Somerset - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Man

Location: Bath - Gay Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A man with his long hair tied back with a ribbon is said to haunt this street. He can only be seen by other men. Two houses along the road are said to be haunted, one by disembodied voices, though details of the other haunting are not forthcoming.


 
 


Raining Jellyfish

Location: Bath - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: August 1894
Further Comments: Some parts of the town were covered in thousands of jellyfish that apparently fell from the sky.


 
 


Bladud

Location: Bath - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Circa 860BC
Further Comments: The city of Bath is said to have been constructed around waters that cured Prince Bladud of leprosy and his pigs of skin complaints.


 
 


White Haired Man

Location: Bath - Gravel Walk, Victoria Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Sightings said to have been around 20:45h, several in 1976
Further Comments: This white haired man has appeared several times, only to suddenly vanish.


 
 


Misty Lady

Location: Bath - Grosvenor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The appearance of this female phantom is accompanied by a sharp drop in temperature. Footfalls are also reported.


 
 


Moaning

Location: Bath - High medieval wall near Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local myth states that the long drop on the other side of this wall is where plague-infected bodies were thrown - the upset spirits are still heard complaining about their treatment.


 
 


Horses

Location: Bath - Laura Place and connecting streets
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound (never the sight) of horses and drawn carriages is said to linger here.


 
 


Juliana

Location: Bath - Popjoy's Restaurant (Beau Nash House)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: Beau Nash's mistress Juliana is reported to haunt this restaurant, as is another ghostly woman wearing clothing from the 1960s. They say the latter figure looks perfectly solid until she vanishes...


 
 


Curious Old Man

Location: Bath - Private residence, Oldfield Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1978
Further Comments: While living in a bedsit with a shared kitchen, one witness spotted a older man standing on the landing of the staircase. The witness jumped and the old man vanished, although the witness was left with a very vivid impression of the ghostly figure - grey hair, blue eyes, baggy trousers, olive green waistcoat, and shirt sleeves held up by expanding metal bands. The witness said the figure's head was slightly cocked to one side, as if curious.


 
 


Julia

Location: Bath - Queen's Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in her wedding dress, Julia walks around this area. It is possible she searches for the man who jilted her at the altar.


 
 


Eloping Elizabeth

Location: Bath - Royal Crescent
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom coach and horses reputed to haunt this area contain Elizabeth Linley and Richard Brinsley Sheridan as they elope time after time.


 
 


Flying Glasses

Location: Bath - Salamander public house, John Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: As per polt normal, this spirit is said to throw glasses around, create disembodied footfalls, and generate cold spots.


 
 


Old Fashioned Lady

Location: Bath - Second floor flat at Grosvenor Place
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen by a husband and wife couple, this monochromic figure silently drifted through their living room, terrifying the pet cat. More recently, she has been observed on the staircase.


 
 


Playing Ball

Location: Bath - Stone Lions at entrance to Royal Victoria Park
Type: Legend
Date / Time: When the clock strikes thirteen
Further Comments: Two lions stand on the gate posts here, each cat with a paw on a ball. Locals say when the clock strikes thirteen, the lions kick the balls at each other.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Bath - Theatre Royal & Garrick's Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Butterfly seen 25 December (reoccurring), Grey Lady last seen 1975
Further Comments: An actress from the 1880's, this lady killed herself in the hotel when she discovered her husband had murdered her secret lover. Her last performance at the theatre was the night of her death, and there she wore a grey feather dress - the same clothing she still wears. A butterfly is also reported to haunt the theatre, manifesting briefly once a year.


 
 


Old Servant

Location: Bath - York Villa
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This faithful servant now refuses to leave the house, suffering guilt for allowing two children to starve to death. One of the children is said to still be around, as is his mother who manifests as a Grey Lady.


 
 


Battle of Mount Badon

Location: Bathampton - Bathampton Down
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The down has been suggested as the site where Arthur engaged and defeated the Saxons.


 
 


Jean Baptiste du Barre

Location: Bathampton - The George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century, said to be more frequent in December
Further Comments: A Frenchman killed in a duel, du Barre reportedly took his last breaths in the inn. A spirit resembling him was seen standing by the bar at the end of the twentieth century; the witness said the entity was friendly and unthreatening.


 
 


Purple Woman

Location: Batheaston - The Grey House (private residence)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former owner of the house, this old lady in a purple dress would make herself known to gardeners - an occupation she preferred to handle herself.


 
 


Hidden Daughter

Location: Bathford - Browne's Folly (aka Brown's Folly)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that Browne built this folly after he was told his daughter would die on a given date. He placed his daughter in the room at the top of the building in an attempt to outwit fate, by she was bitten by a snake and died.


 
 


Mistletoe Bride

Location: Bawdrip - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: A grey lady that walks on the grass in front of the rectory is said to be the mistletoe bride (the nearby Knowle Hall one of several places in the UK that claims the legend as its own). Poltergeist activity has also been reported in the rectory in the past.


 
 


Abbess

Location: Beckington - Abbey (now private housing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, pre 1970
Further Comments: The grey woman once rumoured to haunt this area was thought to be an abbess.


 
 


For Sale

Location: Beckington - Beckington Castle (also formally Ravenscroft School, 1945 - 1970)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The castle is noted as possibly being the first building in the UK which used its haunting as a selling point when being sold off in the late 1910s. A location report by the Wessex Paranormal Research Organisation states that a former pupil at the site had seen a dark shadow pass through a wall.


 
 


Old Man

Location: Beckington - Private cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 July 2011
Further Comments: A decorator at work here felt someone watching him - turning around, he spotted an old man sitting in an armchair. When the decorator took his eyes off the man, he vanished.


 
 


Cursing Well

Location: Bishops Lydeard - The Devil's Whispering Well (close to Bell Inn)
Type: Other
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This perverted wishing well is traditionally used to harm others.


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