Weather Dependent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Loping Phantom Dog

Location: Hockley (Essex) - Road between Hockley and parish church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty nights
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.


 
David Davies

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Misty nights (Davies)
Further Comments: Davies tended to the prison sheep between 1869 and 1929. He died soon after being released, but his ghost returned, walking the prison grounds on misty nights. The prison is also haunted by French PoWs from the Napoleonic wars, while some inmates believe jackdaws which fly around the area contain the souls of dead staff.


 
Heard's Lantern

Location: Alderfen Broad (Norfolk) - Marshland between Alderfen and Neatishead, known as Heard's Holde
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty nights. Event occurred pre 1890s
Further Comments: The ghost of Heard, a man who was drowned after committing heinous crimes, would wave his lantern on misty evenings, trying to lure the unwary into the marshes. The phantom was finally trapped in a bottle by three men reading scripture and a boy with two pigeons which distracted the spirit.


 
Highlander with Hounds

Location: Corrieyairack Pass (Highland) - Bridge over a stream
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty weather
Further Comments: This shade is said to guide people to the bridge when the weather becomes treacherous.


 
Scottie of Tidworth

Location: North Tidworth (Wiltshire) - Road opposite to the military barracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty, rainy conditions
Further Comments: This figure, thought to be either a Scotsman in a kilt or a Roman legionnaire, stands over six foot tall and only appears in low visibility.


 
Suicidal Screams

Location: Gwithian (Cornwall) - Hell's Mouth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Prior to a storm
Further Comments: A man once killed himself by leaping off the cliffs after he found his home burnt to the ground and his sister missing. His screams bounce off the steep cliff sides as stormy weather approaches.


 
Isobel

Location: Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire) - Kinnaird Head Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Prior to a storm
Further Comments: Isobel killed herself after she discovered her father had drowned her secret lover in a cave along the coast line, having chained him to a rock while a storm raised the water level over its norm. A sighting of her shade now denotes incoming bad weather.


 
Le Tchan de Bouole

Location: Trinity (Jersey) - Bouley Bay
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Prior to a storm (last seen 2008)
Further Comments: This dog, sometimes dragging a large chain, is said to appear before the area is hit by bad weather. Writer Linda Corby claimed that three of her friends had seen this large black hound a few hours before the Great Storm of 1987, while in 2008 a car full of people were chased by a black shadow accompanied by the sound of dragging chains.


 
Chanting Monks

Location: Ware (Hertfordshire) - Amwellbury House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Prior to snow
Further Comments: These phantom monks were said to materialise and chant on the property, the evening before snow would lie.


 
Moving Shadows

Location: Elgin (Moray) - York Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: said to become more active on stormy nights
Further Comments: Seen darting around the tower after dark, no one really wants to investigate these dark shapes any further. Screeching and laughter have also been reported.


 
Naked Lady Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh

Location: Edinburgh (Lothian) - Woodhouse Lee (or Woodhouslee) ruins and meadow, on the outskirts of the city
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Snowy nights
Further Comments: After her husband's castle was taken by force, Lady Hamilton was banished into the cold winter night without clothing - needless to say, she froze to death soon after. Her naked shade has been reported in the area, though it never leaves any prints in the fresh snow. Some say she holds the body of her dead child.


 
Crying Child

Location: Baldock (Hertfordshire) - Hinxworth Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy autumn nights
Further Comments: Thought to relate to a particularly ironic incident when a maid accidentally killed a child who had dressed up as a ghost to scare her, the infant's screams can now be heard echoing down through the ages.


 
Wallace

Location: Ardrossan (Ayrshire) - Castle Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: An old haunt during his life, it is only fitting it should become one for Sir William Wallace after death.


 
Laird on Horseback

Location: Maxton (Borders) - Littledean Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Killed by a local witch, this former owner of the tower can be seen riding his mare, lost on the barren land. Another ghost story from the area says a woman returned from the grave to ensure that her hidden treasure was given fairly to the land owner and a kind serving girl.


 
Murderer Begging for Mercy

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Gibbet Hill, Black Down
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: One fellow was hung in the gibbet while still alive - it took many days for him to slowly die of thirst. His voice is occasionally heard begging for someone to kill him.


 
Coach and Horses

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - Road between Rockfield and Monmouth (Ancre Lane?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: A coach pulled by a team of frantic horses reputedly vanishes into a field after crashing through a wall on the roadside.


 
Sobbing

Location: Moelfre (Gwynedd) - The Druids' Circle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Cries, sobs and loud moans are heard from the Stone of Sacrifice on certain nights of the year. During a witches meeting in the dim and distant past, this particular stone communicated with the pagan group - two of the women dropped dead on the spot, while a third went mad.


 
Pointsman

Location: Bispham (Lancashire) - Rail tracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Swinging his lantern, this ghostly lone figure walks slowly along the tracks.


 
Sound of Stones

Location: Sheringham (Norfolk) - Cliffs
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: The bodies of twelve sailors were buried in a gap in the cliffs; the corpses were covered with stones and left, rather than being taken to the nearby church. Now when the weather is right, the sound of the bodies being buried can be heard.


 
White Horse of Clumly

Location: Hestwall (Orkney) - Clumly Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Both horse and rider were killed in an accident as they galloped back home, the rider having just disposed of a body. Now the pair only appear when the environment is right.


 
Rebecca

Location: Horton (Yorkshire) - Bracken Hall, village green, and surrounding moor land
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Murdered the day before her wedding by her fiancée, Rebecca now appears in her white dress in protest to her rough treatment.


 
Crying Children

Location: Farndon Bridge (Cheshire) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Two young princes were once thrown off this bridge into the river below by Roger Mortimer - their cries for help now heard on windy or stormy nights.


 
Kilmigrol

Location: Blackpool (Lancashire) - Off the coast
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights. Last heard 21 May 2013?
Further Comments: A town lost off the coast of Blackpool many years ago, the bells can be heard ringing on stormy nights. The bells may have last been heard by a mother and daughter walking near Sandcastle Water Park.


 
Phantom Army

Location: Deeside (Clwyd) - Ewloe Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy weather
Further Comments: Aside from the occasional ghostly echo of marching soldiers, a soft singing can be heard as the rain and wind knock against the castle.


 
Galloping

Location: St Just (Cornwall) - Road between St Just & Tregeseal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy weather
Further Comments: The sounds of horses pulling a carriage have been reported coming from this stretch of road during stormy nights.


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