Winchester Ghosts & other Paranormal Events

 
 


Man in Three Corner Hat

Location: Winchester - Castle Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: Seen by a prisoner in the building, this ghost disappeared from sight as it walked through a wall. As a side point, the hall is also home to King Arthur's round table, though it is likely to be a fake.


 
 


Limping Monk

Location: Winchester - Cathedral Close
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This brown coloured entity hobbles down the closed street.


 
 


Man in Silver Suit

Location: Winchester - Chilcomb Road, near the A272
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 14 November 1974
Further Comments: A couple out driving had to pull over as their car it began to shake out of control. They noticed a large cigar shaped object with three faces peering out nearby, and also a bearded man dressed in a silver suit moving towards them. The strange entities then vanished, and the couple were able to drive away normally.


 
 


Driverless Coach

Location: Winchester - Ellingham Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The driverless phantom coach is said to contain Lady Alice Lisle, one of three locations where her ghost haunts. Though the coach and horses have not been seen for many years, it has been said that the sound of a carriage can still be heard.


 
 


Clanking Woman

Location: Winchester - Hampshire Chronicle, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2001
Further Comments: This entity has been reported in the part of the building that housed cottages and a small printing press, which has been offered as an explanation to the sound which accompanies her.


 
 


Starving Woman

Location: Winchester - Hyde Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost, when flesh and bone, was turned away from the Tavern during a cold winter's night. She died soon after, and to take revenge, her ghost took up residence in the building. The spirit now pulls bedding off sleeping guests.


 
 


Henry

Location: Winchester - Jolly Farmer inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Hanged somewhere close to the inn for theft, the shade now torments the bar staff by periodically playing with the pumps.


 
 


Lady Alice Becomsawe Lisle

Location: Winchester - Moyles Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After her execution in 1685, the ghost of Lady Alice Becomsawe Lisle was reported in three areas of her old neighbourhood. At her former home, Moyles Court, she could be heard walking along corridors; her disembodied footsteps always accompanied with the swoosh of her silken dress.


 
 


Tall Man

Location: Winchester - Private house along Quarry Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: A tall man wearing a black cloak, a woman dressed in white, and a figure resembling a nun are all said to have haunted this property. Two exorcisms failed to remove the entities.


 
 


Lady Lisle

Location: Winchester - The Eclipse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1685 onwards
Further Comments: Beheaded opposite the pub for assisting local rebels, the tall grey shade of Alice Lisle now haunts the area where she spent her last night on earth. This is one of three locations reportedly haunt by Lady Lisle.


 
 


Lighting Operator

Location: Winchester - Theatre Royal (was the Market Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1910s
Further Comments: An apparition was seen dressed in combat clothing. A witness identified the ghostly soldier as a former lighting operator who worked at the theatre before going off to die on a World War One battlefield. The builder of the theatre, John Simpkins, is also said to haunt the building.


 
 


Ballerina Alien

Location: Winchester - Under the Guildhall clock
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January or February 2004
Further Comments: Councillor Adrian Hicks recalled in 2009 his encounter with an alien entity along a busy street. He described the creature as having large oval eyes, looking almost human, and wearing a tutu. The alien shuffled along the street like a penguin.


 
 


Round Table

Location: Winchester - Winchester Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The Round Table that is on display here, alleged to belong to King Arthur, is more than likely a fake made many years after his death.


 
 


Monks

Location: Winchester - Winchester Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Disappearing at the knees, these phantom monks reportedly walk on the original floor of the building. In 1957 a photographer caught several male figures dressed in medieval garb. Saint Swithun is buried outside the cathedral, as per his wish - on one fateful 15 July, his body was moved inside the building; the rain began to fall and did not stop until Swithun's body was moved back outside. Now, popular legends say that if it rains on 15 July (St Swithun's Day), it will rain for another forty days.


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