Paranormal Activities in Educational Establishments

 
 


Suicidal Student

Location: Maynooth (County Kildare) - Maynooth College, Rhetoric House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After two students committed suicide in room 2 of the building, and a third leapt from the window after believing an evil spirit was trying to take over his body, a priest was called in to spend the night. In the morning he was found a gibbering wreck, his hair turned white through fear.


 
 


Servant ?

Location: Mirfield (Yorkshire) - Hollybank (was Roe Head School)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom is said to be at home behind an attic door, close to the spot where a servant may have fallen to their death.


 
 


Leering Woman

Location: Mosborough (Yorkshire) - Former school grounds (no longer present)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: July 1974, evening
Further Comments: Two people out walking spotted a woman running in the opposite direction. She wore a long flowing dress, had long hair, and took massive strides, as if her legs were too long for her body. As she ran, the woman looked in the direction of the witnesses, revealing a leering expression and no eyes...


 
 


Big Bertha

Location: Newport (Gwent) - University of Wales College, Caerleon Campus
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Bertha Ramsey, a 6 foot tall matron at the campus, was found dead at the base of a set of stairs in 1962 - it was unsure whether she tripped or if she was pushed. Her ghost has been seen since, and is blamed for playing with the elevators after dark. Another ghost seen on site is that of a Roman centurion, as the building was constructed on the site of an ancient burial site.


 
 


Nun

Location: Northampton (Northamptonshire) - Notre Dame Convent School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former teacher at the school, this shade now walks knee deep across a hall that was raised after her death.


 
 


Stephanie

Location: Northwich (Cheshire) - Primary School in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A local myth tells of a young girl named Stephanie died in a fire (or a car crash, or run over by a steamroller, depending on the story); her ghost returned to the school and could be heard screaming 'Mummy, mummy, nooo..!'


 
 


Grey Figure

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Queens Medical Centre - University Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: A figure wearing a grey robe has been spotted wandering around at night, though vanishes when people start to look for the figure. Nurses who sleep in one of the rest rooms have been woken up by a black nurse - no nurse matching her description actually works at the centre.


 
 


Lady in Black

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - The Adam's Building, now part of New College Nottingham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: This former factory is said to be home to a phantom elderly woman in black clothing who walks the upper floors.


 
 


Wolves

Location: Ogmore Vale (Mid Glamorgan) - Forest near the former Abba school
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1990 onwards
Further Comments: A local has claimed that several people in the area have spotted wolves stalking the forest. There is an unsubstantiated report that a boy disappeared in the woodland and was eventually found torn apart.


 
 


Working Children

Location: Outer London: Hanwell (Greater London) - Hanwell Community Centre (previously the Old London Work House School)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom sounds of youngsters laughing and crying can be heard from time to time, but only by other children.


 
 


White Figure

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - All Souls College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This robed figure drifts from the rear of the chapel to the library, where it vanishes without trace.


 
 


Charles I

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Christ Church College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The former king has been observed around the college grounds both with and without his head. A shade belonging to a former royalist commander also lurks here - he was shot for treason on the site.


 
 


John Crocker

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Exeter College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Standing in a yellow jacket and brown breeches, the ghost of John haunts the area of the chapel where his tomb is located.


 
 


Mr Jenner

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Jesus College
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: 1910
Further Comments: Two students claimed to have seen one of their teachers walking around at one night, between the chapel and dining hall, before vanishing through a brick wall - it later turned out he was visiting friends many miles away at the time.


 
 


Figure in Black

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Magdalen College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1987
Further Comments: This dark, stealthy figure was observed a number of times, but never heard, as it ran about the college. When cornered by staff, the figure would suddenly vanish.


 
 


Bedroom

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Merton College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s?
Further Comments: Now part of the library, a bedroom that once stood on campus was reportedly so haunted that no one could sleep soundly while staying in it. The library here is also thought to be haunted by Colonel Francis Winderbank, shot after surrendering to Cromwell in 1645.


 
 


Pale Faced Man

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - New College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1962
Further Comments: The chapel is haunted by a figure, possibly a priest, with an unnaturally pallid white face.


 
 


Mr Bonnell

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Queen's College
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 November 1750
Further Comments: Bonnell's ghost appeared in the college a couple of hours prior to his death, his face bloated and red. He had been bed ridden for several days, and it was impossible for him to move. The upper library is said to be haunted by a clergyman known as Cuthbert Shields - he believed himself to be the reincarnation of Saint Cuthbert.


 
 


Bowling Archbishop

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - St John's College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Beheaded in London in 1645 and his body returned to St John's in 1663, Archbishop William Laud now haunts the building - his ghost is renowned for pulling his head from his neck and rolling it at any witnesses..! He is also said to drift 20mm from the ground, where the pavement has worn down since his death.


 
 


Twins

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - St Peter's College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This college was founded by the Bishop of Liverpool, and the ghostly male twin undergraduates who haunted the building are thought to be his sons.


 
 


Mother in Black

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Trinity College
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1959
Further Comments: Appearing to her son only once, this shade made an appearance to the verger as he was patrolling the grounds at night. There is another report of the New Court being haunted by a ghost dressed in hunting kit.


 
 


Obadiah Walker

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - University college
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Walker was a master at University three hundred years ago, and is said to continue to haunt the room he resided in. His footsteps can also be heard walking the eighth staircase.


 
 


White Monk

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Wadham College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 December 1968
Further Comments: Often heard moving around, this ghostly monk has been seen a couple of times, most recently by a night porter at the chapel doors.


 
 


Heavy Footsteps

Location: Paisley (Renfrewshire) - Art College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Two teachers at the college heard heavy footsteps walking in a locked room. When investigated, they found nothing, but the footsteps repeated their movements twice more over the following half hour. Whispering in empty rooms was also common, and one teacher found heavy clays moved around his work area - it took three people to lift the clay back to its original position.


 
 


Monk at a Desk

Location: Penwortham (Lancashire) - Secondary School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter 1968
Further Comments: Peter Moss, in 'Ghosts over Britain' mentions the image of a two dimensional monk sitting at a writing desk on a wall in a classroom. The figure was like a white shadow, though some details of the figure could be made out. Several years later, the witness discovered another person who had seen the same apparition during her time at the school.


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