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Grey Girl

Location: Northfleet (Kent) - Undisclosed alleyway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1988
Further Comments: While walking home, this witness spotted a sad looking girl wearing tattered grey / silver clothing. The girl disappeared.



Location: Chelmsford (Essex) - Private building, New London Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2013
Further Comments: Working alone into the evening, this witness heard three distinct footsteps ahead of their location. When they mentioned the footsteps to their team leader a few weeks, she admitted that she had also heard them.


Turquoise Light

Location: West Harling (Norfolk) - Woodland near the church
Type: Other
Date / Time: July 2014, 23:00h - 00:00h
Further Comments: Five people metal detecting at night near Mickle Moor Hill watched a illuminous turquoise green light which moved rapidly out of the wood. One of the witnesses said that it moved like no other light, at great speeds and turning at irregular angles. It made no noise, didn't flicker, and they all experienced a strange negative feeling. After watching the light for a few minutes, the five witnesses ran away.



Location: Droitwich Spa (Hereford & Worcester) - Private residence in Roman Way area
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A boy walking home from school briefly spoke to a neighbour before reaching his home. He told his mother about the conversation who then informed him the neighbour had died the night before.


Man in Long Coat

Location: Chorleywood (Hertfordshire) - Chorleywood Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 January (2015?), between 00:30h - 01:00h
Further Comments: Two witnesses watched a shadowy figure in a long coat walking across the common in the early hours of the morning. The figure disappeared and reappeared, the distance travelled much greater than he should have been able to traverse. One of the witnesses decided to run up to the figure shouting 'Happy New Year!', but he had vanished.



Location: Southwell (Nottinghamshire) - Hearty Goodfellow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two witnesses heard the laughter of a young boy in the pub, even though no one else was present at the time.


Former Supervisor

Location: March (Cambridgeshire) - Ambulance Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2015
Further Comments: This site is said to be haunted by a former supervisor, who still wears and old uniform with peaked cap, and continues to keep an eye on the site. His presence is denoted by disembodied footsteps and doors heard opening and closing.



Location: Strensall (Yorkshire) - Strensall Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards?
Further Comments: A man in a long black coat or cape and a large brimmed hat is said to haunt this area, walking alongside people before disappearing. His name, Sandyman, comes from an advert for Sandeman Port which contained a similar looking figure.


Former Captain

Location: Isleworth (Surrey) - Unnamed house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1963
Further Comments: A phantom older man in a naval uniform and sporting a beard took up residence here and drove the residents out. When they later returned, the haunting appeared to have ceased and they were never troubled again..


White Girl

Location: Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - Council house, Rumney
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1962
Further Comments: A family of seven moved from the site after the haunting - a white girl who would peer around the corner of doorways - became to much for them.


White Figure

Location: Macclesfield (Cheshire) - Large, private house near churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1958
Further Comments: A family moved out of their home after seeing a white figure with a grotesque face in one of the rooms - the two witnesses knocked a door from its hinges while trying to escape the entity.



Location: Southampton (Hampshire) - Detached private residence, Portswood area
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: Owners of one house in this area where reported to have experienced disembodied footsteps which walked around, windows which would fling themselves open unaided, and tapping.


The Swans

Location: Allihies (County Cork) - Children of Lir site
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Site still present
Further Comments: Eva, daughter of King Bov, turned her step-children into swans, believing them to detract her husband's attention from herself. She instantly regretted her action, but was unable to undo the damage. Nine hundred years passed until Christianity reached the shores of Ireland. The children turned back into their former selves, but incredibly aged. They died soon after the transformation, and were buried on this site.


Two Children

Location: Manchester (Lancashire) - Entrance alleyway to Chorlton Park, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa March, 1979
Further Comments: A witness sitting near the entrance to the park with their cousin watched two young twins in old fashioned school uniforms whistling and walking towards them. One of the twins smiled at the witness just prior to both siblings walking through the railings and disappearing. The witness screamed and fled the scene, although the cousin did not see the apparitions.



Location: Bradford (Yorkshire) - Dog & Gun public house, Wibsey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2015
Further Comments: Said to be 'historically haunted', although by what is unclear, this public house featured in the local press after CCTV caught 'orbs' in the cellar and bar (most likely to be created by dust and a strong light source close to the lens).


Crawling Cordial

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - The Old Crown public house, Digbeth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 2015
Further Comments: This pub appeared in the national press after a video was released showing a bottle of blackcurrant cordial moving unaided across the bar. The ghost has also been blamed for pinching female staff's bottoms and forcing one member of staff to quit after he spotted a female entity walk through a door.



Location: Belfast (County Antrim) - HMS Caroline
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Currently undergoing refit as a museum, HMS Caroline is reputedly home to a phantom stoker who is said to have committed suicide on the ship.



Location: Belfast (County Antrim) - Craigavon House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2014
Further Comments: East Coast Paranormal Society carried out an investigation on this site and claimed to have caught a bearded figure reflected in a mirror. Another entity said to haunt the building is 'Ethel', a former matron who worked on the site when it was a hospital.



Location: Hopwas (Staffordshire) - Woodland
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 24 January 2015, 19:15h
Further Comments: According to the local press, a man walking his dogs through this woodland encountered a seven foot (2.13 metre) tall hairy biped. The creature walked across the track ahead of the witness and could be heard moving through the undergrowth.


Ape-like Creature

Location: Dundee (Fife) - A92 Five Roads Roundabout
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: August 2005, 03:40h
Further Comments: Driving home from work, this witness watched as a tall, dark brown hairy figure crossed the road in three strides. The driver had to stop to avoid hitting the figure.


Large Black Figure

Location: Carmyllie (Angus) - Close to a disused sandstone quarry (area now redeveloped)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: A woman walking her dog encountered a seven foot (2.13 metre) tall black figure with wide shoulders and no neck. The dog became excited; the witness screamed and fled.


The Thing

Location: Bankfoot (Perth and Kinross) - Bankfoot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008-2015
Further Comments: Affectionately known as 'The Thing', this entity is said to be a shadowy older male and has been seen standing at the base of beds. Whispers have also been heard on site and items have been knocked over by something unseen.


Shakespeare Lookalike

Location: East Ogwell (Devon) - Jolly Sailor public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2015
Further Comments: The landlord of this public house said in the local press that the 'friendly' ghost which haunts the site looks similar to William Shakespeare.


Flying Coke

Location: Fethard (County Tipperary) - McCarthy's public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2006-2015
Further Comments: A number of strange occurrences are said to have occurred here, such as doors which open and close unaided, a Coke bottle which flew through the air and through a doorway, and heavy items which move themselves in the kitchen. One barmaid claimed to have seen a man in the bar who had died two weeks previous - he tipped his hat to her before leaving the room.


Ghost or Coat?

Location: Hampton Court (Surrey) - Kings Arms Hotel (public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2014
Further Comments: A photograph carried in the tabloids showed what could have been a rather tall phantom, or a coat hanging on the wall, in this public house. The building is also said to be haunted by a mother and child, who both committed suicide on the site.


Dead Zone

Location: Sotterley (Suffolk) - Jay's Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Along this road is said to be a patch of land, the site of a murder, where nothing grows.



Location: Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) - Shop along Abbeygate Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975
Further Comments: A member of staff in this shop watched as an average sized monk with a pointed hoof walked through the wall. Footsteps were also reported within the building.



Location: Arbroath (Angus) - Woodland in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Local press reported that Charmaine Frase joined the British Bigfoot Research team having, as a child, twice encountering a tall figure in woodland. The creature was said to be seven foot (2.13 metres) with wide shoulders and no neck.



Location: Redenhall (Norfolk) - The Lush Bush (not known if currently standing)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A willow tree here was known as the Lush Bush, named after a person called Lush who committed suicide and was buried at the location. The stake driven into his heart to prevent their rising grew into the tree.


White Woman

Location: Pudding Norton (Norfolk) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: BSIG investigated a property in the village after a resident encountered a woman in a white dress who sat on the end of her bed. The resident later discovered that a neighbour had a similar experience. A male figure was also seen by a third witness.


Bear Sized Hound

Location: Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) - Yarmouth South Station (no longer standing)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1860
Further Comments: This creature was described as white and the size of a polar bear by two witnesses as they watched it leap over engines.


Will' o'the Wisp

Location: Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) - Cemetery Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1859
Further Comments: The ghostly entity which briefly appeared at this site was said to have startled several people along the road during this year.


Missing Church

Location: Dilham (Norfolk) - Depression in the ground known as 'Seager-ma-hole'.
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two churches were said to have been built in the village, although one sunk into the earth.


Four Figures

Location: Whitlingham (Norfolk) - Ruined church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Figures move at midnight, but not known if still present
Further Comments: Only visible to unmarried people, the four stone figures which stood around the ruined church tower would animate at midnight, moving around and shaking each other's hands.


Thirsty Carving

Location: Braintree (Essex) - Six Bells public house (no longer operational)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: When this location was a pub, it housed a carved wooden figure which was said to have been found in a local river. At midnight the figure would go back to the river for a quick drink.



Location: Quidenham (Norfolk) - Bridge close to a church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A headless coachman drives his coffin laden carriage and horses across this bridge.



Location: Woodrising (Norfolk) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely to be pre-twentieth century
Further Comments: A coach which manifested here was said to glow from the windows and lamps with a light as bright as day. Witness accounts varied to whether it was pulled by invisible horses or headless horses.



Location: Wicklewood (Norfolk) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Emerging from an unknown pit, this ghostly coach tours the neighbourhood before returning to the ground.


Headless Horseman

Location: Pulham Market (Norfolk) - Mill Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom coach and horses is driven down this lane by a headless horseman. His whip sparks as he cracks it.


The Two Sir Thomas

Location: Braydeston (Norfolk) - Exact area not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Thomas Paston and Sir Thomas Boleyn are said to duel in this area, with the latter killing the former.


Sir Thomas Boleyn

Location: Braydeston (Norfolk) - Bay's Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This bridge is said to be one of several which Sir Thomas passes over in his coach on the anniversary of his daughter's death.


Coach and Four

Location: Weybourne (Norfolk) - Road through village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was once said that a ghostly coach pulled by four horses and driven by a headless figure would pass through the village and vanish into the church wall.


Grey Figure

Location: Snape (Suffolk) - Road between Snape and Sternfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 22 December 1974, 18:00h
Further Comments: Reported to the BSIG, a couple driving away from Snape encountered a dark grey humanoid shape which moved from the middle of the road and vanished into a hedge.


Murderer and / or Victim

Location: Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) - House along Glasshouse Row (area no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1894
Further Comments: A house in this area was said to be so haunted that every new tenant would soon move out. The site of a murder, no one knew for sure whether it was the murderer or the victim (or both) which refused to leave the site. A young girl on the site spotted a lamb in the upper part of the building; when she reached out to touch it, a force picked her up and threw her down a staircase. No track of the lamb could be found.


White Owl

Location: Cwmcarvan (Gwent) - Hill in the area
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A unnaturally large white owl took to hunting over an ancient battlefield, leading locals to believe the creature was magical and should not be interfered with. A visitor to Raglan castle who laughed at the story and killed the owl, himself died a few hours later, choking to death at a dinner table.



Location: Buckholt (Clwyd) - Farm off the old Abergavenny road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: One witness claimed to have tried to slap a cow to waken it - her hand passed straight through the creature before it vanished. The farmhouse itself was said to be the home of a poltergeist which would open and close doors and flick light switches.


Dead Hunt

Location: Lough Gur (County Limerick) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said only to be heard by older people, this phantom hunt consisting of invisible hounds would audibly manifest hours before the death of a local.


Faceless Nun

Location: Pearse (County Dublin) - St Brigids area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1976
Further Comments: Eric Cuthbert, while walking his dog, encountered a figure dressed in a 'robe' with its back turned to him. As he approached, Cuthbert realised that the robe was actually a habit. The figure turned around, revealing that it was faceless - Cuthbert ran home.


Horse-Drawn Coach

Location: Pershore (Hereford & Worcester) - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1975
Further Comments: A woman heard the sounds of a horse drawn coach outside her place of employment, but when she looked out of the window, nothing could be seen.



Location: High Ercall (Shropshire) - Former airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Spoken about by locals, the ghost known as Henry, an USAF pilot in flying kit, is said to have ginger hair.


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