December (including winter) - Paranormal Database Records

 


04 December (reoccurring)

Cries of the Trapped

Location: SE13 (Greater London) - Lewisham Station, & St Johns area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A crash in 1957, caused partly by fog, killed ninety people and injured over one hundred. It is their cries which can be heard on the anniversary on the accident.

 


19 December (reoccurring)

Emily

Location: Haworth (Yorkshire) - Haworth Parsonage, surrounding moor land, the path to Bronte waterfall, and former Weaver's Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The famous abode of the Bronte Sisters, it is Emily who now haunts the grounds, her head bowed as in deep thought and meditation. She suddenly vanishes of anyone comes too close. The apparition may appear several days either side of the date given.

 


20 December (reoccurring)

Footfalls Down the Stairs

Location: Great Baddow (Essex) - White Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The site of a murder on a distant 20th December has resulting in the ghostly footsteps coming down the attic stairs in this pub.

 


21 December (reoccurring)

Meeting Point

Location: Bishops Castle (Shropshire) - Stiperstones (aka Stiper Stones)
Type: Legend
Further Comments: It is a curious local legend that states that once a year all the ghosts in the UK meet at the stones, one assumes for their AGM..!

 


21 or 22 December (Winter Solstice) (reoccurring)

White Lady

Location: Lower Boscaswell (Cornwall) - Pendeen Vau, aka Pendeen Fogou
Type: Legend
Further Comments: This figure in white holds a red rose in her mouth, and turns and walks into the fogou. Some say to see her will bring misfortune, and anyone foolish enough to follow her... well, no one has done.

 


23 October (reoccurring), also 23 December 1642, lasting several nights

Battle of Edgehill Repeating

Location: Edgehill (Warwickshire) - Kineton
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Further Comments: A bloody battle of the English Civil War, the fighting repeated itself for several successive nights in 1642, in front of dozens of witnesses. More recently, sounds of battle have been reported, though the visuals are not forthcoming. The date of the more recent battle sounds is said to be 23 October.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Sound of Hooves & Screams

Location: Kempston (Bedfordshire) - Kempston Manor (currently office space)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
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.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Farmer on Pony Back

Location: Egremont (Cumbria) - Tarpot area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This old man vanished without trace when returning home from an inn on a long forgotten Christmas Eve - both he and his ride are occasionally seen on the anniversary of the mystery.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Farm Girl

Location: Brough (Derbyshire) - Traveller's Rest public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The pub is haunted by a local farm girl who died after falling down the stairs trying to escape a drunken labourer on Christmas Eve. A phantom woman in black has also been seen drifting around the inn holding a large set of old fashioned keys.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Harp Player

Location: Stubley (Derbyshire) - Stubley Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Appearing once a year, the shade of Fatima gently pucks her harp strings. A Roundhead has been reported less regularly, while a young girl skips around the fields outside.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Abigail in her Carriage

Location: High Laver (Essex) - Main road through village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Abigail Masham spent her remaining years in the village. Her residence now gone, she passes through the village in a carriage once a year to have a quick sad look at where her house once stood before disappearing.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Sound of Silver

Location: Evesham (Hereford & Worcester) - River
Type: Legend
Further Comments: Hidden in the river when the local abbey was closed for business in 1539, the silver bells still sing their song around Christmas.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Anne Boleyn

Location: Hever (Kent) - Bridge over the Eden
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Boleyn's spirit crosses the bridge once a year. The area is also haunted by a farmer, robbed and murdered nearby.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Gilbert

Location: Marden (Kent) - Road to Hawkhurst
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Gilbert, an eighteenth century highwayman who tried to rob a coach, was stabbed to death by one of the occupants after she recognised him as having killed her brother. The killing drove the woman mad. The scene was said to silently reenact every Christmas Eve.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Grey Monk

Location: Salford (Lancashire) - Kersal Cell
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The misty shade of a monk appears but once a year.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Black Lady

Location: Bradley (Lincolnshire) - Bradley Woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Said by some to be a phantom nun and by others to be a woodsman's wife, local legend says this woman dressed in black will appear on Christmas Eve if one calls out 'Black Lady, Black Lady, I've stolen your baby!'.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Lost Lady

Location: Brigg (Lincolnshire) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: An old lady who left her house to beg for money to buy her Christmas lunch became lost in the snow and fog, and froze to death. Her ghost is sometimes seen, asking for directions home.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Lost Bell

Location: Shrewsbury (Shropshire) - Bomere Pool
Type: Legend
Further Comments: A village once stood here, but as the villagers mocked God, He sent forth a storm that flooded the area. The church bell can now be heard pealing once a year. So the story goes.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Radley

Location: Halam (Nottinghamshire) - Valley southeast of village
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Further Comments: The buried village of Radley is hidden somewhere in this area, and long vanished church bells can be heard on Christmas Eve.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Coach & Four

Location: Sandford on Thames (Oxfordshire) - Fields around the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Driven by a headless horseman, a coach moving at breakneck speed pulled by four horses tear around fields near the village on the night before Christmas.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Coach

Location: Holford (Somerset) - Normansland driveway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Appearing on the stroke of midnight, this coach pulled by a team of black horses circles the driveway before mysteriously vanishing again.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Old Blunderhazard

Location: Barsham (Suffolk) - Between Barsham and Norwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Once per year, just before Christmas, a ghostly member of the Blennerhassett family leaves the village in a coach pulled by headless horses. The phantom would travel to Hassett's Tower in Norwich before returning home before sunrise.

 


24 December (Reoccurring)

Headless Horseman

Location: Beccles (Suffolk) - Roos Hall driveway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Pulled by headless horses, a coach is said to arrive by the front door every Christmas Eve. A local legend says that on an inside wall of the hall, in a bedroom cupboard, there is the imprint of the Devil's hoof branded into solid brick. Another tale says there is a window at the hall which always opens itself, even if locked shut.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Screaming Horses

Location: Wythall (West Midlands) - Black Greve Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Locals say that the horses belonged to a Roman chariot; the driver lost control in the ice and snow, and the entire team fell into a deep ditch and died.

 


24 December (reoccurring)

Red Eared Pigs

Location: Calcutt (Wiltshire) - A419?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Several small white swine with red ears cross the road once a year on Christmas Eve.

 

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