George & Amal Clooney's Haunted Estate Grounds in Sonning, Berkshire, England

Sherri Granato By Sherri Granato, 27th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/asfm1reh/
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The Clooney's massive abode was formerly known as The Aberlash House and is located just an hour from the historical Highclere Castle, familiar to those who are fans of the PBS series “Downtown Abbey.” The haunted grounds comes complete with a sweet little ghost girl who crosses the Sonning Bridge, just outside of the Clooney mansion.

Ghosts & 17th Century Luxury in the British Countryside

The Victorian village of Sonning, Berkshire, welcomes A-lister, George Clooney and his sophisticated better-half, Amal Clooney to their charming and haunted English getaway now that the Newlyweds have recently become the proud new owners of a multimillion-dollar estate that is nothing short of enchanting. The popular celebrity couple has much to celebrate, including being the proper lord and lady of the massive 17th-century mansion, known locally as The Mill House. The eloquent manor sits nestled on the River Thames in the British countryside. The nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom limestone mansion offers amenities befitting of royalty. The Clooney's massive abode was formerly known as The Aberlash House and is located just an hour from the historical Highclere Castle, familiar to those who are fans of the PBS series “Downton Abbey.”

The estate grounds are aesthetically pleasing to the eye, complete with luxurious lawns stretching far and wide down to and along the River Thames where a charming footbridge, greenhouse and garden pavilion have been pleasantly embellished with images of blooming mature trees and massive flower beds. The view from the manor's many windows include the image of a lovely little ghost girl that frolic's about the bridge who also haunts the lower regions of Holme Park, where the king's palace once stood.

The Friendly Ghost Girl Walk's Along the Haunted Sonning Bridge

The village has long been considered haunted for hundreds of years, but a more recent account of the latest paranormal news concerning the ghost girl was reported to the UK Daily News by the world's top paranormalist, illusionist and magician, Uri Geller, who just happens to be George and Amal's neighbor. Uri claims that strange occurrences take place on the bridge along with the sighting of a sweet little ghost girl who crosses the Sonning Bridge, which is close enough to the Clooney estate that it will be almost impossible for the celebrity couple not to come in contact with the ghost girl's image.

The bridge has a deep history that spans over several centuries, and according to the Royal Berkshire history, the Sonning Bridge has always been a well traveled arch bridge. Completed in 1775, the haunted bridge crosses the River Thames at Sonning, Berkshire, linking Sonning with Sonning Eye /Oxfordshire. The beauty and history of the bridge have attracted many famous artists throughout the years who have been so captivated by the structure that they could not help but to memorialize it by illustrating the bridge's beauty in drawings and paintings

Sonning's Paranormal Legends, Eerie Apparitions & the Creepy White Hare Spirit

The bridge is tied to many paranormal legends that include it being haunted by the ghost of a white hare, known as the spirit of the corn. Feared by the living, it is most unfortunate for the person that comes into contact with it. In fact, the villagers feared the sight of the white hare so much that the local farmers would only cross the bridge in groups of two or more after darkness had set in.

One of the greatest legends surrounding the bridge has always been the pretty little ghost girl that has been seen by hundreds of locals and visitors to the area. Her ghost has become a familiar presence in the lower regions of Holme Park where the palace once stood, but is now home to the Reading Blue Coat School. The young ghost girl is most often seen walking along the towpath beside the Thames where she frolics playfully and then, poof, she simply vanishes into the countryside.

One particularly creepy occurrence involves the eerie apparition of Miss Rich, who by most accounts has been seen jumping a high fence on Sonning Lane at the precise moment that the clock strikes twelve. The sight of her spirit is alarming to the living when you consider that she is dressed head to toe in 19th-century garb that mimics that of heavy drapery. Her stark-white face becomes illuminated during the full moon when her apparition appears to those around her as somewhat transparent.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
Sherri has lived in several haunted properties, including a morgue turned basement apartment. Instead of fearing the paranormal, she has opted to embrace, investigate and understand it.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
27th Jan 2015 (#)

Sherri, excellent article as always! I would never buy an estate where there was an apparition on the property. It's so unnerving to me. It's possible that everyone accepts the little girl on the bridge.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
27th Jan 2015 (#)

The are many spooky things we just cannot explain

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author avatar Retired
27th Jan 2015 (#)

I do like reading these stories of haunted houses.

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
27th Jan 2015 (#)

Interesting article. I'd love to own a haunted mansion!

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author avatar Jenny Heart
27th Jan 2015 (#)

Interesting and makes one think if this could happen .

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jan 2015 (#)

That is true coexistence for all of us - non interference in each other's affairs! Interesting indeed, Sherri - siva

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author avatar viewgreen
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Another interesting ghost story. Thank you for sharing this great article. :)

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author avatar Carol Roach
29th Jan 2015 (#)

wow what a nice place would love to visit

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author avatar Retired
29th Jan 2015 (#)

Some people will pay a lot more for a house with a real ghost!

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author avatar Retired
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

Nice house! Excellent article!

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author avatar Utah Jay
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

It looks so calm and quiet there, who would think that a ghost or two walked that bridge...But then it is in England, and England is a very old place...Great writing.

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author avatar Jenny Heart
3rd Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing this interesting piece

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author avatar Kingwell
15th Feb 2015 (#)

So much we don't understand. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Vickie Collins
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

I live in New Orleans, and before moving here visited often. I stayed in a guesthouse that seemed to be haunted by someone. clothes disappeared.

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