Cornwall - Paranormal Database Records

 
Hang Proof

Location: Bridge - St Ruth's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A local legend says that any child baptized in the well water here will not be hanged.


 
Sea Serpent

Location: Bude - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: October 1883 and/or October 1911
Further Comments: This creature was reported by the vicar of the local parish - he reported it moved at around 25 miles per hour, and left an oily wake.


 
Vanishing Figure

Location: Bude - The Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gardener spotted a shadowy figure in the locked building, which vanished after he gained access. The bell of the HMS Bude which hangs on site supposedly rings unaided.


 
Robed Figure

Location: Cadgwith - The Corner House (holiday home)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1988
Further Comments: This black, monk like figure was seen to rise and float along a corridor near the bathroom


 
Fisherman

Location: Cadgwith - Cadgwith Cove Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Fisherman / smuggler unknown, footsteps circa 2008
Further Comments: The inn is reputedly home to a phantom old fisherman and a ghostly smuggler. A witness outside the front of the inn, smoking a cigarette after the bar had closed, heard a set of disembodied footsteps pass by and around the pub.


 
Cure for a Cough

Location: Callington - Dupath Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This well is reported to cure whooping cough.


 
Miners

Location: Calstock - Road leading to Calstock
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This area of road is said to be haunted by a group of miners wearing out fashioned outfits and carrying candles.


 
Bloodstain

Location: Calstock - Cotehele Quay, Bridge
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: A part of the bridge is reportedly stained by blood from a murder that occurred long ago - nothing has ever been able to shift the mark (although it is said to be now painted over).


 
Lady in White

Location: Calstock - Cotehele House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: A young lady dressed completely in white is said to haunt this building. The ghost was seen as it descended the main staircase. Phantom music has also been reported in the house.


 
Man in Black

Location: Camborne - Hudder Down, Deadman's Cove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: This ghostly figure standing at the cove faded away as two witnesses approached him.


 
Turtle Dove

Location: Camborne - Tehidy Manor
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Prior to a death in the Basset family
Further Comments: An ill-omen, a turtle dove is said to appear to a member of the Basset family before a death.


 
White or Black Figures

Location: Camborne - St Martin and St Meriadoc Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: Two women passing by the church late at night both spotted something strange but did not mention it until they reached their destination. One said that she had seen a couple of white figures appear by the tower and disappear by the rectory, while the other woman claimed to have seen a procession of figures in black wearing Quaker hats.


 
Mr Vivian

Location: Camborne - Reskadinnick House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man in old fashioned clothing was supposed to haunt this building, and was named as a member of the Vivian family.


 
Horse and Carriage

Location: Camborne - Polstrong House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December, midnight (reoccurring) every ten years, last seen 1912
Further Comments: A spectral horse and carriage are said to pull up in front of this house. A phantom couple exit the vehicle then disappear upon reaching the doorstep.


 
Camlann

Location: Camelford - Slaughter Bridge
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This area has been named as a likely contender for the battlefield where King Arthur was killed by Mordred. Arthur's tomb is said to lie nearby.


 
Cyclist

Location: Camelford - Road between town and Bodmin
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: This grey figure was seen peddling away along the road before vanishing without warning.


 
Ringing Bell

Location: Carbis Bay - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: The gentle pealing of a small bell could be heard by many people over a period of years. It was widely believed to indicate the presence of a kindly unknown presence.


 
John of Gaunt

Location: Carn Brea - Stones on nearby hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: The giant John would often throw boulders at neighbouring giants, who would toss them back at him - hence, the hillside is covered in large rocks. The giant's remains are said to be buried somewhere on the site.


 
Crushed Friend

Location: Carn Galva - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A giant who once lived here was visited by a human friend. After a few games of quoits, the human had to leave. The giant patted his friend's head in a playful way, unfortunately forgetting his own strength - his fingers pieced the human's head, killing the man instantly. The giant died of a broken heart seven years later.


 
King Gerennius

Location: Carne - Carne (or Veryan) Beacon barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Barrow still present
Further Comments: King Gerennius was thought to have been buried here within a ship of gold that used silver oars, though when the barrow was opened in 1855, no ship was found.


 
Arthur's Hunting Lodge

Location: Castle-an-Dinas - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This area was, according to local legend, the site of King Arthur's hunting lodge.


 
Sisters

Location: Catchall - The Sisters (standing stones), aka Drift Stones
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: These two standing stones are said to be sisters who were petrified after committing an unknown sin.


 
Grey Men

Location: Chysauster - Area of ancient village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site is thought to be haunted by small men, the original villagers, who lived here between 100 BC and 300 AD.


 
Finny

Location: Crafthole - Finnygook Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Finny was a smuggler killed in a fight with revenue men outside the pub, as he tried to transport stolen goods away from his popular hideout. His shade is blamed whenever anything out of the normal happens in the building.


 
Pirate

Location: Crantock - Albion Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Parts of this building were made from recycled timbers from HMS Coventry, and the phantom pirate thought to haunt here may have come with them. Disembodied voices have also been heard calling to people using their names, and an older man in a brown suit has also been named as another ghost on the site.


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