17/05/2012 13:31 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Mum And Baby Son Driven From Dream Home By GHOSTS

Mum and baby son driven from dream home by GHOSTS MEN

A terrified mum has been forced from her dream cottage by GHOSTS.

Vanessa Mitchell, 37, has fled her quaint two-bedroom home in St Osyth, Essex, after spooky goings-on made her life hell.

The frightened mum claims that fearsome phantoms hit her, pulled her hair, tried to shove her visitors down the stairs and moved things around the 500-year-old building.

The sinister spirits even made creepy blood spots appear in the hall of the characterful wood-beamed house.

But worst of all, just four months after the birth of her baby boy, Jesse, Vanessa saw a male apparition standing over his cot.

After putting up with the unwelcome spectres for three years, single-mum Vanessa has finally decided enough is enough and quit her home.

She is now going to give ghost tours of the cottage - which was once a prison for witches - to cover the cost of her mortgage.

Paranormal expert Chris Palmer told The Sun that the cottage had 'one of the most negative atmospheres I've ever come across'.

Scary stuff - or just a ghost story? Have you had a ghostly encounter?