Essex - Paranormal Database Records

Footsteps and Nudging

Location: Brentwood - The White Hart, 94 High St.
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Poltergeist activity has been reported at this public house, as well as an invisible presence that taps people on the shoulder.


Poltergeist Shattering Bottles

Location: Brentwood - The Fountain Head, Ingrave Rd.
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: Reportedly, a number of bottles exploded on their own accord, and several pieces of furniture were rearranged by an invisible presence.


Mrs de Rougemont, Room 14

Location: Brentwood - The New World Inn, Great Warley St.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: Said to be impossible to spend a night in, Room 14 contains the spirit of a previous owner, Mrs de Rougemont. The sound of a party has also been reported in the Inn.


Monk

Location: Brentwood - The Golden Fleece Inn, 126 London Rd.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a monk has been reported in the building on several occasions, always appearing in a mirror, and disappearing when the witness turns around to investigate further.


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.


Bailiff

Location: Brentwood - Warley Lea Farm, near Brentwood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed to be the home of a ghost of a bailiff who hanged himself, this building suffers from phantom footsteps on the staircase, and other bangs and crashes.


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.


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.


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.


Whinnying

Location: Brentwood - Pond on Thriftwood Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After becoming lost at night, a farmer and his horse fell into this pond and died. It was reported that the sound of the horse whinnying could be heard at night.


Knocking at the Door

Location: Broomfield - Well House, an old house just outside the village.
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1785
Further Comments: Hours after the death of an aging father, as his son lay on his own deathbed, knocking at the front door was heard several times - every time it was answered, no one was there.


Gnomes

Location: Broxted - Broxted & Tilty area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing at all times of the day and night, locals have blamed the gnomes and other fairy folk for a multitude of tricks. A number of sightings have been reported, though none in living memory.


Leaping Dog

Location: Buckhurst Hill - Area around local graveyard
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Summer 1989
Further Comments: After scaring three teenagers walking through the graveyard, this shuck went on to unnerve a passing motorist as the creature leapt over the churchyard wall and landed on the bonnet of a car.


Young Girl

Location: Buckhurst Hill - Property along Bradwell Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The family living here found themselves troubled by the phantom of a young girl, whose presence created the smell of perfume and the disappearance of small objects. This haunting appeared to centre around the wardrobe; the phantom little girl was seen to climb out from it, and accompanied the family when they moved to a new property. Once the wardrobe was removed and destroyed, the family were troubled no more.


Muffled Voice

Location: Buckhurst Hill - Three Colts public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013 onwards
Further Comments: A muffled woman's voice was heard in the cellar, even though no one other than the witness was nearby. Cold spots have also been felt on the site.


Witch in Poke Bonnet

Location: Canewdon - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Witch varies, blue woman seen 1987
Further Comments: A woman with a poke bonnet but no face is reported to appear on moonless nights and travels through the west gate heading towards the river. Once there, the entity walks across the water. A woman in a blue dress was briefly glimpsed in 1987, though quickly vanished when the witness jumped up from her seat. Legend also says if you round run the church three times anti clockwise on 31 October, you travel through time.


White Figure with Red Band on Chest

Location: Canewdon - Larkhill Road, near Puelsey Hall Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969, 1970
Further Comments: This area is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a Crusader, seen several times by local people.


Witch Centre

Location: Canewdon - Entire area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Ongoing
Further Comments: Known as the 'Village of Witches', thirteen of them were believed to live in the village at any one time.


Young Girl

Location: Canewdon - Vicarage
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen by the wife of a previous vicar at the end of the driveway, little more is known about this shade.


Imp

Location: Canewdon - Unspecified country lane
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Locals say that a man on a motorbike was chased by a small demonic entity that was just as fast as the bike.


Black Mist

Location: Canewdon - Gardeners Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer or Autumn 2008
Further Comments: A small patch of black mist is said to dart out in front of cars along this lane.


Flying Remotes

Location: Canewdon - Anchor public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 2004
Further Comments: This pub was said to be subjected to flying remote controls and kitchen knives, a baby crying, and the smell of perfume.


Old Dutchman in Buckled Shoes with Bundle

Location: Canvey Island - Quieter parts of island
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The quieter areas of the island are home to a Dutchman, who walks around carrying a sack over his shoulder containing an unknown content.


James Murrell Gathering Herbs

Location: Canvey Island - Hadleigh Castle, Little Norman Church area?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: 'Cunning' Murrell, the local wise man / warlock, died in 1860 and was buried at the church. His ghost has been reported in this area, picking herbs and placing them in a basket.


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