Gloucestershire - Paranormal Events and Places

 
 


Wallabies

Location: Highnam - A40
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 23 July 2012
Further Comments: Police warned motorists to watch out for wallabies on the road, after several reports of the small marsupials were made by motorists.


 
 


Monks

Location: Hillsley - Coldchange Hill, between village and Hawksbury
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ghostly monks are said to haunt this crossroads between the two locations.


 
 


Unknown

Location: Hinton - Aging chapel along Church Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area of the lane is said to be haunted by a ghostly figure, though the exact details are not forthcoming.


 
 


Coach

Location: Horsley - Chavenage Manor, near the town
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: During a death in family
Further Comments: The coach, driven by a headless man, arrives just after the death of the manor's owner, where his soul is said to embark. A shadowy figure has also been spotted in parts of the house, vanishing if approached.


 
 


Wife and Child

Location: Hyde - Ragged Cot public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The 1760 landlord of this establishment pushed his wife and baby down the stairs during an argument, killing them both. He tried to conceal the bodies in a chest, but they were discovered by the authorities. The ghostly mother and child were seen by a policeman as they removed the corpses.


 
 


Soldier?

Location: Hyde - Unnamed stony knoll in area (likely to be no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: An area covered in rocks which could have been part of a tumulus was said to contain gold and the bodies of soldiers. It was said to be haunted.


 
 


Blue Boy

Location: Kempsford - Manor Farmhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom child wearing blue clothing reported at the nearby Old Vicarage has also been observed at this farmhouse.


 
 


Two Mauds

Location: Kempsford - River and Lady Maud's Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two different Lady Mauds are said to haunt here. The first Maud cries out for her son who drowned in the ford - as a result of the death, Maud's husband left her. The second Maud was murdered who mistakenly thought she was having an affair. This latter phantom is said to emerge from the water and pass along Lady Maud's Walk, heading towards the Old Vicarage.


 
 


Woman with Child

Location: Kempsford - St Mary's Vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom woman wearing clothing dating from the seventeenth century, holding her baby, reputedly glides down the staircase here. The same staircase is also haunted by a young boy wearing blue. Another phantom said to lurk within the building include a tall man with a high hat and long coat, while a monk is reputed to haunt the garden.


 
 


Monk

Location: Leonard Stanley - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Face concealed under a large hood, this shade frequents the graveyard, though has not been seen in recent years.


 
 


Two White Ladies

Location: Littledean - Field near the village bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This duo of ghostly women was seen walking together on the field, until two buried bodies were accidentally discovered by workmen fixing a nearby road.


 
 


Coach Crash

Location: Long Newnton? - Jackament's Bottom - was a farm between Kemble and Badminton
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1835
Further Comments: A coach crash which occurred here killing the driver was reported to have been caused when a phantom dog appeared; its presence made the horses bolt which upset the carriage.


 
 


Attacked Collie

Location: Longhope - Old Moor's Wood
Type: ABC
Date / Time: February 2000
Further Comments: A collie named Basil was attacked by a large creature in the wood; the vet who stitched up the ten centimetre tear on the neck said it looked like it was caused by a cat.


 
 


Nan Tow

Location: Lower Kilcott - Nan Tow's Tump
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local witch, Nan Tow, was said to be buried in an upright position by a Duke of Beaufort within this barrow.


 
 


Walking Stone

Location: Lower Swell - Whittlestone (currently not in original position)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the stone hears the clock at Stow on the Wold strike twelve, it goes down to Lady Well to sip the water.


 
 


Man without Legs

Location: Lydney - Docks area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1934
Further Comments: One of the witnesses to this ghost reported that the misty figure wore a long raincoat and hat, but his legs were not there. The phantom would dissolve away if anyone moved too close. Many believed the entity was a man hanged on the docks after being found guilty murdering a girl on nearby marshland.


 
 


Footprint

Location: Lydney - Industrial unit
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: April 2008
Further Comments: Bonding Resin that was left overnight for testing was found the following morning with three child's footprints imprinted - each print was eight centimetres in length, with a fourteen centimetre 'step' between each one. Needless to say, the unit had a strict 'no children' policy.


 
 


Heart Beats

Location: Lydney - Paisley House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1985
Further Comments: Mr and Mrs Mizen were awoken dozens of times in the night by the sound of muffled heartbeats. They could hear the noise in every room of the house, though four of their sons who also lived there could not hear anything. Environment Health equipment detected the sound, but the operators could not offer any explanation.


 
 


Footfalls

Location: Maisemore - White Hart public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Footsteps have been reported all over the building, though the cellar appears to be the hub of the haunting, with reported banging and the phantom outline of a person seen there.


 
 


Light

Location: Market Harborough - Brown’s Salon (former court house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February 2009
Further Comments: Caught on camera by the Ghost UK team, this 'orb' was caught appeared in the building at 20:21h. Staff have reported small items vanishing without trace, while one customer spotted two people dressed in old fashioned clothing standing by a fireplace.


 
 


Hooting Goblin

Location: Mickleton - Woods in the area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Recognised by his extremely loud call, normally heard around midnight, this fellow has never been seen.


 
 


Transparent Hound

Location: Minchinhampton - Area of Woefuldane Bottom, aka Woeful Danes' Bottom, aka Woeful Dane Bottom
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Likely nineteenth century
Further Comments: The phantom hound which stalks the road here is said to be semi-transparent. Phantom horsemen are also said to ride through the area.


 
 


Gold

Location: Minchinhampton - Barrow on common
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The barrow here was said to have contained a crock of gold.


 
 


Horse and Rider

Location: Minchinhampton - Devil's Churchyard (private land), east of parish
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom horse and rider are said to travel along the lane which runs alongside the Devil's Churchyard. When man and beast reach the stones, they vanish. The Churchyard was once covered in large stones, around which Christians decided to build a new church. Each night their work would be destroyed, so in the end they built the church somewhere else and pulled down the stones down out of spite.


 
 


The Long Stone

Location: Minchinhampton - Large stone along the Avening road
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large rock is said to walk around the field in which it stands at midnight, and occasionally wander to the spring at Minchinhampton to have a drink. Mothers were said to have passed their children through the gap in the stone to cure them of rickets or smallpox.


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