Brighton Rocks, Brighton

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Brighton Rocks, Brighton and Hove

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6 Rock Place, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Named after the greatest battle against Napoleon, the pub exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include an apparition from the same period. This figure, complete with cloak, , witnesses have seen, drifting around the front door and the men’s toilet. He was the coach driver of a local mayor, who , an assailant took this person’s life, by a highwayman shortly after leaving the pub. At the time, the coachman was attempting to save the life and property of his master. In the mid-1700s, there was a barn on the site, part of a farmhouse. In that barn had been a 500 feet deep well, with used by Brighton smugglers to hide their contraband. Often smugglers expired during their armed battles with the authorities, with this pub people used as a mortuary for their bodies. There has also been a great deal of poltergeist activity, with glasses thrown with abandon, with secured pictures dropping off walls. On one occasion, a mysterious fire ripped through the first floor. The pub was investigated by a psychic medium. She said at the time that the Battle of Waterloo exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include a woman from the Regency period, with a man who had been hanged by smugglers. This figure, complete with cloak, was seen in the 1990s drifting around the front door and the gentlemen's toilets. He was said to be the driver of a local mayor who was murdered by a highwayman shortly after leaving the pub. More recently, cupboards held shut by bricks have flung themselves open, heavy filing cabinets have fallen over, and a dog is either terrified of nothing or plays with something invisible.

 

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