Kent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Invisible Hand

Location: Pluckley - The Black Horse Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: This non alcoholic spirit moves items across the bar, tidies, and sometimes hides coats and wallets. The site is also home to disembodied screaming.


 
Dog Walkers

Location: Pluckley - Station Road, area around Greystones House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Couple unknown, monk reported seen in 1971
Further Comments: Victims of the all-too-common love triangle that ends in suicide, this couple and their little dog can be heard walking and chatting down this area of the road. Greystones itself is reputedly home to a phantom monk.


 
Dying Highwayman

Location: Pluckley - Fright (aka Frith) Corner
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large spectral tree has been seen here, together with a highwayman pinned to it by several swords. On other occasions, an elderly phantom woman is spotted; thought to be a gypsy woman, she accidentally set herself on fire with her pipe while sleeping.


 
Horses & Carriage

Location: Pluckley - The main village street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen trotting down the main street, the history of the carriage pulled by two horses (or four, depending on the source) is unknown.


 
Miller

Location: Pluckley - Mill Hill, location where ruined mill once stood, near the Pinnock
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is haunted by both a miller and a gypsy woman, the latter said to have burnt to death on the site.


 
Headmaster

Location: Pluckley - Dicky Buss's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: Taking his own life in the 1800's, the phantom headmaster was observed by an author in the mid twentieth century; the entity wore stripy trousers and an old coat.


 
Taxi Fare

Location: Pluckley - Unnamed road in village
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A taxi driver reported seeing a man on the roadside who flagged the taxi down. The fare climbed into the back of the cab, but when the driver turned round to ask his passenger where he was heading, he found the car empty.


 
Screaming

Location: Pluckley - Area around the Brickworks, Pluckley Heath
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1991
Further Comments: To hear the screaming ghost is not uncommon in this area, and is reported to be quite bloodcurdling.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Pluckley - Dering Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to a phantom woman in Victorian clothing who lurks by the bar.


 
Colonel

Location: Pluckley - Park Wood (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1965?
Further Comments: This woodland, levelled in 1965, was home to a phantom officer who had hanged himself on the site.


 
Tutor Lady

Location: Pluckley - Rose Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This reputed female phantom could be heard calling out for her hounds, although it is said that she has not been heard for many years. The woman is said to have committed suicide by eating poisonous berries.


 
Screams

Location: Pluckley - Screaming Woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that the screams which emerge from the woodland belong to those who became lost and died amongst the trees.


 
Pleased to Meet you...

Location: Pluckley - Devil's Bush
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unknown bush in the village can be used to summon the Devil, by dancing three (or thirteen) times around it, and / or saying (or not saying) a spell.


 
Lord Rokeby

Location: Postling - Stone Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lord Rokeby races around the area, minus his head, being drawn by a team of four horses.


 
Spitfire?

Location: Postling - Postling Wood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 June 2012
Further Comments: A local newspaper reported that Jaeden Wintersong called the police after witnessing an aircraft barrel-roll and head towards the tree line. No evidence of an accident could be found, and Wintersong later found out the location was where a Spitfire had crashed during the Second World War.


 
Christopher Bloor

Location: Rainham - Lane leading to Bloor Place (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Christopher had a reputation for being a seducer of women; unfortunately this proved his undoing after being decapitated by a posse of local men with wives whom Bloor had slept with. The lane is now haunted by the headless Bloor, driving his coach pulled by headless horses.


 
Space Man

Location: Rainham - Sky above Medway
Type: UFO
Date / Time: May 2017
Further Comments: Mark Taylor photographed a strange man floating high in the sky. After local press picked up the story is was revealed the sighting occurred on the same day a child had their life-sized stormtrooper balloon swept away by the wind.


 
Crying

Location: Reculver - The Reculver Towers
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The haunting cries of a baby have been heard many times in this area. Bodies of children have been recovered from here, dating back to Roman times, which are thought to have been sacrificed to an unknown deity.


 
Roman Soldiers

Location: Richborough - Richborough Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The fort overlooks the landing site of many a legion, and some of the soldiers have found it hard to leave their duties. Some stories consist of several hundred ghostly soldiers matching into the sea, where they vanish under the waves.


 
Vanishing Hitchhiker

Location: Rochester - Blue Bell Hill, near Rochester
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A famous urban legend, though a score of witnesses swear this happened to them. One witness went to the police after believing he had run over a girl - on investigation, nothing was found. Two families have reported, at different times, a terrifying old hag-like figure standing in front of their cars, causing them to stop.


 
Lady Blanche de Warenne

Location: Rochester - Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: Blanche on Good Friday or 04 April, Dickens on 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A bystander in a battle for the castle, the Lady Blanche was killed when an arrow entered her heart - her shade has been observed still staggering with the shaft protruding from her chest. It is also believed that Charles Dickens's ghost haunts the moat; he has been seen both here and at the Corn Exchange clock.


 
Grey Monk

Location: Rochester - Cooper's Arms public house, St Margaret's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year in November, late at night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Bricked up alive for a long forgotten sin, this misty monk emerges from the wall behind the bar in this ancient building that once was a priory.


 
Smiling Old Man

Location: Rochester - The George, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cellar was once a crypt of a church and it is here that this small man has been observed.


 
Strange Animals

Location: Rochester - Blue Bell Hill, near Rochester
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An ostrich was seen by a driver during the 1990s near the haunted hill, but when he stopped to investigate, the creature had changed into a large black cat which ran away. The cat (or another one) had been seen there in the past, as has a large hairy beast, thought by the witness to be a gorilla.


 
Pale Woman in Blouse

Location: Rochester - Hotel (exact one unknown, but next to former air strip / current airport)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This young female form, sometimes accompanied by a clicking sound, appears on the second floor of a modern extension of the hotel. Some staff members believe her to be connected to a murder that once took place on the piece of wasteland just outside the original building.


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