Hertfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Icy to the Touch

Location: Hatfield - Station
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1900s
Further Comments: The driver of a steam train passing through Hatfield Station reported a phantom man who stepped from the platform into the engine (even though the vehicle was travelling at 55 mph). The icy, dark-clothed entity forced the driver to stop the train, which ground to a halt at Hitchin station; the driver then noticed that the track ahead was blocked, and that the steam engine would have crashed into the obstruction if it was not for the ghost.


 
 


Dancing Robert

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Boxmoor Common
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Midnight
Further Comments: The site where the body of Robert Snooks lays, the last highwayman to be hanged in England. Anyone who dances around the grave twelve times will summon him to join the jig.


 
 


Unknown

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Jarman Park cinema
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty first century
Further Comments: Objects have been reported flying through the air in one room in this cinema. Moaning is also heard from the same area.


 
 


Jolly Fat Man

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Old King's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This jovial chap was seen laughing away as he sat on a bed. A white female form has also been reported on site.


 
 


Caped Figure

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Redbourn Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 April 2009, 00:30h
Further Comments: While driving home, this witness watched a caped figure with a wide-brimmed hat cross the road in front of their car. The figure could not be spotted in the rear view mirror.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Rose and Crown public house, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Three ghosts are reputed to haunt this site, including a grey lady and a young girl who was locked up in her room because she was crippled.


 
 


Screams

Location: Hemel Hempstead - White Hart Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Killed on the stairs while trying to escape an old press gang, this man's screams and cries can still be heard. One report says that when this entity appears, his colours are inverted, rather like a film negative.


 
 


Cream Coloured Wolf

Location: Henham - Back roads towards Thaxted from Stortford
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 2011
Further Comments: A cream coloured wolf was spotted by occupants of a car while passing through this area. They stopped close to the creature which did not run off, apparently unfazed by the human presence. A few days later they observed the creature again. Some believe that the creature is actually a large German Shepherd.


 
 


Banging

Location: Hertford - Hairdressers (name withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: Loud bangs and footsteps were reported coming from empty places within this hairdressers. A visiting psychic said that she could feel a presence upstairs.


 
 


Green Monk

Location: Hertford - Small church on Goldings Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Cloaked in green robes, a monk-like figure was seen by one witness for a few seconds before vanishing.


 
 


Goring the Cavalier

Location: Hitchin - Hitchin Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Killed by Roundheads a few miles down the road during the civil war, the ghost of Goring continues onwards to his earthly destination once a year. A grey lady has also been spotted in the grounds of the priory.


 
 


Monk and Author

Location: Hitchin - Minsden Chapel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The chapel is reputedly haunted by a phantom monk, and a local author also threatened to haunt the location. Mr Reginald Hine, at the start of the twentieth century, said he loved the place so much that he threatened to haunt the church in order to protect it from any redevelopment work. An unconvincing photograph does exist of the phantom monk.


 
 


Cellar Sounds

Location: Hoddesdon - George public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Strange noises have been reported from the cellar, and it is said that no animal dares venture down the steps...


 
 


Winged Person

Location: Hoddesdon - Various areas around town
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Possessing a man-like face and body, but with dark wings, this ghostly entity has been known to prevent suicides and intervene during attempted murders.


 
 


Groaning Wood

Location: Ivinghoe - Gallows Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of a wooden gallows groaning and creaking has been reported here. Chains have also been heard and a man dressed in grey spotted, though he never remains long.


 
 


Jenny

Location: Kings Langley - King’s Lodge public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981
Further Comments: Visiting mediums told the landlady of this pub that the strange occurrences (lights being turned on and off, unexplained tapping) here were caused by a woman named Jenny, who is buried somewhere within the walls.


 
 


Monks

Location: Kings Langley - Priory Orchard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ghostly monks have been reported drifting around the orchard.


 
 


Edwardian Chap

Location: Knebworth - Brickmaker's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: The front room of this pub was once room to an Edwardian figure who sat on a sofa. He was exorcised by a local man.


 
 


Jenny Spinner

Location: Knebworth - Knebworth House
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This ghostly clothes maker was renowned for waking the household with the grinding of her spinning wheel, normally heard before a death in the family.


 
 


Lord Palmerston

Location: Lemsford - Brocket Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The shade of former Prime Minister Lord Palmerston is thought to be one of those who are yet to find rest here.


 
 


Dog Scaring Footsteps

Location: Letchworth - Scudamore, Letchworth Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1947
Further Comments: A family pet was constantly terrified whenever the phantom footsteps were heard stomping around the building.


 
 


Jarman

Location: Little Gaddesden - Manor House and village pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Jarman committed suicide after his relationship with a member of the Bridgewater family fell apart. His entity is reported to travel around the manor house once a year, extinguishing candles and dimming any electrical lights.


 
 


William Jarman

Location: Little Gaddesden - Village pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Jarman, a churchwarden living in the village, drowned himself in the pond after a dose of unrequited love. He has been reported at the location.


 
 


Monks

Location: Little Wymondley - Priory (only long barn exists)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The priory is reputedly home to several phantom monks. As a side note, a chestnut tree at the location is said to have been planted by Julius Caesar.


 
 


Catherine Ferrers

Location: Markyate Cell - Area around the priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen riding her horse topless, and swinging around tree branches without a stitch on, the ghost of the highwaywoman Ferrers continues to create the same amount of havoc that she did whilst living.


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