Hertfordshire - Paranormal Database Records


Geoffrey De Mandeville

Location: New Barnet - Pymms Brook, bottom of Northfield Road and Castlewood Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1992 / 1993
Further Comments: A child ran home after encountering a ghostly figure wearing a red habit with a hood covering the head. Many years later, the child believed the figure to be Sir Geoffrey De Mandeville.


White Lady

Location: Panshanger Woods - Area near an abandoned decoy air shelter
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 1990?
Further Comments: This area is rumoured to be haunted by a woman who committed infanticide.



Location: Pirton - Fox Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011
Further Comments: Makers of the pilot programme Greatest Haunts claimed this pub was haunted by a woman who had two children.



Location: Pirton - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011
Further Comments: A medium working for the programme Greatest Haunts said that she had encountered a phantom solider walking along the high street.


Old Lady

Location: Potters Bar - The Old Manor Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A phantom elderly lady is said to walk through the restaurant, while the staircase in the same area is haunted by a little girl who plays there. Staff report a strange atmosphere in the area after closing.



Location: Redbourne - Womere Brook
Type: Legend
Date / Time: When danger is imminent
Further Comments: This body of water is reported to overflow when famine threatens the area.



Location: Rickmansworth - Private detached house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006 - 2009
Further Comments: A child's disembodied footsteps could be heard running around the master bedroom of this property - an attempt to record it using a video camera failed when the equipment turned itself off. The young child of the occupant said he could see a man in the corner of a room, although his mother could see nothing, while the cleaner said she could feel a friendly male presence.


Green Light

Location: Rickmansworth - Skies over the town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: February 2010
Further Comments: Two police officers watched a bright green light quickly pass over the town and disappear over the horizon.


Shattering Mirrors

Location: Royston - Henrick's Hairdressing salon
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: Mirrors have been known to fly from the walls and the radio changes stations at will, in this haunted salon. A psychic blamed the former owner of the building who slit his own throat.


The Old Brick Mover

Location: Sarratt - Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Eleventh century
Further Comments: The Devil was said to have moved the bricks from the church's original build site just as quick as the builders could lay them. The builders finally gave up and constructed the church where it stands today.


Well Dressed Man

Location: Sarratt - Rose Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A figure seen in a bedroom had a good quality blue coat, but sadly missed his head.


Sitting Airman

Location: Sawbridgeworth - Former RAF Sawbridgeworth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This lonely airman sits by the side of the road, patiently waiting for a lift which has never yet arrived.


Praying Man

Location: South Mimms - Church and vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: A man seen praying in the church stood up and walked through a closed door leading to the vestry. The Reverent Allen Hay also reported that he would often wake at 3am and felt a presence in the vicarage, though he was convinced the ghost was friendly.


Flagging Figure

Location: South Mimms - Unnamed road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Spring 1935
Further Comments: Several motorists (and a vicar on his bike) encountered a figure who stood on the roadside flagging down travellers, only to vanish seconds later.


Procession of Monks

Location: St Albans - Abbey grounds
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A witness working on the site watched a short line of monks walk through a stone wall. It is also said that music can sometimes be heard in the early hours of the morning.


John Beckett

Location: St Albans - Batchwood Hall (currently a nightclub)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: Killed while running into the burning building to save his wife during a fire in 1895, John's shade still searches for his wife's missing body. During a fire in 1995, witnesses escaping the fire claimed to have seen a phantom woman with a shovel, scattering burning coals over the floor.


Dragon of Wormenhert

Location: St Albans - Exact location unknown, said to have been a cave within a gorge in a nearby hill
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Eleventh century
Further Comments: Abbot Ealdred of St Albans rebuilt his abbey using the ruins of Verulamium, a Roman city located nearby. During the course of the work the Abbot destroyed the lair of the dragon of Wormenhert.


Sounds of Battle

Location: St Albans - Row of shops along Chequer Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The location of the Battle of St Albans, fought during the War of the Roses, is said to still generate the sounds of battle.


Nell Gwynne

Location: St Albans - Salisbury Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late ninetieth century
Further Comments: Witnessed by Winston Churchill's stepfather, the ghost of Nell was seen in the dining room, wearing blue clothing. A cavalier is also reported to haunt the upper parts of the building, where he took his own life rather than fall into the hands of his Roundhead opponents.


Radiant Ship

Location: St Albans - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1 Jan 1254
Further Comments: A brightly coloured ship passed overhead, on an otherwise clear night.



Location: St Albans - Wicked Lady public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of a lady's gentle sobs has been heard diffusing through the fabric of the pub. The common outside the pub is home to a highway woman on horseback, after whom the building is named.


Betty Deacon

Location: St Paul's Walden - Area around The Valley (street)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre First World War
Further Comments: Betty Deacon drowned herself on 16 August 1860 in the village pond. For years afterwards, her ghost was said to scare choir boys returning from practice after dusk had fallen. Another version of the story says Betty's ghost would be seen standing at the site which would have been just outside her cottage.


Man in Wide Brimmed Hat

Location: Stevenage - Area behind The Fisherman
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03 September 2006 and October 2011
Further Comments: Two witnesses encountered a old fashioned figure wearing a wide brimmed hat as they cut across this area. They ran off after the figure took a step towards them. They heard from a friend on the same night who also said he had been chased by a shadow wearing the same kind of hat. Several years later one of the witnesses was told that the figure had been seen again, this time by a friend of their brother.


Henry Trigg

Location: Stevenage - National Westminster Bank, High Street (once Old Castle Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Trigg lived in the building in the early eighteenth century, and requested that after he died, his body to be concealed in the loft. This happened, but over the next 250 years, dozens of morbid souvenir hunters removed the bones from the coffin, leaving only a lonely shade that now looks for his remains.


Running Dog

Location: Stevenage - Saint Nick's church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Upset by the continued yapping of the gravedigger's dog, the bell ringer poisoned the pet pooch. The animal died an agonised death, and some people now claim the dog runs around the church, floating slightly above the ground.

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