Sussex - Paranormal Database Records

 
White Horse

Location: Slindon - Area around village and Fontwell Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Often seen early in the morning, this riderless phantom steed moves towards witnesses and dissolves away seconds before reaching them. The entity may be related to the ghostly carriage pulled by a team of horses which was said to pass through the village along the lane close to the old butcher's shop.


 
Bricklayer

Location: Slindon - Slindon House
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The estate's bricklayer was seen walking behind his trainee, the day after the workman had been buried. A phantom priest was also once a frequent visitor to the library; he stopped appearing when an observer examined the book the priest was pointing to, and destroyed a secret piece of paper hidden inside.


 
Shadow on Stairs

Location: South Harting - Rosemary Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cottage is said to be haunted by a shade seen standing on the stairs, though little more is known.


 
Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh

Location: South Harting - Uppark House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local eccentric is said to haunt the Red Room of this building - the house was seriously damaged in a fire in the late 1980's, and it is unclear whether the ghost is affected.


 
Large White Face

Location: South Heighton - Cottage in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Left empty for many years because of the intensity of the haunting, a strange pale face with large black eyes stared from the windows of this building after dark. A vicar finally drove the spirit away.


 
Wailing

Location: Steyning - Bramber Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Maude of Ditching's screams and cries can occasionally be heard in the ruins - her lover was bricked up in the dungeon after being caught by Maude's husband. The castle is also said to be haunted by two children seen begging for food, though they vanish if approached.


 
Milian

Location: Steyning - St Andrew's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Drifting amongst the headstones, the female phantom here is thought to be a thirteenth century lady named Milian.


 
Foot Dragging

Location: Storrington - The White Horse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of the bedrooms here is haunted by shuffling footsteps and a presence that taps bystanders on the shoulder.


 
Screaming Women

Location: Tangmere - Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Killed by a bomb during World War Two, members of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force can still be heard screaming on this site.


 
Lady with Hair in Bun

Location: Ticehurst - Pashley Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The top half of this phantom figure was seen drifting at the front of the house, the lower part of the body dissolving into mist. Another observer reported a pair of disembodied hands that jutted out from the banister at the top of the staircase, and during at least one night the household was awoken by banging on doors and the crashing of crockery.


 
Horse

Location: Tillington - Lanes in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: One particular, unnamed, lane in the village is the haunt of a headless horse. The village must attract decapitated entities, as a headless pig is also said to haunt the general area.


 
Thor the Rock Thrower

Location: Treyford - Devil's Jumps (set of five barrows)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Barrows still present
Further Comments: The god Thor would sit on nearby Treyford Hill. One day the Devil came along and, in a fit of boredom, started to hop from one barrow to the next. This childishness annoyed Thor, who scared Old Nick off by throwing a rock at him.


 
Smiling Lady

Location: Twineham - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth and early twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure was seen a few times, dressed in brilliant white and carrying a basket of roses. A harsh, scratching sound briefly haunted the upper part of the building.


 
Sixty Red Lights

Location: Uckfield - London Road, skies above
Type: UFO
Date / Time: October 2007
Further Comments: Sixty or more red lights were seen by several people over the skies of Uckfield. The lights moved in close formation and eventually moved away.


 
Old Landowner

Location: Uckfield - Uckfield Community Technology College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2001
Further Comments: A local legend says that an old woman hanged herself after she discovered that her home and land would be redeveloped to make way for a new hospital and housing estate. Her ghost was reported to haunt the hospital, and has lingered on since the building was converted into a school.


 
Poacher with Bag

Location: Wadhurst - Beggars Bush, Bestbeech Hill Crossroads area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Autumn evenings (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This thieving ghost in a tan coloured coat is seen struggling along the road, his brown sack bulging with stolen food.


 
Hooded Figure

Location: Wannock - Filching Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 1996
Further Comments: Thought to be a monk, this character nearly caused an accident as it crossed the nearby road. An unknown 'spooky' presence is said to have been felt dozens of times near a hanger containing motorbikes.


 
Caesar

Location: Washington - Chanctonbury Ring
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several ghosts have been reported here, including Caesar (and an accompanying army). Other people have reported an elderly man with a long white beard who moves between the trees, and the pounding hooves of invisible horses. Phantom druids (or the Devil himself, depending on the source) appear if you run around the fort seven times at midnight.


 
Wandering Saxon

Location: Washington - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: A phantom Saxon warrior was once said to wander throughout this area. Sighting ceased after a large hoard of Saxon coins were discovered by a farmer and either sold or taken by the Government.


 
George and Abby

Location: West Broughton - Manor house in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1986
Further Comments: Parents thought their young child's friends George and Abby where imaginary until the mother heard disembodied footsteps and another child was scared by an old woman dressed in black during a birthday party. The events ended after an exorcism and the house has been calm since. A couple of years later the parents met another former resident of the house who also had 'problems' with the house.


 
White Doe

Location: West Grinstead - Knepp Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This albino creature is said to be a fair maiden, turned into a white doe by an evil witch in the 1400's.


 
Warriors

Location: West Stoke - Kingley Vale
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghosts reported in this area are said to have strong links to the nearby barrows, connected to a battle that occurred here between Saxons and Viking warriors in the ninth century. Some say that the trees in the area transform into something else at night and move around the area.


 
Corporate Suit

Location: Westham - St Mary's church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost has been seen wearing a modern day smart suit - he disappears when spoken to.


 
Saxon Chieftain

Location: Westmeston - Downs in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This Saxon is said to wander the area, looking down on nearby towns and villages.


 
Nun

Location: Westmeston - St Martin's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Reputed to appear only in the afternoon
Further Comments: This lonely figure leaves the churchyard, crosses the road, and disappears through the wall of a nearby house.


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