Graded locations

Listed buildings are graded in each location in this blog. Eg. Grade I, II* II of grade I is of most importance. Grade A relates to Scotland. See BLB

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

RIPPLES IN TIME - Timeslips at Thetford Priory


Name: Remains of  Priory of Our Lady of Thetford 
Locality: Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1AZ
Founded: 1103 
Owner: English Heritage
Grade I

Website: EH

I journeyed on, once again to Norfolk, it is one of my favourite counties in the UK.

I take a collection of paranormal related books with me on my travels, flicking through the pages of  'A ghost hunters guide to Norfolk', my memory was jogged by a story told by CJ Romer, (CJ23 to his friends) some of you old school investigators and paranormalists may remember the parapsychologist who featured on 'Ghost hunters' a UK TV show, episode: 2.1 (7) Ripples in Time, (Timeslips) which was aired in 1996 'pre-most haunted'!  As it states in the book, 'a respected paranormal researcher began a lifetime career and interest in ghosts' after what happened to him and some pals back in 1987; him and his four scientifically minded friends, (clinical psychologist, computer scientists) have various personal accounts of what they saw, a group sighting of a   phantom monk and staircase in broad daylight. Whether this case is related to the murder of Stephen remains a mystery, English Heritage note the stabbing of a monk.

Singing Monks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1937

Further Comments: The monks could be heard singing in Latin, in the ruins of the building. This was followed by a single reading from an unknown text.

Thetford, Norfolk, England.

View Larger Map

 Witness CJ Romer (Parapsychologist) (also JPTUK Patron).

He explains what he and his friends witnessed at the priory, this is also a very good example of critical thinking related to a paranormal type group experience.

The area where the phantom staircase and monk was seen

Thetford Priory just within walking distance of the town centre, it is a quiet and tranquil place, an English Heritage 'freebie' so you can investigate at night.


also a well known place for paranormal type experiences.

Location: Thetford - The Bell Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century onwards
Further Comments: Killed in 1750 by her lover, Betty now walks the corridors at night checking guests comfortable; guests may hear her heavy skirt swishing as she passes the doors and spot a flickering light like that of a candle. Other ghosts reported here include a young girl seen looking from the windows of the staff quarters, a dog lying in front of what would have been the original fireplace in the bar, jangling keys, a pair of old fashioned suede boots coming through the ceiling, and a monk. (paranormal database)
The Bell Hotel - - 995446