Ghosts & Hauntings of the Highways & Byways

 
Lady in White

Location: Thringstone (Leicestershire) - A512, near Grace Dieu Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1961
Further Comments: The pale spectral form of a woman has been reported on the roadside near the ruins of the priory. She was last seen by a police officer in 1961.


 
Green Lady

Location: Thundersley (Essex) - Bread and Cheese Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This phantom green lady was said to cross the road while travelling up the hill, oblivious to the traffic which would serve to avoid her (by often driving off the road).


 
Monks

Location: Thurgarton (Nottinghamshire) - Thurgarton Priory and nearby village road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little remains of the twelfth century priory, other than the phantom monks that have been reported. One driver was convinced he had run over a real person, until the robed figure stood up and faded from view.


 
Coach

Location: Tickhill (Yorkshire) - Wong Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly coach has been observed dashing down Wong Lane before fading from view.


 
Monks

Location: Titchfield (Hampshire) - Abbey and A27
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: As well as being observed drifting around the abbey grounds, this phantom monk is said to appear in the backseat of cars driving along the nearby A27, though he quickly vanishes once seen.


 
Pallbearers

Location: Todbar (Dorset) - Churchyard and road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s?
Further Comments: Walking away from the churchyard, two ghostly men carry a coffin covered over in black cloth.


 
Foetal Position

Location: Tollesbury Maldon (Essex) - Apprentice Hall Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid June 2007, 23:45h
Further Comments: A female form laying in a foetal position on the road was encountered by a driver and passenger. The woman looked to be in her early twenties and wore a black dress and high heeled shoes or boots. As the driver stopped his car, the figure lifted her head and raised her hand. The driver moved the car to one side of the road, but when he and his passenger climbed out to help the woman, the entity had vanished.


 
Snapping and Snarling Black Dog

Location: Tolleshunt D'Arcy (Essex) - B1026 coast road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A cyclist reported being attacked by a large black dog while travelling down the coast road. Leaping off his bike to scare the animal, it disappeared before his eyes.


 
Black Dog

Location: Torrington (Devon) - Torrington / Bideford road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This wish hound has been seen running along this stretch of road.


 
Hanged Man

Location: Torrorie (Dumfries and Galloway) - Field once known locally as 'Murder Fall'
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1890
Further Comments: This ghost, thought to be that of a hanged man, was recognisable due to the handles resembling those from a large pot which sat on his neck.


 
Lorry

Location: Towcester (Northamptonshire) - Road near area, exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Blamed for a couple of accidents, this phantom vehicle bears down on other road users before vanishing.


 
Young Lady

Location: Towyn (Clwyd) - Area around Aberdovey Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1883
Further Comments: This phantom was said to be beautiful and dressed in mourning clothes. Several people were reported to have seen her, although no first hand witness statements were documented.


 
Coach

Location: Trawsfynydd (Gwynedd) - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 December 1979
Further Comments: A phantom coach pulled by ghostly horses was spotted as it passed through the village.


 
Coach

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Roads heading towards Bigsweir
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coach is said to travel between Trellech and the Bigsweir area.


 
Stagecoach

Location: Trimsaran (Dyfed) - Area of road between Llanelli and Trimsaran, between Farriers Arms and speed camera
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2011
Further Comments: A driver was reported to have seen a ghostly stagecoach moving slowly up the road before disappearing close to a pub.


 
Figures in Green

Location: Trottiscliffe (Kent) - Road near Culdrum Long Barrow
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1 May 2001, 04.30h
Further Comments: A pair of witnesses reported seeing a man and woman dressed in green ornate clothing approaching them down this road. The figures in green disappeared on the bend of the road just before both parties should have met.


 
Red Coach

Location: Truro (Cornwall) - Road between Truro and Mevagissey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This large red coach, drawn by four horses, charged at a motorist driving the opposite way down the narrow road - the apparition vanished just before impact.


 
Vanishing Cyclist

Location: Tuddenham (Suffolk) - Finn Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 June 2011, 10:30h
Further Comments: While walking her dogs, one woman looked behind her to see a cyclist peddling behind her. He wore modern clothing and a cycle helmet. The woman moved to the side of the lane to let him pass, but the cyclist had vanished.


 
Person in Cloak

Location: Tutbury (Staffordshire) - Duke Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: March 1993
Further Comments: A photograph that was printed in Fortean Times issue 157 appears to show a cloaked figure moving down the street.


 
Gamekeeper

Location: Tuxford (Nottinghamshire) - A614 (Nottingham bound side) near gate to farmers field
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late summer, 1987
Further Comments: Three people riding scooters all spotted a figure dressed like a gamekeeper standing in the mist at the gate leading to a field. The figure wore old style clothing, and had only a dark shadow where his face should have been.


 
Coach

Location: Upavon (Wiltshire) - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heard but not seen, a phantom coach occasionally crosses the bridge.


 
Stage Coach

Location: Uplyme (Devon) - Whitty Hill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This black and red coach is still drawn along the roads, pulled by four phantom horses.


 
Duke of Monmouth

Location: Uplyme (Dorset) - Road leading to Yawl
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around midnight, though date of last sighting unknown
Further Comments: Riding a white horse in the pale light of the moon, the Duke is sometimes accompanied by several ghostly guards.


 
Driving Hazard

Location: Upper Lough Erne (County Fermanagh) - Road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1949?
Further Comments: A group of friends driving home saw a recently dead man known all of them step out in front of the car. They tried to avoid the ghost, but it stayed in front of the vehicle until they turned sharply at a crossroads.


 
Person in Black

Location: Uttoxeter (Staffordshire) - Road to Chartley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004, 05:30h
Further Comments: A figure dressed in black walked by two men out early one morning. The men turned to have another look, but the figure had vanished.


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