Devon - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Black Worms

Location: Bramford Speke - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1837?
Further Comments: During a snow storm, dozens of little black worms also fell from the sky.


 
 


Chatting Women

Location: Branscombe - Area near Hole Mill
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 22 February 1959
Further Comments: A former archaeologist from Cambridge University watched his aging neighbour walk by accompanying another woman dressed in early twentieth century clothing. When he approached the old woman later in the day to enquire who her friend was, she replied that it was a ghost she was in contact with.


 
 


Bandaged Man

Location: Branscombe - Margells Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A man wearing a bandage around his head was seen in the building on one occasion, though one is more likely to encounter the phantom plainchant of monks or rapping from deserted areas of the cottage.


 
 


William de Tracy

Location: Braunton Burrows - Banks of river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity has been condemned to try to make ropes out of the sand - if he almost reaches his goal, a dog appears and burns the attempt.


 
 


Old White Hat

Location: Braunton Burrows - Banks of river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom nicknamed 'Old White Hat' paces along the banks of the river, calling out for a ferryboat which never arrives.


 
 


Moving Stones

Location: Brentor - Church
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Devil came to the church's construction site night after night and moved the foundation stones to the top of the tor - the builders finally gave up moving them back so built the church there instead.


 
 


Lady Howard

Location: Bridestone - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach carrying Lady Howard has been spotted just outside the public house, though it is more likely to just be heard by those nearby.


 
 


Mary

Location: Bridestowe - Bearslake Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of little Mary can still be heard crying - it is believed she was the young daughter of a former owner, who fell down the stairs and died as a result of her injuries.


 
 


Young Lady

Location: Bridestowe - Great Bidlake manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This female form has been observed only a handful of times over the years - more common are the sounds of disembodied footsteps.


 
 


Little Red Capped Man

Location: Brixham - Area around Lupton House
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The author Violet Tweedale reported seeing a twelve centimetre tall man dressed in green, sitting beneath a small plant. He vanished after a minute of her observing him.


 
 


Napoleonic Figure

Location: Brixham - Berry Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2013
Further Comments: A wedding guest was said to have seen a figure in Napoleonic clothing during the night. Local legend says that the building is haunted by the ghost of a soldier.


 
 


Squire Hilliard

Location: Brixham - Black House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: When empty, rooms in this house would be seen lit up at night, with the silhouette of Hilliard passing the windows, wearing old style clothing - he killed himself after falling in love with a peasant girl and his father refused to let him see her. Also used once by monks, their presence is still felt and heard, and even seen on a couple of occasions.


 
 


Rapper

Location: Brixham - Globe Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The rapping and tapping have reportedly kept previous landlords awake at night, and the poltergeist also enjoys hiding various belongings around the establishment.


 
 


Francois

Location: Brixham - Royal British Legion, Baker's Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Thought to have been a French PoW from the Napoleonic wars, Francois has been seen sitting in the bar.


 
 


Domed Craft

Location: Brixham - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 28 April 1967
Further Comments: This craft hovered over the town for around an hour before disappearing.


 
 


One for Dinner

Location: Brixham - Smugglers Haunt Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This lonely shade was sitting by itself at a dinner table, but could only be seen when it was looked at through a mirror.


 
 


John Slater

Location: Brixton - Bolton Cross Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: One of the last places he acted before his death, his shade has been seen wearing the costume of his final show.


 
 


Incense

Location: Broadhempston - Church House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Christmas and Easter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a cottage for monks, the sweet smell is thought to come from the long dead monks celebrating their festivals.


 
 


Monk

Location: Broadhempston - Monk's Retreat
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly monk was credited with alerting patrons to a fire that had sprung up near an unattended candle - they were able to quickly put out the flames, by which time the figure had gone.


 
 


White Monks

Location: Buckfastleigh - Buckfast Abbey
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1872
Further Comments: A young man out fishing watched a long line of monks moving towards the abbey. He said the phantoms were completely silent.


 
 


Squire Cabell

Location: Buckfastleigh - Church, the Cabell Tomb
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Dark, stormy nights
Further Comments: When the weather is right, the squire emerges from his tomb and, together with a pack of hounds, sets off across the nearby moor. Many believe that it is this legend that Hound of the Baskervilles is based upon. A local legend says if one runs around the tomb thirteen times before sticking a finger in the keyhole, the ghost can be felt licking the tip.


 
 


Lady in Grey

Location: Buckfastleigh - King's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lady died by falling down a well that was once on the site, preventing her from meeting her lover. She is still waiting.


 
 


Roadside Cottage

Location: Buckfastleigh - Moorland around the area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Three lost girls on the moor at night claimed to have come across a cottage. Peering through an un-curtained window, they could see an old man and woman sitting by a fire. Before they had a chance to move, cottage and contents vanished without warning.


 
 


Lady in Black

Location: Buckland Brewer - Coach and Horses public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This woman dressed in black has been observed by several landlords and ladies. There has also been a sighting of a phantom Roundhead, and disembodied footsteps reported.


 
 


Abe Beer

Location: Buckland Monachorum - Who'd Have Thought It Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The aptly named Abe, a former landlord at the pub, still returns to his bar. A Cavalier also haunts the premises, a sad look on his pale face.


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