In this article we will be taking a look at the haunted shipwreck of Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex ( on the River Adur ).
Just after the publication of the Doomsday book the ancient town was slightly re-planned to fit into a tidy grid pattern that, in essence, survives in the town center to this day.
The area has seen numerous severe storms over the centuries creating untold amounts of local damage.
The Haunted Shipwreck
The body of water that runs through Shoreham is named the River Adur – it holds many eerie sights from the past.
The most famous of these sights is a large shipwreck of a fishing boat that dates back to 1893.
Local reports claim that this boat once belonged to a rather unfortunate fisherman. He used to keep the boat harbored at Shoreham Harbour but a massive storm managed to break the vessel free from it’s chains.
It was quickly dragged downriver and ended up being destroyed on the sharp rocky outcrop that covered the Adur’s shoreline.
In those days a fisherman relied on his vessel to bring in the money that would keep his family clothed and fed – what was he to do without his trusty boat?
He desperately attempted to salvage his vessel, but this was a hopeless endeavor.
He eventually had to give up the ghost and leave the work boat to rot away in the shallow waters of the riverside.
Over the last few decades there have been many reports of paranormal activity linked to the shipwreck.
Numerous witnesses have reported anguished screams of desperation coming from the riverbank area along with a loud, guttural moaning and sobbing.
On several occasions local passers by have spotted dark, semi-transparent figures desperately trying to push the abandoned old wreck back into the water.
These figures seem to represent a complete family unit – from the adult parents to the smaller child-like size.
One report claims that the faces of this dark family unit have no eyes – their sockets just peer out into nothingness and reek of despair.
Could this be the ghostly apparition of the tragic fisherman’s family?
Are they still trying to push their meal ticket of a boat back into the murky waters?
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