Shrieking Pits

Shrieking Pits
Shrieking Pits are Circular pits at Aylmerton in Norfolk, England, said to be haunted by a figure in white that emits shrieks and agonized cries. The pits are thought to be the remains of a prehistoric settlement. The structures were built below the ground and roofed with turf to form hillocks or mounds. Such hillocks are associated with fairies in folklore, and the Aylmerton pits are said to be haunted by them. Possible natural explanations for the eerie noises and sights are mist and the cries of birds.


  • Hole, Christina. Haunted England. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1940.



The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits– Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley – September 1, 2007

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