Bedfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
White Figure

Location: Greenfield - Greenfield Wesleyan Chapel (destroyed by fire in February 1962, subsequently rebuilt)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1962
Further Comments: It was reported that the chapel was haunted by a white figure which would slow disappear if approached, although one author speculated that it was most likely caused by reflections.


 
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.


 
Hand

Location: Houghton Conquest - Knife and Cleaver public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A barman's attention was drawn to the bookings diary as the pages began to turn themselves. He quickly left the area after spotting a strange hand that then appeared over his shoulder.


 
Party Girl

Location: Houghton Regis - Drury Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom young woman in a white party dress is reported to be barefoot.


 
Sound of Hooves & Screams

Location: Kempston - Kempston Manor (currently office space)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a family home, local legend has it that a child ran out of the manor to meet his mother and father who were returning for Christmas in a horse-drawn coach. The child was hit by the horses and died of his injuries. The anniversary of the event is marked by the reoccurring sounds of the tragedy.


 
Green Lady

Location: Kempston - Church Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a green lady is reported to appear when the mist rolls off from the nearby river. She is thought to have drowned in the river, though none can say exactly who she is.


 
Lady Snagge

Location: Kempston - Ladies Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly Lady Snagge is said to walk along this lane, as is the phantom of a young woman mourning the death of her boyfriend during the Civil War.


 
Headless Girl

Location: Kensworth - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area surrounding the church and the hill on which it sits is reputedly home to a phantom milkmaid who has lost her head in an unknown accident, and a ghostly witch. Another story associated with the church is that the structure was supposed to be erected on the common, but each night all construction materials were moved by an unseen hand to the top of the hill.


 
One Eye

Location: Kenworth - Footpath between Common Road and Hollicks Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom hound that haunts this area is said to be large, black, and in possession of only one eye.


 
Exorcism

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Ram public house (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An exorcism was carried out in this pub after staff and customers spotted a ghostly figure and experienced poltergeist-like behaviour, including one member of staff being grabbed.


 
Hitchhiker

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Peddar's Lane / Station Road area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A van driver who picked up a young, dark haired hitchhiker here reported that a few minutes into their journey the man had vanished.


 
Old Woman

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Bedford Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This elderly entity is said to stand over people as they sleep.


 
Slammer

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Buckingham Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Doors are heard slamming shut, normally before phantom footsteps stomp up and down the staircase.


 
Noisy Workshop

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Motorbike shop along Lake Street, and surrounding buildings
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: When Sid, the owner of the bike shop, extended his workshop in the early 1960s, it would appear that he woke this entity from its sleep. Neighbours complained about the noises coming from his building, even though it was devoid of life, and the one night Sid did work late, he witnessed items throw themselves around the room.


 
Old Tom

Location: Lilley - Lilley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Old Tom is said to make regular appearances in the pub, with staff and customers having fleeting glimpses of him before he vanishes. The building is also home to two female entities, one an old maid and the other a lady named Francis.


 
Workman

Location: Luton - The Alma cinema (no longer standing)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Pre 1960s
Further Comments: The Alma was thought to be cursed by locals who were forced to move from their homes so they could be demolished for the construction of the cinema. A construction worker fell to his death during the building work, and many felt that it was his ghostly presence that haunted The Alma.


 
Running Shadow

Location: Luton - Wardown Park entrance, Old Bedford Road, (heading towards Stockingstone Road)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 March 2012, 03:15h
Further Comments: Driving back after a nightshift, two witnesses spotted a black shadow run through the railings of the park on to the pavement. The driver slammed on the brakes, expecting the shadow to continue on to the road, but it vanished. The witnesses said the shadow had no features, but resembled the shadow of a tall man.


 
Housekeeper

Location: Luton - Museum & Art Gallery, Wardown Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Two engineers working overnight to fix the heating system spotted a woman in a dark dress with a large set of keys on her belt. She walked up the back staircase - the engineers tried to follow her, but she vanished. The following morning the building caretaker confirmed that no one else was in the building during the night. Several other people had heard disembodied footsteps on the same staircase, but had never seen who they belonged to. One local legend says that a Victorian housekeeper drowned herself nearby after a failed romance.


 
Factory Worker

Location: Luton - Skefco ball bearing factory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: Several times the ghost of a white woman managed to unnerve workers at the plant. She was thought to be the spirit of a former worker who died nine years previous.


 
Cold Mist

Location: Luton - Galley Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The site where criminals were hanged is still said to be home to many of their restless spirits. Strange cold mists are reported, and even on hot summer days there is a coldness and silence here.


 
Screen Six Shadows

Location: Luton - Cineworld cinema
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2003
Further Comments: Strange sounds, darting shadows and icy cold patches of air have all been blamed on the presence that may haunt cinema screen 6.


 
Late Night Worker

Location: Luton - Britannia House, Leagrave Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: One of the employees in this building refused to enter the building after encountering a white-haired, tall old man with very long fingernails. The phantom spoke to the employee, telling her that he once worked in the building but his wife left him because he worked late.


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