Suffolk - Paranormal Database Records

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.

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.


Location: Bury St Edmunds - Shop along Abbeygate Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975
Further Comments: A member of staff in this shop watched as an average sized monk with a pointed hood walked through the wall. Footsteps were also reported within the building.

Revolving Lights

Location: Bury St Edmunds - Sky over the Cathedral
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 29 November 2008, 22:30h
Further Comments: Several people, including a member of staff at the Cathedral, reported observing a luminous grey UFO over the area. One witness contacted the police.

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.

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.

Robert Brommer

Location: Butley - Butley Priory - gatehouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1509 (?) onwards
Further Comments: Robert Brommer (or Browner) committed suicide in Ipswich after falling heavily in debt to the king. After a couple of burials and removals, his remains were finally laid to rest at a crossroads along the nearby Hausen Street. His spirit took exception to this, and has since been reported in the gatehouse.

Figure on Stairs

Location: Butley - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This building is home to a former owner who shot his wife (she feigned death, avoiding a second and more fatal shot) before turning the gun on himself while standing at the top of the stairs. It is at this spot that he is seen standing. The nearby pig farm is also reportedly haunted by a figure dressed in green, wearing a mask - he was a worker who was killed in farm machinery.

Man in Long Coat

Location: Buxhall - Rattlesden Road area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February, frosty nights or snow on the ground
Further Comments: The silhouette of a man in a long coat has been spotted walking around this road, carrying a lantern at waist height. The same witness reports his dog behaves strangely when taken past the woods close to Cockerells Hall Drive.

Cold Spots and Damp Patches

Location: Buxhall - 'Rawmarsh' House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Considered by locals to be an unlucky house, occupants have reported incredibly cold spots located in the building which are unaffected by any amount of heating. Damp patches have also appeared on the ceilings of the rooms, disappearing with incredible speed.

Children Singing

Location: Capel St Mary - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: A witness staying nearby heard children singing 'Ring a Ring of Roses' at half past midnight, though could not find anyone when she investigated further.

Little People

Location: Capel St Mary - Old house on edge of woods
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fairies were once said to frequent this locale.

Voice calling 'John'

Location: Carlton Colville - St Peters Church, the area of
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1970
Further Comments: Over the period of a week, the residents of the neighbourhood could hear a female voice calling out 'John! John!' The voice was slowly heard less, until it was heard no more.

Richard Howarth

Location: Chelmondiston - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: After the death of Reverend Richard Howarth, the vicar was said to have been heard walking around his former abode, appearing on one occasion in 1890.

Toppling Tower

Location: Chelmondiston - St. Andrew's church
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Varies (see below)
Further Comments: St. Andrew's church tower was cursed by a local witch. First it burned down, and when rebuild was struck by lightning and burned down again. To prevent this from happening a third time, a large square tower was built, only to be hit by a bomb during World War 2.

Wealthy Farmer

Location: Clopton - Farm next to Clopton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a farmer whose wealth was never discovered is said to still be around the area, waiting for a person willing to follow him to the hidden money.

Fog Bank with Flag

Location: Corton - Beach
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 29 March, 1890
Further Comments: What could be seen as an early UFO sighting, a man walking along the beach watched a localised 'fog bank' sitting on the sand, with a huge flagpole sticking out. After ten minutes, the object rose and faded from view.

Pale Figure in White

Location: Corton - Gunton Cliffs
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The ghost, a nun, was once said to haunt a house that stood on the cliff edge, which has now gone. Her form is now seen along the cliffs.

Dog Walker

Location: Corton - Tramps Alley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1987, summer
Further Comments: Four friends camping on the beach decided to walk towards Corton in the early hours of the morning. Sitting down for a rest, two of the group spotted a man with a dog had suddenly appeared a short distance away. Man and dog stood completely motionless, looking out to sea. The two witnesses turned to their friends and tried to point out the man and dog, but they had vanished.

Faceless Lady

Location: Covehithe - Churchyard
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A faceless woman has been seen in the churchyard, though nothing more is known of the witness or the story behind the ghost.

Long Neck with Series of Humps

Location: Covehithe - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: July 1978
Further Comments: The witness described the creature as having a head like a seal, with a long neck and several humps. He also said that the event occurred very quickly...

Clumping in the presence of Young Girls

Location: Creeting St Mary - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1963
Further Comments: This ghostly presence became active when young girls were in the building, though there are no modern reports of the entity.


Location: Dagworth - The house of Sir Osberni de Bradewelle
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1189-1199
Further Comments: Malekin would converse with the family of Sir Osberni de Bradewelle, sharing people's secrets and humouring householders in the voice of a one year old child. The entity would speak in both English and Latin, and while Malekin could be heard and felt, he only appeared once; manifesting as a child dressed in a white tunic to a woman who agreed not to try and touch him. Malekin claimed that he had been born in Lavenham, removed from a field after being left there by his mother, and he had a hat which made him invisible.

Treasure Protector

Location: Dallinghoo - High gate post - exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about this ghost, other than he is said to protect a hoard of treasure, and twelve clergymen failed to exorcise him. Maybe the clergymen were more successful than they believed - the legend dates back to at least 1893, but in April 2008 a hoard of golden coins were discovered in farm land in the village.

Flitting Woman

Location: Dallinghoo - Lanes in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa nineteenth century
Further Comments: A widow by the name of Shawe was said to have killed herself by slitting her throat, after which she took to the lanes in the area, flitting around without visible feet.

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