Ghosts & Hauntings of the Highways & Byways

 
 


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.


 
 


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.


 
 


White Fuzz

Location: Vange (Essex) - Level crossing at the Fobbing turn, and the A13 near the Five Bells Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 1990, 21:30h - 22:00h, summer
Further Comments: While approaching the level crossing, one driver reported seeing a fuzzy, humanoid shape on the pavement by the barrier. The witness drove past the entity, and looked in the rear view mirror, but it had vanished. Other reports of a white shape have been made, the entity moving from the church towards the rail crossing.


 
 


Woman Speaking olde English

Location: Veryan (Cornwall) - Unstated road in village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight, 4 Jan 2004
Further Comments: This witness was chased by two strange characters; a man waving a flaming torch, and a woman groaning, and shouting about the end of the world. They appeared to be arguing, but when his presence was known, the figures chased him for several hundred metres - they made no sound while moving, but the witness stated that he could hear the sound of wolves howling.


 
 


Double Decker Bus

Location: W10 (Greater London) - Between Cambridge Gardens and St Mark's Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom variant of the well known large red mode of public transport was spotted several times in the 1930s, fading from view as it reaches St Mark's road. When the road was altered and improved, the bus was thought to have gone, though it began to appear again in the 1990s.


 
 


Coach

Location: W2 (Greater London) - Bayswater Road, area near Hyde Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A nineteenth century coach and horses are said to still run along this stretch of road.


 
 


Faceless Motorcyclist

Location: Waddon (Surrey) - Roundshaw Housing Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: The motorcyclist was seen early in the morning, dressed in old clothing. It is thought he was stationed on this site during World War 2, which was a RAF base. Other airfield ghosts reported around the area include a Dutch pilot killed when his airplane crashed in fog in the 1930s and three nuns who died when their plane crashed in 1947. Phantom singing has also been reported on the estate.


 
 


Poacher with Bag

Location: Wadhurst (Sussex) - Beggars Bush, Bestbeech Hill Crossroads area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Autumn evenings (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This thieving ghost in a tan coloured coat is seen struggling along the road, his brown sack bulging with stolen food.


 
 


Henry Bennett

Location: Wallstown (County Cork) - Road near Wallstown Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Several years following 1642
Further Comments: Henry Bennett was killed during the siege of the castle, which resulted in the structure being burnt down. For several years following his death, Bennett would be seen dressed in Cavalier uniform and holding a pole which he used to block travellers from using the road. If asked to move the pole, he would do so.


 
 


Hooded Figure

Location: Wannock (Sussex) - Filching Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 1996
Further Comments: Thought to be a monk, this character nearly caused an accident as it crossed the nearby road. An unknown 'spooky' presence is said to have been felt dozens of times near a hanger containing motorbikes.


 
 


Strangulation

Location: Wardlow (Derbyshire) - Road near the Three Stags Head
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: A cyclist who paused for breath just down the road from the pub felt himself being strangled by a pair of unseen hands. After the sensation had left, he hurried to the Three Stags Head and was told the story of how a toll keeper was murdered near the spot.


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