September (and Autumn) - Paranormal Database Records

 


03 September (reoccurring)

Devil

Location: Brampton (Hereford & Worcester) - Brampton Bryan Park
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Further Comments: Local legend says that on the day Cromwell died, the park was laid to waste as the Devil passed though it to collect the soul due to him. Now, once a year, Old Nick rides out and returns to the park to ravage it once more.

 


08 September (reoccurring)

Archdeacon Bulkeley?

Location: Dublin (County Dublin) - Area around Old Bawn Road and the Dodder
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Said to either be driven by or containing Archdeacon Bulkeley, a coach drawn by six headless horses containing two passengers together with two footmen, drives through this area of Dublin. Anyone who spots the coach is said to die within 366 days.

 


08 September (reoccurring)

John and Amy

Location: Flordon Tasburgh (Norfolk) - Rainthrorpe Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Early evening of 8 September, a ghostly pair meet in the gardens of the hall, named by some as Amy Robsart and either John Appleyard (her half brother) or Robert Dudley (her husband). The date of the manifestation is the day Amy died after falling down the staircase at Cumnor Place.

 


12 September (reoccurring)

Janet Dalrymple

Location: Bladnoch (Dumfries and Galloway) - Baldoon Castle ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: On her wedding night, Janet went insane; she stabbed her husband several times, and had to be dragged away by servants. Janet's husband survived, though she died shortly after - the date on which her shade returns to the scene of her outburst.

 


13 September (reoccurring)

Murdered Women

Location: Selkirk (Borders) - Newark Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The castle is said to contain the souls of the women and children murdered by brutal soldiers at the site, who are heard once a year.

 


21 September (reoccurring)

Edward II Screams

Location: Berkeley (Gloucestershire) - Berkeley Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Murdered on orders of his wife Queen Isabella (her fate is documented elsewhere in this database), the anniversary of the King's death is marked by his screams echoing around the castle.

 


28 September, St Michael's Eve (reoccurring)

Sir Walter

Location: Sherborne (Dorset) - Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Sir Walter Raleigh is said to appear here once a year, near a tree that was named after him. Other ghosts claimed to haunt the castle include horses and a ghostly child. At one time, it was thought the castle was cursed, as ill fortune befell several of the owners.

 


30 September (reoccurring)

Mad Jack

Location: Atcham (Shropshire) - Mytton and Mermaid Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: John 'Mad Jack' Mytton was a local eccentric who lived with 2000 dogs and 60 cats while drinking six bottles of port per day. His money eventually ran out and he died in a debtors prison. However, once a year on his birthday, his ghost is reputed to visit the hotel that has now taken his name.

 


Autumn (reoccurring)

Female in Old Attire

Location: Macclesfield (Cheshire) - Gawsworth Hall and general area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This female form is reported to drift around the courtyard of this hall, and has also been reported patrolling nearby lanes and in the churchyard. Some have named her as Mary Fitton, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I.

 


Autumn (reoccurring)

Pirates

Location: Dalgety Bay (Fife) - St Bridget's Kirk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Phantom pirates are supposed to haunt this ruined area.

 


Autumn (reoccurring)

Drifting Nun

Location: Fawkham Green (Kent) - Pennis Lane
Type: Curse
Further Comments: Appearing at dusk, the figure of a nun has been reported floating down this lane. Her skull is housed at Pennis Farm and it is said if the object is ever removed a great curse will befall the valley.

 


Autumn (reoccurring)

Sarah Preston

Location: Boston (Lincolnshire) - Boston Stump (tower of St Botolph's parish church)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: In one version of the ghost story, Sarah is seen to leap from the tower of the church holding a young child, vanishing just before hitting the ground. Another variation has Sarah dying of the plague - she was blamed for bringing the black death in the town by her adulterous ways, and her cries of 'pestilence!' can still be heard as she running towards the church.

 


Autumn and winter (reoccurring)

Green Train

Location: Manchester (Lancashire) - Fairfield Railway Station, Audenshaw
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Said to appear around sunset and visible from Booth Road, an old-looking green train several carriages long disappears if anyone moves too close. A tunnel that has been filled in is said to be home to a disembodied voice that calls out the name Mary.

 


Autumn evenings (reoccurring)

Poacher with Bag

Location: Wadhurst (Sussex) - Beggars Bush, Bestbeech Hill Crossroads area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This thieving ghost in a tan coloured coat is seen struggling along the road, his brown sack bulging with stolen food.

 


Autumn months, 02:00h (reoccurring)

Coach Arriving

Location: Dartmouth (Devon) - The Royal Castle Hotel, The Quay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Early morning, during the time of golden leaves, the sound of a horse and coach can be heard coming to a stop outside the hotel. There are sounds of someone jumping on board, before the hooves can be heard pulling away. One of the bedrooms may be haunted by a robed figure, and the sounds of two people fighting can be heard in the courtyard.

 


Autumn nights (reoccurring)

Fighting and Singing

Location: Nether Stowey (Somerset) - Dowsborough (aka Danesborough or Dawesbury) Camp
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The sounds of a young child singing have been reported here in the past, as have the sounds of soldiers crooning and chanting before starting to fight.

 


Pre 1924, said to be most active between 29 September and 24 December

Hobby Lanterns

Location: Dunwich (Suffolk) - Paths around Dunwich
Type: Other
Further Comments: Will-o-the-Wisps, known locally as Hobby Lanterns, were said to lure people off the paths at night after extinguishing the victim's own light source.

 


September (reoccurring)

Peg Sneddle

Location: Crackenthorpe (Cumbria) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Further Comments: Peg Sneddle, or Elizabeth Sleddall as she was known in life, would manifest prior to a death in the Machell family (she was married to a Machell, but used her maiden name after his premature death). This ceased when her body was hidden under a large rock in the nearby river, though it would reappear every year in September. A phantom coach and four also haunts the same area.

 


September (reoccurring)

Lady in Black

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Manorbier Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This feminine figure dressed in black seems to appear near the gatehouse.

 


September (reoccurring)

Grenadier Climbing Stairs

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - The Grenadier public house, Wilton Row
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This young trooper was killed after it was discovered he cheated in a card game in the public house - the grenadier only appears in the month of September, as he walks around the building, looking into rooms and pacing along corridors.

 


September (reoccurring)

Monk

Location: Minster (Kent) - Old Oake Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This strange looking figure of a monk always appears as if silhouetted behind an intense light. He is always heard before manifesting, shuffling feet marking his appearance.

 


September (reoccurring)

Princess Alice

Location: Thamesmead (Kent) - Thames River
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: When a collier rammed a pleasure boat (the Princess Alice) here in 1878, over 600 people died - many of them being poisoned by the outflow of London's sewage which emerged from a pipe by the accident site. Their pitiful cries for help can sometimes be heard around the time of the accident.

 


Varies: 11 July, 14 September (reoccurring)

Fighting Galleons

Location: Breydon Water (Norfolk) - Waters of the Boards
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The first set of ships to haunt this area is said to be a fleet of galleons heading towards Burgh Castle. The second is a battle between a pirate ship and two smaller vessels.

 


Varies: 24 June & 18 September (Reoccurring)

Bishop of Brundall on Barge

Location: Brundall (Norfolk) - River
Type: Legend
Further Comments: Sailing up the river, the Bishop's barge is covered with fine cloth and silk, and contains 28 rowers. He is said to bless any ill people that he sails by.

 


Varies: reputedly during August & September, but last seen May 1983

Victorian Woman

Location: Sudeley (Gloucestershire) - Sudeley Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: It is always around these two months that a ghostly housemaid is seen cleaning and dusting, dressed in Victorian working garb. A visiting American Professor reported encountering her during a visit to the castle. Other reported ghosts here include a woman in a green dress and a man with a hawk perched on his arm.

 

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