Devon - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Glasses

Location: Abbotsham - Thatched Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the 'normal' sounds of disembodied footsteps, the other phantom sound often reported is the clinking of glasses from an empty room.


 
 


Fading Monk

Location: Abbotskerswell - Area around St Augustine's Priory (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1890s
Further Comments: The ghost of a monk was once reported as haunting the roads in this area, though has not been reported as of late.


 
 


Misty Man

Location: Aller - Private flat
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa August 1963
Further Comments: After moving in to their flat, a couple were subjected to a manifesting male figure who appeared in their living room, and self-moving ornaments. An exorcism drove the ghost out, only for the entity to move in to an adjoining flat. The occupants appear to have been more tolerant, and learned to live with the ghost.


 
 


Running Man

Location: Aller Cross - A361
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 29 November 2013
Further Comments: A witness spotted a figure running on the top of the hill in the road, although when they reached the spot no one could be seen in any direction.


 
 


Sobbing Child

Location: Ashburton - Bay Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A crying child has been reported in the upper part of the building, as have sounds of children running around.


 
 


Death Warning

Location: Ashleigh Barton - Manor House
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death in the family
Further Comments: This shade haunts the upper part of the building prior to family tragedy.


 
 


Fireplace Man

Location: Ashwater - Manor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This hot shade can be seen in the embers of a fireplace here.


 
 


Hanging Servant

Location: Aveton Gifford - South Efford House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early / mid twentieth century
Further Comments: One of three shades found here, this servant's shade could be seen dangling from a rope over one of the staircases. The other ghosts are of a naval officer (who can be heard shouting and swearing) and that of a ferryman.


 
 


Lady de la Pole

Location: Axminster - Shute Barton manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hanged in the garden for being a Royalist during the Civil War, Lady de la Pole now continues to walk the grounds of the building. There are also reports of a phantom feline that looks quite normal, until it walks through something solid.


 
 


Fred

Location: Barnstaple Barnstaple - Cinema
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The spirit at work within this building could be that of a worker who fell from the roof during repair work in 1931 - he died a week after the accident.


 
 


Puma

Location: Barnstaple - Civic centre
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: This large black cat was seen loitering close to the town centre.


 
 


Mucay and Justy

Location: Barnstaple - Guildhall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ken Mucay and Bob Justy were named by a medium as the two ghosts haunting this council building, both dying in their 50s, though many years separated their deaths.


 
 


Jack

Location: Barnstaple - Pilton Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Jack had a fatal heart attack in the park during the early part of the twentieth century. Since then, his shade has been creating mischief in the park.


 
 


Headless Man

Location: Beer - Bovey House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While the smell of lavender is often reported, without any apparent source, the headless ghost has not been observed for years.


 
 


Door Opener

Location: Belston - Tors Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late Twentieth century
Further Comments: This polt is blamed for slamming doors in the upper part of the building.


 
 


Blue Lady de Pomeroy

Location: Berry Pomeroy - Berry Pomeroy Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After being raped by her father, this former member of the de Pomeroy family now haunts the ruins of the building for the crime of killing her own child. The child has also been heard crying and screaming in the building. The castle also lays claim to possessing a phantom cavalier, and a ghostly black dog.


 
 


Margaret

Location: Berry Pomeroy - Dungeon, Margaret Tower, Berry Pomeroy Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Left to starve to death in the dungeon by her sister (they both chased after the same suitor), Margaret now haunts the area. Visitors have reported feeling something brush past them on the staircase down to the room.


 
 


Alexander Cruwys

Location: Bickleigh - Bridge over the River Exe
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This shade returns once a year to the place where he murdered a man, throwing the body over the bridge into the waters below.


 
 


Laughing

Location: Bickleigh - Fisherman's Cot public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The soft laughter of an invisible female has been heard around the bar.


 
 


Chef

Location: Bickleigh - Trout Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989
Further Comments: A former owner of the inn watched the shade come out of a cupboard in the kitchen and stand by a side unit, before fading away.


 
 


Spooky Sound

Location: Bideford - Old Zoo House (no longer standing?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A group of teenagers visiting this rumoured haunted house felt a presence and heard a strange sound, although one witness acknowledged it may have been their minds playing tricks on them!


 
 


Figures

Location: Bideford - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1998 - 2002
Further Comments: Over a five year period, the family living here experienced several strange occurrences, including seeing different figures (including recently deceased family members, as well as unknown people) and smelling the overpowering aroma of lavender.


 
 


Pact

Location: Bideford - Road behind the churchyard
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A witch once claimed (likely under duress) that she met the Devil in human form along this road, where she made a deal with him. As a side note, the Devil is thought to have tried to hamper the construction of the bridge here.


 
 


Mrs Bell

Location: Bideford - Unnamed Manor House in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth / early twenty-first century
Further Comments: The Edwardian Mrs Bell would be seen around the corridors of this property in the early hours of the morning, dressed in blue and sometimes to Chopin's tunes being played on the piano. The sightings ceased after a portrait of Bell was discovered and returned to the manor.


 
 


Phantom Smoke

Location: Bovey Tracy - The Riverside Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: At least one guest has been awoken by the overwhelming smell of smoke, though on investigation no source has been found.


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