Buckinghamshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Monks

Location: Bradwell - Former Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s and 1970s
Further Comments: It was reported that monks would be sighted in a spinney by a large carp pond.


 
 


Priest

Location: Buckingham - Castle House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The body of the priest was found in a concealed priest hole early in the twentieth century - it was thought to be around four hundred years old. Since then, the phantom image of a holy man has been seen walking the building.


 
 


Quaker

Location: Buckingham - Old Market House, High Street (currently a restaurant)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This building is haunted by a tall female Quaker wearing a black dress with high collar. She is more likely to be encountered in the upper parts of the building, though has been known to tap men on the shoulder while they stand in the men's toilets.


 
 


Silent Stagecoach

Location: Chalfont St Peter - Amersham Road and Greyhound Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty nights
Further Comments: An old fashioned stagecoach pulled by a team of ghostly horses passes along this road and vanishes as it pulls up at the Greyhound Inn.


 
 


Fiddler

Location: Chalfont St Peter - White Hart public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989
Further Comments: A former landlord can sometimes be heard playing the violin, deep within the heart of the building. Phantom footfalls have also been reported.


 
 


Footfalls

Location: Chenies - Chenies Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heavy footsteps have been reported in various parts of this house, as have softer sounds that resemble someone moving with an injured leg. The door leading to a secret room is opened and closed by an unseen hand.


 
 


Fast Moving Man

Location: Chesham - Country lane close to the rail station
Type: Other
Date / Time: December 2010
Further Comments: Occupiers of a van travelling at fifty miles per hour along this road encountered a tall man dressed in brown old fashioned clothing who ran out from a slip road and continued to travel down the central reservation, moving faster than the witnesses.


 
 


Man in Black

Location: Chesham - Pednor Bottom
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Not known
Further Comments: Within the space of a week, two motorcyclists reported a strange figure dressed in black who leapt from a gate into their path, only to vanish on impact.


 
 


Kicking

Location: Chesham - Rail station
Type: Other
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A member of staff in the toilets kicked a cubical door to check whether it was locked - it was, but no one was inside. As the staff member went to leave the room, there was a loud 'kick' from inside the cubical.


 
 


Pigs

Location: Cholesbury - Iron Age hillfort
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Moonless nights
Further Comments: These phantom animals, said to be small in stature, have been heard fighting and snorting on this ancient site.


 
 


Moses Hatto

Location: Cippenham - Area near Burnham Abbey Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The spirit of this murderer is condemned to walk the area near his crime.


 
 


The Flincher

Location: Cliveden - Cliveden Canadian War Memorial Hospital (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Dates unknown, but was most common on Mondays
Further Comments: Several shades were said to haunt this building, including a one legged soldier who roamed the north end of the main corridor (the ghost made babies cry if he appeared in the maternity ward), and an entity known as 'The Flincher' who had been seen in the southern part of the hospital. This ghost had chased people out of the building with a crash and a loud shriek.


 
 


Green Man

Location: Cryers Hill - Four Ashes Lane, outside the local crematorium
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 1986
Further Comments: This strange looking figure has been observed twice on different occasions - both reports described the entity as having no hands and being dressed in green, though while one witness said the figure had a green face and stood just over five foot high, the other stated it had no head at all and was seven feet tall.


 
 


John Mayne

Location: Dinton - Folly close to A-road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mayne, said to have been King Charles I's executioner, spent the last years of his life in a cave in this area after being stripped of his property and funds. His ghost is said to haunt the folly, even though it was constructed many years after his death.


 
 


Medieval Man

Location: Ellesborough - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970
Further Comments: On several occasions during the twentieth century, a tall man in medieval dress was spotted in the church.


 
 


Tall Man

Location: Ellesborough - Church of St Peter and St Paul
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Dressed in medieval clothing, this tall ghost has reportedly been observed by several of the church attendees.


 
 


Rolling Barrels

Location: Fenny Stratford - Old Bull public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former landlord who would enter the cellar and find barrels and other stored items moved around decided to sprinkle powder across the floor - the barrels continued to be moved, but no footsteps were left.


 
 


Black Animal

Location: Fingest - Road between Fingest and Skirmett
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black dog-like animal was once said to stand under a tree along this road, snarling at travellers.


 
 


Locked Gate

Location: Fingest - St Bartholomew's Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Gate still stands
Further Comments: It is said to be a guarantee of a successful marriage if the bridegroom carries his new wife over the locked church gate.


 
 


Henry Burghersh

Location: Fingest - Woods around the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Bishop Burghersh (or Burgwash) was condemned by his God to haunt the forest for stealing land from the local peasants.


 
 


Horse and Cart

Location: Fulmer - Ford running through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heard near the ford, several people have reported the clip clop of hooves and the grind of an old cart.


 
 


Armed Rider

Location: Gerrards Cross - Area around the Bull Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 10 February 1984
Further Comments: While walking home from the Bull Hotel, Dave Robson heard the thumping of hooves approach him. Within moments, a dark cloaked figure wearing a big hat and holding a gun dashed by on horseback before vanishing near a group of trees.


 
 


Woman in White

Location: Godley Green - Road from Gee Cross
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1906
Further Comments: Not a 'normal' post-mortem apparition; a woman returning to see her ill brother watched as a ghostly white woman left the building in which her brother lay. She soon discovered her brother had passed away seconds before her arrival.


 
 


Devil

Location: Great Kimble - Chequers Park - Cymbeline's Mount (or Castle)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Anyone who runs around this ancient work seven times will bump into Old Nick at the end of their journey.


 
 


Sir John

Location: Great Missenden - Chiltern Hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Upon his death, Sir John de Plessis reportedly requested that he be buried upright, sitting on top of his favourite steed. The executors of his will made it so, and Sir John has since been seen riding along the hillside. The same story is attributed to a Captain Backhouse, though his haunting stopped after being dug up and laid out traditionally. A female phantom rider has also been reported haunting the area, her head sitting on her lap.


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