Guernsey - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Angry Wife

Location: Castel - House known as Les Mourains (may no longer stand)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Possibly mid to late eighteenth century
Further Comments: A woman who lived here died after giving birth to two sons, although she had time to make her husband promise not to remarry. This promise he failed to keep, and shortly after the wedding his former wife came home post mortem. She was seen by the children's nanny and her sound of her silk dress heard along the corridors. The family locked up the drawing room as it was the ghost's favourite place to manifest. Eventually the rector of the parish banished the ghost to a cupboard which was then boarded up, although sometimes the former wife could be heard behind the planks.


 
 


Fairy Treasure

Location: Castel - Rocky outcrop in the parish of Ste Marie du Castel
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This rocky pile was once said to be home to fairies and witches, and it concealed a massive wealth of treasure within.


 
 


Tchen Bodu

Location: Clos du Valle - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This black hound, known locally as tchen Bodu, is seen as a death omen for either the witness or someone close to them.


 
 


Germans

Location: Forest - Le Bourg (road)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid to late twentieth century
Further Comments: A line of soldiers wearing grey uniforms walking along this road are said to be occupying German forces from the Second World War.


 
 


Drowned

Location: La Braye du Valle - Stone bridges known as Le Pont Colliche and Le Pont St Michel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: La Braye du Valle was once a tidal channel, crossable only by using two stone bridges. Over the years, a number of people slipped from the bridges and drowned, leaving their ghosts to haunt the area. Le Pont St Michel was additionally haunted by a 'feu bellenger', or Will-o-the-Wisp, and the cries of someone in distress.


 
 


German Soldier

Location: Les Houards Forest - German Military Underground Hospital and Ammunition Store
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008 (Photograph taken)
Further Comments: Several phantoms are said to haunt this former German building, including a ghostly soldier and a lady. Disembodied voices have also been reported (and recorded). In 2008 a photograph was taken which some believe show a spirit, although it is more likely to be a result of a long exposure and camera shake.


 
 


Hare

Location: Saint Martin - Area around Profond Camp
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: stormy nights
Further Comments: A phantom white hare was said to manifest when storms rolled through the area.


 
 


Man with Goat

Location: Saint Martin - Blanche Pierre Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Leading a white goat with a rope, this phantom man hasn't been reported for quite a while.


 
 


Tall Person

Location: Saint Martin - Corner of Les Maindoneaux and The Hermitage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little was known about this phantom until adjustments were made to the road and a coffin discovered containing large human bones. When properly buried the ghost never returned..


 
 


Sounds of Killing

Location: Saint Martin - La Petite Port
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of wailing and crying, thought to be linked to a past murder, would cause people to avoid this area at night, until a man armed with a bible spent the night on the beach. He wouldn't say what happened, other than reassure people the sounds would never return.


 
 


Funeral

Location: Saint Martin - Lanes around the area of Le Hurel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: All members of this ghostly funeral procession were said to be headless.


 
 


Matthew

Location: Saint Martin - Sausmarez Manor pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly figure wearing a long grey coat was named as Matthew De Sausmarez, a former owner of the manor. The road running alongside the manor was another area haunted by a black dog.


 
 


Mr Blondel

Location: St Peter in the Wood - Church at St Pierre du Bois and rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth 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.


 
 


Three Horsemen

Location: St Peter Port - Colborne Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around end nineteenth / start twentieth century
Further Comments: Riding white horses, three figures were said to gallop loudly down the hill.


 
 


Soldier

Location: St Peter Port - 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.


 
 


Floating Shadow

Location: St Peter Port - Flat in the vicinity of Berthelot Street and Lefebvre Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1972-1973
Further Comments: Over a period of nine months, a shadowy entity had manifested six times to one witness. The entity would hover over the witness and touch her right arm before vanishing. Two visiting mediums had said that the entity was either a sailor or pirate who had once lived on the site.


 
 


Old Woman

Location: St Peter Port - Former garden at the corner of Berthelot Street and Lefebvre Street (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This phantom older woman, wearing old fashioned clothing was observed in the area of the former garden by a nearby house owner, whose own home in turn was haunted by a tall cloaked man.


 
 


Woman

Location: St Peter Port - Havilland Vale
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa late nineteenth century
Further Comments: A man decided to follow a female phantom who was known locally for walking through the area at night, who would stop to wring her before vanishing. The man marked the spot where she disappeared and returned the following day. Digging at the spot with friends, they discovered the skeleton of a baby. When the bones were buried in a churchyard, the ghost never returned.


 
 


Cricket Bat

Location: St Peter Port - 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. One story says the site is also haunted by an old woman manifesting on moonlit nights.


 
 


Headless People

Location: St Peter Port - Lane east of La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Dark winter nights
Further Comments: Several headless people are said to hurry up and down this lane during the winter months.


 
 


Helper

Location: St Peter Port - Private flat over a shop, Mansell Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: An unseen spirit at this home was said to help with the housework and help move furnishings around when required.


 
 


Wailing

Location: St Peter Port - 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 - 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 - 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.


 
 


Headless Dog

Location: St Peter Port - Ville-au-Roi
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black headless dog was said to patrol this road at night. Those brave enough to strike out at it hit nothing but air.


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