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Cyclist

Location: Northampton (Northamptonshire) - Kingsland Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: While waiting at a crossroads, a witness watched a man in a cap and Plus-fours breeches, ride past on a penny farthing cycle. The cyclist faded away.


 


Monk

Location: Stainsby (Derbyshire) - Hawking Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of five people spotted a figure in a monk's habit walking towards them. The figure had no legs which could be seen. One of the witnesses later spoke to a person who lived in the village who said that many people had seen the monk.


 


Thrower

Location: Brigg (Lincolnshire) - Former shoe shop
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990 - 2000
Further Comments: Staff at this shop were said to have shoes thrown at them in the store room. Staff also felt the sensation of being pushed while on the staircase.


 


Singing

Location: Samlesbury (Lancashire) - New Hall Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2014 and early 2000s
Further Comments: Filming for a paranormal documentary took place in this public house, inspired by a witness's claims that she had experienced disembodied footsteps and had heard a girl crying when staying at the building as a child.


 


Knocking

Location: Llanelli (Dyfed) - Halfway Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2013
Further Comments: A ghost tour event at the hotel featured in national newspapers after it was alleged that host psychic medium Chris Date had concealed a man in the loft to create knocking sounds to simulate spiritual contact. Chris Date denied knowing that the man was hidden there.


 


Flying Bowls

Location: Llanelli (Dyfed) - Thomas Arms restaurant and hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: July 2014
Further Comments: Hotel owners Christine and David Evans claimed in the local press that they had experienced strange sounds and had bowls which had flown off surfaces. Websites carried footage of something moving around on CCTV, although looking more like something small and close to the lens rather than paranormal in origin.


 


Moving Chair

Location: Romford (Essex) - Brookside Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2014
Further Comments: CCTV recorded what appears to be a chair moving unaided in the theatre, although some claim that the movement is an optical illusion caused by a water droplet on the lens of the camera,


 


Grey Lady

Location: Wigston (Leicestershire) - Oadby and Wigston Borough Councilís offices
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 Century
Further Comments: Workers in the building are said to have seen a grey lady and heard a child crying. The building featured in the Channel 4 programme 'Man vs Weird' broadcast June 2014, although nothing paranormal was recorded.


 


Older Woman

Location: Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - New Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female phantom haunts one of the boxes where she is said to have died (or fallen from, depending on the myth).


 


Woman

Location: Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The female entity said to haunt this area is thought to be the same woman who is looking for her lost son close to the river.


 


Black Dog

Location: Cold Knap (South Glamorgan) - Beach, between cave and min golf course
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: February 1997, 23:00 (approximately) and September 2013 around midnight
Further Comments: This witness, who would often sit on the pebbles with their two dogs, watched another dog, black in colour, move silently across the beach some fifty metres away. The witness's curiosity was raised by the fact that despite the rocks and stones underfoot, the hound moved smoothly and their own dogs remained oblivious to the strange canine. Sixteen years later the same witness reported their second paranormal event on the beach - a nebulous black cloud which formed around their feet. After tolerating the cloud for several minutes, the witness left the area.


 


Officer

Location: Old Leake (Lincolnshire) - Private location, Chapel Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: This witness spotted an airman in officer uniform standing at ease and watching them. The witness speculated that the ghost was related to a Lancaster bomber which crashed nearby in 1943.


 


Fading Figure

Location: Edale (Derbyshire) - Path from Ringing Roger towards Edale
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 June 2014
Further Comments: Two people in a group of four watched a person-shaped shadow fade in and out of existence along a footpath. The experience lasted between 15 - 20 seconds, although the other two people in the group were not aware of the entity.


 


Mirror Smasher

Location: Winsford (Cheshire) - De.bees nightclub
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: An orb was blamed for smashing a mirror in the toilets when no one was present - footage of the incident was uploaded to Youtube.


 


Those Poisoned

Location: Dalkeith (Lothian) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In February 1911, Thirteen people were poisoned at the residence of Charles Hutchison after drinking coffee laced with arsenic. Charles' son John was suspected of the act, but escaped to the Channel Islands where be poisoned himself. The phantoms of those who died of the poisoning are said to be restless, although little is known of their activities.


 


Two Girls

Location: Braintree (Essex) - Alleyway behind Freeport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December 2013, and January 2014
Further Comments: A witness reported seeing two small girls with long hair leaping over concrete posts along an alleyway. Walking away from the girls, the witness then heard a scream. The witness turned to see that one of the girls had fallen to the floor. As the witness ran over to help, both girls disappeared. A month later the same witness spotted one of the girls skipping under a lamppost along the same alleyway, once again vanishing when approached.


 


Funeral Procession

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Mont d'Aval road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Slowly walking along carrying a coffin, this group of phantoms appear to have lost their heads.


 


Coffin Carriers

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Moulin de Haut (lane)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around Christmas (reoccurring)
Further Comments: To spot the phantom funeral procession is said to bring bad luck or death (or both!).


 


Headless Figure

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Fauxquets Valley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December (reoccurring), between 22:00h - 00:00h
Further Comments: A tall headless figure is said to haunt the valley during the winter months.


 


The Birds

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Les Jaonnets Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A flock of screeching invisible phantom birds apparently attacked a witness walking along this lane.


 


Zigzagging Woman

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Rue du Dos d'Ane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1933
Further Comments: Said to have been seen a number of times, this road was the haunt of an old woman who would zigzag along holding an old lantern. She would vanish next to a field.


 


Headless Horseman

Location: St Saviour (Guernsey) - Road between Le Gron and Les Piques
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Moonlit nights
Further Comments: The reason for this horseman dashing along the road is long forgotten.


 


Funeral

Location: St Saviour (Guernsey) - Road leading to the parish church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Although not seen recently, a phantom funeral procession which passed along this road would be spotted during the day, making its way towards the church before vanishing.


 


Horse and Cart

Location: St Saviour (Guernsey) - De Garis house (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of a horse and cart unloading stone has been heard around this former house. Another story says it is haunted by a sow and her piglets.


 


Woman

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Hauteville House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century
Further Comments: Prior to Victor Hugo moving into the property, this house was empty due to the belief that the ghost of a woman who committed suicide haunted it.


 


Old Woman

Location: Torteval (Guernsey) - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Looking for her son, a ghostly old woman wearing dark clothing is said to walk along the beach.


 


Headless People

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Lane east of La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Dark winter nights
Further Comments: Several headless people are said to hurry up and down this lane during the winter months.


 


Howling Creature

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Rocquaine Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: prior to a storm
Further Comments: Heard but never seen, a creature was said to howl close to the reef when a storm was due.


 


Calf Sized Hound

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Road leading to St Saviours from L'Eree
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This large black dog was said to have caused one man to die of shock after it sat in his cart.


 


Sitting the Shoulders of Giants

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Lane, Le Coudre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A woman walking down the lane was escorted by a giant figure who carried another giant figure upon his shoulders. The figures both appeared and vanished without warning.


 


This Little Piggy...

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - House at Le Lorier
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A sow and her litter were said to pass through the house, in protest of food to the poor being withheld.


 


Germans

Location: Forest (Guernsey) - Le Bourg (road)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid to late twentieth century
Further Comments: A line of soldiers wearing grey uniforms walking along this road are said to be occupying German forces from the Second World War.


 


Hare

Location: Saint Martin (Guernsey) - Area around Profond Camp
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: stormy nights
Further Comments: A phantom white hare was said to manifest when storms rolled through the area.


 


Sounds of Killing

Location: Saint Martin (Guernsey) - La Petite Port
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of wailing and crying, thought to be linked to a past murder, would cause people to avoid this area at night, until a man armed with a bible spent the night on the beach. He wouldn't say what happened, other than reassure people the sounds would never return.


 


Funeral

Location: Saint Martin (Guernsey) - Lanes around the area of Le Hurel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: All members of this ghostly funeral procession were said to be headless.


 


Man with Goat

Location: Saint Martin (Guernsey) - Blanche Pierre Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Leading a white goat with a rope, this phantom man hasn't been reported for quite a while.


 


Matthew

Location: Saint Martin (Guernsey) - Sausmarez Manor pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly figure wearing a long grey coat was named as Matthew De Sausmarez, a former owner of the manor. The road running alongside the manor was another area haunted by a black dog.


 


Tall Person

Location: Saint Martin (Guernsey) - Corner of Les Maindoneaux and The Hermitage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little was known about this phantom until adjustments were made to the road and a coffin discovered containing large human bones. When properly buried the ghost never returned..


 


Woman

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Havilland Vale
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa late nineteenth century
Further Comments: A man decided to follow a female phantom who was known locally for walking through the area at night, who would stop to wring her before vanishing. The man marked the spot where she disappeared and returned the following day. Digging at the spot with friends, they discovered the skeleton of a baby. When the bones were buried in a churchyard, the ghost never returned.


 


Three Horsemen

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Colborne Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around end nineteenth / start twentieth century
Further Comments: Riding white horses, three figures were said to gallop loudly down the hill.


 


Headless Dog

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Ville-au-Roi
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black headless dog was said to patrol this road at night. Those brave enough to strike out at it hit nothing but air.


 


Helper

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Private flat over a shop, Mansell Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: An unseen spirit at this home was said to help with the housework and help move furnishings around when required.


 


Floating Shadow

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Flat in the vicinity of Berthelot Street and Lefebvre Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1972-1973
Further Comments: Over a period of nine months, a shadowy entity had manifested six times to one witness. The entity would hover over the witness and touch her right arm before vanishing. Two visiting mediums had said that the entity was either a sailor or pirate who had once lived on the site.


 


Old Woman

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Former garden at the corner of Berthelot Street and Lefebvre Street (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This phantom older woman, wearing old fashioned clothing was observed in the area of the former garden by a nearby house owner, whose own home in turn was haunted by a tall cloaked man.


 


White Lady

Location: Roslin (Lothian) - Area around Rosslyn (or Roslin) Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The white lady is one of three phantoms to haunt this area, the other two being a phantom horseman and a ghostly black dog.


 


Vacuum

Location: Washington (Durham) - Barmston slip road (west) to A 1231
Type: Other
Date / Time: 01 January 2014, 11:30h
Further Comments: A driver was left startled when, at 25 miles per hour, their car lurched and leaned over to the right and they could hear the air from the car being sucked out from the right hand door. After two seconds everything returned to normal. There was no apparent wind and no tire blow out, which the driver first suspected.


 


Brass Band

Location: Leeds (Yorkshire) - Private residence, Lynwood Crescent
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Early 1990s, around midnight
Further Comments: As one young man went to bed, he could hear the faint sound of a brass band. Within five minutes the band sounded like it was outside his house so he climbed out of bed and looked out the window, but could see nothing. Ten minutes later the sound of the band was so loud it was as if it was in the house. Once again the man looked out of the window - there was nothing there and the sound stopped. Thinking the incident could have been a dream he didn't mention it, although several years later he started to tell his brother the story, who finished the story as he had also heard the sounds.


 


Victorian Cyclist

Location: Longridge (Lancashire) - Clitheroe Old Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A man and his daughter driving home passed a woman dressed in Victorian clothing riding a bicycle. The man turned the car around to have another look, but the figure had vanished.


 


Smoky Man

Location: Ipswich (Suffolk) - A12 heading towards Orwell Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2013
Further Comments: A driver watched a pillar of smoke rise up and form the shape of a young man. The driver believed that the figure was someone who had died nearby.


 


Morag Mackintosh

Location: Pentland Hills (Lothian) - House near Lover's Loup
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In the nineteenth century Morag Mackintosh is said to have taken her life in the area now known as Lover's Loup after her father expressed disappointment in Morag falling in love with a Napoleonic prisoner of war. Her phantom is said to haunt her former home.


 

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