Norfolk - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Landlady Betty Radcliffe

Location: Thetford - The Bell Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century onwards
Further Comments: Killed in 1750 by her lover, Betty now walks the corridors at night checking guests comfortable; guests may hear her heavy skirt swishing as she passes the doors and spot a flickering light like that of a candle. Other ghosts reported here include a young girl seen looking from the windows of the staff quarters, a dog lying in front of what would have been the original fireplace in the bar, jangling keys, a pair of old fashioned suede boots coming through the ceiling, and a monk.


 
 


White Rabbit with Flaming Eyes

Location: Thetford - The Thetford Warren (connected to golf course)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While sounding like a Monty Python sketch, the white rabbit that has been seen running around the area has large flaming eyes, and brings disaster to all that see it.


 
 


Eric

Location: Thetford - Thetford Forest
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2005
Further Comments: The spectre of an elderly gentleman is said to wander around the picnic site in the forest - it is reported that people have spoken to him before he vanishes into thin air.


 
 


Black Cat with Glowing Eyes

Location: Thetford - Woods
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 1985
Further Comments: A large cat with eyes that glowed red was reported in the forest.


 
 


Green Eyes

Location: Thompson - Unstated road in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2004, around midnight
Further Comments: A witness returning home by car spotted a large cat just a few metres away from a deer. He stated that he saw the perfect side profile of the creature just before it disappeared into the hedge: a long sleek body with a long tail drooping to the ground and then hooking upwards.


 
 


Bedroom Ghost

Location: Thorpe Market - Elderton Lodge Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This servant girl committed suicide after being told off - her ghost is now seen standing at the foot of people's beds, and has been blamed for the cold spot on the staircase.


 
 


Maid

Location: Thorpe Market - Green Farm Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A regular venue for ghost hunters, this site is said to be home to a phantom maid, a monk and a farm labourer.


 
 


Flash

Location: Thorpe Market - South off the B1436
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 13 January 2012
Further Comments: A disc-like craft was observed by one witness. It had two lights which looked like windows, and a small red light towards the rear. The craft vanished in a flash of white light.


 
 


George

Location: Thorpe Marriott - Cold Comfort Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: This building was haunted by 'Uncle George', a blood relative of the occupants who had died a few months previous. George would bang on walls throughout the night, hold doors open, and was spotted standing at the foot of a bed.


 
 


Joseph Bexfield

Location: Thurlton - Marshes
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Bexfield drowned in August 1809, after following a Jack O'Lantern (now known to be burning marsh gas). His ghost is said to be still out on the marshes, looking for the way home.


 
 


Farmer hunting Murderer

Location: Thurne Mouth - Area of Thurne Mouth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area is said to be haunted by a farmer who is trying to track down the man who killed him.


 
 


Wolf

Location: Thurton - A146 northbound, between Ferry Road and Hall Road
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 12 October 2012, approximately 20:30h
Further Comments: A taxi driver reported seeing a large, silver grey creature resembling a wolf eating something in the middle of the road. As the driver passed the creature, it looked up briefly before continuing to eat.


 
 


Vanishing Shuck

Location: Thurton - Near the village, precise details unknown
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: November 1944 / 1945
Further Comments: While cycling home, a witness reported that a large black dog had leapt out in front of him, before disappearing through a solid wall.


 
 


Voice over the Tannoy

Location: Tibenham - Old World War Two Airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This echoing voice has been heard on the ground here using a non-existent tannoy, barking orders at crews who died over fifty years ago. The sound is sometimes accompanied by the sound of a bomber warming up before take off.


 
 


Giant

Location: Tilney All Saints - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Eleventh Century?
Further Comments: Tom Hickathrift, the Cambridge giant and hero, is said to have been buried here; his grave marked by a stone eight foot long.


 
 


Screaming Children

Location: Trowse - White Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: As well as the upset children, witnesses have reported hearing footsteps along deserted corridors in the pub, and pictures have fallen from the walls without reason. The landlord claims to have managed to capture 'orbs' flying around the building on CCTV.


 
 


Marshy Bells

Location: Tunstall - Church, and marsh known as Bell Hole
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Devil once appeared in the village, stealing the church bells and sinking them into the nearby marsh. Bubbles in the marsh were said to be the result of the bells continuing to sink into the bottomless pit.


 
 


Chimes

Location: Walsingham - Egmere church ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heading towards a shrine, the invisible procession of pilgrims can be heard ringing small hand bells as they move.


 
 


Glowing Coach Disappearing in a Flash

Location: Watton - Place near Breccles Hall
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Early Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A group of poachers who had secretly gathered near Breccles Hall grew concerned when one of their number failed to arrive. They thought that he had been caught by a gamekeeper, until a glowing phantom coach dashed past their hiding place with the missing poacher inside. His screams stopped abruptly as the coach vanished in a bright flash.


 
 


Six Members of the Brograve Family

Location: Waxham - Waxham Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late eighteenth century
Further Comments: All suffering violent deaths, the six male members of the Brograve family are said to eat and drink in the dining hall, reunited even though several hundred years separates their passing.


 
 


Shuck Attack

Location: Wells - Lane leading to marshes between Wells & Stiffkey
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local legend says a man was attacked by a shuck down a lane between Wells and Stiffkey. Author Christopher Marlowe was allegedly chased by the same creature a little short time later, while out looking for the beast.


 
 


Glowing Owls

Location: West Bilney - West Bilney Hall
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1897, 1908
Further Comments: A number of barn owls were observed throughout Norfolk, glowing in the dark as if they were large fireflies.


 
 


Dropped Tower

Location: West Walton - St Mary's Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Church still present
Further Comments: Attempting to steal the bell tower, the Devil dropped it shortly after flying off. The tower landed a few dozen metres away, where it still stands.


 
 


John Smythe

Location: Weybourne - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A locally renown smuggler, John can still be heard whistling to attract the attention of his fellow tax evaders.


 
 


Dissatisfied Soldiers

Location: Weybourne Camp - Muckleborgh Collection
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A private collection of military vehicles and weapons, the location is besieged by cold spots and thumping, disembodied footsteps heard at night.


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