Gloucestershire - Paranormal Events and Places

 
 


Golden Coffin

Location: Rodmarton - Windmill Tump
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This is another location where a golden coffin is reputed to be buried.


 
 


Lavender Lady

Location: Sheepscombe - Butchers Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub and the surrounding area is haunted by a woman dressed in lavender or mauve coloured clothing. She is thought to be the woman who was responsible for closing down several local pubs at the start of the nineteenth century.


 
 


Whispering

Location: Shipton Oliffe - Frogmill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940/50
Further Comments: Still considered haunted today, though to a much lesser degree, the inn was home to strange mist and whispering voices. Three ghostly card players once appeared to a guest in one of the rooms.


 
 


Hidden Treasure

Location: Slad - Area known as Pan's Wood (may no longer exist or has been renamed)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Accidents or sudden death is said to have prevented treasure hunters from finding the hoard hidden somewhere here. Even if people have come close to finding it, strange noises have caused them to flee.


 
 


Man in Black

Location: Sling - Gattles Cross (aka Gattles Stone), Clearwell Meend
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early - mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A ghostly man in black was seen close to this 1.5 metre tall stone.


 
 


Elizabeth Davis

Location: Sling - Miners Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty first century
Further Comments: Formally known as Old Nell, this ghost had a name change after being identified as a landlady from the 1880s. She is described as friendly, and enjoys moving items around the building.


 
 


Hooded Figure

Location: Snowshill - Snowshill Arms, and priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Haunting both these locations, the figure is widely believed to be a monk. Its presence is believed to upset passing animals.


 
 


Footfalls of Charles

Location: Snowshill - Snowshill Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s onwards?
Further Comments: This building was donated to the National Trust in 1951 by Charles Wade; staff believe that the sounds coming from behind closed doors are those of the former owner, though some think that the haunting predates his death.


 
 


Ghostly Monk

Location: St Briavels - George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Human inhabitants at the pub have learnt to share the building with the spirit of this former monk.


 
 


Bleeding

Location: Staunton - The Long Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: If this stone is pricked with a pin at midnight, it is said to bleed. If bored, it is sometimes seen moving across nearby countryside!


 
 


Horseman

Location: Stow on the Wold - A429 Fosse Way, heading towards Warwick
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September or October 2006, early evening
Further Comments: A driver reported glancing at her rear view mirror and seeing a horseman wearing a long black cape leap out into the road. The horseman was so close, the driver thought the rider would hit the car, but he vanished.


 
 


Victorian Gentleman

Location: Stow on the Wold - Foss Way heading towards Stow, highest point on the road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 07 December 2004
Further Comments: Dressed in Victorian clothing and wearing an old top hat, this man was seen twice in one day by a couple of friends out driving. The first time they encountered him they narrowly avoided hitting the 'man'; while realising that there was something strange about him they were not too sure what, until they drove back the same way a few hours later and glimpsed the figure again - this time he vanished in front of them.


 
 


Pools of Water

Location: Stow on the Wold - House along Chapel Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1963 - 1964
Further Comments: This pesky entity would create large pools of water throughout the house, with plumbers unable to find any physical cause. It also took to writing on the wall and tearing off the wallpaper. A voice was heard to say that the entity was a builder who had died twenty years previous.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Stow on the Wold - King's Arms hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This old hotel is said to be haunted by a woman in Victorian clothing who looks quite real. Wailing and crying has also been reported from within the property.


 
 


Pianist

Location: Stow on the Wold - Old Stocks Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of the piano can sometimes be heard in the building, though the instrument isn't present. The ghost of an aged vicar is also reported here.


 
 


Victorian Children

Location: Stow on the Wold - Royalist Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty first century
Further Comments: Several ghosts are reported to haunt this building. A young man has been seen to vanish near the reception area, two children in Victorian clothing may be responsible for the strange tapping sounds, a pretty woman in a long dress and a cavalier both haunt the staircase, and a knight in black armour has also been observed on site.


 
 


George

Location: Stow on the Wold - White Hart
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This pub ghost is said to manifest as a shaft of white light, although occasionally takes a human form. When the pub was redecorated in the 1990s, George was blamed for smashing light bulbs and switching on electrical items.


 
 


Pink Frog Fall

Location: Stroud - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1987
Further Comments: Several people reported a heavy rain fall that also brought down dozens of tiny pink frogs.


 
 


Old Woman

Location: Stroud - Jarolen House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This lady, dressed in a long sweeping grey dress and white apron is thought to be a nineteenth century maid who found it difficult to leave her former employer.


 
 


Outline of Coach

Location: Stroud - Rodborough Common, road running alongside and apartments built near Rodborough Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A couple out walking watched in amazement as the ghostly outline of a horseless coach passed them. Other witnesses have seen the phantom, and others have reported headless horsemen or of hearing galloping.


 
 


Cyclist

Location: Stroud - Stroud Hill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1910s - early 1920s
Further Comments: Two men on different occasions witnessed a cyclist crash into a hedge, falling over the top of it. On examination of the crash site, bike and rider could not be seen.


 
 


Steam Engine

Location: Stroud - Woodchester Mansion, near the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A film crew spending a night in the building reported loud disembodied banging, which climaxed as the sounds of a stream train charged through the house. The house is also reported to be haunted by a white lady, and the park surrounding the building is home to a Roman soldier, a figure resembling a monk, and two American servicemen in Second World War uniforms.


 
 


Roe Deer Kill

Location: Stroud - Woodchester Park
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 2012 (corpse found), and throughout 2012
Further Comments: The corpse of a roe deer discovered by a member of the public had wounds similar to animals killed by big cats. The National Trust, who own the land, said they were carrying out tests on the body - these later came back with only deer and fox DNA detected. Video footage was also captured of the 'Stroud Valleys Wildcat' a couple of years prior to this attack, although was only analysed in 2012, with opinions differing to whether the creature was an ABC or just a large domestic cat.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Sudeley - Sudeley Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: reputedly during August & September, but last seen May 1983
Further Comments: It is always around these two months that a ghostly housemaid is seen cleaning and dusting, dressed in Victorian working garb. A visiting American Professor reported encountering her during a visit to the castle. Other reported ghosts here include a woman in a green dress and a man with a hawk perched on his arm.


 
 


Monk

Location: Tangley - Heath between Tangley Hall and Bruern Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A four mile long underground passageway is rumoured to connect these two buildings, and a ghostly monk walks the route (over ground rather than underground).


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