Wiltshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Red Eared Pigs

Location: Calcutt - A419?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Several small white swine with red ears cross the road once a year on Christmas Eve.


 
 


Coach

Location: Calcutt - Bridge in the area (A419?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This coach, pulled by a team of four horses, crosses a bridge close to Calcutt.


 
 


White Figure

Location: Calne - Road along Derry Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1968
Further Comments: A driver and his passenger spotted a white figure in the road in front of them as they drove late at night. Their sighting tied in with a local legend about the road being haunted by a person in white.


 
 


Naked Man

Location: Calne - Road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A naked man is said to haunt a road in this area. One story says that the figure was a highwayman who stripped and oiled himself up, to ensure that no one could grab him.


 
 


Scotsman

Location: Calne - Scot's Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure has been seen wearing a kilt, and is thought to have been murdered on the site.


 
 


Russian

Location: Calne - Whetham House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Second World War
Further Comments: A man awoke one night to see a tall, cloaked figure standing above him. He leapt out of bed and tried to grab the figure, only to realise the man was not there. Later investigations indicated that the figure was a Russian killed in a duel.


 
 


Pale Girl

Location: Castle Combe - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shade of an unknown girl walks around the gravestones of this church.


 
 


Miller

Location: Castle Combe - Private Cottage near bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in traditional white clothing, this miller is reported still to walk back from a long forgotten mill to his former home.


 
 


Disembodied Voices

Location: Castle Coombe - Parsonage Wood
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Winter nights, reoccurring
Further Comments: The phantom ranting of a small crowd has been heard in the forest after dark - those who continue to listen have reported a piercing scream that finally lays quiet the voices.


 
 


Fiery Eyed Hound

Location: Chapmanslade - A36, Black Dog Woods
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As the name of the location suggests, this wooded area is home to a black dog whose eyes glow as red as hot coals. To see him means death within the year. One story says the hound once belonged to a man who was killed in a duel; the dog tore out the throat of the surviving fighter.


 
 


Horseman

Location: Chippenham - Convent land
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A phantom horseman is reputed to haunt these grounds.


 
 


Old Woman

Location: Chippenham - Five Alls public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1963
Further Comments: The family here in 1963 were all awoken by the sounds of an old woman, though no such lady was on site at the time. They also found lights switched on and furniture moved around.


 
 


Lady in Grey

Location: Chippenham - The Bear public house (currently a hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A barman was disturbed by loud voices which he thought was unoccupied. When he checked, he realised that he was right - no one could be found. A maid outside the building spotted a figure in grey drawing a curtain inside a bedroom. When she investigated, she found the room unused and empty.


 
 


Non-Removable Treasure

Location: Chiseldon - Barrow along Gypsy Lane (southwest of village)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Barrow still present
Further Comments: It was once believed that a golden coffin was contained within the barrow, and any attempt to remove it would fail.


 
 


Bangs

Location: Chiseldon - Chiseldon House Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: A local newspaper reported that staff in the hotel had experienced five years of poltergeist behaviour in the hotel, which included moving pictures and loud bangs from an empty kitchen.


 
 


Canon

Location: Cholderton - Cholderton House and well
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1900s
Further Comments: His body found in the well, it was ruled by the powers-that-be the Canon had accidentally slipped and drowned. For years afterwards, the house and well were haunted by sounds of someone moving around.


 
 


Sadness

Location: Cholderton - Tress at Yew Grove
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The yew trees here create a sad and oppressive atmosphere - some believe this to be related to pagan sacrifices once executed by druids.


 
 


Retriever

Location: Cholderton - Wilbury House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This friendly dog is said to escort visitors up the driveway before vanishing. A phantom clergyman also haunts the vicinity, moving between the house and gates.


 
 


Old Man

Location: Coate - Path across field heading towards Pond House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972?
Further Comments: This pathway is reputedly haunted by a little old man dressed in old fashioned clothing.


 
 


Wide-Eyed Dog

Location: Coate - Roadside
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Circa 1938
Further Comments: A large dog with saucer sized eyes would sit on the roadside. No one would see it move (it would just vanish from view), although if stones were thrown at the creature, the eyes would grow even larger. It once appeared to one man who discovered the time of the sighting matched the time that his father died. The same area is also haunted by a phantom white donkey.


 
 


Dog of Justice

Location: Collingbourne Kingston - Marlborough Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This shuck appeared to two men who had just committed a murder, chasing them back to the village where they were trying to escape from. The creature vanished once they were arrested.


 
 


Catherine Parr

Location: Compton Bassett - Compton Bassett House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2009
Further Comments: TVNZ reported that performer Robbie Williams would often feel the presence of Catherine at his home, which was once her barn, although the entity was not scary.


 
 


Coach

Location: Coombe - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom coach is said to travel the roads just outside of Coombe.


 
 


Grinning Skull

Location: Corsham - A4 just east of village
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A truck driver claimed that he had seen a figure in the middle of the road which he had to slow down to drive around. The person then sprung onto the side of the cab of the truck, the driver realising that instead of a face, the figure had only a grinning skull. The entity vanished after a few moments.


 
 


Mill Owner

Location: Corsham - Arnold House, currently the Tourist Information Centre, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One of a pair of ghosts here, this ghostly gentleman is kept company by the shade of the spinster Joan Pictor who was the last of a great quarry owning family. They are both blamed for playing with the electrics within the building.


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