Hampshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


First World War Soldiers

Location: Portsmouth - Hayling Avenue
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: A woman walking down the road walked by a detachment of soldiers travelling in the opposite direction. She noticed they were wearing an old style of uniform, but it was only when she looked back and realised they had vanished did she know she had witnessed something strange.


 
 


Shaking Bed

Location: Portsmouth - HMNB Portsmouth, HMS Nelson, Saumarez block (now demolished)
Type: Other
Date / Time: September 1990
Further Comments: A witness reported waking up after the room fell cold. He could feel something sitting on his legs, but nothing could be seen. After several minutes the bed began shaking violently, and the witness felt his legs being lifted slightly, before the top half of his body was also lifted at a forty five degree angle.


 
 


Flashing Lights

Location: Portsmouth - HMNB Portsmouth, Leviathan Block
Type: Other
Date / Time: Pre 2013
Further Comments: It was reported that journalists working on the Navy News newspaper would see flashes of light emerging from the corridor outside their office. An uncomfortable feeling would accompany the light.


 
 


Buster Crabb

Location: Portsmouth - Keppels Head hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of two hotels claiming Crabb spending his final night here, the Navy frogman is said to haunt the building. Crabb vanished while attempting to spy on a Soviet warship which docked at Portsmouth during the Cold War.


 
 


Clothes Thrower

Location: Portsmouth - Private house along Agincourt Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: At its peak, the entity present in the house pushed an occupant down the stairs. It also scattered clothing around rooms and snatched items from people's hands. A blessing performed at the house was said to make things worse.


 
 


Buster Crabb

Location: Portsmouth - Sally Port hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of two hotels laying claim to Crabb spending his final night here, the Navy frogman is said to haunt the building. Crabb vanished while attempting to spy on a Soviet warship which docked at Portsmouth during the Cold War.


 
 


Murdered People

Location: Portsmouth - Site of the White Garter public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the White Garter was pulled down, dozens of bodies where found under the building - it is thought that a landlady and a male 'friend' murdered and stole goods from many of their guests. The murdered people are restless however, and have been seen in the area of the public house, or felt as they pull the sheets off beds.


 
 


Buckingham

Location: Portsmouth - Spotted Dog inn (destroyed during the Blitz)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre World War Two
Further Comments: The site where John Felton assassinated the Duke of Buckingham was widely believed to be haunted by the tragic figure.


 
 


Looking for Child

Location: Portsmouth - St Mary's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: A ghostly woman in a dressing gown was once said to wander the hospital looking for her baby, who had died of unknown complications.


 
 


Actor

Location: Portsmouth - Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An actor who cut his own throat here in the 1880ís is said to remain earthbound.


 
 


Victorian Barmaid

Location: Portsmouth - White Swan inn, Guildhall Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This unfortunate woman was murdered by her violent husband after he returned from sea.


 
 


Children

Location: Portsmouth - Wymering Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The oldest building in the city, Wymering Manor is said to be home to several apparitions and cold spots. The sounds of children whispering have also been reported, although one former resident went on record as saying the phantoms were 'quite nice and quite friendly'.


 
 


Lanky Woman

Location: Redord - Plough public house (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This grinning character would suddenly appear behind anyone new in the pub, before vanishing just as quick.


 
 


Old Woman with Grey Hair

Location: Ringwood - Four Seasons restaurant (since renamed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: Seen gently rocking on a chair, this old woman dressed in grey clothing vanished when approached by one witness. Former staff at the building also reported seeing the entity.


 
 


Alice Lisle

Location: Rockford - Area around Alice Lisle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alice Lisle was the last woman to be executed by decapitation, at the hands of Judge Jeffreys. Her ghost rides around the area in a driverless coach, pulled by headless horses.


 
 


Charlie

Location: Romsey - Palmerston Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen by staff in the upper parts of the building, Charlie is described as an elderly man with bright white hair.


 
 


Screams from Roundheads

Location: Romsey - Swan Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two Roundheads were hanged from the pubs outside sign. They have since been heard gasping and crying for help.


 
 


Wedding Guests

Location: Ropley - Bridestone Lane
Type: legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: A wedding party failed to invite any of the local fairies to their big day. Travelling back from church, everyone was transformed into stone; they stood by the roadside as a warning to others.


 
 


Cat

Location: Ropley - Cottage along Old Chapel Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1920s?
Further Comments: An old woman who lived in this cottage was convinced it was haunted by a black cat, which she believed was her mother, due to the way it walked.


 
 


Chains

Location: Ropley - Red Barn, Petersfield Road (demolished early twentieth century)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A homeless family that tried to spend the night in the barn fled in the early hours of the morning after hearing clanking chains and other strange noises.


 
 


White Landlady

Location: Ropley - Watercress Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: A former landlady of this pub mysteriously vanished at the start of the twentieth century, though on occasion her ghostly form is seen in the pub.


 
 


Shaggy Dog

Location: Selborne - Area near brook
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shuck comes across as quite harmless, and seems to appreciate the company of living animals.


 
 


Silhouetted Figure

Location: Selborne - Hangers Way
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 October 2009, around 16:00h
Further Comments: Walking along this lane with his metal detector, a witness spotted a figure standing by a gate on a hill, silhouetted against the sky. The figure wore a strange hat and a coat which came almost to the ground. The witness looked away for a few seconds during which time the figure vanished, with no obvious exit route. When the witness approached the gate, he realised the area was covered in thick mud, and there were no tracks visible.


 
 


Wishing Stone

Location: Selborne - Selborne Hanger
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The Devil is said to be responsible for the creation of this wishing stone.


 
 


Gilbert White

Location: Selborne - White's Church, and other parts of the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Monk seen 1976
Further Comments: The naturalist Gilbert White has popped up in many places in the village, despite dying in the 1700s. Monks have also been reported in the village - a priory once stood here, and though the building has long since gone, its former occupants are less reluctant to leave.


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