Dorset - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Coach

Location: Bradford Peverell - Road west of village, near River Frome, leading towards Muckleford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer months at midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A coach that crashed into the river, killing the horse and driver, is said to periodically repeat the accident. Another report says that the coach overturned into a boggy area.


 
 


Funeral

Location: Briantspuddle Heath - Lane passing by Culpepper's Dish
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Four ghostly figures carrying a coffin have been spotted walking along this country lane.


 
 


Young Man

Location: Briantspuddle Heath - Rimsmoor Pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer months (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Riding his horse, this lone figure slowly heads towards the pond where he vanishes. He was a local man who was thought to have drowned in the pond's waters, though his body never found.


 
 


Squire Lighte

Location: Bridport - Bagley (or Baglake) House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building was once believed to be haunted by the spirit of a squire who took his own life on the property. His ghost is also seen riding a horse towards the nearby river.


 
 


Albert Codd

Location: Bridport - Bridport Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: The otherworldly gentleman observed in a yellow smoking jacket is said to be Captain Albert Codd, a former owner of the building. Staff also named another entity Gladys, and thought she was associated with a Victorian dress in a case on the upper floor.


 
 


Mr Golding

Location: Bridport - Broomhill (sometimes called Broomhills) Farmhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Dressed in a sweeping cloak, this former owner of the building was spotted briefly by a party of tourists. Other reports say that the figure is actually a woman.


 
 


Lonely Child

Location: Bridport - Bull Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: More often than not heard in the ladies toilets, the faint sounds of a child are investigated by members of the public and staff, but no toddler is ever found. A ghostly woman in tweed is also said to sit in the reception area.


 
 


Music in the Air

Location: Bridport - Colmer's Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1939
Further Comments: Fairy music was once not uncommon in this area. While last heard in 1939 by a group of school children, one hundred years previous it was said a young girl danced herself to death to the tunes.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Bridport - Gipsy Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: There have been several reports of a grey Edwardian woman along this road - her skin is the same ash grey colour as her clothing.


 
 


Market Place

Location: Bridport - Langdon Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hill and the area around it is said to be a haven for the fairy folk - one man once stumbled upon a fairy market from which he tried to steal gold. By the time he reached home, the coins had changed into pebbles.


 
 


Cavalier

Location: Bridport - Pedler Restaurant (was an old water mill?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1980s
Further Comments: Seen a couple of times by the family who owed the establishment, this phantom Cavalier was also caught on film (though there was some debate whether the 'figure' was just a trick of the light).


 
 


Monk

Location: Bridport - Private residence, Rax Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 1998
Further Comments: One witness awoke to see a monk-like figure standing over their bed. The witness mentioned the sighting to a former resident a short time later, who said that they had also seen the phantom.


 
 


Lady in Red

Location: Bridport - Road in Bridport or Dorchester area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A driver remembers stopping at a roundabout on a busy single lane road and seeing the lady in red ahead. The driver looked right to see whether any traffic was coming, but when they looked straight again the lady had gone.


 
 


Sitting Shuck

Location: Bridport - St Mary's Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shuck is said to sit inside the church, and to see it will quickly bring ill-fortune.


 
 


Presence

Location: Bridport - The Chantry
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1980s
Further Comments: The jury is out to whether the place is truly haunted - a couple of visitors (at different times) did report feeling a presence, though one person said it was unquiet, while the other described it as kind.


 
 


Funeral Possession

Location: Broadwindsor - B3162, leading from Drimpton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A hearse pulled by four black horses, followed by a large crowd of people, is said to head into the village, though the possession suddenly vanish before reaching the church.


 
 


Shaggy Dog

Location: Broadwindsor - Common Water Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This road is another haunt of the black shuck in Dorset.


 
 


Thrown

Location: Brockhampton Green - Large stone (no longer present)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says a large boulder that could once be found here was thrown into position by a giant. Another story says that twenty men moved the stone and tried to throw it at a giant. The stone has since been removed or broken up.


 
 


Mary Bonham Christie

Location: Brownsea Island - Brownsea Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2003
Further Comments: A photograph taken from a window in the castle revealed a strange face when the film was developed - some have identified the figure as Mary Bonham Christie, who bought the island in the 1920s. When she grew too old to live in the castle her family forced her to move away, but she died the day she was relocated.


 
 


Lady in Brown

Location: Bryanston - Hanford House, currently a school?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: A very polite shade, this woman in brown would curtsey to visitors to the building (their reaction to this is not documented!), and watch over children as they went to bed.


 
 


Aunt Charlotte

Location: Bryanston - Portman House, currently the school
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: The shade of Aunt Charlotte was so prevalent the first building here was pulled down and rebuilt solely to rid the living of her ghost. This may have worked, however a phantom horse and carriage now haunts the drive instead.


 
 


Floating Figure

Location: Bryanston - River / woods in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1986
Further Comments: It was reported that a figure was seen floating across the road before vanishing on the river bank.


 
 


Golden Table

Location: Buckland Newton - Dungeon Hill Hillfort (private land)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A deep well near the hillfort was said to contain a golden table - a recovery attempt caused a minor earth tremor, so work was stopped.


 
 


Phantom Coach

Location: Buckland Newton - Park Lane, between village and Glanvilles Wootton (aka Wootton Glanville)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The origins of this phantom coach and team of horses is unclear.


 
 


Ship

Location: Burton Bradstock - Stretch of water behind beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: An outdated, ghostly sailing ship was spotted here, looking as if it had been beached.


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