Suffolk - Paranormal Database Records

Donkey Faced Dog

Location: Melton - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Late eighteenth century?
Further Comments: The shuck that was once seen around Melton possessed a donkey's head and a smooth coat. The creature bit one man on the head as he tried to capture it, before vanishing.

Large Black Cat

Location: Melton - Road in the village
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May (?) 2004
Further Comments: A milkman on his early morning round reported seeing a large black cat in the village - the sighting unnerved the man to such a degree he quickly left the scene and refused to return to complete his work.


Location: Melton - St Audrey's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A certain glass door in the building was said to contain the image of a nurse who died after falling through it. Even when the glass was replaced, the image was said to return shortly afterwards.

Large Black Tomcat

Location: Melton - The Horse and Groom Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The pub, and room number three in particular, have been the scene of several reports of a ghostly cat. This feline has a habit of lying across the throat of a sleeper in room three, only to jump off and vanish once they awake...


Location: Meyton - The two bridges in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A ghostly coach and four passes over this bridge once a year. It is said to be driven by a headless Sir Thomas Boleyn, and is one of eleven bridges that he passes over on the night of his daughter Anne's execution.

Old Roger

Location: Mildenhall - RAF Mildenhall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: World War Two
Further Comments: Old Roger is a figure that is said to primarily haunt the Norfolk Breckland, playing on a beaten up flute that summons storms. During the war, one man claimed to see Roger in the RAF base, the storm following the sighting resulted in an impending German bombing raid on Mildenhall being cancelled. An aircrew also reported seeing an old WWI biplane land on the runway, before taking off again, during a particularly foggy night during the 1940s.

Faceless Woman in Carriage

Location: Mutford - Mutford Big Wood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While moth spotting, a woman watched as three men on horseback pulled up beside her, escorting a coach. The witness reports seeing a woman inside, wearing a cloak, and with feathers in her hair, but her face consisted of smooth flesh - no eyes, nose or mouth were visible. After the witness screamed, the coach and horses rode off.


Location: Nacton - Broke Hall
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lady is said to walk in the area in front of the house.

Triangular Object

Location: Nacton - Unidentified car park
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1998, 01:00h
Further Comments: Two friends sitting in this car park watched as a large, brightly illuminated triangular craft pass overhead. After the sighting, as they tried to drive away, the car froze, as if held in place by an unseen force.

Murdered Woman

Location: Nayland - White Hart Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This hotel is reputedly home to a ghostly woman who was murdered by a soldier.

Victorian Policeman

Location: Needham Market - Corpse Way
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The ghost of a Victorian policeman was seen along the road - the witness said that the figure looked so real he walked past it, only realising something was amiss when he turned to see the figure no longer there. There are also reports of a lady dressed in blue walking along this road, always slightly ahead of any witnesses, who vanishes when she turns a corner on the lane.

Old Lady

Location: Needham Market - The Wagon & Horses Pub (now converted into 2 houses)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Prior to conversion, this public house was haunted by an old woman. Whether the ghost lingers on is unknown.

Phantom Horse and Rider

Location: Newmarket - Hamilton Stud Lane, and Newmarket Racecourse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1927 onwards
Further Comments: Fred Archer, a famed jockey from the late nineteenth century, has been blamed for a number of accidents on the Newmarket Course. He has also been seen riding on the back of his favourite mount along Hamilton Stud Lane and the heath.

Sounds of a Horse

Location: Newmarket - Stables near Park Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1991, winter
Further Comments: While looking for two pet cats in a barn, this witness heard the sounds of a horse wearing metal shoes walking around directly outside. The witness thought the horses had come back from racing so left the barn to help, but nothing could be seen. Two different members of staff later told the witness that they had also heard horses moving around but could never find the creature responsible, and one said that they had been told by the former owner of the yard that the site was haunted by a racehorse.

Motorbike Accident

Location: Norton - A1088
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989?
Further Comments: Several people have witnessed a figure crashing his motorcycle along this road, though when they have run to help him, all sign of any accident has vanished.

Fairy in Long Green Coat and a Golden Belt

Location: Onehouse - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1600s
Further Comments: As a reward for keeping a clean home, fairies would bring one house owner gifts. However, he bragged about the fact to a group of friends, and the little folk were never seen again.


Location: Orford - Coast near to Orford Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1197, or 1161
Further Comments: A man from the sea was caught and held in the castle for a period of six months before escaping back into the ocean. He never talked, and appeared to have a preference for fish over other types of food.

Pair of Lights

Location: Orford - Orford Ness
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A couple of men watched two lights hovering quite close to the water, which darted off at incredible speed as they approached. The area was home to Project Cobra Mist, which involved radar waves that followed the earth's curvature.

Sea Dragon

Location: Orford - Sea between Orford and Southwold
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Circa 1749
Further Comments: Several fishermen were attacked by a winged crocodile-like creature which they snagged in their nets while off the coast in this area. The beast killed one man and disabled another before being slain. The creature measured around 1.2 metres in length (though was said to be larger when alive), and possessed two legs with cloven feet.

Floating Hand

Location: Oulton - Boardley's Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: A cupboard inside this farmhouse was haunted by a severed hand. The hand belonged to the sibling of a former owner who lost it to a piece of farm machinery.

Mary Wringing her Hands

Location: Pakefield - Crazy Mary's Hole; gully near disused lighthouse at south of parish
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981
Further Comments: Local legend says that Mary, while living, lost her husband at sea, and waited on the cliffs for his return. There she died of starvation, but her ghost still waits. The shade was seen in 1981 by an employee of a local holiday camp.

Wet Footprints and Droning

Location: Parham - Disused Airfield, and Control Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2006 (airman seen)
Further Comments: Locals have reportedly heard the droning of phantom aircraft over the disused airfields, while the control tower has reappearing 'wet footprints', which begin and end in inexplicable places. One female witness reported seeing the reflection in glass of a man in USAAF uniform who smiled at her. The witness said 'hi' and turned to the figure, but no one was there.


Location: Peasenhall - Peasenhall church
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While the woodwose, or wild hairy man, carved into the church porch has not been seen for centuries, the creatures were once said to be 'plentiful' in the region.

Headless Horseman

Location: Pettistree - High Street?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Witnessed by at least two different people since 1990, a headless horseman has been seen trotting down the high street during the early hours.

Horse and Coach

Location: Polstead - Close to village green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer, 1990s, around 16:00h
Further Comments: Mrs Hackford was driving her car at around 4pm when a horse and carriage carrying an old lady and two men in Victorian clothing rode past her in the opposite direction. Because of the weirdness of the situation, the witness looked behind her, only to realise the coach was no longer there.

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