Thursday, 27 June 2013

Haunting at the Red Lion Pub in England/Southampton Town Centre

The Red Lion pub, located in Southampton, UK, is reported to be the oldest and most active Public house in Southampton, and is full of history dating all the way back to 1148. It is well known that Henry V held the trial of the three men who tried to assassinate him in the pub's Court Room. Prior to the King sailing to the Battle of Agincourt from Southampton, the main ringleaders of the Southampton Plot - Richard, Earl of Cambridge, Lord Scrope of Masham and Sir Thomas Grey of Heton, were all found guilty of treason and executed outside the Bargate. This is one of the most famous trials in England's history and was also written about by William Shakespeare. Staff and regulars repeatedly report seeing apparitions, cold chills, knocking, banging, and feelings of being watched. The apparition an older woman, thought to be an ex-employee who fell down the stairs and died, is often seen behind the bar area. The most notable ghost sightings have been of a procession of three men leaving the pub. The apparitions are thought to be the three condemned men walking to the gallows. Many séances have occurred here with various results. Electrical equipment often switches off and the whole place has a distinct ghostly feel. It is said there are a total of 21 ghosts at this particular location.

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