Bedfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

Green Man

Location: Stotfold - Fairfield Hospital (was The Three Counties Asylum), now private flats
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A member of staff reported seeing a man wearing a green staff uniform walking towards the hospital who vanished without trace. Footsteps would also be heard from empty rooms, wheelchairs moved unaided, door handles turned without human hand nearby and locked windows would be found open.

Blue Man

Location: Studham - Studham Common
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1967
Further Comments: This bearded figure, short in stature and wearing a tall hat, vanished into a strange yellow mist while watched by seven boys.

Time for Breakfast

Location: Thurleigh - Thurleigh Airfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: One man reported smelling a full English breakfast being cooked, though he was in the middle of an empty car park. He was later told that the location where he stood was once the site of mess tents. Other places on the airfield have their own ghosts. The Officer's Mess is home to ghostly footsteps, while policemen patrolling the airfield once peered into an empty hut, only to see a group of wartime airmen playing cards!

The Captain

Location: Toddington - Bedford Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: More often heard walking in the upper parts of the building than seen, the few witnesses who have spotted 'The Captain' say he is a large bearded man wearing a seafaring uniform.


Location: Toddington - Conger Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Shrove Tuesday (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The church bell is rung between 11:00h and 11:15h every Shrove Tuesday. During this time, if one places their ear to the ground on Conger Hill, a witch can be heard boiling her cauldron and preparing her pancakes.

The Landlord's Daughter

Location: Toddington - The Bell public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Poltergeist activity in the kitchen is blamed on a former landlord's daughter who died in the room after a fit. It is reported that one landlord left in 1995 after being repeatedly woken at night by an unseen presence, and his replacement actually spotted the girl's apparition.


Location: Totternhoe - Five Knolls (barrows)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Barrows still present
Further Comments: There are actually seven barrows at Five Knolls, and legend has them contain former kings. During a seventeenth century witch trial, local woman Elizabeth Pratt claimed to have met the Devil at the site.

Former Witch

Location: Wilden - Road between Wilden and Ravensden
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1873
Further Comments: This phantom old woman, dressed in black clothing, haunts the road between her former village and the neighbouring one. Her face is said to be pure malevolence.

Ghastly Woman in Black

Location: Willesden - Road connecting Willesden & Ravensden
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870s
Further Comments: Seen by a mother and daughter, this figure glided along the grass verge; dressed in heavy black clothing, the figure was said to look more like a man than a woman.


Location: Willington - Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to belong to a man whose body was found buried on site, these footfalls are often accompanied by a soft ringing.


Location: Woburn - Antiques centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghost dressed in Victorian attire is reputed to haunt this antiques shop.

White Lady

Location: Woburn - The Inn (was the Bedford Arms Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The misty white lady is not alone in her haunting of this building. A ghostly figure is also reported to sit by the fireplace smoking a pipe, a little phantom dog by his side.


Location: Woburn - Woburn Abbey, Crypt
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Witnessed by the Duchess of Bedford, a man in a brown habit was watched walking around the crypt. The area is also haunted by a man sporting a top hat, who may have drowned in the nearby lake - it is unknown whether this was accident, suicide or murder.


Location: Wootton - Chequers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A few staff have seen a potential customer, standing at the bar, out of the corner of their eye. Turning to serve them, the figure has always vanished.

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