Devon - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
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.


 
Large Black Hound

Location: Dartmoor - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have inspired the famous 'Hound of the Baskervilles', several phantoms are held to blame for this creature (including Drake (for his dealings with the devil) and Richard Cabell (a man so evil that he now hunts children with his devil dogs!)).


 
Fresh Flowers on Grave

Location: Dartmoor - Road between Heatree Cross and Hound Tor
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1860 onwards
Further Comments: Like many nineteenth century suicides, Mary 'Kitty' Jay was buried at a crossroads. Fresh flowers are reported to be found at the grave, though no one has ever seen them placed. A floating female figure is also reported to have been seen by the graveside, as has a man draped in a dark blanket.


 
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.


 
People on Horseback

Location: Dartmoor - Lustleigh Cleave
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1956
Further Comments: Wearing clothing from the middle ages, witnesses observed several horsemen galloping across this Dartmoor area. Another party of witnesses saw what looked like cavemen moving around the stone circle at the Cleave.


 
Limpety

Location: Dartmoor - Green Hill & Black Lane area
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Lost on the moor during a snowstorm, a master of the Dartmoor foxhunt claimed that a petite man on a grey horse came from nowhere and led him to safety. He later saw a painting of a gypsy called Limpety and named him as his saviour, only to be told that he had died on the moor 50 years previous.


 
Pixie

Location: Dartmoor - Shaugh Bridge area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1897
Further Comments: This wee fellow, standing 45 centimetres in height and wearing blue and red clothing, quickly vanished once he realised he had been spotted. The area is also said to be where the Devil and his hellhounds hunt.


 
Yeth Hounds

Location: Dartmoor - General area of the River Tavy
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These variants of the shuck, complete with hunters on horseback, have been heard running in this area after dark. Part of the Tavy is also said to be haunted by the ghost of Sir John Fitz, whose body was found in the river.


 
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.


 
Pixies

Location: Dartmoor - New Bridge
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several of these small creatures are said to loiter around the area.


 
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.


 
Funeral Processions

Location: Dartmoor - Lych Way
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Phantom monks and funeral processions have been reported travelling along this ancient pathway, as have the ghosts of tin miners.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Wish Pack

Location: Dartmoor - Marchant's Cross
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Led by Drake, this pack of hounds patrol the area.


 
Little People

Location: Dartmoor - Sheepstor - Pixies Cave
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cave was shared with the pixies by humans when hiding during the Civil War.


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