Blandford

 
 


Doggett

Location: Blandford - Area near Eastbury Park (no longer standing)
Type: Vampire
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A corrupt manservant who stole thousands of pounds from his employer, Doggett finally killed himself, and now drives his phantom horse and carriage along this area. One local story says he returned as a vampire; after his body was exhumed many years after his death (from St Mary's Church in Tarrant Gunville) it was found to be uncorrupted, with a rosy tint to the cheeks.


 
 


Raped Nurse

Location: Blandford - Army Base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1937
Further Comments: This figure dressed in white is reportedly a nurse who was once raped and killed near the barracks - her shade has been observed floating around the area, her facial features almost blank.


 
 


Carriage

Location: Blandford - Ashley Wood Golf Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Maybe a story from the nineteenth hole, this golf club is reputedly home to a horse and carriage that can only be heard.


 
 


Suicides

Location: Blandford - Bridge over the River Stour, close to The Crown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small cross on the bridge is said to be the marker where a person committed suicide. A number of people have been named as the suicide (including a nun and a nanny), though there is little evidence indicating exactly who the ghost seen here is. A phantom hound it also said to haunt the area, though it is unclear whether is it a shuck.


 
 


Stone Dogs

Location: Blandford - Bryanston gates
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The stone hounds sitting upon the gatepost are said to occasionally animate at night, going to the nearby river to drink. A floating white figure was reputedly seen along the road near Bryanston woods by a dog walker.


 
 


Snooker

Location: Blandford - Coupar House (now British Legion)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building is said to experience the moving around of small items in the bar, and snooker balls which roll under their own impetus.


 
 


Woman in Black

Location: Blandford - Crown Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a black crinoline dress, this ghostly woman has been observed on the first floor. One of the cleaning staff spotted a woman in black enter a room, but upon investigation, the room was devoid of life. The hotel is also home to a phantom highwayman who hangs about in the courtyard.


 
 


Woman in White

Location: Blandford - Exact location unknown
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1837
Further Comments: A child told her mother that she had seen a white woman drifting towards the house. Her mother dismissed the claim, until they received word that her father had drowned around the same time as the sighting.


 
 


Flying Bottle

Location: Blandford - Nelson's Wine Bar
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: It is speculated that the presence that has been known to throw around bottles was a female prisoner. There are also reports of children crying in the upper part of the building.


 
 


Fred or Mary

Location: Blandford - Royal Signals Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: Once known as Fred, the ghost that moves small objects and creates phantom footsteps and cold spots was renamed Mary. It is believed she was a local woman who was due to marry a US serviceman during World War 2, but was murdered just before her wedding day in the area where the museum was constructed.


 
 


Sheep

Location: Blandford - Sheep Market Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A herd of phantom, ruminant animals are reputed to walk along this street; the sheep are said to be headless.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Blandford - The Old House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: When devoid of occupants, a neighbour reported hearing loud footsteps and dragging sounds from within the house. Police were called but found nothing untoward.


 
 


Hunt

Location: Blandford - Woods in the area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be part of a phantom hunt, these ghostly dogs have been heard running and yelping through woodland. It is also thought that a headless shuck haunts the area, though it is less sure whether the entity is connected to the hunt pack.


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