Bedfordshire - Paranormal Database Records

Shaker

Location: Dunstable - Benedictine monastery, ruins across from the Priory Gates
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: An archaeologist staying on this site in a caravan awoke one night as his vehicle started to shake. Leaping out of bed, ready to face down young hooligans, the archaeologist stepped from the caravan - only to see a ghostly hooded monk.


Headless Soldier

Location: Dunstable - Black Horse public house (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A barmaid was left disturbed after encountering a headless man in the bar area. The decapitated figure wore a Civil War uniform.


Resting Kings

Location: Dunstable - Five Knolls
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: It was once believed that a king lay under each of these prehistoric barrows, though a female skeleton was discovered during one excavation during the 1920s.


Prior

Location: Dunstable - Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former occupier of the priory is still thought to walk around the property.


Stable Boy

Location: Dunstable - Victoria public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This young lad is thought to haunt the rear of the building where the stables once stood. He lost his job after an injury that prevented him from returning to work.


CCTV Figures

Location: Dunstable - White Swan public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Staff monitoring the security cameras here have seen a figure walk across the bar, even though the area is empty. Video tape has failed to record these occurrences.


Medium Man

Location: Dunton - March Hare public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 June 2008
Further Comments: A ghostly figure of a man, standing around 1.7 metres tall was seen briefly in a doorway before vanishing.


Cat on the Wall

Location: Eggington - White House, an old people's home
Type: ABC
Date / Time: October 1995
Further Comments: Seen sitting on the wall several times during October, residents called the police when the large cat looked like it was going to have a faceoff with their pet cat.


Old Housekeeper

Location: Flitwick - Flitwick Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One of the ghosts that has taken up residence at the hotel is a former housekeeper. She has been spotted wearing a black Victorian dress and a white cap. One witness said she looked like she was crying. Another suggestion is that the ghost is actually the wife of former owner John Thomas Brooks, who never really recovered from the premature death of her daughter in 1848.


White Figure

Location: Greenfield - Greenfield Wesleyan Chapel (destroyed by fire in February 1962, subsequently rebuilt)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1962
Further Comments: It was reported that the chapel was haunted by a white figure which would slow disappear if approached, although one author speculated that it was most likely caused by reflections.


Dan Orpin

Location: Harrold - Oakley Arms
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Orpin was the landlord here during the 1930s and 40s. Some people still claim to see him standing by the bar holding a cigarette and a drink.


Mag

Location: Hockliffe - Mag Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity has been nicknamed Headless Mag - she is thought to have been a local witch, and her misty form now drifts along the road looking for people to scare.


Hand

Location: Houghton Conquest - Knife and Cleaver public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A barman's attention was drawn to the bookings diary as the pages began to turn themselves. He quickly left the area after spotting a strange hand that then appeared over his shoulder.


Party Girl

Location: Houghton Regis - Drury Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom young woman in a white party dress is reported to be barefoot.


Green Lady

Location: Kempston - Church Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a green lady is reported to appear when the mist rolls off from the nearby river. She is thought to have drowned in the river, though none can say exactly who she is.


Sound of Hooves & Screams

Location: Kempston - Kempston Manor (currently office space)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a family home, local legend has it that a child ran out of the manor to meet his mother and father who were returning for Christmas in a horse-drawn coach. The child was hit by the horses and died of his injuries. The anniversary of the event is marked by the reoccurring sounds of the tragedy.


Lady Snagge

Location: Kempston - Ladies Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly Lady Snagge is said to walk along this lane, as is the phantom of a young woman mourning the death of her boyfriend during the Civil War.


Headless Girl

Location: Kensworth - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area surrounding the church and the hill on which it sits is reputedly home to a phantom milkmaid who has lost her head in an unknown accident, and a ghostly witch. Another story associated with the church is that the structure was supposed to be erected on the common, but each night all construction materials were moved by an unseen hand to the top of the hill.


One Eye

Location: Kenworth - Footpath between Common Road and Hollicks Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom hound that haunts this area is said to be large, black, and in possession of only one eye.


Old Woman

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Bedford Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This elderly entity is said to stand over people as they sleep.


Slammer

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Buckingham Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Doors are heard slamming shut, normally before phantom footsteps stomp up and down the staircase.


Noisy Workshop

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Motorbike shop along Lake Street, and surrounding buildings
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: When Sid, the owner of the bike shop, extended his workshop in the early 1960s, it would appear that he woke this entity from its sleep. Neighbours complained about the noises coming from his building, even though it was devoid of life, and the one night Sid did work late, he witnessed items throw themselves around the room.


Hitchhiker

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Peddar's Lane / Station Road area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A van driver who picked up a young, dark haired hitchhiker here reported that a few minutes into their journey the man had vanished.


Exorcism

Location: Leighton Buzzard - Ram public house (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An exorcism was carried out in this pub after staff and customers spotted a ghostly figure and experienced poltergeist-like behaviour, including one member of staff being grabbed.


Old Tom

Location: Lilley - Lilley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Old Tom is said to make regular appearances in the pub, with staff and customers having fleeting glimpses of him before he vanishes. The building is also home to two female entities, one an old maid and the other a lady named Francis.


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