Hampshire - Paranormal Database Records


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.



Location: Setley - Filly Inn (formally Fillie Inne)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This inn was built where a much older inn once stood. The latter building was demolished soon after three men were arrested within for a murder and highway robbery. It is said that one of the robbers tried to repent, but was hanged regardless. The entity is now said to make his presence known by throwing things around the room.


Long Faced Man

Location: Sherfield - Old Mill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This entity, which appeared several times at night, is believed to have been a former stone cutter in the mill.



Location: Silchester - Stone on the common, Hampshire / Berkshire Border
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A local giant named Onion tossed a stone that landed on the common, a mile away, leaving the impressions of his fingers upon it. Others have said that the stone was thrown by the Devil.


Straw Fall

Location: South Wonston - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 28 July 1992
Further Comments: Locals reported seeing clouds of straw that then fell over the village. This is possibly connected to the straw that fell on Basildon (Essex) on the same day.


Mary the Maidservant

Location: Southampton - Berkeley Homes Imperial Apartments, Canute Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1900 onwards
Further Comments: Dying of a broken heart after discovering her boyfriend was seeing other women, Mary has haunted this area ever since. She is credited by the Ghost Club as being one of the first cases investigated where the spirit created electrical interference.



Location: Southampton - Bevis Mound and general area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ascapart the giant was beaten in a fight by Bevis of Hampton, after his club (actually a tree) became stuck in the mud. Instead of slaying the giant, Bevis appointed Ascapart his squire. When the giant finally died, he was buried under Bevis Mound.



Location: Southampton - Bitterne Manor and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Various Roman troops and Legionnaires walk around this part of the town.


Flower Stealer

Location: Southampton - Delbridge's Florists, Bedford Place
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Over a six month period, hundreds of carnation blooms were removed from the plants. Security was updated several times, and the floor lightly dusted to detect footprints, though none were ever found. The local police, probably speaking off the cuff, blamed a poltergeist.



Location: Southampton - Detached private residence, Portswood area
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: Owners of one house in this area where reported to have experienced disembodied footsteps which walked around, windows which would fling themselves open unaided, and tapping.



Location: Southampton - Dolphin Hotel, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former cleaner at the hotel, the shade of Molly is said to always materialise at two in the morning, drifting a couple of feet above ground level.


Pagan Help Required

Location: Southampton - St Mary’s Stadium
Type: Curse
Date / Time: November 2001
Further Comments: Cerridwen Dragonoak Connelly was called in to cleanse this stadium after it was believed the location was cursed or jinxed. After the blessing, the football team went on to their first win at their new home.


Frightened Dogs

Location: Southampton - Tudor House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Staff say that there is a room where dogs refuse to enter and another room in which many people have had paranormal experiences.


Free Top Ups

Location: Southsea - Apsley House public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2009
Further Comments: The resident ghost was nicknamed 'Reedy', and was reported to add an 'extra inch of beer' to half empty glasses.


Strange Shadows

Location: Southsea - Kings Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2006
Further Comments: Staff and visitors to the theatre have reported seeing weird shadows and hearing strange noises. Wessex Ghost Hunters investigated the site and the team's medium declared the theatre to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who committed suicide.


Blonde Figure

Location: Southsea - Royal Marines Museum, Eastney
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2008
Further Comments: A worker at the site reported briefly seeing a blonde haired figure in a dark blue uniform, similar to one worn by marines during the First World War. Other staff are said to have unusual experiences on site.


Slim Woman Crossing

Location: Southsea - Zebra Crossing, Elm Grove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010
Further Comments: A driver stopped at the crossing to allow a woman to cross the road. She was in her 30s or 40s, wearing a short skirt and knee high boots. As she started to cross, the driver heard the car behind sound its horn. The driver glanced in their rear view mirror for a second, before looking back to the road - the woman had vanished.



Location: Stonyford - Barrow Hill (aka Money Hills)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is said to contain hidden wealth.


Crying Lady

Location: Swanick - Station
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Waiting for the last train on a Sunday night, a man sat by a distressed woman who, between sobs, repeated 'I can't go back'. The train pulled up; the man reluctantly left the crying lady and leapt aboard. Arriving at his station, and feeling guilty about leaving her, the witness phoned the police, gave her description and asked if someone could check she was okay. The following morning, the man read a story in the local paper about a woman who had died after being hit by a train near Swanick station on Saturday night - the accompanying photograph was of the upset lady he had encountered twenty-four hours after she had died.


Priest on Horseback

Location: Tangley - Tangley House (destroyed by fire in 2000, since rebuilt)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Disputed by the owners of the site in 2014, local myths say that the site was haunted by a priest on a black horse and a grey lady on a white horse.



Location: Titchfield - Abbey and A27
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: As well as being observed drifting around the abbey grounds, this phantom monk is said to appear in the backseat of cars driving along the nearby A27, though he quickly vanishes once seen.


Tall, Dark Stranger

Location: Totton - Testwood House (aka Rumasa House)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 Oct (reoccurring) by one account, though not always the case, last seen 1972
Further Comments: This enigmatic figure stands at the entrance to the driveway, and though it is thought he murdered a young lady in the property. Those who have seen the man say he is dressed like an old coach driver, which would explain the occasional sounds of a phantom coach passing through the area.


The Bag Lady

Location: Tweseldown - Road between Tweseldown and Aldershot
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1990
Further Comments: A phantom homeless woman was said to have been run over and killed along this road. She may have been seen in 1990, the car full of witnesses not being aware she was a phantom until long after the event.


Cursed Motorway

Location: Twyford - Twyford Down (now area of the M3)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: A week after a motorway construction team disturbed the graves of eighteen men, some two metres tall, two of the men suffered fatal heart attacks and a night watchmen dropped dead at his post. People protesting against the construction of the motorway pronounced the incidents 'the curse of the giants'.

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