Suffolk - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Headless Horseman

Location: Beccles - Roos Hall driveway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: Pulled by headless horses, a coach is said to arrive by the front door every Christmas Eve. A local legend says that on an inside wall of the hall, in a bedroom cupboard, there is the imprint of the Devil's hoof branded into solid brick. Another tale says there is a window at the hall which always opens itself, even if locked shut.


 
 


Huge Talking Figure

Location: Beck Row - Aspel Farm, found along the road from Beck Row to Holywell Row
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One night at the farm, a large figure appeared in front of a group of locals, telling them 'Don't fear me, fear what follows me'. The figure then vanished, and within seconds a huge gust of wind pushed past the witnesses.


 
 


Headless Monk

Location: Bentley - Bridge on road linking Brantham and Bentley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once based at Dodnash Priory, which once stood nearby, this monk now haunts the road between two villages. A single stone remains at the site of the priory, and it is said treasure is concealed underneath.


 
 


Two Children Holding a Music Box

Location: Bildeston - The Crown Inn, 104 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981 - 1984
Further Comments: Though rumoured to still haunt the site, the Victorian children haven't been reported for a good many years. Sightings of a grey woman who also haunts the building seem to be rare, but the ghost may be responsible for poltergeist activity in the gentleman's toilets, opening cubical doors for customers as they enter the room. Finally, an old man in a three cornered hat has been seen by staff sitting by the front door of the public house, though they believe him to be a teetotaller.


 
 


Blaxhall Stone - growing in size

Location: Blaxhall - Stone Farm, Blaxhall Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Cynicism abound, if this stone is really growing, then it could not have been very large to start with...


 
 


Monk?

Location: Blundeston - Flixton Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 September 2009, 21:30h, and earlier
Further Comments: Returning home in their car, two people encountered a small monk-like figure as it glided across the road ahead of them. It wore a hessian type garment, and the figure had an aura-like glow about it. Once out of the car's headlights, the figure was not be seen again. The entity may have been seen twice previously close to the prison.


 
 


Cracking Sounds and Footsteps

Location: Blyford - The Queen's Head
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: As well as loud sounds disturbing the owners and customers, small balls of blue light have also been observed, floating around the first floor and disappearing into the walls. The cracking was heard on the first floor by the landlord and a room full of customers in 1969 - the party that dashed upstairs to investigate could find nothing.


 
 


Female in Long Dress with Highwayman

Location: Blythburgh - A12 from Ipswich, towards Kessingland, near Blythburgh common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1700s onwards
Further Comments: Sometimes appearing with a horse, the two figures have been reported a number of times over the past two hundred years.


 
 


Anne Blakemore in Blue

Location: Blythburgh - B1125 Blythburgh to Westleton road, crossroads known locally as Five Finger Post
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 June (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: Murdered in 1750, the ghost of Anne Blakemore has developed a habit of running in front of cars, convincing the drivers that they have run over a living person. She is commonly seen around 24 June, the date of her death.


 
 


Shuck

Location: Blythburgh - Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 04 August 1577, and 1973
Further Comments: During a church service in 1577, a large black dog burst in and created havoc. Blackened scorch marks said to be caused by the creature still exist today on the church door. Many years later, in 1973, a man working in the marshes near the church reporting hearing a panting dog standing besides him, though nothing could be seen.


 
 


Quiet Footsteps

Location: Blythburgh - Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Animals are reported to be terrified of certain spots in the grounds of the priory, while footsteps have been heard outside the doors of the building - on investigation, no one has been found.


 
 


Knocking

Location: Blythburgh - The White Hart. Stout oak door
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Mid - Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Loud knocking has emanated from the door of the pub, with no one on either side.


 
 


Black Toby

Location: Blythburgh - Toby's Walks (recreational area)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A drummer in the army, one night Toby became so drunk he left the local public house to rape and murder the first woman he came across. He was hanged for the crime, and now haunts the nearby area. Some say he appears driving a coach pulled by four black horses, others state he just walks along banging his drum in regret. It is most likely 'Toby' was created by local smugglers to deter others from investigating their activities.


 
 


White Woman in Silk

Location: Blythburgh - Westwood Lodge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A local story states that three policemen in the early 70's set an ambush for the ghost, in want of evidence to either prove or disprove the woman's existence. Their trap was sprung, closely followed by 'strange sounds', but ultimately the policemen saw nothing. Villagers have, however, reported watching a ghostly figure in the area.


 
 


Mrs Short

Location: Boulge - Boulge Hall (no longer standing) and general area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Mrs Short (called the Queen of Hell during her lifetime on account of her furious temper) was said to emerge from the hall's gates in a coach pulled by headless horses. Another version of the tale states the phantom in the coach is actually a Mr Fitzgerald.


 
 


Country Dog

Location: Boxford - Between village and Middleston (Essex)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area between these two villages is reportedly patrolled by a shuck.


 
 


Georgian Red Brick Dwelling, Surrounded by a Beautiful Garden

Location: Bradfield St George - North of the church
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1860, 1900 and October 1926
Further Comments: First seen in 1860, the Georgian house was said to look quite normal, until it dissolved into mist. It was also seen around 1900, though no recent sightings exist.


 
 


Wall and Gates of a Grand Building

Location: Bradfield St George - The lane from Little Welnetham which turns right at the church
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1926
Further Comments: Observed in 1926, the witnesses were new to the area and didn't think much about the building until they returned later in the day and realised it had disappeared.


 
 


Teenage Lad

Location: Brandon - A1065 heading towards Lakenheath
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011, around 06:00h
Further Comments: A lone driver heading away from Brandon glanced into her rear-view mirror and spotted a lad, around fourteen years of age, sitting in the backseat of her car. She looked again, only to see he had gone.


 
 


Fanny Clarke

Location: Brantham - Brantham Place, School Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid to late twentieth century
Further Comments: The original house which was haunted by this ghost no longer stands - Fanny was shot and killed outside the building by a jealous lover, and had remained earthbound.


 
 


Grey Man

Location: Brantham - Bull Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Members of staff have reported seeing a misty grey man standing behind the bar, and hearing the cries of a girl coming from the cellar.


 
 


Round Object

Location: Brantham - Slough Road
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1986, around 22:00h
Further Comments: A brother and sister watched a large round metal looking object with blue and red lights around the sides hovering over the field opposite their home. It was stationery for around three minutes, before disappearing in a flash.


 
 


Nun

Location: Bruisyard - Bruisyard Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the nun which was once said to haunt the hall.


 
 


Shuck

Location: Bungay - Bungay castle
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed by some to be the headquarters of Old Shuck, the ruined castle is still avoided at night.


 
 


Hugh Bigod

Location: Bungay - Bungay castle
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Humbled after taking part in a failed rebellion against the king, Bigod was forced to pay a great deal of gold in order to keep his castle. His shade has returned to show his resentment, sometimes taking the form of a black dog.


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