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Polstead's eerie 1827 murder in 'very haunted' county of Suffolk covered in new ghost book by Saxmundham author




Saxmundham author John West has released a new book about ghost stories, with the foreword written by Uri Gellar.

Britain’s Haunted Heritage covers ghost stories from across the country, including Polstead’s red barn murder.

William Corder was found guilty of murdering his lover Maria Marten in the barn and burying her body there.

Britain's Haunted Heritage is available now on Amazon and in Waterstones (28068854)
Britain's Haunted Heritage is available now on Amazon and in Waterstones (28068854)

Miss Marten's mother is said to have dreamed of the murder, which led to the discovery of the body.

Corder was captured in London, convicted, and hanged in 1828.

There is a red barn exhibit at Moyse's Hall Museum (28070271)
There is a red barn exhibit at Moyse's Hall Museum (28070271)

Moyse’s Hall museum has an exhibit about the story and plans to stock the new book, which is already on sale in Waterstones and on Amazon.

Mr West described Suffolk as “a very haunted county.”