Suffolk - Paranormal Database Records


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.


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.


Orange Orbs

Location: Old Felixstowe - Skies northwards
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 01 July 2006
Further Comments: On a very hot summer evening two orange orbs were seen falling from the sky. Moving extremely fast, they appeared to chase each other. The objects were watched for around ten seconds before dropping behind the horizon, disappearing from view.


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: Late twentieth century
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…



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
Further Comments: Mrs Hackford was driving her car at around4pm 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.


Dream of Murder

Location: Polstead - Exact location not known
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1827
Further Comments: Worried about her daughter, a mother witnessed her murder three times in a dream; all details of which were found to be true, including the exact location of the body.



Location: Polstead - Garden of Rectory, and across fields
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The spectre of a monk has been reported in the back garden of the Rectory here, sometimes walking across the fields and vanishing near Corder's House. Children living at the sight have often reported seeing other phantom children playing under the trees in the grounds of the rectory; adults have been unable to see anything.


Phantom Strangler

Location: Polstead - Polstead Rectory
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is rumoured that several rectors have had to leave here in quite a hurry, as they have been unable to tolerate the ghost here. A wife of one rector felt like she was being strangled by something.


Floating Nun

Location: Polstead - Private house along Rocksall Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1980s
Further Comments: A family and their visiting neighbours all witnessed a phantom nun which hovered in the corner of the living room.


Footsteps Splashing in the Water

Location: Rattlesden - Drinkstone Hill Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 1956
Further Comments: Known locally as Brook Bridge, splashing sounds and footfalls have frequently been heard coming from the water, though on immediate investigation there has been no living creature found in the area.


Naked Walking Corpse

Location: Rattlesden - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: No longer standing, the Rectory was home to a ghost that took the form of a mummified corpse which reportedly kissed a carpenter working in the building. The rectory was pulled down in 1892, though the new building was considered haunted until an exorcism was preformed during the twentieth century.



Location: Raydon - Second World War Airfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen by huts near the former Officer's Mess, a ghostly Military Policeman is said to walk around the area. There are also reports of phantom aircraft, including a P-47 and a B-17.


Spotty Cat

Location: Red Lodge - Russet Drive
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Summer 2008
Further Comments: A local resident reported seeing a cat twice the size of a normal domestic feline early one morning. The creature was described as 'spotty'.


Radar/Visual Sighting

Location: Rendlesham - Bentwaters USAF
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 13 August 1956
Further Comments: Several UFOs were detected by the base's radar, crossing the North Sea at speeds unmatched by any contemporary aircraft. One UFO was intercepted by a US fighter, but was soon lost.

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