Devon - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Religious Procession

Location: Combe Martin - St Peter's Church
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1921
Further Comments: A mix of priests, women, peasants and a bishop were observed walking through the church in complete silence, before fading away.


 
 


Strangler

Location: Combeinteignhead - Coombe Cellars public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: A room that people reported feeling a presence in was later discovered to have been the scene of a murder, in which the victim had been strangled. A barmaid reported the sensation of being throttled after she spent a few nights in the room.


 
 


Monk

Location: Combeinteignhead - Oakford Holiday Flats (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1967
Further Comments: This witness reported waking up to see a grey monk standing at the foot of their bed, gazing out of a window.


 
 


Rustling Woman

Location: Cornwood - Fardel Hall (also called Fardell Hall), area between hall and nearby bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in dark clothing, this feminine shade protects a hoard of buried treasure. The silk of the ghost's dress can normally be heard in the wind. One field in the area is said to be impossible to cultivate.


 
 


Cat or Seal?

Location: Croyde - Downend Point
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 2009
Further Comments: When the decaying remains of a creature the size of a calf with large canine teeth washed up on the beach, many jumped to the conclusion it was the body of the Beast of Exmoor. Later analysis of the carcass suggested it was actually a seal.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Cullompton - Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The green lady is thought to be the mother of a former landlady, while the phantom gentleman also seen on the site is named as an old landlord.


 
 


US Airman

Location: Cullompton - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This airman was stabbed to death in a fight at the pub, and has reportedly been seen post mortem.


 
 


Woman in Wedding Dress

Location: Cullompton - Manor House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to frequent room 6, this bride was jilted at the altar, and still awaits her partner's return.


 
 


Angie

Location: Cullompton - White Hart public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Angie has been heard moving around the building, sometimes accompanied by the sounds of young children playing games.


 
 


Galloping

Location: Dartmoor - Throwleigh
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Invisible creatures running along can be heard, and the wind of their passing felt.


 
 


The Devil does a Deal

Location: Dartmoor - Tunhill Kistvaen
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 21 October 1631
Further Comments: It was at this spot that Jan Reynolds was approached by a cloaked stranger who bought his soul from him for seven years of good luck. He agreed, and seven years later the Devil came and took his due, while Jan sat in Widecombe church.


 
 


Cloven Hoof Stranger

Location: Dartmoor - Widecombe in the Moor
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 1638
Further Comments: The Devil once appeared in the village, when a bolt of lightning came down from a stormy sky and started several fires. He had arrived to take the soul of Jan Reynolds, who had sold it to Old Nick several years previous. Jan and three others died in the church as it burnt.


 
 


Wish Hounds

Location: Dartmoor - Wistman's Wood, one mile north of Two Bridges
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Large black dogs are rumoured to hunt in this area of the moors - they once killed the son of a farmer.


 
 


Funeral

Location: Dartmoor - Wistman's Wood, one mile north of Two Bridges
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A possession of white clad figures where observed walking through the wood, following the path of what was once a well used funeral route.


 
 


Highwayman

Location: Dartmoor - Beetor Cross
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This cloaked figure has been known to stand by the cross, empty eye sockets watching the road ahead.


 
 


Luring Voice

Location: Dartmoor - Bradford Pool
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Calling your name gently, this soft voice will not stop until you are underwater, drowning.


 
 


Fighting

Location: Dartmoor - Cadover Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of battle can be heard near the bridge, the screams of the dying and injured, and the clash of sword and shield.


 
 


Guardian Monster

Location: Dartmoor - Chaw Gully
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting a hoard of treasure, this beast has teamed up with a raven which calls out if anyone comes too close to the gold. The beast will then wait until a rope is lowered into the pit and then sever it when the treasure hunter is climbing down. The body would always be found outside the hole in the morning.


 
 


Childe

Location: Dartmoor - Childe's Tomb
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A hunter who froze to death on the moor, Childe's ghost was seen being carried by phantom monks.


 
 


Predictive Voice

Location: Dartmoor - Clasiwell (also known as Crazywell and Classenwell)
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death in the community
Further Comments: A disembodied voice can be heard at night, naming the next local to die.


 
 


Flickering Light

Location: Dartmoor - Coffin Wood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once the location where bodies would be transported from horseback into their coffins, the wooded area is now home to a glowing ball which flickers around the trees.


 
 


Sam Hunnaford

Location: Dartmoor - Combestone Tor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local farmer hanged himself out of shame after been conned at a fair - his shade has been seen making his last journey on horseback, though instead of hanging itself, the ghost continues on towards his former home.


 
 


Benjamin Gear

Location: Dartmoor - Cranmere Pool
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former mayor of Okehampton, the figure is said to haunt the waters of the pool. He also takes the form of a black horse. There are reports of an exorcism attempt which may have failed.


 
 


Old Crockern

Location: Dartmoor - Crockern Tor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Riding on the back of a skeletal horse, Crockern insists on moving down this path waving a sword in his dead hand.


 
 


Dewer

Location: Dartmoor - Dewerstone Woods
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A Wisht huntsman, Dewer would chase people up the highest crag in the area and leave them to fall to their deaths - if the drop didn't kill them, the unfortunates would be consumed by hell hounds waiting at the bottom.


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