Kent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Woman

Location: Rochester - Love Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War Two
Further Comments: A ghostly woman is said to haunt this lane, one report stating that she is only visible from the waste up.


 
Smoke

Location: Rochester - Former bank, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2003
Further Comments: The fresh smell of tobacco, possibly from a pipe, could be detected in the cellar of this building, even though smoking was banned from within it.


 
Highwayman

Location: Romney Marsh - Site of Gibbet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Buried under the gibbet that housed his body for many days, the highwayman is said not to have completely left this earth. . .


 
White Limo

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - B2169 to Bayham Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Always seen parked on the side of the road, the white limousine (or black, according to other reports) shimmers and vanishes when witnesses move in too close.


 
The Devil's Burning Nose

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Bathing Waters
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Waters still present
Further Comments: After being attacked by Saint Dunstan in Mayfield, Old Nick ran here and placed his flaming nose into the waters - they turned red and have remained so ever since.


 
Misty Man

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Broomhill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: At least one couple driving along this road have had to stop because they believed they hit this ghostly figure which stands on the side of the road.


 
Sid

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Barry M Cosmetics, Calverley Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990 / 1991
Further Comments: All the staff reported paranormal activity while working in the shop during this time. Footsteps would be heard on empty floors, a sweet smelling tobacco could be detected, whispering could be heard, and finger marks would suddenly appear in dust.


 
Matron

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Binns Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in grey clothing, this phantom matron is said to sit by a window on the first floor.


 
Grey Woman

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Swan Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 02 October 1997, and mid nineteenth century
Further Comments: A phantom woman in grey was spotted at this hotel during the 1990s. An older story says that the site is haunted by a girl would calls out the name 'John'. It is not clear whether they are the same entity.


 
Woman in Black

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - York Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Standing by the front gate of the cottage, this ghostly woman appears to be happy.


 
Flying Wood

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - 9 - 15 The Pantiles
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: The row of properties were being renovated. An early rising street cleaner who passed the site heard banging from the site and spotted timber being thrown around. However, there was no one on the site at the time.


 
Carpenter

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Chalet Arosa restaurant (currently Springs)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: Twice, a figure wearing a carpenter's apron has been observed on the site. During the second sighting, the figure vanished into a wall.


 
Mary Jenning

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Common land opposite The Pantiles
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 1959 (Mary)
Further Comments: Mary Jenning, a rather large drunken woman, is said to haunt this area, and was observed by two women sheltering under a tree from a sudden downpour. In addition, a phantom female voice can be heard calling out the name 'Daniel'; the woman is never seen, but is thought to be a lady who fell to her death from the nearby Wellington Rocks. Finally, a horseman dressed in mauve on the back of a black horse also travels the area.


 
Coffee Shop

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Calverley Road
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 June 1968
Further Comments: A woman in a supermarket spotted an old fashioned coffee shop frequented by several smartly dressed people, through a doorway in the shop. A little while later she returned to the site with her husband, but was unable to find the coffee shop. After a little research, they discovered a bar had existed on the site many years previous.


 
Kentish Apeman

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - Tunbridge Wells Common
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1940s onwards, last seen October 2012
Further Comments: A two and a half metre tall hairy hominid with glowing red eyes has periodically been reported in this area since World War 2.


 
Headless Rider

Location: Rusthall - Hurst Woods, path from Broomhill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1966
Further Comments: While walking along this footpath, a man heard the sounds of a horse galloping behind him. Turning, he was quite surprised to see a headless horseman dressed in Cromwellian battledress - needless to say, he fled the area.


 
Man in Grey

Location: Rusthall - Broomhill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom man in a grey suit is said to stand by the roadside here, his presence denoting the location where a cottage once stood. One driver stopped their car after believing they had hit the figure.


 
Dog

Location: Rusthall - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is said to be home to a scruffy phantom hound. The entity sometimes 'sleeps' on the bar floor.


 
Lantern Man

Location: Saltwood - Road to Sanding, near Slaybrook Farm.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A fireball that morphs into a man carrying a lantern is supposed to haunt this stretch of road, disappearing near the railway bridge. There is also at least one sighting of a grey woman being seen, though only the upper part of her body had materialised.


 
Roman Soldier

Location: Saltwood - Slaybrook Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to be the site of a long forgotten battle, the misty form seen on occasion resembles a Roman centurion.


 
Cowled Figure

Location: Saltwood - Brockhill School area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost sees fit to step in front of oncoming cars, vanishing just before impact. A woman in grey has also been seen here, and it could be the same entity interpreted differently by witnesses.


 
Daisy & Will

Location: Saltwood - Brockhill Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This dog and her owner are reported to still take walks over the park, though it has been a good few years since they shuffled off their mortal coils.


 
Old Lady

Location: Sevenoaks - Maidstone Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Killed in a road traffic accident in 1959, this ghostly figure now steps out in front of traffic on the anniversary of her death.


 
Stretch of Road

Location: Sevenoaks - Sevenoaks bypass
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 1979
Further Comments: A witness reported that the road she was driving on faded from view, and a ghostly one appeared to her right - potentially leading to a head-on crash with other vehicles. It is thought this phenomenon has been responsible for several fatal accidents along this road.


 
Woman

Location: Sevenoaks - Chequers public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is home to a female phantom who watched her son's execution from an upstairs window. Her wails are said to be occasionally heard.


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