* King’s Lynn’s Heart – 15/16 Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn
Several legends explain why this heart is here, though all revolve around the same theme; the market square was once a place of execution, and the heart exploded out of one of the unfortunate female victim's chest, embedding into the wall (see photo opposite). Number 15 is also home to a poltergeist who throws things to the floor.
* The Red Lady – The Dukes Head Hotel, Tuesday Market Place
This figure in red has been seen walking the corridors and climbing staircases. She is said to be the shade of a woman who killed herself over her two lovers. Room 18 was once haunted after an attempted suicide resulted in a dying man being brought into the suite - his ghostly moaning once drove people away, though now it has faded.
* The Chill – The Globe Hotel, Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn
Rather than a building design flaw, this 'chill' has been blamed on the spirit of a man once murdered in the stables, a site now incorporated inside the building.
* Woman in Black – The Bank House, King’s Lynn
Several staff have reported feeling as if someone is watching them, with one person reporting seeing the phantom woman wearing a long black dress.
* Small Lady – The Tudor Rose Hotel, 11 Nicholas Street, King’s Lynn
Shortly after a wedding, the bride was stabbed to death by her new husband in the hotel. Since then, a short woman in a long white dress has been spotted and phantom footsteps heard.
* The Bride – Purfleet Quay, King’s Lynn
This woman killed herself the day after being wed - her ghost loiters around the Purfleet area before screaming and throwing itself into the quay waters. Other screams, belonging to fighting soldiers, can also be heard in the area, during which the water runs red with blood.
* Man in Three Corned Hat – 9 King Street, King’s Lynn
This eighteenth century gentleman has been observed by several different witnesses in the building. In its latter days as a museum, one visitor spotted the ghostly gentleman walking around with his hands behind his back.
* Satan’s Hoof Print – Devil’s Alley, King’s Lynn
A single footprint belonging to Old Nick is said to be visible down this aging alleyway (see photo below).
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