastly. The story of a Victorian policeman who met his mysterious demise there is a particularly haunting story. The medieval town bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost of a policeman by the name of Thomas Lamb.

He was out on patrol one night and mysteriously disappeared. Two months later he was discovered underneath the bridge, having been there all that time. It is believed he might have been murdered. Since then, there have been reports that PC Lamb still patrols this section of his beat.

Read the full story here.

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