The Channel Islands - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Moaning Children

Location: St Ouen (Jersey) - Greve de Lecq, rocks known as the Paternosters
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Prior to a storm
Further Comments: A ship en route to Sark collided with another boat and sank with all on board drowning. Several of the dead were children, and it is said that these youngsters can now be heard moaning when a storm front is moving in.


 
 


White Woman

Location: St Ouen (Jersey) - Rue la Pendue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1900
Further Comments: La blianche femme, or white woman, is reputed to haunt this road. She gave chase to a local man in 1900, who had to take shelter in a house close by.


 
 


Soldiers

Location: St Ouen (Jersey) - Vinchelez Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Phantom soldiers were said to haunt this lane.


 
 


Mr Blondel

Location: St Peter in the Wood (Guernsey) - Church at St Pierre du Bois and rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century?
Further Comments: Mr Blondel left instructions that on his deathbed the church bell should be tolled to show his passing. However, when Blondel died the bell remained silent, so his ghost took to climbing the church tower and throwing crockery around in the rectory kitchen. Thirteen members of clergy gathered and locked the ghost in a cupboard.


 
 


Soldier

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Elizabeth College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local legend says this college is home to a phantom Nazi soldier and, perhaps more tongue in cheek, to a student who was accidently locked in the library over the summer holidays and starved to death.


 
 


Cricket Bat

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: Children would be told that this 350 centimetre tall stone was a giant's cricket bat, thrust into the earth after the another giant refused to fetch the ball.


 
 


Wailing

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Private residence (since demolished) along Smith Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Another phantom locked in a cupboard was released when the owner Mrs de Jersey who refused to believe local superstition and forced open the doors. The noise the entity made was so frightful the servants fled and de Jersey had to call in the local clergy to lock the ghost back up.


 
 


Wailing

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Private residence around Tour Beauregard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: One of several phantoms said to have been bound in the cupboards of the properties they haunted, this ghost could be heard groaning and wailing. Occupiers had tried to forced the door open but failed.


 
 


Katherine Cawehes

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Tower Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A floating black figure of a woman is thought to be Katherine Cawehes, who was burnt as a witch along with her two daughters in 1556. One of the daughters is said to have given birth during her execution, although the child was thrown back into the fire.


 
 


Homeless Ghost

Location: St Peter Port? (Guernsey) - St. George House (original building pulled down)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: A ghost was locked in a cupboard in the old St. George house, but when the building was pulled down the entity escaped and took to wandering the garden at night. An attempt was made to rehome the ghost in the basement of the replacement building, but it is unclear whether it was successful.


 
 


Gateway to Fairyland

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Creux es Faies (megalithic tomb),
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Tomb still present
Further Comments: Legend names this site as an entrance to fairyland, with the little people being seen milling around the doorway. If one left a bowl of porridge by the doorway with unfinished knitting overnight, by the following day the bowl would be empty and the knitting complete.


 
 


Strong Woman

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Menhir
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local man hid behind a hedge after spotting a short woman walking up the hill towards him. She was knitting and also carrying something in her apron. She suddenly stopped and removed a five metre tall stone from her garment and planted it in the earth. The Menhir has remained there ever since.


 
 


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.


 
 


Fire

Location: Vale (Guernsey) - L'Ancresse Bay - large stone (no longer standing)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown - pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Despite dire warnings from locals, Mr Hocart of Belval had workers cut this former monolith into stone for his new house. The day the building work had finished, a fire broke out, killing two servants. Two ships which carried spare stone to the UK sank within the year, and even though Hocart moved into a second house to Alderney, the fire curse followed him, destroying that dwelling also. Hocart finally returned to Guernsey, but just prior to landing, some rigging fell and landed on his head, killing him instantly.


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