Hertfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


White Horses

Location: Burnham Green - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Galloping around the neighbourhood at night, these creatures are thought to be connected to a battle fought more than a thousand years ago.


 
 


Headless Horse

Location: Burnham Green - Roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The result of a Danish skirmish over a thousand years ago, this decapitated horse runs along the lanes surrounding the area.


 
 


Flying Glasses

Location: Bushey - Horse and Chains public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Early to mid 1990s (polt), 1970s (former landlord)
Further Comments: Over a period of a couple of years, one witness thrice observed a glass fly off a shelf and smash on the till, about 150 centimetres away. The building was once said to be home to the ghost of a former landlord, although he was not been seen recently.


 
 


Cyclist

Location: Bushey - King George Recreation Ground
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: A phantom cyclist is said to haunt this Green Flag Award winning parkland. The ghost was seen in 1997 as it accelerated up a frosty hill before vanishing.


 
 


Lulu

Location: Bushey - Location that was once Bushey Film Studio, sound stage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: The Blue Lady, Lulu (wife of Baron von Herkomer), that haunted the film studio once lived in the building that was demolished in order for it to be built.


 
 


School Girl

Location: Bushey Heath - Private residence, Allard Crescent
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A couple living in this house found the atmosphere to be unpleasant, with each hating to spent time alone there. A guest to the house reported waking during the night to see a young girl dressed in school uniform, sitting on a chair. The girl stared at the guest before slowly fading away. Previous occupants at the property also reportedly disliked the feeling of living there.


 
 


Pedlar

Location: Bygrave - Bygrave House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Three ghosts are said to walk this property. A pedlar who was murdered in the house has found it difficult to leave, and a woman and her child who were buried under the drawing room floor also haunt the site.


 
 


Woman with Long Hair

Location: Cheshunt - Former Meux House (private house, no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This pretty girl dressed in silk was seen many times looking out a window, waiting for someone who never came. An older lady was also seen on site, supposedly quite scary in appearance. She vanished when the house was knocked down and rebuilt.


 
 


A Number of...

Location: Cheshunt - Old Palace House, Theobald's Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was claimed that this building was haunted by a number of ghosts, though details are sketchy.


 
 


Huge Cat

Location: Chorleywood - M25, between Junctions 18 & 19
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 29 January 2009
Further Comments: Driving along the M25, Karen Thomas reported seeing a large black cat on the edge of a field. The creature was described as being ten times larger than a dog.


 
 


Headless Horse

Location: Chorleywood - Near J29 on M25
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 28 March 2010
Further Comments: A woman and her daughter reported seeing a headless horse in a field close to Junction 29.


 
 


Lion

Location: Cuffley - Sutherland Way
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 16 May 1983
Further Comments: Several people, including a policeman, reported seeing a cat resembling a lion or lioness near woodland in the area. Public warnings were issued and a helicopter dispatched, but no big cat was found.


 
 


Clibbon

Location: Datchworth - Area around the station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Found guilty of highway robbery, Clibbon was tied to the back of a horse and dragged around the town until he was dead. His screams are sometimes heard. The same area is also home to a headless horse, though it may not be the same creature associated with the highwayman.


 
 


Little Old Lady

Location: Datchworth - Hawkins Hall Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in black, this petite elderly woman can be spotted quite easily as she walks down the road - her head is missing.


 
 


Cart Without Horse

Location: Datchworth - Rectory Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom horse-drawn cart without a horse propels itself down the lane, a pair of human legs hanging from the rear.


 
 


Unfunny Jester

Location: Datchworth - The Tilbury
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that a jester who failed to receive a single laugh from one harsh crowd was tied to a whipping post (still standing) and beaten to death. His cries can still be heard.


 
 


The Ghosts' Promenade

Location: East Barnet - Church Hill Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: So many phantom encounters along this road led to a Justice of the Peace to name it 'The Ghosts' Promenade'. The ghosts were said to include headless humans and dogs, and phantoms in the trees.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: East Barnet - Grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Up until at least the early twentieth century, locals believed the area to be haunted by a grey lady.


 
 


Joanna's Tree

Location: East Barnet - Oak Hill Park
Type: Other
Date / Time: Early 1930s
Further Comments: The oak tree under which eighteenth century prophetess Joanna Southcott once sat and received a vision that she was mentioned in the Book of Revelation burst into flame on a clear summer's day.


 
 


Sir Geoffrey de Mandeville

Location: East Barnet - Oak Hill Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December 2014, midnight, next due, then every sixth year (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Sir Geoffrey, complete with red cloak and jangling spurs, appears here on horseback and heads towards the church to disappear through its wall. Even though the ghost is said to appear on Christmas Eve, the last verified sighting of Sir Geoffrey was on 17 December 1932.


 
 


Cricket Pavilion

Location: East Barnet - Oakhill Park
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: An evening in winter, 1986/87
Further Comments: Walking his dog through the park, this witness spotted what looked like a cricket pavilion with a veranda about 100 yards from him. The building was quite brightly lit, illuminated from the outside. The witness was a little surprised never to have seen the building before, but being new to the area was not perturbed. Walking back the same way a little later, the building had gone. Neighbours told him that they could not recall a pavilion ever being on the site.


 
 


Bearded Man

Location: Elstree - Hollybush public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Around the time this ghostly figure was seen, phantom footsteps were also reported around the building.


 
 


Flying Glasses

Location: Elstree - Waggon & Horses public house Watling Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: There are stories of glasses which fly through the air or fall to the ground unaided by human hand, although no one can date these occurrences.


 
 


Man in the Snow

Location: Essendon - Private semi detached house, close to of Barbara Cartland's estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1981, 03:30h
Further Comments: A resident in this property was awoken by the pet dog whimpering in his bedroom. As he took the dog downstairs, through the glass front door he spotted a man wearing a shirt and tie under a trench coat. The man looked around thirty years of age and had a moustache. The resident opened the front door, but the figure had vanished, with no marks left in the snow. Closing the door, once again the resident could see the man on the other side. Flinging the door open, the figure had gone again.


 
 


Silence

Location: Frithsden - Rose's Hole
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A chest of gold remains hidden in this area, and can only be discovered by treasure hunters who remain completely silent while searching for the hoard.


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