Hereford & Worcester - Paranormal Database Records

Devil Hound

Location: Hergest - Hergust Court, now a farmhouse
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Prior to death in family
Further Comments: This hound would appear to members of the Vaughan family before one of their number died. It is said that when Black Vaughan was beheaded in 1483, his faithful hound seized and ran off with the head. The creature is said to have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write 'Hound of the Baskervilles'.

Lady Hobbingdon

Location: Hindlip - Hindlip Hall (original building no longer standing) and grounds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The shade of the Lady, together with a phantom white calf, would be seen moving around the house revealing all the secret priest holes once a year - during life she performed the same task, feeding those who hid within. The grounds are now said to be haunted by a young girl wearing a tartan dress, quietly crying and looking for her mother.

Black Lady

Location: Holt - Holt Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Workers in the castle were too scared to visit the attic, where it is said the ghost haunts. The basement in turn is haunted by a raven that attacks any source of light taken down there.

Lady de Wintour

Location: Huddington - Huddington Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 January (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This decapitated shade still mourns the passing of her husband Robert Wintour - he was executed for playing a part in the Gunpowder Plot.

Cat Attack

Location: Inkberrow - St Peter's churchyard
Type: ABC
Date / Time: December 1993
Further Comments: While hunting for the locally named 'Beast of Inkberrow', Nick and Sally Dyke discovered the cat in the churchyard - it knocked Nick over and took a swipe at Sally before running off. She was left with three ten centimetre long claw marks down one side.

Black Shape

Location: Kempsey - Lane in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Two women walking their dogs encountered a ghostly apparition here. While one of the witnesses described the figure as a black human shape, the other perceived more detail and said the entity looked like a grinning Victorian farm hand.

Dancing Dwarfs

Location: Kenchester - Roman Ruins
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The little people here made their homes in the Roman ruins scattered around.

Unknown Girl

Location: Kentchurch - Kentchurch Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young girl has been seen standing by a window in the building, glazing out across the land.

First Landlady

Location: Kidderminster - Black Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be the first landlady to run the pub, she was killed by her husband as he discovered both her and her secret lover embraced on the steps outside the building. Her footsteps are still heard along the corridors.

Tutor Woman

Location: Kidderminster - Harvey's Wine Bar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1963
Further Comments: Seen at least twice, the woman in brown Tutor clothing was more often heard walking across empty rooms. Doors would also open and close on their own.

White Woman

Location: Kidderminster - Ye Olde Seven Stars, Coventry Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This ghostly figure was seen standing by the bar, as if waiting to be served. Her presence was also reported at a table.

Thirsty Stone

Location: Kingstone - Large whetstone in the village
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: This rock submerges itself in a nearby river to cool itself down on particularly hot days.

The Devil's Garden

Location: Kington - Area of barren land
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This area of dirt and stone was known as the Devil's Garden by locals as nothing would ever take root there.

Thomas Vaughan

Location: Kington - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1469
Further Comments: After being killed in the battle of Banbury, Vaughan's spirit was reluctant to depart this plane of existence and tried to hide in this local church. It was finally trapped in a snuff box by the local holy men and banished into nearby Hergest Pool. Some variations of the story have Vaughan escape the snuff box before being laid once again, this time under a large tree on the Hergest Estate.

Old Coles

Location: Leigh - Road passing through village, leading to river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 November, St Catherine's Eve (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Long since exorcised, the phantom of Old Coles would drive his coach through the village and use the local river to cool his horses.

Dench Family Coach

Location: Lenchwick - Road between Lenchwick and Norton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Belonging to the Dench family, a phantom coach is said to run along this stretch of road.

Burning Coach

Location: Lenchwick - Roads between village and Evesham Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Driven by a hanged (or beheaded) criminal, this coach travels at breakneck speed until reaching the abbey where it promptly vanishes.

Dark Shadow

Location: Leominster - Berrington Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1981
Further Comments: Parts of the hall were used as a hospital during both World Wars, and it was in this area that this phantom was seen walking about.

Tall Man in Leather

Location: Leominster - Croft Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: This figure, estimated to be at least seven foot in height, was seen a couple of times in the castle. He quickly faded away in front of the witnesses.

Evil Short Man

Location: Leominster - Grange by the Priory Church
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Mid 1970s, summer
Further Comments: Something 'male, short and see-through' was said to have jumped on a wall here, scattering the parents and children playing in the area. One witness was said to have called the thing 'absolutely evil'.


Location: Leominster - Priory Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A hooded figure was observed by one woman. She said that she could not see a face, but his sandals were highly detailed.

Roman Soldiers

Location: Little Malvern - Malvern Hills, hillfort
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A column of Roman Legionnaires were observed marching up the hill, complete with standard bearers and cavalrymen. The troops vanished when they reached the top.

Lady Lightfoot

Location: Little Shelsey - Courthouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly woman drove her coach and horses around inside the courthouse, screaming in protest of her murder while in prison.


Location: Littleton - Countryside between village and Bretforton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Moving over a road that vanished long ago, this coach is seen smoothly traversing bumpy fields and overgrown woods.

Henry Milborne

Location: Llanrothal - Llanrothal Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1690s
Further Comments: Milborne was killed when his horses bolted into the nearby river - his body was never found. His ghost started haunting his former home, and twelve priests were called for to exorcise the entity. When the ghost manifested, all but one priest fled. The ghost asked the priest when he could return, to which the priest responded 'until I eat bread'. The ghost left and took up residence in the river, while the priest died a few hours later, ensuring bread never passed his lips.

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