Netley Abbey on the outskirts of Southampton in England a beautiful ruin with a lot of history, a great place for tourist to visit & take photo's. Al tho this site mite hold beauty & a good tourist location, it hides a very dark past.
Now Ive been to this site a few times i have this gift to feel energy or atmosphere chances, this place i kid you not has a very strong dark negative energy that's just walking from the gate as you enter the place also Ive seen a dark shadow figure moving very fast from wall to wall at a point you just catch a glimpse of something moving fast
Folklore and ghosts
Over the years several legends have grown up around the abbey, the best attested of which is that of Walter Taylor, the builder contracted to demolish the church. Legend has it that before starting the work he was warned in a dream that he would be punished if he committed sacrilege by damaging the building . The story is recounted by the eighteenth century antiquary Browne Walters:
The earl (sic), it is said, made a contract with a Mr. Walter Taylor, a builder of Southampton, for the complete demolition of the Abbey; it being intended by Taylor to employ the materials in erecting a town house at Newport and other buildings. After making this agreement, however, Taylor dreamed that, as he was pulling down a particular window, one of the stones forming the arch fell upon him, and killed him. His dream impressed him so forcibly that he mentioned the circumstance to a friend, who is said to have been the father of the well-known Dr. Isaac Watts, and in some perplexity asked his advice. His friend thought it would be the safest course for him to have nothing to do with the affair, respecting which he had been so alarmingly forewarned, and endeavoured to persuade him to desist from his intention. Taylor, however, at last decided upon paying no attention to his dream, and accordingly began his operations for the pulling down of the building; in which he had not proceeded far, when, as he was assisting at the work, the arch of one of the windows, but not the one he had dreamed of (which was the east window still standing), fell upon his head and fractured his skull. It was thought at first that the wound would not prove mortal; but it was aggravated through the unskilfulness of the surgeon, and the man died.There was also the remains of a nun removed from one of the walls that was bricked up which was found when reavating the site, could the black shadow hooded figure be the ghost of the nun wanting revenge for her murder.
The abbey is alleged to be home to two ghosts. The first is that of a monk who is seen as a white figure; the second is said to be a former abbot who appears as a dark figure.
Netley Abbey was once home to the Cistercian monks. This is Blind Peter's story.
This was once my home. I was a proud and loyal servant. Nobody but a member of our order will lay claim to the treasure that might be buried here. Since my death I have guarded this place but you will only see me on Halloween.
Many things are thought to have happened at the Abbey including dark arts, and deaths - such as that of a man who was crushed by one of the walls.
During the night we were there, another investigator and I saw a white figure which was so quick that most of the group failed to see it. The figure was tall and may have been a monk who is regularly seen at the Abbey. He usually appears to sceptics - who leave believing in Ghosts!
Another sighting was that of a tall dark figure reported by many of the group members, and by past visitors to Netley Abbey. This is believed to be the Abbot who was well known for his violent activity at the Abbey - activity which continues today.
Later in the night I heard chanting coming from the nave area. Another investigator and I went to investigate this further and found nothing, yet the chanting continued.
The Abbey may be disused, but its ruins remain here today and, perhaps, so do some of the spirits of those who once lived in this great landmark