Isle of Wight - Paranormal Database Records

 
Mad Monk

Location: Appuldurcombe - Appuldurcombe House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 June 2005
Further Comments: Little is known about this figure that has appeared many times over the ages, though the ghost was heard walking around the cellar by a team from Isle of Wight Ghost Investigations in mid 2005.


 
Michael

Location: Arreton - Barrow known as Michael Morey's Hump
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Said to happen at midnight, last sighting unknown
Further Comments: Michael Morey murdered his grandson and, trying to hide the crime, set fire to the body. Morey's deeds were soon discovered, and his executed remains displayed on the gibbet that stood upon the barrow. At midday, his ghost on horseback is said to ride three times around the barrow, crying out 'Michael Morey's Hump'.


 
Head

Location: Billingham - Billingham Manor
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: A free floating decapitated head was seen around the manor house, coinciding with the execution of someone at Parkhurst Prison. The ghost of Charles I is also reported to haunt the manor, as is a monk who was seen standing along a path near the coach house.


 
Cursed Giant

Location: Blackgang Chime - Cave in the area (no longer present?)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The chime was once a lush area, rich in vegetation and the hunting ground of a giant who feasted upon children. A holy man cursed the giant and the area, ensuring nothing would ever grow there again.


 
Go From this Place

Location: Bouldnor - End of The Ave
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1991, 06:00h
Further Comments: Walking westward along the shore, this witness has just walked through a gate when a they heard a voice say 'Go from this place'. The witness quickly left.


 
Three-masted Ship

Location: Bouldnor - Off coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978, summer
Further Comments: Two people out night fishing spotted an old ship with three masts sailing towards them. The vessel appeared to be illuminated by several lanterns across its masts and bow. As the ship neared the witnesses, it slowly faded away.


 
Invaders' Blood

Location: Brading - Bloodstone Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The red marks on the stones at the bottom of the well were once believed to be the blood of Danes and English who once fought here.


 
Wolverton

Location: Brading - Centurion's Copse woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A monk is said to haunt this area, once thought to be the remains of a town called Wolverton. The monk was murdered by the townsfolk, and as divine punishment, the town was reduced to ash.


 
Louis de Rochefort

Location: Brading - Crown Inn (currently Isle of Wight Waxworks)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Louis was murdered while staying at the inn. Dressed in clothing worn the French Aristocracy, his form has been observed in the past, though hearing his dying scream was said to be more common. Phantom children are also reported on the site


 
Treasure

Location: Brading - Tree (no longer standing in the area once known as Centurion's Copse
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Treasure was said to have been buried under a tree which once stood here. The only way to uproot the tree and recover the hoard was to chain twelve white oxen to the tree and have the creatures uproot it. Unfortunately the tree was cropped down, so the treasure remains hidden.


 
Ex Officer

Location: Brighstone - Capricorn Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a military officer seen standing around the bar is named as a man killed on the site during the Second World War during a German bombing run.


 
Dog Walker

Location: Carisbrooke - Carisbrooke Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This grey lady has been seen walking her dog around the moat of this ruin - it is unknown whether the same spirit is also the face which has been seen down the well. The inside of the castle is also haunted, this time by another woman, this time in a long cloak, walking four, tiny dogs on chain leashes.


 
HMS Gladiator

Location: Colwell Bay - Off the coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Every ten years since April 1908, last seen Spring 1958
Further Comments: An islander who spotted an old ship on misty morning claimed it was HMS Gladiator, which sank in 1908. some say that the ship is appears every ten years, though it is approaching half a century since the last report.


 
Vanishing Ship

Location: Compton Bay - Off coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 1959
Further Comments: An old three masted sailing ship was observed by a group of friends on the beach having a party. The ship headed towards the shore, only to vanish when only a few metres from the beach.


 
Harry

Location: Cowes - Anchor public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lad hanged himself in the stables. Now a bar, his ghost still puts in an occasional appearance.


 
Soldier

Location: Cowes - Battery Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A soldier killed by a German bomb during World War Two is reported to walk this area. A man walking his dogs encountered the ghost during the 1970s - the entity walked through a high hedge.


 
Jack

Location: Cowes - Model Railway Exhibition, Marine Court (no longer operating)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early summer (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Seen sitting near the shop, is it unknown whether this ghostly Jack Russell will return now the exhibition is closed.


 
Henry

Location: Cowes - Northwood House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local smuggler, Henry is blamed for the sounds of barrels being rolled around the basement of this building.


 
Children

Location: Cowes - Tree in Northwood Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to be the ghosts of young boys who died of Spanish Flu in 1918, the ghosts of these lads remain in better days, playing around and climbing a large tree. The park is also said to be home to a phantom nun.


 
Bloody Footprints

Location: Cowes - Trinity Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s onwards?
Further Comments: The red footprints that are said to appear along the floor of the auditorium could be those of a person who died during the Blitz. Mild poltergeist activity is also reported at the theatre.


 
Footsteps

Location: Cowes - Union Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bearded man and a former fisherman's wife are believed to haunt this inn. Footsteps could once be heard climbing and descending the staircase each and every night, though it is unclear when this phenomenon ceased for good.


 
Ursula

Location: Cowes - Various buildings along Shooters Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Taking the form of a young, blonde haired girl in Victorian attire, this ghost has been known to move items from building to building.


 
Marquis of Anglesey

Location: Cowes - West Cowe Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Marquis lived here until 1854, and is now blamed when locked doors are found open. A phantom soldier in old fashioned dress uniform also resides in a ground floor room.


 
Darting Lights

Location: Cowes - Yorkies Cafe
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: One lady staying here spotted fifteen small lights which danced around outside after dark. The same witness also reported being awoken by something tucking her feet and legs into bed at night and also her handbag levitating thirty centimetres into the air before dropping back to the floor.


 
House Party

Location: Downend - Area near Knighton Gorges
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December knight seen (reoccurring), house reported in the twentieth centu
Further Comments: A manor house has been seen in the area, a party in full flow visible through its windows. However, the house was demolished many years previous. Even when not seen, locals have reported hearing the sounds of music coming from the site. A large black knight on horseback is still occasionally seen, once a year.


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