Weather Dependent - Paranormal Database Records

 


Weather dependent: After a storm

Headless Horses

Location: Long Compton (Warwickshire) - Long Compton Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A coach pulled by six headless horses is said to travel up the hill. There are also vague reports of a shuck-like dog that runs in the same area. Another ghost, that of a scary old woman with matted black hair, was also reported here in 1973.

 


Weather Dependent: Before stormy weather

Storm Warning

Location: Zennor (Cornwall) - Tinner's Arms
Type: Poltergeist
Further Comments: This poltergeist could be little more than faulty wiring, as it only becomes active just before the area is hit by electrical storms.

 


Weather Dependent: Before stormy weather

Stolen Bell

Location: St David's (Dyfed) - Cathedral and Whitesand Bay
Type: Legend
Further Comments: The largest bell was stolen from the building by imps disguised as men, and transported out to sea where it was dropped into the Whitesand Bay. The bell still rings just before a storm, as a warning to nearby fishermen to return home.

 


Weather Dependent: Calm nights

Swallowed Sounds

Location: Aberdyfi (Gwynedd) - Off coast
Type: Legend
Further Comments: The bells of a church which was swallowed by the sea can sometimes be heard when the weather is right.

 


Weather Dependent: Clear moonlit nights (horseman)

Decapitated Horseman

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Ashton Court Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Ashton Court is best known for its ghostly headless horseman, though there are also reports of grey ladies and a phantom hound.

 


Weather Dependent: Clear nights

Grey Lady

Location: Ruthin (Clwyd) - Ruthin Castle (hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This spook was married to a fifteenth century steward at the castle - she decapitated her husband when she discovered him with a younger woman. In turn, she was beheaded for the act of revenge, and now makes fleeting appearances at the former fortress. A man in armour is also occasionally reported.

 


Weather Dependent: Clear nights

Black Aggie

Location: Dunbar (Lothian) - Dunbar Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The flitting ghost of the Patrick, ninth Earl of Dunbar, has been spotted around the ruins of Dunbar castle. Bagpipes have also been heard coming from the empty ramparts.

 


Weather Dependent: Cold winter nights

Red Eyed Sailor

Location: Faversham (Kent) - Shipwrights Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Having died as a result of a shipping accident, the phantom sailor now appears on icy nights. His favourite trick is to open the front door and walk in, only to disappear moments later, leaving only a strange disconcerting odour.

 


Weather Dependent: Dark stormy nights

Thirsty Stones

Location: Llanrhidian (West Glamorgan) - Arthur's Stone (cromlech)
Type: Legend
Further Comments: The stones here are said to animate when the weather is right and there are no human witnesses, to head off and drink from the nearby waters. A ghostly knight in glowing armour also haunts the area; drifting out from under the rocks and heading north on nights of a full moon.

 


Weather Dependent: Dark, moonless nights

Boots Made for Walking

Location: Besford (Hereford & Worcester) - Church Farm, local field named Dog Kennel Piece
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A kennelman was sent by his master to discover what was upsetting a pack of hounds once kept here. He never returned, and come morning his body was found torn apart by the dogs with only his boots untouched. A ghostly form of the footwear now stomps around the field at night, while the sound of howling hounds drift in the wind.

 


Weather Dependent: Dark, stormy nights

Hand

Location: Dovenby (Cumbria) - Wooded area on road between village and Tallentire
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A disembodied hand is reported to reach out from the trees and push passing cyclists from their bikes.

 


Weather Dependent: Dark, stormy nights

Squire Cabell

Location: Buckfastleigh (Devon) - Church, the Cabell Tomb
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: When the weather is right, the squire emerges from his tomb and, together with a pack of hounds, sets off across the nearby moor. Many believe that it is this legend that Hound of the Baskervilles is based upon. A local legend says if one runs around the tomb thirteen times before sticking a finger in the keyhole, the ghost can be felt licking the tip.

 


Weather Dependent: Dark, stormy nights

Phantom Jaywalker

Location: Pebmarsh (Essex) - Hanner Monk's Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This fleeting form is seen dashing across the road when the weather is right. It is thought to be the ghost of Hanner Monk, though it is not clear if the man died on the road or elsewhere.

 


Weather dependent: dark, windy nights

Jemmy Botting

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - The Coal Shed and Boyce's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Botting was a hangman who claimed to have executed 175 during his career. He died in October 1837 after falling out of his wheelchair - he was so despised locally, no one came to help him up. His ghost is said to haunt the Coal Shed, while the sound of his wheelchair is heard passing along Boyce's Street when the weather is right.

 


Weather Dependent: During thunderstorms

Biplane

Location: Weybridge (Surrey) - Skies over the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The plane was blown out of the sky in during a storm in the mid 1930s - now when the weather conditions are bad, the aircraft can be heard struggling in the wind.

 


Weather Dependent: During thunderstorms

Arguing Men

Location: Hardraw Scar (Yorkshire) - Waterfall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The cries and shouts of three men can be heard here during thunderstorms - it was in such weather that the former friends first fought during their lives, which resulted in the death of one of them.

 


Weather Dependent: Foggy nights

Stanhope

Location: Broughton Astley (Leicestershire) - A5
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A member of the Stanhope family is reputed to haunt this road when the fog rolls in.

 


Weather Dependent: Foggy nights

Treasure Hunter

Location: Higher Combe (Somerset) - The Caratacus Stone, just outside the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The jutting rock is said to have treasure concealed beneath it, though it is now protected by the ghost of a man who tried to remove the stone to find the hidden wealth - his body was found crushed under the stone.

 


Weather Dependent: Foggy nights (last reported 1956?)

David Bowen

Location: Aberhowy (Powys) - Road to village from Cardigan Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The ghost of David on his push bike is said to guide people along the road when the weather is densely foggy and dangerous. Bowen lost his son in an automobile accident on such a night, and now tries to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

 


Weather Dependent: Foggy weather

Steam Locomotive

Location: Elsham (Lincolnshire) - Ancholme Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Said to reappear in the same spot since an accident in the 1920s which killed four people, this large steam locomotive gently glows in its foggy environment.

 


Weather Dependent: Foggy weather

Nance

Location: Sheriff Hutton (Yorkshire) - Area near the A64 York / London road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The young lady Nance has been seen standing on the side of the road holding her young baby - she died in the area after being deserted and left penniless by the child's father. It is thought she helps those lost and in peril.

 


Weather Dependent: Misty evenings

Spectral Group of Monks Crewing a Barge

Location: Ely (Cambridgeshire) - River Ouse towards Ely
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Chanting hymns, these ghosts are said to escort an open coffin containing a body of a woman as they head towards Ely. The body is that of Saint Withburga, taken from her grave at East Dereham by monks acting on the orders of the Abbot of Ely.

 


Weather Dependent: Misty evenings

Woman with Child

Location: York (Yorkshire) - A64 Malton Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This tragic figure, possibly murdered by her highwayman boyfriend, now appears on misty or foggy evenings.

 


Weather Dependent: Misty nights

Silent Stagecoach

Location: Chalfont St Peter (Buckinghamshire) - Amersham Road and Greyhound Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
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.

 


Weather Dependent: Misty nights

Loping Phantom Dog

Location: Hockley (Essex) - Road between Hockley and parish church
Type: Shuck
Further Comments: Appearing on misty nights, those who see the dog are said to die before the end of the year. One witness walking home on a dark night fainted after a large black dog appeared by her side, disappearing into thin air several minutes later. It is not known if she suffered the fate that legend dictates.

 

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