39. An english village near me has a large old mansion owned by a local family most of the rooms in the mansion haven’t been touched for years (due to the size of the house) and the family refuse to go into them, partly due to the fact that there’s not enough people living in the house and partly due to hauntings.
The house apparently dates back to before the english Civil War, and the family living there were a well-known Catholic family, so of course became a base for the king’s soldiers (Cavaliers, I think they were called). The king lost the civil war, and the family who live there say that they can hear the soldiers stomping around the hallways at night, and occasionally barking orders.
They also claim there’s a bunch of other ghosts, such as a veiled woman in black who only appears to you if you’re ill in that house, a librarian who will shush people talking in the library room (yes it’s that big a house), a young girl who you can only see through some of the frosted glass doors in the house, banging noises and screaming coming from the sitting room at night, and finally a man dressed in black who wanders the gardens at midday. And these are just the few tales I remember.
Even if you don’t believe in the ghosts theres still tonnes of creepy stuff about that house, such as tiny rooms hidden everywhere for priests to hide in (known as priest holes), a hidden room below the house that leads out to a nearby river, and hidden passageways all around the house.