Bristol

 
 


Singer

Location: Bristol - Private residence, York Place, Hotwells
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: Two people heard a woman's voice singing a melody while in the basement listening to records, similar to something that a mother would sing to a baby. One of the witnesses also heard someone in hobnail boots walk to the front door and the sound of a key being inserted into the lock, although no one entered the house and there was no sound of the person walking away again.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Bristol - Property owned by actor Anthony Head, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This young Victorian lass has reportedly been heard by the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor and his family, with at least two guests also reporting sightings.


 
 


Watcher

Location: Bristol - Pur Down, Stapleton, passing under the M32
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007 / 2008
Further Comments: One witness felt like he was being watched when passing through this area, but never felt threatened. The same witness also spotted a figure standing on the edge of a hill which disappeared when approached.


 
 


Shocked Lady

Location: Bristol - Purdown area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Killed by a sudden bolt of lightning while out horse riding, this phantom can still be seen galloping by.


 
 


Modern Man

Location: Bristol - Rummer public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: The shade of a man dressed in contemporary clothing was seen in the cellar before quickly vanishing, while the ghost of a woman with long dark hair and dressed in white has been reported in the bar.


 
 


Radiogram

Location: Bristol - Sea Mills Farmhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: An estate agent with a client were looking around this old, vacant property, still with many of its original fittings, when a 1950s radiogram bust into life playing classical music. Both men checked for a self timer or other explanation for the machine to start working but nothing was found. A local story reports that the farmhouse is haunted by a young woman. She died of a broken heart after her father paid the girl's lover to leave, never to return.


 
 


Victorian Couple

Location: Bristol - Southmead Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A phantom man and woman in Victorian clothing have been reported walking down this road.


 
 


Union Ghost

Location: Bristol - Spillers Animal Feed Mill, Avonmouth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shade was said only to appear to Transport and General Workers Union members - possibly propaganda by anti-unionists?


 
 


Captain John Gray

Location: Bristol - SS Great Britain
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993 onwards
Further Comments: While on a work placement in 1993, Sonny Graffo encountered a ghostly, middle aged figure who matched the description of Captain John Gray who vanished in 1872. Other people on the ship have heard disembodied footsteps close to them, though nothing is seen.


 
 


Pale Lady

Location: Bristol - Stapleton Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1854
Further Comments: Wearing a nightdress and cap, this shade was seen for several nights, moving silently through bolted doors


 
 


Roundhead

Location: Bristol - Stapleton Woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom figure approaches unsuspecting witnesses as if trying to say something - he then proceeds to walk straight through them.


 
 


Lost Labourer

Location: Bristol - The Severn Tunnel, between Bristol and Newport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Killed during the construction of the tunnel, the worker's body was accidentally buried underneath tons of brick and concrete, and never found. The ghost is said to seek assistance in recovering his body.


 
 


Headless Horseman

Location: Bristol - University of Bristol and Tyndall, Avenue area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Students have reported seeing a headless horseman patrolling this area late at night.


 
 


World War Two Nurse

Location: Bristol - Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: It has been reported that staff at the building have encountered a nurse dressed in attire from the Second World War, who pushes a trolley. The entity is said to be friendly in nature.


 
 


The Duchess of Beaufort

Location: Bristol - Vassals Park, Fishponds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of the Duchess of Beaufort is said to drift around the fishponds and over the little footbridge. Chanting has also been heard in the area.


 
 


Face at the Window

Location: Bristol - Veterinary Practice, Wells Road, Whitchurch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An exorcism was once performed in this building after a previous owner reported an apparition staring through the window, watching their movements. The building was once a morgue.


 
 


Aloysius

Location: Bristol - White Hart Inn, Lower Maudlin Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The wife of a former landlord named this mischievous spirit Aloysius. The poltergeist would throw small items around the bedroom and has smashed plates in the kitchen.


 
 


Murdered Lady

Location: Bristol - Works Nightclub, Nelson Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The ladies toilets are said to be haunted by the presence of a murdered woman. The nightclub was built on top of an old burial site.


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