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Fast Moving Victorian

Location: Penrith (Cumbria) - Road near Flusco
Type: Other
Date / Time: May 2013
Further Comments: A driver was forced to stop in the road when a man dressed in Victorian clothing refused to move aside. When another car approached from the opposite direction, the man ran off into a wooded area 'faster than Usain Bolt'.


 


Okay?

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Purple Entrance, City Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: A voice which asks if people are okay in a caring manner has been heard here, although the source is unseen. The disembodied footsteps heard along a nearby corridor is said to belong to an old matron.


 


Older Man

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Hayward House, City Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2012
Further Comments: Three members of nursing staff contacted security on the emergency line after they saw an unknown elderly male walking at the far end of a corridor at night. He was said to be wearing a flat cap. Upon arrival, security checked the building but could not find any sign of the male. The intruder alarm had also not been set off.


 


Footsteps

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Ropewalk House (currently a hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012-2013
Further Comments: Footsteps, banging and knocking have been reported coming from deserted parts of this building.


 


Marching

Location: Nairn (Highland) - Country lanes near Boath House, off the A96
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 November 2014, around 23:30h
Further Comments: Three people walking their dogs heard the faint sound of footsteps and talking. As the sounds grew nearer, they realised that the footsteps were marching and the sounds were accompanied by a drum. The three people walked, and then ran, to escape the sounds, but the sounds followed them. They stopped moving, and the marching passed them. The experience lasted for around two minutes, and no other person was seen during this time.


 


Bomber

Location: Longdendale Valley (Derbyshire) - Bleaklow Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2003
Further Comments: A wife and her husband camping here heard the droning of what they believed was an old wartime bomber coming in to land. They could not see anything, and the sound ceased without warning. When talking to the campsite owner the following morning he said they were not the first to report such sounds.


 


Huge Shape

Location: Grantham (Lincolnshire) - Skies over the area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Circa 1980/1981
Further Comments: A family driving home spotted a huge object in the sky, so large that it appeared to blot out the sky as it moved slowly across. When the family arrived home, one phoned the local radio station to report it and was told 'many' others had also reported it, and that the RAF had told the station that it was a crashing Russian spy satellite.


 


Dashing Figure

Location: Wootton Bassett (Wiltshire) - Stoneover Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 06 April 2014
Further Comments: The occupants of a car watched as a figure dashed across the road and vanish near a field. The weather was clear and no other traffic around.


 


Fireman

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Old Fire Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Perhaps unsurprisingly, the male entity said to haunt this building is named as a former fireman.


 


Headless Nun

Location: Colchester (Essex) - Area close to Birch Brook, no longer accessible
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Estimated mid - late twentieth century
Further Comments: A witness reported that, while taking a short cut across the area at night, he spotted a figure dressed as a nun, but with the head missing. The figure stopped and vanished in front of the witness. The witness later told a friend who said that his brother has also encountered the entity.


 


Couple

Location: Cockermouth (Cumbria) - Bridge on Mill Fields
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 August 2010
Further Comments: One person claimed to have seen a man and woman walking on the bridge before they vanished. A short time later the same witness watched a lady in grey clothing flee from the direction of the castle, again vanishing, but reappearing by the river, headless.


 


Flying Saucer with Lights

Location: Crosshouse (Ayrshire) - Sky above the village
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: A mother thought her daughter had been attacked after hearing her screaming along the road. As she ran inside, the mother received a call from the mother of her daughter's friend who said that they had seen a flying saucer with coloured lights around it. The mother ran outside and spotted the object in the sky.


 


German Soldiers

Location: Llandudno (Clwyd) - Llandudno Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012?
Further Comments: The ghosts of two German soldiers are said to haunt a room which once acted as a World War One military office. The smell of tobacco has also been reported as coming from the same room.


 


Woman in Black

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Retail outlet, Lewes Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 2012
Further Comments: It was reported that a woman in black was spotted by staff here who also reported chattering in empty parts of the building.


 


Woman in Grey

Location: Seaton Delaval (Northumberland) - Mausoleum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Likely to be the same entity which haunts the Hall, the woman in grey is also reported to lurk around the mausoleum. Local legend says that the site was never blessed by a priest.


 


Peering Figures

Location: Seaton Delaval (Northumberland) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2006
Further Comments: One visitor to this site awoke in his bed and found several ghostly figures standing over him. Other events reported at the site include a witness who watched as a picture was lifted off a dressing table and fall to the floor and two people who heard a woman's scream - when they investigated, no one else could be found on the site.


 


Flying Lids

Location: Barnard Castle (Durham) - HMYOI Deerbolt (youth offending prison)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2014
Further Comments: During a month in 2014 it was reported that lighting was switched off and on again and, during one night, two bin lids were found spinning on the floor. The area was locked down as member of staff who spotted the lids feared an offender was loose, but CCTV footage showed the lids flying off the bins unaided.


 


Giggling

Location: Loch Awe (Argyll and Bute) - Just off A819, by edge of water
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 December 2014
Further Comments: A photographer setting up his equipment here heard voices and giggling, even though there were no other people around. He fled after something started skimming stones across the ice in front of him.


 


Human-Shape

Location: Chorleywood (Hertfordshire) - Chenies Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December 2014, 23:30h
Further Comments: A shadowy, human-shaped figure was spotted in a rear view mirror by the occupant of a car. The figure disappeared, blending' into the shadows of a fence.


 


Something Felt by Dogs

Location: Bridlington (Yorkshire) - Bessingby Fields
Type: Other
Date / Time: Circa 2014
Further Comments: Dogs are reported to behave strangely in a specific part of the park where it is speculated a Roman road once ran.


 


Mother

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Rail line between Grantham and Nottingham
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: A woman travelled to Nottingham by train after receiving news that her mother had been admitted to hospital after having a fall. During the journey the woman spotted on a carriage her mother, who smiled and vanished. After arriving in Nottingham, the woman was informed that her mother had passed away.


 


Presence?

Location: Bilsthorpe (Nottinghamshire) - Bilsthorpe Colliery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: After the steam driven No1 winder was replaced in 1979, with an electric one, several staff felt a presence in the basement at night which would follow or watch those present.


 


Running Shadow

Location: Abbotsbury (Dorset) - B3157, between Abbotsbury, Portesham and Chickerell
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 August 2014, 02:00h
Further Comments: A driver hit the brakes as a shadowy figure ran in front of their car. The driver then watched as the figure disappeared, its legs evaporating before reaching the side of the road.


 


Laurel

Location: Pontypool (Gwent) - Hanbury Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 September 2014
Further Comments: The Spectral Quest company reported recording the sounds of laughter and the voice 'Laurel' using EVP equipment. A tall man was also caught on thermal camera and an investigator reported feeling a hand grab their leg.


 


Green Mist

Location: Bishops Waltham (Hampshire) - St Peters' Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1992, around 23:00h
Further Comments: Walking home through the churchyard, a witness heard movement behind them. Turning around, they watched as a misty green shape fall to the ground and vanish with a thud.


 


Fox Hunt

Location: Seaham (Durham) - Five Sisters (group of trees)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Fog
Further Comments: A local legend says that the five trees are where an old witch coven would meet. One of the witches took the form of a fox and lead the local hunt over the edge of a cliff - the scene is repeated if the weather conditions are right.


 


Sleek Black Cat

Location: Hinckley (Leicestershire) - Fields along the A5
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 15 December 2014, 15:15h
Further Comments: A large cat, described as sleek and black, was spotted by a witness stalking along a hedgerow. The creature was said to be around six foot in length, and between 300 and 500 yards away.


 


Rolling Apples

Location: Euxton (Lancashire) - Private cottage, Dawbers Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa early twentieth century
Further Comments: The site where a man was killed in an argument, this cottage experienced mild haunting, with events such as the sound of apples rolling down the staircase (although the apples would remain untouched in their boxes), a broken clock which would chime, and something which frightened the pet dog to such an extent it refused to ever enter the home again.


 


Staring Woman

Location: Broxbourne (Hertfordshire) - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 August 2014, around midnight
Further Comments: Dressed in old fashioned clothing and hair style, this woman was spotted by a couple of witnesses as they drove past in their car. The figure stood motionless staring into the water.


 


Tall Figure

Location: Perton (Staffordshire) - Field by Richmond Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 August 2014, 22:30h
Further Comments: A witness walking their dog reported seeing a 'very tall' figure with a flowing coat appear, vanish, reappear and vanish again. While the witness was not afraid, the dog froze and began to whine.


 


Salty

Location: Thornley (Durham) - Thornley Workingmen's Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2011
Further Comments: A person working in the upper part of the building reported seeing a cloudy figure which emerged from a dressing room only to vanish near the witness. The witness was told by staff that the ghost was nicknamed 'Salty' and it likes to make its 'presence known'.


 


Fires

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Private residences, Brook Crescent
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely 1950s or early 1960s
Further Comments: Two properties here experienced items moving on their own accord, including lights bulbs which were removed from sockets and placed nearby. A couple of small fires broke out in one of the properties, after which the poltergeist appears to have departed.


 


Footfalls

Location: Mitchel Troy (Gwent) - Road towards the common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely twentieth century
Further Comments: A married couple out walking late at night heard footsteps dragging behind them. When they stopped, the footsteps stopped. When a car approached them and illuminated the area, no other person could be seen.


 


Banished Figure

Location: Troy (Gwent) - Road by Troy House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Twelve priests were sent to deal with the ghost of a former occupier of Troy House after it started to haunt the road outside the property. Holding candles, the priests walked the area until all but one flame had been extinguished. The ghost appeared to the bearer of the flame, who told the entity that it was to be banished until the priest next eat bread. The ghost left the area and the priest died a few days later before eating bread.


 


Henry Milborne

Location: Llanrothal (Hereford & Worcester) - Llanrothal Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1690s
Further Comments: Milborne was killed when his horses bolted into the nearby river - his body was never found. His ghost started haunting his former home, and twelve priests were called for to exorcise the entity. When the ghost manifested, all but one priest fled. The ghost asked the priest when he could return, to which the priest responded 'until I eat bread'. The ghost left and took up residence in the river, while the priest died a few hours later, ensuring bread never passed his lips.


 


Dog Walker

Location: Dixton (Gwent) - Field close to the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely early twentieth century
Further Comments: Two friends camping on the river bank watched a man walking a large white dog in the field. As the man and his dog approached the friends, the man began to vanish from the feet upwards, until he and the dog completely disappeared. One of the friends was later told by his grandmother that the area was haunted by the entities he had seen.


 


Bright Light

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Monnow Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown, likely early twentieth century
Further Comments: A man walking home in the early hours of the morning heard what sounded like a horse slowly following him. As the sounds drew alongside him, the man was blinded by bright lights which overtook him, vanishing into a nearby closed garage.


 


Woman with Child

Location: Redbrook (Gwent) - Swan Pool
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heralded by the sounds of a baby crying, a phantom woman holding a baby is said to slowly emerge from this pond. Soon after, a large black dog, which may or may not be headless, circles the pool before heading to a nearby ruined kiln.


 


Sound of a Horse

Location: Clytha (Gwent) - Road on the hillside
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Autumn 1898
Further Comments: The driver of a horse and cart and a passenger were left shaken after encountering the sounds of a horse which passed them, and although nothing could be seen, the sounds were accompanied by a cold gust of wind. A murder had occurred along the road a few years previous, where a woman on horseback was decapitated by a former lover.


 


Small Woman

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Private residence (no longer standing), Granville Street
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death in the family
Further Comments: A phantom short woman who would appear next to people's beds with her head cocked would foretell a death in the family.


 


Half Owner

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Swift's Saw Mill (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two brothers owned this mill - one brother placed his sibling in an asylum in order to have complete control of the site. The sibling died in the asylum and returned to haunt the mill, the ghost audibly chopping wood throughout the night.


 


Mary George

Location: Tregare (Gwent) - Cottage in Old Park Lane area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - likely to be early twentieth century
Further Comments: This deceased woman was said to have been seen a number of times passing along the road in daylight hours, dressed in her Victorian attire.


 


White Figure

Location: Tregare (Gwent) - Old Park Lane
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1905
Further Comments: A married couple watched a white entity appear close to them before passing through a gate and vanishing near some ruined cottages. This coincided with a death in their family.


 


Crying Baby

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A baby was said to have been murdered on the hillside and the body hidden in a bush. The child's cries were reputed to echo round the area.


 


Woman in White

Location: Penalt (Gwent) - Area around The Argoed (private residence)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman dressed in white runs and throws herself into the nearby pond.


 


Blue Woman

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Wooded area near the river in Hadnock area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: Two young people in a group of three out after midnight spotted a blue, hazy, faceless woman in a flowing dress. The figure glided along before vanishing like smoke.


 


Woman in a Carriage

Location: Redbrook (Gwent) - Edge of the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: While walking by the river, Mr Morgan heard horses approaching from behind but couldn't see anything. As the sound reached him, Morgan leapt to one side and watched as a team of horses pulling a coach appear from nowhere. The coach contained a woman who looked out of the window at the witness. Instead of following the road, the coach entered nearby woodland and vanished.


 


Coach

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area is said to be home to another phantom coach, which appear to be high in number in this part of Gwent.


 


Funeral Procession

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death in the area
Further Comments: An old story states that any death in the area would be heralded by a ghostly funeral procession and ghostly horse drawn hearse.


 


Coach and Horses

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - Road between Rockfield and Monmouth (Ancre Lane?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: A coach pulled by a team of frantic horses reputedly vanishes into a field after crashing through a wall on the roadside.


 

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