Essex - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Tall Man in Old Fashioned Clothes

Location: Borley - Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of ghost hunters from London reported seeing a man smoking an old fashioned pipe standing under a tree in the churchyard - one of them later on discovering that the figure resembled Harry Bull - one time owner of the rectory. A phantom nun also walks the area, likely to be the same entity seen along Nun's Walk.


 
 


Nun

Location: Borley - Sight of Rectory, Nun's Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 July (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a regular apparition on the lawn of Borley Rectory, the figure still appears where the garden once existed. Borley was called the most haunted house in Britain, though the chief ghost hunter in the case appears to have been over enthusiastic in his analysis.


 
 


Phantom Organ Music

Location: Bowers Gifford - St Margaret's Church
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A witness reported hearing the organ playing, though they were alone in the church at the time.


 
 


Upset Father

Location: Bradfield - Lane in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: A cyclist is said to have ridden straight through a man who suddenly appeared in the road. Sharing his encounter at the local pub, he was told that the ghost was that of a man who had shot his daughter's suitor, but also accidently hit his own daughter. He then turned the gun upon himself.


 
 


Sir Grimston

Location: Bradfield - Main road through village and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: unknown
Further Comments: Sir Harbottle Grimston, who once lived at Bradfield Hall, is still driven around the village in a coach on moonless nights.


 
 


George

Location: Bradfield - Unspecified field in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nicknamed George, this phantom is said to be a former farmer who wanders his land.


 
 


The 'Galloping Ghost'

Location: Bradwell on Sea - St Peter's on the Wall church area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 1967
Further Comments: Several people have heard horse's hooves pass close by to them in this area, but have seen nothing. This could be the same entity as a roman soldier seen riding a horse near the site of a long gone roman castle.


 
 


Malevolent Presence

Location: Bradwell on Sea - St Peter's on the Wall Church, near Bradwell on Sea
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One of the oldest churches in the UK, the place is regarded as haunted, but by whom or what no one knows.


 
 


Butler and Child

Location: Bradwell-Juxta-Mare - Bradwell Lodge (once the Rectory)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The butler attempted to kill himself in a room upstairs, though ended up walking to the ground level before dying. The history of the child is unknown.


 
 


Galloping Figure

Location: Bradwell-Juxta-Mare - Former (?) Coastguards Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cottage was once home to a phantom figure and another ghostly entity which galloped on horseback through locked gates and headed towards the church.


 
 


Centurion

Location: Bradwell-Juxta-Mare - Weymakers Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This Roman trooper is said to ride from the farm towards the church.


 
 


Apparition on Staircase

Location: Braintree - Angel public house, Notley Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s - 1980s
Further Comments: While only a vague form has been reported on the staircase, the presence is better known for upsetting dogs and creating footfalls around the building.


 
 


Man in Top Hat

Location: Braintree - Crouch Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A local reported that an alleyway along the court is haunted by a man wearing a top hat, who slowly fades from sight. The same witness has also heard the sound of pigs in the area - before the land was built on, it was a pig farm.


 
 


Crying Nun

Location: Braintree - Former convent, Witham Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late September, 2006
Further Comments: During refurbishment one worker left the site after encountering a nun who cried out in pain. Other workers have reported equipment being moved around the site, and hearing footsteps on the staircase, though no one is in the area.


 
 


Blurred Figure

Location: Braintree - Horse and Groom public house, Rayne Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011
Further Comments: Ron Bowers, a medium, photographed a blurred figure within the building which looked suspiciously like a small object held close to the camera. In 2010, another medium visited the site and picked up on spirits of youngsters, soldiers, servants and a dog.


 
 


Man in Dark Grey

Location: Braintree - Kings Head public house, Bradford Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2009 onwards
Further Comments: A number of paranormal occurrences are reported from his pub, including a man in dark grey who watches customers from the bar (he vanishes when looked at), footsteps on the second floor, unexplained shadows in the men's toilets, doors opening and lights turning off. The ghost has earned the nickname 'Frank'.


 
 


Large Cat

Location: Braintree - Near Capel Hill Golf Course
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 1996
Further Comments: Walkers reported seeing a large cat in the area.


 
 


Lightless Cyclist on Wrong Side of Road

Location: Braintree - Road near Faulkbourne Hall, south of Braintree
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Cycling like a madman, this ghostly rider charges at mortal cyclists and tries to knock them over!


 
 


Thick Mist

Location: Braintree - Stubbs Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2009
Further Comments: A woman walking her children between Stubbs Lane and Millennium Way spotted a strange mist with a vague human outline suspended around three meters in the air.


 
 


Policeman

Location: Braintree - Whethersford Road from Braintree, cottage in a dip on the left hand side of the road, overlooking meadows, called Old Lodge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: Twice a ghostly policeman has been seen, the first dressed in Victorian attire, the second in a modern uniform. Small amounts of poltergeist activities have also been reported.


 
 


Evil Presence

Location: Brentwood - 133 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1953 onwards
Further Comments: Phantom laughter, areas of extreme hot and cold, and violent reactions from animals have all been reported in this building.


 
 


Shot Dog

Location: Brentwood - Churchyard near Kelvedon Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This hound haunts the churchyard after being shot on the church altar by an angry landowner.


 
 


Floating Monk

Location: Brentwood - Gateway food store, Chapel High
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1987
Further Comments: A young man working here claimed to see a hooded figure in the store room, floating half a metre above the ground - it vanished as he touched it.


 
 


Austrian Sheepdog

Location: Brentwood - Kelvedon Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1949 onwards
Further Comments: A favoured pet, this ghost started to appear several weeks after its death.


 
 


Opening Door

Location: Brentwood - Moat House Hotel (?)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown - mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This hotel was subject to poltergeist activity, and it was reported that a bedroom door continually opened itself.


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