Gloucestershire - Paranormal Events and Places


Man and His Dog

Location: Cheltenham - Leckhampton Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: A landlord asked a man standing at the bar with a dog what he would like to drink, only for the patron to vanish when he turned away for a second. The landlord was later shown a picture of a man long dead, who he identified as the disappearing customer.



Location: Cheltenham - St George's Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 2012
Further Comments: After landlord Del Barnes claimed to have spotted a ghostly figure wearing tweed and had glasses shatter for no reason, a ghost hunting group staked out this public house. Other than 'orbs', aka dust, seen on CCTV, nothing was detected.



Location: Cheltenham - Suffolk Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heard in the cellar, this playful spirit knocks whenever anyone goes down into the darkness. As with so many other pub ghosts, she is blamed when items disappear.


Kiss Me

Location: Cheltenham - Thomas Hardy's House, Victoria Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The house of Captain Thomas Hardy is reputedly haunted, though by who is unclear.


Rattling Chains

Location: Cherington - Trouble House inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s onwards
Further Comments: Large gusts of wind were felt rushing around this public house, normally accompanied by clanking chains in the 1930s, and events grew so bad that the landlord and his family fled. A lady in a blue dress and pinafore, with either long dark hair or a hooded cloak, has been seen more recently; in 2002 she was seen carrying a tray of bottles through a back door.



Location: Cherington - Unnamed pool in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A phantom fisherman was reputed to haunted a pool of water around the village - local children were warned against approaching him.


Lock Out

Location: Chipping Campden - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: November 1998
Further Comments: Many motorists with remote control keys found themselves unable to open their cars until the vehicle was towed to the outskirts of town, even though locking didn't pose an issue.


Waiting Figure

Location: Cinderford - Bus stop outside Dilke Hospital (Dilke side of the road)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010, 00:30h, and again 12 February 2012, 19:00h
Further Comments: A driver spotted a figure standing at the bus stop - knowing that there was no bus due, the driver stopped to offer the figure a lift, but on doing so, no one was in sight. Eighteen months later, the driver once again drove by the bus stop to once again see a figure standing there. The driver stopped, but the figure was nowhere to be seen.



Location: Cirencester - Betty's Grave, crossroads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Suffering execution and burial at a crossroads for being a witch, the ghost of Betty has failed to find those who killed her and wanders lost around the area near her grave.


Old Woman

Location: Cirencester - Black Horse Hotel, Castle Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1933, signature existed until 1992 (until window was smashed)
Further Comments: An evil looking old lady who appeared in a bedroom scratched a signature into the glass window before vanishing.


Faceless Figure

Location: Cirencester - King's Head Hotel
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly monk has reportedly scared one member of staff into quitting her job, and has upset several members of the public with inopportune manifestation and subsequent disappearing. Another ghost, a cavalier, has also been seen by staff members.


Grey Lady

Location: Cirencester - Parish Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local myth states that this church is haunted by a grey lady.


USAF Pilot

Location: Cirencester - Queen Anne's Column, in the park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 1999
Further Comments: Standing against the monument, this young man has been known to talk to members of the public, only to vanish after his first sentence.


Armoured Soldier

Location: Cirencester - Torbarrow (or Tar Barrow) Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A couple of local men exploring the hill discovered a secret entrance; they discovered an armour clad fighter concealed inside.


Butler & House

Location: Cold Ashton - Manor House
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: A lost woman driver stopped at this building and asked the butler for directions, which he gave. However, she soon found out that the house had been empty for many years. She returned and found the building in a disused state, completely different from when she first called in.


Little Man

Location: Coleford - Unknown building in town
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1926?
Further Comments: A little man-like figure was found in crawling around in a coal scuttle. The figure was carried out and left on the driveway, never to be seen again.



Location: Compton Abdale - Puesdown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man on horseback, considered to be a highwayman, reportedly haunts this building.


Grey Lady

Location: Cranham - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2000
Further Comments: A phantom grey woman is said to haunt this village. She may have last been seen by a group of friends out walking across fields in the evening.


Smith's Wyrm

Location: Deerhurst - Exact location unknown
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: John Smith, a local hero, was rewarded with a large amount of land after killing a dragon that was trying to make a home in the neighbourhood.


Strange Woman

Location: Deerhurst - Lane leading to the priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A female phantom dressed in green 1920s clothes was observed here. She stared intensely at the witness before quickly moving off and vanishing towards the church.



Location: Dursley - Old Bell Hotel, Long Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One witness described being woken by a voice calling out 'Its eight o'clock!', even though it was three in the morning. A phantom monk and a figure resembling a chambermaid have also been spotted within the walls


Grey Lady

Location: Dyrham - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom woman is said to haunt this churchyard.



Location: Evesham - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: AD 701
Further Comments: Evesham is said to have taken its name from a swineherd named Eoves. He had a vision of the Madonna and reported it to the Bishop of Worchester. The Bishop instructed a cathedral be constructed on the site, naming it 'Eoves Ham'.


Town Witches

Location: Fairford - Poulton Crossroads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small group of evil witches are said to have once plagued the town. After they died, they were buried at this crossroads, and their shades now haunt the area.



Location: Fairford - Private cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century?
Further Comments: The whispering voices of females were heard in the main bedroom, while the presence of a woman or girl would be felt around the stairs and the lower part of the building.

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