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November - Paranormal Database Records

Ghosts of the Future

Location: Middleton (Greater Manchester) - St Leonard's Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 01 November (All Souls' Day) (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: The souls of all those who will die by the following All Souls' Day walk through the church at midnight. A former member of the clergy is also reported to haunt the church, though his appearance is not date related.

Saint Juthware

Location: Halstock (Dorset) - Judith Hill (aka Abbots Hill), and area near the Quiet Woman Inn (now a guest house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 November, 01:00h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The headless phantom of Saint Juthware is reported to walk towards the church with her head in her hands. She was beheaded by her step-brother, tricked into doing so by his mother. The inn was also haunted by a female shadow which vanished as soon as it was seen.

Constantia Screaming

Location: N17 (Greater London) - Bruce Castle, Tottenham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03 November (Coleraine seen) (reoccurring), party seen in 1971
Further Comments: The Lady Coleraine is seen once a year, screaming as she jumps from a balcony trying to escape the possessive nature of her husband. A couple walking past one night witnessed a party occurring on site, complete with people dressed in eighteenth century garb - they realised something was strange, as there was no sound, and the figures appeared to glide...

Turn it Over

Location: Shebbear (Devon) - Devil's Boulder
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 05 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a year the villagers turn a large stone over that stands by an oak. It is said that if they fail to do so, disaster and ill-fortune will strike the region - one legend says the last time the village forgot to rotate the stone was just before the Second World War began. Some believe the Devil himself is trapped under the stone.

Mr Baker

Location: Melbury Bubb (Dorset) - Dirt track along Bubdown Hill, known as Murderers Lane?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 10 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Mr Baker was a farmer murdered on the hill in 1694. His ghost returns on the anniversary of the crime, possibly driving a horse and carriage.

Marching Troops

Location: Horley (Surrey) - Thunderfield Castle and Haroldslea Drive area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 11 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A phantom bell begins to toll as the sun sets here, slowly growing louder until midnight comes and a small army of men pass through the area. The castle is said to have been a resting place for King Harold's men as they marched to Hastings.

Grey Nun

Location: Outer London: Stanmore (Greater London) - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 November (reoccurring), although could have last been seen 30 November 2009
Further Comments: Built on the site of a nunnery, the hospital is now visited by a gliding figure that is thought to come from the former building.


Location: Pyecombe (Sussex) - General area of village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 November (St Clement's night) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Cries for help are said to come from the area where the village smith was once based.

Old Coles

Location: Leigh (Hereford & Worcester) - Road passing through village, leading to river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 November, St Catherine's Eve (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Long since exorcised, the phantom of Old Coles would drive his coach through the village and use the local river to cool his horses.

Sleeping Sentry

Location: Kilkenny (County Kilkenny) - Foulksrath Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A guard at the castle once fell asleep while on duty and was thrown from the battlements by his superior officer as punishment. Once a year, his footsteps are heard as he walks around to make amends for his inappropriate actions. A ghostly woman can also be heard as she moves around on a staircase, accompanied by the smell of wildflowers.

Sunk Church

Location: Romford (Essex) - Old Church Road
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 30 November (St Andrew's Day (reoccurring))
Further Comments: After the church sank into the ground, the only 'evidence' of its existence is the phantom ringing of the bells.

A phantom miner down the pit.

Cloth Cap

Location: Bedworth (Warwickshire) - Newdigate Pit (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November (normally) (reoccurring), 1930s onwards
Further Comments: The ghost of a former miner who died when the cable of a lift snapped, sending him falling to his death, 'Cloth Cap' was occasionally spotted down the mine. One witness spotted the miner wearing a long black coat with the collar raised.

Mr Goddard

Location: Whitestone (Warwickshire) - Private house along Gypsy Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A former owner of a house along here, Mr Goddard returned after his garden was split in half and a new property built on the site. He makes his presence known by opening locked doors, moving items around rooms, and shorting out electrical items.

Sister Barbara

Location: Marham (Norfolk) - Vinegar Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The sister would pay men to pretend to rob travellers, before 'saving' them, and receiving rewards that she used to pamper herself. She was reported by a group of monks and was subsequently bricked up alive behind a wall. She now walks the hill, gliding silently along.

The Duel

Location: Youlgreave (Derbyshire) - Youlgreave Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November (unknown night) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a year a ghostly Cavalier and a phantom Roundhead meet and fight. It is not known who wins.

The ghost with a wide brimmed hat.

Man in Black

Location: Dilton Marsh (Wiltshire) - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October / November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Wearing long black leather boots and coat with a wide brimmed hat, this phantom man is said to swagger towards the Prince of Wales pub but vanishes just prior to arriving.

Chimes without Wind

Location: Beenham (Berkshire) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October and November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: One resident reported that around this time of year strange things would happen - wind chimes in the bathroom would be vigorously shaken, lights flick on, and a young man has been spotted in a former bedroom.

Grey Monk

Location: Rochester (Kent) - Cooper's Arms public house, St Margaret's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year in November, late at night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Bricked up alive for a long forgotten sin, this misty monk emerges from the wall behind the bar in this ancient building that once was a priory.

An old postcard of Hampton Court Palace.

Henry's Wives

Location: Hampton Court (Surrey) - Hampton Court Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: 12 October (reoccurring), 4 November (reoccurring), and other (see text)
Further Comments: Jane Seymour returns every 12 October (the date she gave birth to her son), while Anne Boleyn, dressed in blue, is said to walk the passageways of the palace. A silently screaming Catherine Howard has been watched moving towards the chapel (on 4 November), where she begged Henry VIII to save her life. Howard's disembodied hand was spotted and sketched by an artist working in Guard Watching Chamber in 1900. A photograph taken in December 2003 reportedly showing a ghostly hooded figure opening a fire escape has been dismissed as a hoax. In 1989 a figure spotted wearing a Victorian nightshirt vanished in front of a witness.

Giant and Bloody Rain

Location: Somerleyton (Norfolk) - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Varies: 17 July & 19 November (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: Somerleyton was once the hunting area of a giant, who is said to briefly appear on the evening of 17 July. The giant once stumbled across a plot to murder him, so struck first and killed the would-be assassin. The assassin's blood is said to rain down from the sky on 19 November.


Location: Warminster (Wiltshire) - Cley Hill
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: 31 October & 02 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Several witnesses have reported seeing large burning fires on the hills, with figures dancing around them, talking and singing loudly in an unrecognised language. When investigated, there is never any evidence of the fire or figures. A legend says the hill was created by the Devil, who threw down a pile of dirt on the spot after being led to believe that it would take him several years to reach Devizes.

Red Head

Location: Stockton (Warwickshire) - Blue Lias public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: between March and November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Seen walking through the pub after opening hours, this red headed male is thought to have been killed long ago when he was discovered in bed with another man's wife.

Healing Waters

Location: Loch Monar (Highland) - Waters of the loch
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Varies: first Mondays of February, May, August and November
Further Comments: 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.

Black Coach

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Bell Lane, Enfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: weeks leading up to Christmas (reoccurring), last seen November 1961
Further Comments: A popular local story tells of the Phantom Coach of Enfield, flying two metres off the ground where the road once lay. Seen a couple of times in the twentieth century, the ghostly passengers are said to be quite clear and distinct. A 14 year old boy cycling close to Albany Park School claimed to have passed through the apparition.


Location: Marston Moor (Yorkshire) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Foggy nights. Last seen November 1932
Further Comments: Seen crossing the road in front of a car, these figures looked ragged and battle weary, dressed in clothing that matched that of the 1644 Battle of Marston Moor. Local reports say the battle is sometimes replayed in full, normally on foggy nights. On one occasion prior to the twentieth century, two fiery pillars were seen in the sky at midday, accompanied by the fighting armies. After some time, the northern army defeated the southern forces, after which troops and pillars vanished.

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