Bedfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Chime

Location: Bedford - Willington Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of footsteps and the soft ringing of a bell haunt this old building.


 
 


Locked In

Location: Beeston - The Cross public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Customers have reported being trapped in the toilets after an unseen hand locks them in. Bottles of spirits have been known to fall off the shelves for no reason, and the taps on beer barrels are turned off.


 
 


Singer

Location: Biggleswade - Golden Pheasant public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Singing has been reported coming from an empty bar, and footsteps have been heard in other vacant areas.


 
 


Stable Boy

Location: Bletsoe - Falcon Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dying after falling from a hayloft, this young stable lad is now thought to haunt the kitchen area. He is blamed when small items go missing, often reappearing a short time later.


 
 


Sir Lewis Dyve

Location: Bromham - St Owen church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dyve is said to walk inside the church to ensure his boots and sword remain inside. The churchyard is also home to the phantom laughter of children.


 
 


Galloping Horses

Location: Chellington - Carlton Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A pair of galloping horses are said to charge down the hill, vanishing as they approach the bottom.


 
 


Hooded Monk

Location: Clophill - Between Haynes Church End and Clophill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: A hooded monk on horseback holding a lantern was seen by a man delivering newspapers in the early hours of the morning. He said that the horse passed straight through his car.


 
 


Pregnant Nun

Location: Clophill - Chicksands Priory (currently owned by the Ministry of Defence)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 17 August (reoccurring), last seen 1960
Further Comments: After a secret liaison with a male superior, Bertha Rosaca became pregnant - her spirit now appears once a year in protest of her subsequent treatment. The spirit, when last seen, wore black and disappeared through a wall.


 
 


Sophie

Location: Clophill - St Mary's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A woman named Sophie is thought to be one of the ghosts that haunt this church. Her coffin was discovered hidden in the nave. A World War One air force mechanic named George is also thought to wander around the headstones, looking for his friend's grave. The church was heavily vandalised in the 1960s and 1970s, with a grave being opened and the human remains placed in a ritual circle - maybe because of this activity, many people report the church has an oppressive atmosphere.


 
 


Vanishing Car

Location: Comworth - Honeydon Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa late 1980s / early 1990s
Further Comments: Five occupants of a car driving along this road spotted another car a short distance in front of them. The vehicle ahead followed the winding road around a cutting; as the car behind did the same, the occupants realised that the other car had vanished, with nowhere to turn off or pull over.


 
 


Sailor

Location: Cople - Five Bells public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Smoking a pipe and wearing his hair in a pigtail, the ghost of a sailor was seen several times by a former landlady as he sat by the fireplace.


 
 


Floating Hat

Location: Cranfield - Buttercup Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: Two men walking along the lane watched a legless and armless shape wearing a large hat drifting along. They stated the entity stood just over two metres in height and changed colour from white to black.


 
 


Lady Snagge

Location: Cranfield - Wood End Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While riding her horse, Lady Snagge was decapitated by a thin piece of rope pulled across the road by robbers who plundered her body before leaving it. Snagge's ghost is still reported as it repeats her final journey, sometimes with head intact, and sometimes without.


 
 


Two Cricketers

Location: Dunstable - A5 between Markyate and Dunstable
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1958
Further Comments: The lost spirits of two cricketers have been seen walking along this road, heading towards the Pack Horse public house. They are thought to have been killed in a road traffic accident while travelling back from a cricket match.


 
 


Shaker

Location: Dunstable - Benedictine monastery, ruins across from the Priory Gates
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: An archaeologist staying on this site in a caravan awoke one night as his vehicle started to shake. Leaping out of bed, ready to face down young hooligans, the archaeologist stepped from the caravan - only to see a ghostly hooded monk.


 
 


Headless Soldier

Location: Dunstable - Black Horse public house (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A barmaid was left disturbed after encountering a headless man in the bar area. The decapitated figure wore a Civil War uniform.


 
 


Resting Kings

Location: Dunstable - Five Knolls
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: It was once believed that a king lay under each of these prehistoric barrows, though a female skeleton was discovered during one excavation during the 1920s.


 
 


Prior

Location: Dunstable - Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former occupier of the priory is still thought to walk around the property.


 
 


Stable Boy

Location: Dunstable - Victoria public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This young lad is thought to haunt the rear of the building where the stables once stood. He lost his job after an injury that prevented him from returning to work.


 
 


CCTV Figures

Location: Dunstable - White Swan public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Staff monitoring the security cameras here have seen a figure walk across the bar, even though the area is empty. Video tape has failed to record these occurrences.


 
 


Medium Man

Location: Dunton - March Hare public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 June 2008
Further Comments: A ghostly figure of a man, standing around 1.7 metres tall was seen briefly in a doorway before vanishing.


 
 


Cat on the Wall

Location: Eggington - White House, an old people's home
Type: ABC
Date / Time: October 1995
Further Comments: Seen sitting on the wall several times during October, residents called the police when the large cat looked like it was going to have a face off with their pet cat.


 
 


Old Housekeeper

Location: Flitwick - Flitwick Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One of the ghosts that has taken up residence at the hotel is a former housekeeper. She has been spotted wearing a black Victorian dress and a white cap. One witness said she looked like she was crying. Another suggestion is that the ghost is actually the wife of former owner John Thomas Brooks, who never really recovered from the premature death of her daughter in 1848.


 
 


Dan Orpin

Location: Harrold - Oakley Arms
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Orpin was the landlord here during the 1930s and 40s. Some people still claim to see him standing by the bar holding a cigarette and a drink.


 
 


Mag

Location: Hockliffe - Mag Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity has been nicknamed Headless Mag - she is thought to have been a local witch, and her misty form now drifts along the road looking for people to scare.


 

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