The most famous ghost dates back to 1643, when the first sighting was spotted. The Earl of Newcastle was staying at Bolling Hall overnight just before an attack on the people. He was the head of the Royalist army at the time and had ordered his men to kill everyone in the town (as it was back then).
During the night, the earl felt the bed covers being pulled away from him and he woke to a woman at the bottom of the bed. This ghost was wringing her hands, pleading him to “pity poor Bradford.” She wanted to save her people and she did. The next morning, his orders were changed to only kill those who put up armed resistance. In the end, there is a record of just 10 being killed in the town.
She now haunts the “Blue Room,” which was under construction for a number of years when I was younger. The whole of Bolling Hall is a mixture of different time periods, after the building feel into disrepair a number of times. The Blue Room needed updating to make it safe for tourists. I still remember looking through the window, waiting impatiently for it to finally be finished so I could hear all the stories of the woman.
Other ghosts in Bolling Hall include a woman who fell (was maybe pushed) over the balcony and a group of Parliamentarian officers on the ground. Many in the past have reported hearing women talking and have heard a baby crying. Unfortunately, I’ve never heard or witnessed any of them, but there is certainly a creepy feeling of people watching you when you’re in a room alone.