Devon - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Tom Crocker

Location: Burgh Island - Pilchard Inn, and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 August (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A smuggler by trade, Crocker met his match outside the pub, where he was shot dead (by customs or by rivals, we do not know). He returns on that fateful day. Other sources state that he was hanged.


 
 


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.


 
 


Cottages

Location: Chagford - Exact location not known
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Every ten or twelve years, though date not known
Further Comments: Some believe that several ghostly cottages periodically appear in the village, though it is not known whether they were once 'real'.


 
 


Chambermaid

Location: Chagford - Globe Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This maid was drowned while being trialled on a charge of witchcraft - her shade returned in protest.


 
 


Banging in Cellar

Location: Chagford - Ring O'Bells public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This polt is content with banging away in the cellar, occasionally coming up to knock decorations from the walls.


 
 


Sidney Godolphin

Location: Chagford - Three Crowns Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: A Royalist officer, Sidney died on doorstep of the hotel - he was last seen standing in full uniform at the door of the dining room, by a surprised chef.


 
 


Bride

Location: Chagford - Whiddon Park Guest House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 10 July (reoccurring), last seen 1971
Further Comments: Murdered by a former suitor on her wedding day, this bride now returns on that fateful date. Dressed in black, she has been seen standing in the doorway of a bedroom.


 
 


Watching Pixies

Location: Challacombe - Area between village and Chapman's Barrows, locally known as Pixie Rocks
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These little fellows use the rocks as a lookout area, the jagged crags forming a natural defence.


 
 


Horses

Location: Challacombe - Broken Barrow (exact location not known)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man who tried to break into this barrow was driven mad by the sound of horses - each time the robber reached into the hole he had made, the sound of horses could be heard, though they could not be seen. The man lost his sight and hearing, and died three months later.


 
 


Fire Breathers

Location: Challacombe - Bronze Age burial mounds in the area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Breathing fire as they travelled, the dragons in this region are said to have an interest in Bronze Age burial mounds scattered around the region.


 
 


Pan

Location: Challacombe - Wood Barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A pan made from brass and filled with gold and silver was said to be concealed beneath this barrow. One treasure hunter was said to have been driven insane by phantom horses which followed him around the area.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Chardstock - Area between the churchyard and the vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This little grey lady occasionally moves between the two buildings.


 
 


Old Man

Location: Charford - Charford Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Spotted drifting around the dining room, the ghost of an elderly man is also thought to haunt the cellar where he moves bottles and creates footsteps.


 
 


Great Dane

Location: Cheriton Bishop - Cheriton Cross, A30
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This dog leapt out in front of an incoming car - the driver thought he hit the creature, but couldn't find any evidence of an accident when he stopped.


 
 


Cloaked Man

Location: Chudleigh - Bishop Lacy Inn, Fore Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure was seen running up the staircase of the building - when the landlord gave chase, the man vanished into thin air. A white woman has also been seen on site, and at one time a group of bar dwellers watched as a pint of beer was pulled by a phantom hand!


 
 


Dwarf

Location: Chudleigh Knighton - Exact location unknown
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This little man is said to stand guard over a fabulous wealth, once concealed from greedy men.


 
 


Monk

Location: Churston - Churston Court Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Reports exist of a monk seen within this building; as a witness enters, he leaves via another doorway. There are also reports of candles lighting themselves.


 
 


Green Faced Monkey

Location: Churston - Woodland
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: This four foot high fella was seen over a dozen times over the summer months, running along the floor of the woods. He may not have survived the winter, as no reports were forthcoming the following year.


 
 


Changed Landscape

Location: Churston Ferrers - Off Coast
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1938
Further Comments: What could have been a mirage, someone reported that the landscape along the coast had totally changed. The witness almost fell over the edge of the cliff, mistaking the phantom landscape as real.


 
 


Fast Moving Car

Location: Clyst St Mary - Road between Clyst St Mary and Clyst St George
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 22 February 1997 (car), Autumn 2002 (soldier)
Further Comments: This witness was passed by a fast moving car which turned off in front of them. As the witness passed the turning spot, they realised that the route was blocked and the car had vanished. Five years later the same witness reported a blue soldier which manifested in the front seat of their car along the same road.


 
 


Leather Clad Cyclist

Location: Cocketon - Drum Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Wearing a helmet and dressed in full black biker's leathers, this figure was seen in the kitchen by the landlady. The entity vanished when approached. The biker has also been glimpsed in the cellar.


 
 


Red Monkey

Location: Colebrook - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: For years, this creature was reported in the bushes of the area, attacking anyone who came too close.


 
 


Sebastian

Location: Coleford - New Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former monk (or Cavalier) in life, Sebastian is thought still to hang around the building.


 
 


Doctor Barnes

Location: Colyton - The Doctor's Stone
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Placed on top of a hill by the good Doctor so he could survey the land whilst resting, the stone is now reportedly haunted by the man's shade - he has been seen perched upon it, smoking a pipe.


 
 


Bearded Man

Location: Combe Martin - Pack o'Cards inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small man sporting a long beard is said to haunt this building, as is a white woman in a flowing gown.


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