October - Paranormal Database Records

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Lady Fleetwood

Location: Fleetwood (Lancashire) - Rossall School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This pallid woman is reported to traverse the school grounds once a year.

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Sow with Litter

Location: Bransby (Lincolnshire) - Bonnewells Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This spectral sow with her young appears along this lane on Halloween. The same stretch of road is also haunted by a woman in a silken dress which rustles as she moves, and there have been reports of a shuck.

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Leaping Woman

Location: Amble (Northumberland) - Cliffs close to Cliff House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A ghostly woman leaps from these cliffs, fading away before she hits the sea below.

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Black Dog

Location: North Shields (Northumberland) - Milbourne Place, now Smith's Dockyards
Type: Shuck
Further Comments: The area near the docks is haunted by the ghost of a sailor who was murdered by his parents, who failed to recognise their own son after his many years at sea. He returns in the form of a large black dog, patrolling the area where the crime was committed.

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Roll Call

Location: Chirbury (Shropshire) - Church
Type: Legend
Further Comments: Those who walk twelve times around the church at midnight on this date shall hear the names of the villagers due to die within the following twelve months.

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Screaming

Location: Inverurie (Aberdeenshire) - Pittodrie House hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The cries for help heard only on Halloween emerge from the staircase. They may belong to a maid who was once caught in a fire which engulfed the building - she fell to her death trying to escape. A ghostly carriage pulled by a single horse haunts the driveway, while another spook has been reported in the library.

 


31 October (reoccurring)

Secret Meeting

Location: Maybole (Ayrshire) - Coves of Culzean
Type: Fairy
Further Comments: The little people are reported to gather here once a year for secret planning sessions.

 


31 October (reoccurring) Grey Ladies seen

Blind Peter

Location: Netley (Hampshire) - Netley Abbey ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: On Halloween three misty women appear and walk along the ruins walls. The sounds of bells can also be heard on this night. Another presence, Blind Peter, is less choosey on the date on which he appears, and wanders around the ruins of the abbey. There is a legend that a secret underground passage was sealed after the last man to enter it emerged shortly after, screaming 'block it up!' before dropping dead - the passage may be connected to the tales of treasure buried on site.

 


31 October (reoccurring) or Midsummer Eve

Those to Die

Location: Crowcombe (Somerset) - Church
Type: Other
Further Comments: Anyone watching the church at midnight on Halloween would see the spirits of those fated to die over the forthcoming twelve months.

 


31 October (reoccurring), last seen 1981?

Headless Monk

Location: Erith (Kent) - Lesnes Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The monk was caught with a woman and killed for his crime. The entity now returns once a year, and may have last been seen in 1981 by a teenager who would search the woods near the abbey for old pots and pipes. After returning home one night from the woods, the teenager reportedly spotted a monk in a brown robe holding a lantern on a hooked pole outside his window. The abbey is also home to phantom horsemen, and Roesia of Dover who is looking for her heart (it was buried here by her father).

 


31 October (reoccurring), Wedding party occurs

House with Glowing Windows

Location: Thirlmere (Cumbria) - Armboth Hall & Thirlmere lake
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Further Comments: After a murder of a newly wed bride, this house was left to fall into ruin - though some people reported that a glowing candle moves past various windows and a wedding party occurs. The Hall is now lost below the waters of the flooded valley of Thirlmere Lake, which is home to a phantom dog which swims through the water.

 


October / November (reoccurring)

Man in Black

Location: Dilton Marsh (Wiltshire) - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Wearing long black leather boots and coat with a wide brimmed hat, this phantom man is said to swagger towards the Prince of Wales pub but vanishes just prior to arriving.

 


October 31 (Reoccurring)

Wine Smashing

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Court Oak public house, Harborne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Nicknamed Corky by visitors to the Court Oak, this phantom is said to smash bottles of cheap wine in the cellar. Corky is also said to manifest behind the counter, appearing in the form of a male in his sixties.

 


October and November (reoccurring)

Chimes without Wind

Location: Beenham (Berkshire) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: One resident reported that around this time of year strange things would happen - wind chimes in the bathroom would be vigorously shaken, lights flick on, and a young man has been spotted in a former bedroom.

 


Starting October, lasting for six months (reoccurring)

Suicidal Person

Location: Stapleford (Sussex) - Cross Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: During this six month time span, doors rattle and objects propel themselves through the air. The story is that the disturbance is caused by the ghost of a suicide, though there is no evidence to prove this.

 


Varies: 31 October & 2 November (reoccurring)

Fire

Location: Warminster (Wiltshire) - Cley Hill
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Further Comments: Several witnesses have reported seeing large burning fires on the hills, with figures dancing around them, talking and singing loudly in an unrecognised language. When investigated, there is never any evidence of the fire or figures. A legend says the hill was created by the Devil, who threw down a pile of dirt on the spot after being led to believe that it would take him several years to reach Devizes.

 

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