Alconbury - Road between Alconbury and Alconbury Weston, near the church
Murdered by a soldier (Gervase Matcham), the ghost of the little drummer boy, Benjamin Jones, was said to be heard walking and drumming behind anyone travelling this stretch of road after sunset.
Alconbury - Road in the area
This stretch of road is reportedly the haunt of a nun who steps out in front of incoming cars and causes them to swerve. There is also another report of three ghostly crashed cars that silently burn at night.
Alwalton - Churchyard
Two stones in this churchyard are named Robin Hood and Little John, both thought to be markers where arrows fired by the famous bandits fell.
Arringron - Hardwick Arms hotel, Ermine Street
A lady in red is reputed to haunt a guest room, while a monk is said to manifest by the fireplace next to the bar. Poltergeist-like activities have also been reported in the dining room.
Arrington - 2 Croydon Road
Grey mist being the only physical manifestation of the haunting, a family living here were also terrified by objects moving on their own accord, footsteps and bangs coming from every corner of the house, and an invisible force prodding their beds at night.
Balsham - Churchyard
A local legend tells of talking skulls found in this graveyard, though what became of them is not known.
Balsham - Wratting Road
For reasons unknown, the shuck which has been observed in this area is believed to have a bald head and wide eyes, like that of a monkey, while the body is that of a large black shaggy dog. It leaps out in front of cars travelling along this road, only to dart out of the way at the last possible second, either on all four legs or standing upright.
Barnwell - Old Abbey House
Nun unknown, poltergeist outbreak in 1959
This grey misty ghost drifts slowly around the house; the nun is said to have come here during her life to secretly meet her lover. There was a brief poltergeist outbreak in 1959, with bedcovers being violently removed.
Bartlow - Bartlow Hills, aka Three Hills
Hills still present
A chest full of treasure is said to have been hidden by Oliver Cromwell in this area. It has also been said that people have reported feeling something brush against them while on one of the hills.
Bassingbourne - Former RAF Bassingbourne
1960s, 1994, and 2004
There were a handful of reports of a phantom aircrew made during the 1960s, at this base once used by the USAAF. The B-17 may have been seen in 1994, moving silently overhead. More recently, a man who lived on the site of the former airfield reported seeing a pair of legs in dress uniform which manifested in his home, and the sounds of aircraft starting up.
Bluntisham - Former public house
An occupier of this property has reported the feeling of being watched and of doors closing themselves, although the presence is non-threatening.
Bourn - Area around Wysing Arts Centre
A phantom farmer reputedly wanders the fields around the area looking lost and frustrated. He is said to be occasionally joined by the smell of burning.
Brampton - General area
Matchem was executed at Huntingdon and gibbeted in Brampton after murdering a young drummer boy in the village. Matchem's spectre was (or maybe still is) reputed to walk around the area.
Burrough Green - School and village green
30 April (evening) (reoccurring)
Once a year the two statues standing above the door of the school come alive and dance on the village green - sometimes their footsteps are visible in the grass.
Burwell - Burwell House
Unknown Ghost Type
Visiting the house for a party, one guest was shoved from behind by an unseen force. The guest had been standing with their back to a table, which in turn was against a wall; only one other person was in the same room at the time, who stood in front of the guest.
Burwell - Burwell to Snailwell - path southeast, by a belt of trees leading to the A11
Another shuck legend, though details are sketchy.
Burwell - Ruins of Burwell Castle
Killed while trying to storm the castle with a gang of thieves and robbers, de Mandeville dying words can sometimes be heard on the wind.
Newmarket Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Newmarket Road
Once seen in Merton Hall, this strange creature has been more recently reported waddling along the Newmarket Road. A local paranormal group examining the case came to the plausible conclusion that the ghost may be that of a doctor in a cloak, wearing a beak-like mask which they believed would protect them from the plague.
Cambridge - Peterhouse
Dawes was a former Peterhouse bursar who hanged himself in September 1789 after an election scandal resulted in an unpopular fellow becoming Master of Peterhouse. In April 1997, a butler and a waiter spotted a white figure as it moved between the spiral staircase and the centre of the Combination Room, the location where Dawes is thought to have committed suicide. In November of the same year, unexplained knocking was heard and once again a strange figure was spotted by butlers. Around the same time, Andrew Murison, the college treasurer, also heard knocking prior to seeing a benign figure in the dining room. At the time an exorcism was considered if the entity appeared again, but Dawes appears to have fallen silent once again.
Newmarket Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Private building along Newmarket Road
A former student who stayed in this residence reported that one room (her bedroom) was always freezing cold. The witness also reported hearing a moaning sound close to her head as she lay in bed, unsettling her so much she could not stay in the room any longer, and moved out of the building soon after.
Cambridge - Private house along Trumpington Street
Several witnesses were said to have encountered a ghostly woman wearing a green dress with a red feather in her hat. One man commented on a portrait of the woman that hung in a room he had just left, only to be told that no such painting existed.
Montague Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Private residence, Montague Road
A witness saw a young lady in the summer house lying on a hammock. Sometime later he was told the description matched that of his aunt, who had died of tuberculosis a few months before his visit.
Cambridge - Private residence, Petersfield area
A residence who started seeing a young boy in mid-twentieth century clothing researched her neighbourhood and found ten people, including children, died in a bombing accident.
Cambridge - River Cam close to Stourbridge Common (or not, as the case may be)
Lady Eveline Camilla (Newton) Gurdon claimed this monster encounter possibly happened in Suffolk, while the 'Every Day Book' placed it in Cambridge. They were both wrong - it comes from Poland; the story is from 'The Doome Warning All Men to the Judgemente' and reads: Fishers toke a disfigured divell, in a certain Stoure (which is a mighty gathering togither of waters from some narrow lake of the sea), a horrible monster with a goat's head, and eyes shyning lyke fyre, whereuppon they were all afrayde and ranne awaye; and that ghoste plunged himselfe under the ice, and running tippe and downe in the stoure made a terrible noyse and sound.
Cambridge - Sherratt & Hughes, Trinity Street (closed in 1991)
Once said to be the oldest bookshop in the UK, the building claims to have a white lady who walks silently down the aisles. Her history is unknown. There are also reports of a man in Victorian evening dress.