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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.


 


Margaret Heron of Gilmerton

Location: Newbattle (Lothian) - Abbey and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Taking the form of a grey lady, this phantom is said to be Margaret Heron of Gilmerton, who was murdered along with her secret monk lover by her outraged father.


 


Chamber Maid

Location: Pathhead (Lothian) - Stair Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location has the reputation of being haunted by a chamber maid.


 


Aggie McGee

Location: Newtongrange (Lothian) - Scottish Mining Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a coal sorter has been named as Aggie McGee, while other ghost stories include a headless miner and screams of those who died in the pits.


 


Long Legs

Location: Annan (Dumfries and Galloway) - Cummertrees junction, A75
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Waiting in their car after breaking down, one person watched as a pair of legs taller than their vehicle run past. The witness realised that the legs, which disappeared into nearby woodland, were not attached to a body.


 


Banging

Location: Hertford (Hertfordshire) - Hairdressers (name withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: Loud bangs and footsteps were reported coming from empty places within this hairdressers. A visiting psychic said that she could feel a presence upstairs.


 


Pin Stripped Trousers

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Myddelton House, Bull’s Cross
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Speaking in an interview, a former caretaker said she had seen a number of ghosts on this property, including a pair of pin striped trousers (the upper part of the body was not visible) and lights flickering around near the stables.


 


Following

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Forty Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that the sensation of being either watched or followed by something unseen exists in this seventeenth century building.


 


Michael Jackson

Location: Outer London: Bromley (Greater London) - Churchill Theatre
Type: Other
Date / Time: 10 May 2014
Further Comments: Several news outlets reported on the photograph of 'Michael Jackson' manifesting near an impersonator which was snapped by a 14 year old boy, although the entity is more likely to be lens flare.


 


Voice

Location: Wakefield (Yorkshire) - Bolands Bar, Union Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February - March 2014
Further Comments: It was reported in the local press that landlord Phil Birks called in paranormal investigators after hearing a disembodied voice, spotting a shadowy person, and watching 'orbs' on CCTV.


 


Esmeralda

Location: Stoke Golding (Leicestershire) - Three Horseshoes public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: In the early twentieth century, Esmeralda fell into the well at this pub and drowned. Nothing supernatural occurred until renovations took place in the 1970s, after which poltergeist activity was experienced in the kitchen, footsteps were heard around the site, and occasionally a young woman in a long skirt was seen walking through a wall.


 


Shuck Skeleton?

Location: Leiston (Suffolk) - Leiston Abbey
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 2014
Further Comments: The remains of a hound seven foot (2 metres) long were unearthed on the abbey grounds. Because of the proximity to the village of Bungay, some media outlets claimed the remains belonged to the Black Shuck.


 


Limbs

Location: Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - Private residence, Marcross Road, Ely
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011 - 2014
Further Comments: The home of Lisa Way appeared in the local press after she swopped her residence with a family member after seeing faces at the windows and disembodied limbs. After three years and a failed exorcism, Way and her cousin exchanged homes.


 


The Old Brick Mover

Location: Sarratt (Hertfordshire) - Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Eleventh century
Further Comments: The Devil was said to have moved the bricks from the church's original build site just as quick as the builders could lay them. The builders finally gave up and constructed the church where it stands today.


 


Fred

Location: Watford (Hertfordshire) - Former Watford Observer building, Rickmansworth Road (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Disembodied wailing and sneezing were said to have been heard late at night in the print room. Lights were also said to be turned on and off unaided.


 


Jenny

Location: Kings Langley (Hertfordshire) - King’s Lodge public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981
Further Comments: Visiting mediums told the landlady of this pub that the strange occurrences (lights being turned on and off, unexplained tapping) here were caused by a woman named Jenny, who is buried somewhere within the walls.


 


Tudor Man

Location: Watford (Hertfordshire) - Copperfields restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1970s - 1980
Further Comments: A local newspaper carried this story after the restaurant owner reported encountering a grey misty old man in Tudor clothing over a period of four years. The ghost would only be encountered in the older part of the building.


 


Sheet

Location: Borden (Kent) - St Peter and St Paul Church
Type: Other
Date / Time: February 2014
Further Comments: A photograph which made it into the local press which was said to show a 'faceless monk in a habit' was unconvincing and resembled a sheet behind a window at the church.


 


Catherine Digby?

Location: Bourne (Lincolnshire) - Red Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom grey lady who haunts this site is said to likely be Catherine Digby, a popular local lady who died in August 1811.


 


Most Haunted House in Edinburgh?

Location: Edinburgh (Lothian) - Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around 1780
Further Comments: Formally owned by Major Thomas Weir who confessed to witchcraft prior to being executed, this house was considered extremely haunted (one occupier fled after only one night, having encountered a phantom calf) and was thought to have been demolished. However in 2014 it was discovered that it had been modified and incorporated into a new building.


 


Three Nuns

Location: Worcester (Hereford & Worcester) - Tudor House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local story says that this museum is haunted by three nuns.


 


No Ghost Here?

Location: Coventry (West Midlands) - Gosford Books
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: While a local ghost walker / storyteller says that the bookshop was haunted by children who would stack books in the aisles, the current owner of the establishment says he has not encountered anything during his 36 years of running the shop.


 


Priest on Horseback

Location: Tangley (Hampshire) - Tangley House (destroyed by fire in 2000, since rebuilt)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Disputed by the owners of the site in 2014, local myths say that the site was haunted by a priest on a black horse and a grey lady on a white horse.


 


Face

Location: Chester (Cheshire) - Bombay Palace restaurant, Upper Northgate Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2013
Further Comments: Co-owner of the restaurant Aaron Ali claimed to have photographed a strange face in the building after hearing banging on a door. However, the face on the photograph does look very similar to one on a ghost creating mobile phone app.


 


Male Figure

Location: Dalry (Ayrshire) - B708 just outside of town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 February 2014
Further Comments: A driver braked as a stooped, grey male figure walked out in front of their car. The driver put their headlights on full beam, but the figure had vanished.


 


Young Boy

Location: Lincoln (Lincolnshire) - Coffee shop (exact location withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2011
Further Comments: It was reported that this coffee shop was haunted by a young boy who had been seen close to the toilets. One member of staff spotted a middle aged man in a grey suit upstairs in the café just as the shop was closing and was empty. When the member of staff went upstairs to speak to the man, he had vanished.


 

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