Hampshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Black Hooded Figure

Location: Gosport - Green Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 7 November 1999
Further Comments: A taxi driver had to sharply brake to avoid hitting this faceless entity, which slowly dissolved before his eyes.


 
Young Woman

Location: Gosport - Hotel (name withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2010
Further Comments: A guest awoke in the middle of the night to see, standing over her sleeping husband, a young woman with brown hair. The guest covered her eyes out of fear. The following morning the guest mentioned the sighting to staff and was told other people had seen the girl.


 
Jack the Painter

Location: Gosport - Blockhouse Point
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hanged for setting fire to the ropeworks in Portsmouth, Jack's body remained in a gibbet for many years and the squeaking of the rusted chains can be heard today.


 
Whistler

Location: Gosport - Fort Brockhurst
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom whistling and occasional footsteps are thought to belong to a sergeant major that still patrols the grounds of this fortified building.


 
Electrical Dead Zone

Location: Gosport - Percy Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: Summer 2006
Further Comments: Car immobilisers and electric starters on vehicles persistently failed to work for many residents along this street, with no one able to offer any explanation why.


 
Charlie Pearce

Location: Havant - Havant Forest, Gypsies' Clump
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Charlie died whilst drinking gin on horseback - he hit an overhanging branch while his mare galloped along a darkened path, crushing his windpipe and killing him almost instantly. Those wounds are immediately apparent on his phantom.


 
Pooling Water

Location: Hawley - Old Malt House, Chapel Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A ghostly form here is blamed for the puddles of water that once formed on the staircase every night - no natural source of the liquid could be found.


 
Road Kill

Location: Hayling Island - Exact location not known
Type: ABC
Date / Time: July 1988
Further Comments: A jungle cat was knocked over and killed along a road on the island, though sightings of other large cats continued for a while afterwards.


 
Man in Black

Location: Hayling Island - Old Fleet Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1960s
Further Comments: The appearance of the phantom man in black was so frequent that domesticated animals learned to stand to one side and let him pass. One witness speculated the figure to be a priest.


 
Man in a Fading Uniform

Location: Hayling Island - Disused railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1960s onwards
Further Comments: Believed to have been a guard at the station, this figure has been seen several times since the station closed in the early sixties.


 
Sailor

Location: Hayling Island - Church, Northney
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom sailor is said to walk this area.


 
Submerged Bells

Location: Hayling Island - Off the south coast
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of sunken bells is said still to be heard coming from the sea.


 
Grampus

Location: Highclere - Church
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A tree in the churchyard was home to a Grampus, a kind of water loving animal similar to a dolphin. After upsetting the locals (by harassing their teenage daughters), a priest was called in and banished the creature for a thousand years.


 
Tall Lady in Black

Location: Hinton Ampner - Old Manor House (no longer standing) and new Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: From 1765 until 1960
Further Comments: The old Manor House was haunted to such an extent that it was finally demolished and rebuilt a few meters down the road. Reports of apparitions, footsteps, untraceable music and finally screaming all drove out the occupiers of the original building. The replacement building suffered briefly from elements of the haunting, though nothing since it was gutted by fire and re-rebuiltů


 
Monk

Location: Holbury - Old Mill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom monk reported here has an intense red beard.


 
Man in Boiler Suit

Location: Hollywater - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub's cellar was claimed to be home to a ghostly man wearing a blue boiler suit.


 
Anne

Location: Holybourne - Anne's Cottage
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This cottage was named after Anne, the grey lady still said to remain here.


 
Caped Man

Location: Hook - Road between Crooked Billet pub and Hook House, and other roads in the area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Wearing a long cape or overcoat with a tricorn hat, this phantom gentleman is believed to appear only to those who will die within two years.


 
Little Girl with Ringlets

Location: Hook - Nately Towers
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: A young lad managed to gain entrance into a room which was always kept locked. Inside stood a young girl wearing a dress and black shoes, her hair forming little ringlets. The boy assumed that the girl was just another child and did not mention her to his mother for a while. When the subject was later raised his mother was shocked, and much later on he realised that the girl had in fact been a ghost.


 
Armed Cavalier

Location: Hook - A30, south side
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a long cape and wide brimmed hat, this Civil War soldier holds what appears to be a broken sword in his hands. One theory is that the man was a messenger caught and killed by Royalists.


 
Chains

Location: Hook - Old White Hart public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of someone walking along the upstairs corridor dragging chains was once reported. Some believe this to be a former landlady who was murdered on site.


 
Old Woman

Location: Horndean - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen sitting in the pub, this old woman may have taken her life in a room upstairs. Several people have felt the urge to jump from the window of the 'suicide room'.


 
Faint Figure

Location: Kimpton - Kimpton Down Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: An outbreak of poltergeist activity was reported after building modifications were made to the dining room - bottles, ornaments and plates were smashed by unseen hands. Several people also reported seeing the ethereal outline of a figure, and locals claimed it to be the wraith of a former landlady murdered by her husband.


 
Man Missing Leg

Location: Langstone - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s?
Further Comments: This tall, thin gentleman has been reported around the village, easily spotted as he lacks a right leg.


 
Woman in White

Location: Langstone - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: This female form was seen as she vanished into the corner of a bedroom. At least one guest left suddenly after spending the night in the room.


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