Warwickshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Lost Girl

Location: Kenilworth - Kenilworth castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The gatehouse is haunted by a little girl who asks for her daddy, a man dressed in black who was killed in a sword fight, and an old lady who breaks the same candle, time after time. A phantom little boy is reported in the stables, as are ghostly chickens and horses.


 
Lady in Tweed

Location: Kenilworth - Stoneleigh Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 March 2008
Further Comments: While on the edge of the River Avon, standing in a field at the abbey, a visitor became aware of a cross looking woman dressed in tweed staring at her from the opposite bank. The visitor crossed the river using a nearby bridge, believing she was trespassing and wanting to apologise to the woman. However, as the visitor neared the lady, she suddenly vanished.


 
Black Dog

Location: Keresley - Watery Lane and area around Hound's Hill
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1949
Further Comments: In 1949 a water worker walking along the lane early one morning encountered a large black dog with glowing eyes. The creature sat on its hind legs and watched as the worker crept around it. Other encounters are not dated. One states that a horse rider struck the demonic hound with his crop after the creature blocked his path. The dog exploded, throwing the rider from his horse.


 
Priest

Location: Knowle - Baddesley Clinton moated house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The priest that haunts this house was mistakenly murdered by a master of the property, who thought the religious man was trying to strangle his wife. He has been observed in the library. Another ghost at home here is Rebecca Ferrers, a former owner who died in 1923.


 
Frances

Location: Knowle - Grimshaw Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: Murdered in a bedroom within the hall, Frances was killed by an over jealous boyfriend. Her pale shade still haunts that room.


 
George

Location: Leamington - Brookhurst (demolished 1960), on site of Leamington Golf Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1960
Further Comments: Workmen demolishing this old house reported that 'something' was trying to stop them. Brookhurst had a history of hauntings, from the sounds of a large bird-like creature flying around to phantom footsteps and doors which unlocked themselves.


 
Woman in Black

Location: Lighthorne - Bridge in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 December 1996
Further Comments: Said to be a potent of ill omen, this semi-transparent woman wearing a flowing black dress was seen pointing at the rectory.


 
Long Black Cat

Location: Lighthorne Heath - Leam Road area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: May 2006
Further Comments: One man watched a long black cat walk from the basketball court, some one hundred metres away, towards him. The creature stopped its approach around fifteen metres distant and watched the witness for a few minutes before walking off towards the lower village of Lighthorne across National Trust land.


 
Tall Man in Black

Location: Lighthorne Heath - B4100, near Harwoods House roundabout
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: A motorcyclist watched a tall, thin man in a black robe cross the road ahead of him. The figure carried a stick over his shoulder with a bundle tied to the end.


 
Landlord

Location: Lillington - Jack and Jill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A former owner of the inn was said to haunt the cellar.


 
Headless Horses

Location: Long Compton - Long Compton Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: After a storm
Further Comments: A coach pulled by six headless horses is said to travel up the hill. There are also vague reports of a shuck-like dog that runs in the same area. Another ghost, that of a scary old woman with matted black hair, was also reported here in 1973.


 
Bottled Ghost

Location: Long Lawford - Lawford Hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pesky spook, thought to be a member of the Boughton family, had to be trapped in a bottle by a team of exorcists after the newer landowners found him too much to tolerate.


 
Partying

Location: Long Lawford - Lawford Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A guest staying at the pub was awoken by the sounds of partying in the bar - he decided to go and join the festivities, but upon opening the bar door found the area empty and once again silent.


 
Murder and Witchcraft

Location: Lower Quinton - General area of village
Type: Other
Date / Time: See main text
Further Comments: Charles Walton was murdered on 14 February 1945, a cross slashed across his chest and a pitchfork through his neck that pinned him to the ground. Many believe the crime related to witchcraft - Charles has regarded as a local 'wise man' who spoke to animals. The police investigation failed to find his killer(s), and their investigation further hampered when the officer leading the case reported seeing a black dog; the locals took this to be a sign of bad luck, and said no more.


 
Hill Creation

Location: Lower Quinton - Meon Hill
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Seventh century?
Further Comments: Upset by the building of the Evesham Abbey, Old Nick threw a lump of dirt at it, but the missile was deflected by the prayers of Saint Egwin - the projectile ended up many miles away, becoming Meon Hill.


 
Cave Dwellers

Location: Lulsley - Osebury Rock
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The fairy folk here would hide in a cave close by. They were a helpful sort, and rewarded any mortal who assisted them in repairs or tracking down lost items.


 
Boudica's Last Stand

Location: Mancetter - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: First century AD
Further Comments: The village of Mancetter is one of the likely places where Boudicca fought her last battle against the Romans, a fight that cost the Iceni 80,000 men, women and children.


 
Grey Ladies

Location: Napton on the Hill - Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: While two Elizabethan ladies have been seen in the area before, the 1960s sighting was of an older lady who was thought to have died locally about twenty years previous.


 
Highwayman

Location: Nuneaton - A5 between town and Hinckley (Watling Street)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1926 (wearing jacket), February 1927 (riding horseback), 1979 (shimmering shape)
Further Comments: One version of this tale says that, wearing a jacket with sleeves of bright crimson, a phantom highwayman lurks along the roadside with a tricorn hat hiding the face. Another version names him as Dick Turpin and when last seen, he was riding his horse across common land. It may have been the same entity seen in 1979, reduced to a shimmering shape which swirled like water. The witness to this event had an accident close to the spot later in the day.


 
Accident

Location: Nuneaton - Railway line and bridge near the Bomb Hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa October 1986
Further Comments: Two people walking home spotted steam coming from under a bridge. Looking down from the bridge they could see a stationary steam locomotive and dozens of people laying across the tracks - the scene was semi-transparent. The witnesses ran off to find someone, and returned several minutes later, by which time the scene had gone.


 
Mrs Stubbs

Location: Nuneaton - Stubbs Pool, Camp Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: Mrs Stubbs is said to have be caught up in weeds and drowned while swimming in this pool (alternatively, according to other stories, she had her face bitten off by a horse). She now haunts the area.


 
Grey Man

Location: Nuneaton - Field along Ashley Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 October 2015, 07:30h
Further Comments: While walking the dog, a witness spotted the dark grey outline of a man walking behind a hedge. When the witness approached, the man vanished.


 
Lord Hop

Location: Nuneaton - Dun Cow Inn (demolished 1957)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: The ghost of Lord Hop was exorcised and banished into a bottle, which in turn was thrown into a clay pit. Unfortunately when the pit dried out, curious locals opened the bottle; Lord Hop returned and took up residence in the Dun Cow Inn.


 
Older Woman

Location: Nuneaton - Bull's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlord watched an older woman in Victorian clothing walk through a wall.


 
Farmer

Location: Preston on Stour - Alscot Park, and road by the entrance
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom figure who haunts the area around the entrance of the park is believed to be a farmer who died after falling from his horse. He reputedly appears by the entrance and crosses the road before vanishing into a wall.


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