SW1 (Greater London) - Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster
01 August (reoccurring)
Once a year the statue of the Queen becomes animated and walks around the neighbourhood. Until recently, the statue was believed to be Bloody Mary, until a clean-up operation revealed an inscription pointing out the error.
Ingham (Norfolk) - Trinitarian Priory
01 August or 02 August (reoccurring) - stone knights, dancing monks unknown
Chas Sampson wrote that the two stone knights in the church are said to wake once a year and go for a walk to the water's edge. Here they fight an Asian soldier in uniform, before walking back. Other stories claim that phantom dancing monks can occasionally be seen in the area.
Minstead (Hampshire) - New Forest, the Rufus Stone
02 August (reoccurring)
Murdered (allegedly) on this spot by a close friend, William II is now doomed to rise on the anniversary of his death and walk to Winchester.
Burgh Island (Devon) - Pilchard Inn, and surrounding area
13 August (reoccurring)
A smuggler by trade, Crocker met his match outside the pub, where he was shot dead (by customs or by rivals, we do not know). He returns on that fateful day. Other sources state that he was hanged.
A phantom woman.
Rock (Northumberland) - Area between Rock and South Charlton
15 August (reoccurring)
This mournful spirit makes the journey between Rock and South Charlton once a year, marking the death of her husband.
The ghost of Bertha Rosaca.
Clophill (Bedfordshire) - Chicksands Priory (currently owned by the Ministry of Defence)
17 August (reoccurring), last seen 1960
After a secret liaison with a male superior, Bertha Rosaca became pregnant - her spirit now appears once a year in protest of her subsequent treatment. The spirit, when last seen, wore black and disappeared through a wall.
Reedham (Norfolk) - High Street
21 August (reoccurring)
Chased through the village by an angry ghostly mob, the shade of Bern is said to reach the river before jumping into a boat and making his escape.
Maldon (Essex) - Beeleigh Abbey, near Maldon
22 August (reoccurring) (some sources say 11 August)
Just one of many spooky happenings at Beeleigh Abbey, this spook has been observed standing in a corner of the James Room. The entity could be a monk or the ghost of John Gate, executed in 1553 for supporting Lady Jane Grey. Either way, the ghost can be heard screaming and crying throughout the building. A poltergeist has also been reported opening a trapdoor and vibrating beds.
Belaugh (Norfolk) - Riverside
24 August (reoccurring)
A woman in a white dress is said to wait for her Viking lover by the riverside.
Ludham (Norfolk) - St. Benet's Abbey, ruins close to River Bure
25 May (reoccurring) (monk), 10 August 2019 (dog)
Now little more than rubble, the site of the old abbey is home to the ghost of the monk who betrayed his brothers to Norman soldiers - the troops later hanged him anyway. Two people out investigating the ghostly monk spotted a large black dog-like creature, the size of a small horse, running towards the church. The two witnesses quickly left the area.
Beccles (Suffolk) - General area
31 August (reoccurring)
To remove the rats and the Black Death from their village, three men sold their souls to a group of witches. The men played musical instruments as they walked down the road, the rats followed them, and all disappeared into hell. They are allowed a brief respite once a year.
Hockley (Essex) - Road outside the church
August (possibly) (reoccurring)
After losing control of the horses, a coach driver and his female passenger died. Now, the phantom vehicle is seen outside the church; the white woman in the carriage waves at witnesses before the coach pulls away and the accident is repeated.
Newton le Willows (Merseyside) - Hermitage Green Lane
Caught by Cromwellian troops, these Highlanders were immediately hanged on the surrounding trees. The sound of running can be heard around the anniversary of the executions. A couple of people here in January 1990 heard loud drumming which moved down the lane, though nothing could be seen.
Thurlton (Norfolk) - Marshes
Bexfield drowned in August 1809, after following a Jack O'Lantern (now known to be burning marsh gas). His ghost is said to be still out on the marshes, looking for the way home.
Halesowen (West Midlands) - High Street area
A local legend says that the area where the Saxon church once stood is home to a large black dog which glides around. Its howls are prevalent throughout August.
Colwinston (South Glamorgan) - Pwyllywrach Manor
August, first Monday of the month (reoccurring)
Cries and screams can be heard from a man torn into small pieces by hell hounds. The echoes can be heard once a year.
A folklore favourite - the phantom funeral procession.
Auchtertool (Fife) - Pathway once known as Lady's Walk, heading towards the kirk
Exact date not known, but one night in August (reoccurring)
Carrying a shrouded coffin at shoulder height, a phantom funeral procession led by a tartan clad piper crosses a field, heading towards the church from the direction of Hallyards Castle.
W6 (Greater London) - St Paul's Churchyard, Queen Caroline Street
Varies: 03 August or July, prior to midnight, every fifty years (next in 2055)
First seen in 1805, the original witness is said to have died of shock shortly after seeing the towering figure whose eyes gleamed with fire. Since then, no further reports have emerged, other than mistaken identities.
Loch Monar (Highland) - Waters of the loch
Varies: first Mondays of February, May, August and November
If entered on certain days of the year, the waters of this Loch would heal the sick on the proviso that the Loch was entered three times at midnight and the water then sipped, before a coin was thrown in. The sick would then have to leave the site before the sun came up.
Sudeley (Gloucestershire) - Sudeley Castle
Varies: reputedly during August & September, but last seen May 1983
It is always around these two months that a ghostly housemaid is seen cleaning and dusting, dressed in Victorian working garb. A visiting American Professor reported encountering her during a visit to the castle. Other reported ghosts here include a woman in a green dress and a man with a hawk perched on his arm.