Surrey - Paranormal Database Records


Moustached Man

Location: Godstone - A22 heading northbound
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 December 1967, approx 00:30h
Further Comments: Travelling along the road one witness had to brake hard as a man ran out in front of his vehicle. The man was described was around six foot tall, thin faced with a moustache, and wearing a light coloured trench coat. The driver thought he would hit the figure, but when the vehicle stopped, the figure was nowhere to be seen.


Shaggy Brown Creature

Location: Great Bookham - Between Polesden Lane and Admiral Walk (before the crossroads with Crabtree Lane)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 03 August 2010
Further Comments: While walking her dog with her father, this witness observed a large dog-shaped figure in the middle of the track about 20 metres away. It was around a metre high, very shaggy looking and had brown fur. It was also 'blurry'. The entity vanished as the witness approached, although dematerialised as the witness walked away.


Slow Footsteps

Location: Guildford - 122 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Echoing footsteps, slowly traversing the first floor, can be heard by people on the ground, though no one can be found when the area is searched.


Triangular Craft

Location: Guildford - A3, Guildford Flyover
Type: UFO
Date / Time: October 2006, approx 20:00h
Further Comments: Two police officers spotted a bright white light in the distance while driving along the A3. As they drove under the light at the flyover, they could make out three white lights on a black triangle shape with a dim pulsating red light in the centre. A number of other drivers had pulled over and watched the shape. Eight more lights were spotted drifting over Guildford.



Location: Guildford - Angel Hotel, High Street
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1970
Further Comments: The spirit of a nineteenth century military man was seen glazing back at two witnesses as they looked into a mirror in room 1.


Victorian Woman

Location: Guildford - Guildford Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Walking around the grounds of the castle, this Victorian woman may not realise she is dead. Other ghostly figures have been seen around the castle.


Woman in Brown

Location: Guildford - Loseley House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spook has been seen on or near the staircase of the old house, often staring with wide black eyes. Despite this, many have said they felt unthreatened by her.


Christopher Slaughterford

Location: Guildford - Sandpits between town and Polesden
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century?
Further Comments: Chris was hanged in 1709 for murdering his girlfriend, though he swore he didn't commit the crime. His ghost was reported a few years later, rope dangling from his neck, burning torch in hand, screaming 'Vengeance!'.


Smashed Furniture

Location: Guildford - Sutton Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of furniture being smashed can be heard here, though investigations can never find anything broken. Glimpses of a woman in white have been reported by staff, though she quickly vanishes.


Quaker's Daughter

Location: Guildford - Sydenham Road
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: A car park was built on the site of a house where this young woman died; she was seen briefly by workmen before fading away.


Three Women

Location: Guildford - Town centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Killed for the crime of witchcraft, these three shades now drift around the town centre looking for revenge.


Grey Girl

Location: Guildford - Unnamed multi-storey car park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: A tall girl with grey eyes and long grey clothing is said to haunt a car park in the town.


Lady in Grey

Location: Hampton - Penn Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This female shade is said to make itself apparent to children and young people.


Henry's Wives

Location: Hampton Court - Hampton Court Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 October (reoccurring), 4 November (reoccurring), and other (see text)
Further Comments: Jane Seymour returns every 12 October (the date she gave birth to her son), while Anne Boleyn, dressed in blue, is said to walk the passageways of the palace. A silently screaming Catherine Howard has been watched moving towards the chapel (on 4 November), where she begged Henry VIII to save her life. A photograph taken in December 2003 reportedly showing a ghostly hooded figure opening a fire escape has been dismissed as a hoax.


Ghost or Coat?

Location: Hampton Court - Kings Arms Hotel (public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2014
Further Comments: A photograph carried in the tabloids showed what could have been a rather tall phantom, or a coat hanging on the wall, in this public house. The building is also said to be haunted by a mother and child, who both committed suicide on the site.


White Lady

Location: Hampton Court - Landing Stage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 June or 24 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Seen by local fishermen (even though they can't remember the exact date they witnessed the phenomenon), the white lady's history is unknown.


Sir Christopher Wren

Location: Hampton Court - The Old Court House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 26 February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Dying in the front room of this building, Wren's footsteps can be heard on the anniversary of his death, pacing up and down the staircase.



Location: Hindhead - Close to gibbet at the Devil's Punchbowl
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 September 1971
Further Comments: While driving through the area, one man spotted a figure in tattered clothing stagger across the beam of the car's headlights and disappear into the punchbowl. The witness later returned to the area and found a memorial stone to the unknown sailor, who was murdered in the area in September 1786.


Impact Crater

Location: Hindhead - Devil's Punchbowl
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One legend says that the punchbowl was created after the Devil leapt into Surrey to avoid sunrise. Another story says Old Nick accidently created the punchbowl while throwing clods of earth at Thor, while a third tale states that the Isle of Wight was created after a giant scooped out the punchbowl and threw the earth at a rival (who he missed).


Marching Man

Location: Horley - A23, close to the Cambridge Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2007, around 21:00h
Further Comments: A driver braked hard to avoid hitting an elderly man who stepped out in front of him. The man was in his seventies, was slim and walked very upright, as if marching. He wore a flat cap, a tweed jacket and petrol blue trousers. The driver thought he had left the braking too late and expected to hit the figure, but when the car stopped, the old man was nowhere to be seen.


Marching Troops

Location: Horley - Thunderfield Castle and Haroldslea Drive area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 11 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A phantom bell begins to toll as the sun sets here, slowly growing louder until midnight comes and a small army of men pass through the area. The castle is said to have been a resting place for King Harold's men as they marched to Hastings.


Man with Rucksack

Location: Horsell Woods - Path leading to a pond
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: July 1994
Further Comments: A witness reported seeing this entity walking in front of her, its legs cut off below the knee.


Water Spirit

Location: Hounslow - Bell Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This destructive entity, named as a highwayman hanged just across the road, is blamed for turning on taps and smashing barrels of beer.



Location: Hounslow - Hounslow Heath
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The highwayman Dick Turpin, who is just as busy in death as he was in life, is reported to haunt this area of urban heathland.



Location: Hounslow - Hussars public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure, complete with dark clothing and cape, has been observed loitering around the cellar doors.

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