Gloucestershire - Paranormal Events and Places

Blurred Figure

Location: Gloucester - National Waterways Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 July 2008
Further Comments: A photograph taken by a thirteen year old girl in this building apparently shows a ghostly figure partly obscured by a wooden barrel. Other visitors have reported seeing a man in black or have heard footsteps or voices in parts of the museum that should have been empty.

Flying Beer

Location: Gloucester - New Inn public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: May 2010
Further Comments: CCTV in this pub recorded a pint of beer as it was 'pushed' off the table by an unseen hand, although it has been suggested that it slipped off on its own accord. The building is said to be haunted by an unknown number of children who died in a fire on site.

Robed Figure

Location: Gloucester - Anglian Windows, Westgate Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1988
Further Comments: A robed man and poltergeist activity have been reported in this showroom - in one instance, a roll of carpet was seen to levitate.


Location: Gloucester - Blenheim Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: August 1905
Further Comments: Police were called to maintain the peace after hundreds of people arrived at this road to see a ghost, thought the 'entity' was first spotted by an intoxicated man and was later identified as a shadow.

Blue Lady

Location: Gloucester - Juniper Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2016?
Further Comments: The road is said to be haunted by a lady with a blue glow. A local newspaper reported two people walking a dog encountered the ghost in 2016.

Wispy Monks

Location: Hailes - Hailes Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In the dead of night, it is thought that the monks return to the abbey to continue their long forgotten earthly chores. One of these jobs may be protecting their greatest relic - drops of Christ's blood that were carefully stored in a glass container.


Location: Hanham Abbots - Court Farm barn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Antony D Hippisley Coxe, in 'Haunted Britain', recounts how his wife watched a man enter this barn, but when she followed him in, the man had vanished.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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