Borley Rectory, Essex, England
Given that it was built on the very place where a pair of star-crossed lovers met their tragic end, perhaps Borley Rectory, named the "most haunted place" in England, was destined to be tormented. According to legend, in the 13th century a young nun fell in love with a monk who attended the monastery. Spurred by their passion, the young couple attempted to elope but were discovered and severely punished for their sins. The young nun was immured alive in the walls of the monastery, her beloved hanged.
The first ghost sightings at the rectory -- including a headless man, a girl dressed in white, and, most famously, a nun -- were reported throughout the early 20th century and then investigated in 1929 by famed ghost hunter Harry Price, whose account was published in the Daily Mirror. The sightings continued and Marianne Foyster, whose family lived in the rectory building for five years during the 1930s, claimed that she had to regularly dodge flying household items that were purportedly tossed in her direction by unseen hands. She also received messages written on the walls and scraps of paper, each note pleading with her: "Marianne, please help get." Though the rectory burned down in 1939 and its ruins were demolished in 1944, the grounds are still frequented by ghost hunters.