They are the eerie organists compelled to visit the place where they last played together, sisters bound for eternity to a church in Ipswich no longer used for worship but instead a place that celebrates the glory of the town.
In a redundant church in the village of Wattisham, an 18th century stone tablet bears witness to a story which gripped villagers in the mid 1700s: the curious and grisly tale of the family of six from Judgement Farm who all lost their feet.
Many claim that Walberswick is the most haunted village in not only Suffolk, but England – even author George Orwell had his own tale to tell about this coastal corner of the county when he spied a spectre in the churchyard.
Impressive stone walls illustrate just what a huge building this once was, fragments of the old refectory and kitchens have been identified along with a precinct wall and two gatehouses, an artist’s impression at the site reveals how the friary looked at the height of its prosperity.
As areas go, it is surely one of the most haunted in Britain - but while Borley Rectory grabs most of the headlines, it is nearby Brundon Hall that captures our imagination for today’s visit to Weird Suffolk.
It’s an ancient spot which marked precisely where the parishes of Kesgrave, Foxall, Brightwell and Martlesham parishes join, the crossroads where an unquiet spirit appears to anyone who foolishly tries to disturb him.
It sounds like the opening to a corny joke, but for those who worked at the Bird’s Eye factory in Lowestoft, and those who had worked or lived close to the site for hundreds of years beforehand, it was no laughing matter.
Mary I’s reign was steeped in controversy, tragedy and blood with the Tudor queen said to have been “the most unhappy lady in Christendom” – and in a quiet corner of Suffolk, some believe her legacy has thrown a curse over a field which refuses to yield a crop.
Other ghosts tend to stake their claim to a particular place or a particular time, but the Grey Lady of Bury St Edmunds doesn’t like to conform to stereotypes – she has been spotted all over the town and at different times of the year, making her Bury’s most famous (undead) resident.
Everyone knows that back seat drivers are the most annoying of passengers, but when the passenger in question is a manifestation of evil who tries to cause you to crash your car, it takes the concept to a whole new level.
He’s a ghost with a social conscience who angrily returns to Seckford Hall in Suffolk to protest the fact that the money he bequeathed to the local poor was actually embezzled by rich people who had no need for it.
If you have reason to be on The Causeway in Needham Market, take a moment to consider that you are taking the same journey as those who have given the bridle way its name for ‘causeway’ is a variation of ‘corpse-way’.
Through the darkness the devil dog of Suffolk came, red eyes glowing like hot coals against fur blacker than the night, a malevolent shadow in the Leiston graveyard whose presence hinted at misfortune in the future.
It’s considered bad luck to give knives to newly-weds, cross the path of a nun on your wedding day or for a bride to use her married name before the ceremony: but you’d think it would be good luck to spot a holy warrior king on your big day.
It’s a time-worn story of star-crossed lovers thwarted by a tyrant and a ghost unable to break free of the earthly chains that tie her to a certain wood – but this Thornham Magna spirit has a rose-tinted twist.