Suffolk - Paranormal Database Records


Fairy Loaves

Location: Westleton - Common
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Circa nineteenth century
Further Comments: It was once believed that fossilised sea urchins that were found in a gravel pit here were actually loaves of bread made by fairies.


Witch's Stone

Location: Westleton - St Peter's Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Standing by the chancel door, this stone is said to be used to summon the ghost of a witch. Any object placed in a hole in the wall above the stone would vanish after the owner ran around the church seven times, and the chinking of chains would echo around the area. Legend has it that grass will not grow in the area.



Location: Westleton - Unnamed cottage next to churchyard
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Pre 1924
Further Comments: A couple living in the cottage would hear sounds coming from their garden that resembled a donkey with a clanking chain. When investigated, they could never find anything.



Location: Westleton - Westleton Walks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Quite possibly a story invented by smugglers in bygone days, a phantom is said to aimlessly traverse the area.


Crop Curse

Location: Wetherden - Field between Wetherden and Woolpit
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: Robert Rosier was burnt to death in this field in 1556 by a former friend; since that day, no one has been able to raise a successful harvest in that pasture.


Yellow Frog Fall

Location: Wetheringsett - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1900
Further Comments: Described as either yellow or dull green, these frogs rained down upon the town.


White Shadow

Location: Wickham Market - Deben Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A tale states that children were buried in the walls of the building, and that their shades remain. A taller figure has been seen on the site also.


Man in Pointed Hat

Location: Wickham Market - OAP Home
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Staff at the home have reported seeing this figure moving around the building.


Black Robed Figure with a Skeletal Face

Location: Wickham Market - Potsford Wood, B1078, gibbet marked by plaque
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s, 1997
Further Comments: The location of the hanging of Jonah Snell (record 815), though nothing to suggest that the shade here is he. In 1997 a couple reported being harassed by a black shapeless object that moaned gently at them late at night when their car broke down near the site, while the 1980's sighting occurred in broad daylight: a truck driver stopped for a call of nature near the plaque, paused to read it while walking into the woods, and felt a tap on his shoulder. Turning, he came face to face with a skeletal form, hooded and dressed in robes. Needless to say, he ran for the truck and drove off



Location: Wickham Market - Railway Line
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 24 May 2012
Further Comments: An ostrich spotted on the line between Ipswich and Saxmundham forced a train to slow near Wickham Market.


Woman Wearing Sackcloth

Location: Wickham Market - The White Hart (currently a collection of shops and flats)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost is said to be that of one Betty Price, who was executed for being a witch. The old room 14 of the Inn was also reportedly haunted, by a cat. Only one person has reported spooky occurrences since the pub has been converted, and that relates to an answer machine that switches itself on.


Dragging Chains

Location: Wissett - Bleach Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The jangling of chains being dragged across the floor could once be heard on the upper floor of this farm house.


Mr Grey

Location: Wissett - Grey's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mr Grey hanged himself from a tree along this lane, and now his ghost is said to sway on the end of a rope from the branches.


Bridge Dogs

Location: Wissett - Mill Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two bridges along this stretch of road are the haunt of the black shuck.


Grey Lady

Location: Wissett - Paradise Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This unnamed phantom woman silently leaves the cottage and vanishes beneath the waters of a nearby pond.


Horse and Cart

Location: Wissett - Pond near Halleluja Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spectral horse and cart retraces its final journey which ended when the creature fell into the pond and drowned.


Strange Woman

Location: Wissett - Rumburgh Road, Cole's Arch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spooky figure was seen sitting on the bridge before disappearing.


Tailor carrying Gloves

Location: Woodbridge - High Street
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 17 Century
Further Comments: A local story tells of two men walking down the High Street, debating the existence of ghosts. One man warns the other of a ghost walking towards them and jumps to one side, out the way. His friend scoffs in disbelief, and is then knocked down to the ground as the spirit of the recently dead tailor pushes past him!


The Thing by the Fireplace

Location: Woodbridge - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A photograph taken in the pub showed a strange circle of light by the fireplace. A medium in the building at the time claimed to feel the presence of a young child in that area just before the image was taken.


White Haired Woman Standing in the Corner

Location: Woodbridge - RAF Woodbridge, Bar and Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The club has a reputation for being haunted by ex-service personnel, but an old woman dressed in a night-shirt has also been seen here, standing in the corner of the bar.



Location: Woodbridge - Road out to Martlesham from Woodbridge
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A triangular UFO was seen slowly floating towards the ground, several independent witnesses reporting it as a crashed aircraft. No aeroplanes were reported missing, nor any wreckage found.


Thomas Seckford

Location: Woodbridge - Seckford Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Thomas is said to appear dressed all in white, manifesting in protest as the wealth he bequeathed to the poor was spent by wealthy men.


Phantom Wolf

Location: Woolpit - Exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seeing what he thought to be a calf stuck in a pit, a local farmer rushed to help it out, only to find the creature to be a large wolf. He ran for his gun, but on return he could find no evidence that the beast had ever existed.


Green Children

Location: Woolpit - Exact location of discovery unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two children appeared in the village, both with a strong green pigmentation. They claimed to have been watching their family's sheep in a place called St Martins, when they heard a loud noise, before finding themselves in the strange village. The debate is still on to whether they were alien, fairy children, or lost human children.


Talking Shuck

Location: Woolpit - Road approaching the village
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: The shuck in this yarn caught a man and spoke, informing the unfortunate gentleman that he would be dead within a week. Not surprisingly, he died the following night.

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