Suffolk - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
Horses and Coach

Location: Bungay - Road between Ditchingham and Bungay at Lions Grave
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reported by at least one driver, a coach with a team of horses haunt the road, seemingly charging at incoming traffic and turning away at the last possible moment.


 
Monk's Chanting

Location: Bungay - Greyfriars Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of plainchant has been heard coming from the ruins of the old priory, accompanied by the ringing of bells that have now been long gone.


 
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.


 
The Druid's Stone

Location: Bungay - St Mary's Priory, churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed to be at least a couple of thousand years old, the large rounded stone is rumoured to have been used by druids. Local legend states you can summon the Devil by dancing around it twelve times.


 
Rex Bacon and Friends

Location: Bungay - Ye Olde Three Tuns public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: An investigation by a medium revealed this building was haunted by 24 ghosts (!), one of whom was Mr Rex Bacon, a highwayman from the eighteenth century whose base of operations was the inn.


 
Creaking

Location: Bungay - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: It maybe that the ghost from the nearby Three Tuns has relocated, or that the creaks heard within the building are just because it is old...


 
Dragon Slaying

Location: Bures - Exact location not known
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Fifteenth century
Further Comments: The local church gives the account of how a local dragon that was immune to arrows was finally chased into the marshes where it vanished. A virtually identical tale exists from nearby Wormingford.


 
Hunting Cat

Location: Bures - Field outside village
Type: ABC
Date / Time: February 2009
Further Comments: Two witnesses watched a large cat as it chased two deer across a field. They could see the mud flicking up from the feline's feet as it ran. The witnesses searched the area and found a large paw print, twice the size of their retriever.


 
White Shuck

Location: Burgh - Bath Slough, a boggy pool near the town
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white dog the size of a bullock frequented this area.


 
Old Washer Woman

Location: Burgh - Location near the main road, once known as 'Skeleton Hole' or 'Skellet Hole'
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: After a heavy rain fall, the sound of a ghostly woman could be heard washing her pots.


 
White Feet

Location: Burgh - Road (once?) known as Whitefoot Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: This lane took its name from the ghost with pale white feet that walked along it.


 
Monks

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Abbey and Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1980s (monks), Cardinal in summer 1975 or 1976
Further Comments: Spectral monks have been seen gliding around the ruins of the abbey, also in the shops along Abbeygate Street. One witness encountered a Cardinal while walking around the ruins with her husband - he gave her a warning before vanishing. Despite the reported sightings, it was claimed the story was first created by a police sergeant during the 1960s and planted in the local press.


 
White Lady

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Rushbrooke Hall (3.5 miles from Bury)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1579 onwards
Further Comments: Differing stories for the same myth - the first states that the White Lady was the wife of a former owner, murdered by her husband. She floats around the moat, the place she was drowned. The second tale places the murder in the hall, this time by persons unknown. The body was then thrown into the moat from the battlements.


 
Screaming Skull

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Old Bury Gaol (possibly)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The skull of William Corder, infamous for the Red Barn Murder, was stored in the prison - it was thought to be possessed by evil, and a number of sounds and spectral figures were seen around it. The skull was finally removed and buried in an unknown local country graveyard.


 
Monk

Location: Bury St Edmunds - 38 Buttermarket, currently a bookshop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid - Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Reportedly connected via underground tunnel to a long gone priory, monks have been reported creeping around the sight.


 
Nurse with Wounded Soldier

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Railway Arch, near Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Great Barton Rd
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870s onwards
Further Comments: This reoccurring scene dates from the Crimean War. A wounded soldier based at a nearby hospital fell in love with a local nurse, and both tried to elope. The nurse's father found out and tried to stop them, killing the soldier in the process.


 
Talking Head

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Bury St Edmunds area, in a thick wood
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: No further information.


 
Grey Lady Waiting

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Cupola House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lonely figure has been seen sitting in the front bar, shying away in a corner.


 
A Normal Family

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Manor House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reportedly resembling a 'normal' family visiting the building, this gang of ghosts disappear without trace... A number of other figures from the buildings past also frequent the corridors and halls, including a couple of servants and a young child.


 
Maude Carew

Location: Bury St Edmunds - St Mary's Churchyard
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 24 February, 23:00h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Cursed by a monk after Maude murdered the Duke of Gloucester in 1447, her shade is now said to appear once a year. The alleged ghost often brings dozens of people to the area in the hope of seeing her.


 
Young Child

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Nutshell public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small ghost for one of the smallest pubs in the UK - this young child was murdered in a bedroom on the site, and sometimes comes back. A phantom monk is also said to haunt the building, and sometimes the smell of perfume can be detected in the air, even if no one present is wearing it.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Bury St Edmunds - St Saviour's Hospital (ruins), and Tesco store, Fornham Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1954 (hospital), and early - mid 2000s (Tesco)
Further Comments: This grey lady was seen within the ruined hospital several times during the mid twentieth century. More recently, poltergeist-like activity has been reported at the adjoining Tesco store's canteen, with some people speculating that the Grey Lady may have returned.


 
Grey Woman

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Buildings on the Angel Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While it is unclear whether the Grey Lady reported all over Bury is of the same entity, more sightings are said to have occurred of a grey female form in buildings on this hill.


 
Four Spheres

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Howard estate, heading towards Fornham St Martin
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 21 April 2007, 09:27h
Further Comments: The Ministry of Defence confirmed that Suffolk Police had handed over a report of four black spheres which one person had seen moving across the sky in formation.


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