Surrey - Paranormal Database Records

Johnny Upfold

Location: Peaslake - Hound House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This friendly little ghost was often seen sitting around the kitchen and former servant's quarters.

Dark Man

Location: Pirbright - White Hart public house
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1963
Further Comments: This figure, seen briefly in a bedroom before it vanished, was described as dark and hairy, with a black hat.

Old Man with a Stick

Location: Purley - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed to be the ghost of a timber yard owner, this friendly old man moves across the lounge with the aid of a walking stick before vanishing through a wall.

Turning Stone

Location: Pyrford - Pyrford Court
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Sunrise (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A large rock near the gateway of the court rotates when the cock crows and dawn breaks.


Location: Reigate - Reigate Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to have been here since the twelve century, this phantom priest is not believed to have been seen for a good number of years.

Woman on Path

Location: Reigate - St Mary's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975
Further Comments: A ghostly girl has been seen on the pathway leading up to the church. Singing has also been reported when the church has been locked up.

Man in Boots

Location: Reigate - Wray Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: Three ghosts cohabit this building - a man wearing riding boots, an older woman who sits by the fireplace, and a little girl with blonde hair.


Location: Riddlesdown - Exact area unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This coach pulled by a team of four horses is driven over a piece of private land, where a county lane once ran.

Former Customer

Location: Rosehill - Mecca Bingo
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2011
Further Comments: A team of ghost hunters investigating reports of a grey man in this bingo hall encountered strange noises and a bright light during their investigation. During a previous visit they claimed to have made contact with the ghost of a former customer who had committed suicide in 1965.

Middle Aged Woman

Location: Sandhurst - Camberley Royal Military Academy
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2010
Further Comments: Wearing either Victorian or Edwardian clothing, this phantom woman was spotted in an office. She vanished around a corner which led to a locked door.

Gliding Girl

Location: Selsey - Cricket ground and nearby road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: Several people in the village are said to have encountered the dark haired girl in a Victorian dress. She emerges from the cricket pitch, crosses the road, and vanishes when she enters a nearby field.


Location: Send - Boughton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom old man walks the upper parts of the building while smoking a pipe. It is more likely that the smell of smoke be perceived than the apparition.

Headless Monk

Location: Shepperton - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In life, this monk eloped to the village and began living with a local lass. His brothers were less than happy with the breaking of vows, so tracked him down and decapitated him. The headless ghost is said to run through the village, trying to escape ecclesiastic law.

Downed Vickers

Location: Shepperton on Thames - Field near Ferry Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1932
Further Comments: In 1929 an old Vickers aircraft crashed in this field, killing its two crew members. The crash was heard several times over the next few years by locals, and was even reportedly seen; the plane glowing blue in the pale moonlight.


Location: Shere - Silent Pool
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Bathing naked at the pool, Emma swam further out when she saw that Prince John was approaching. Alas, she couldn't tread water that well, and drowned. She sometimes returns to the area.


Location: Stoneleigh - Road by Nescot College on the Ewell bypass
Type: Other
Date / Time: 14 February 2012
Further Comments: A taxi driver and his three passengers watched a dark figure with no features dart across the road in front of them before leaping four and a half metres into the air to clear an embankment. The passengers compared the entity to Spring Healed Jack.

White Figure

Location: Sunbury on Thames - Castle Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small figure in white has been witnessed moving between the kitchen and living room of this building.

Figure in the Chair

Location: Sunbury on Thames - Rossall House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Home to Sherard Osborn Cowper-Coles, electrometallurgist and inventor, Rossall House was said to be haunted by a ghost that was seen by Sherard's wife. The scientist once took a photograph of a chair that revealed a ghostly looking man sitting upon it, covered in a blanket and wearing a wig.

Child in the Cellar

Location: Sutton - Angel Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A former manager of the pub reported hearing a child's voice in the cellar, where doors would shut and barrels shift with no human intervention. A strange man would also be seen walking up and down the side of the pub in the mornings.

The Taxman

Location: Sutton - Carshalton House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Both a taxman and royal messenger have been killed on the staircase during the building's history. Both figures are now reported to haunt the stairs.

Man in Grey

Location: Sutton - Former cinema at Rosehill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: This figure appeared several times to members of staff, slowly disappearing if approached or spoken to. During the 1950s local residents complained of loud organ music coming from the building in the early hours of the morning, even though the organ had been removed several years previously.

Elderly Gentleman

Location: Sutton - Sutton Arms
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twenty-first century
Further Comments: A customer reported seeing the reflection of an older man in the mirror of the toilet, although no one matching the description was even in the building at the time. The pub has also experienced glass bottles exploding without reason, locked doors which swing open and foot prints left on freshly mopped floors which do not match anyone on site. CCTV has picked up lights and the figure of a man in a locked room.

Studio Spooks

Location: Teddington - Teddington Studios
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: Auction World TV reported that many strange things were happening soon after they moved in, including lighting rigs that fell from the sky without warning and doors that locked themselves. A former worker also heard voices that past his door - on investigation he could find no one around.

Lady in White

Location: Thames Ditton - Home of Compassion church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Appearing quite real and substantial, the room that this sad shade haunts remained locked up for many years. She could be one of the nuns who once worked in the building.


Location: Thornton Heath - Private house
Type: Vampire
Date / Time: 1938
Further Comments: One piece of source material states that at three different times over a period of three months in 1938, a woman reported being attached by a winged creature which bit her neck and drew blood. However, it is possible that the vampire attacks occurred during the 1970s, and that the 1938 incidents were more polt is nature. Even so, the 1970s incidents also involved poltergeist activity, and the woman at the centre of the claims also alleged she was attacked by a tiger.

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