Poltergeist - Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 50° 44.275 W 001° 42.859
30U E 590721 N 5621469
Quick Description: A violent haunting in the historic home of Highcliffe Castle.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 12:37:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM4THZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 23

Long Description:
The Paranormal database reports the following:

'Flickering lights and other mischievous behaviours have been assigned to an invisible spirit lurking within the castle.'

This website visit link has the following details:

'Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed building, which was built between 1831 and 1835 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. Now being restored to its former glory. Our investigation unearthed several entities including a former resident family, including the master, his wife and 2 children.'

They have some excellent pictures here of their investigation: visit link

Highcliffe Castle has fantastic architecture and many places to wander with a guided tour or not.

Public access?:
visit link The castle is open daily from 1st February- 23rd December, inside the Castle there are 5 partially restored staterooms housing a gift shop, visitor centre and galleries featuring a changing programme of exhibitions. Guided tours* of the un-restored parts of the building run at 2pm every Sunday and Tuesday. Guided tours can be pre-booked for groups (minimum 10 people) at other times. An enthusiastic and dedicated team of over 70 people from the local community staff the Castle and are on hand to answer your questions about the Castle and it's chequered history. Galleries and other rooms may be closed due to exhibition change-over or events. We recommend that you phone beforehand if you are coming to visit a specific exhibition.

Visting hours:
1st February - 23 December 11am - 5pm Last admission 4.30pm* *On Saturdays (and some Fridays) when there are wedding receptions, last admission to the Castle will be at 4pm. Please call for more details.

Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
  • Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. Photos you took of paranormal activity are great. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit
  • Tell your story if you saw, felt, or smelled anything unusual. Post pictures of what you saw.
  • Add any information you may have about the location. If your information is important about the location, please contact the waymark owner to see if it can be added to the description.
  • Be careful and do not enter areas which are off limits or look dangerous. No waymark is worth harm. Use your 6th sense, because sometimes there are unseen things which are telling you to stay out.
  • Use care when using your camera flash so you do not disrupt any possible nearby residents. Time lapse can be the best tool on your camera in many circumstances.


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Brandewijn visited Poltergeist - Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Dorset, UK 7/18/2011 Brandewijn visited it