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.
Abbey Road, Abbey House, Cambridge
Cambridge - Abbey Road, Abbey House
Nineteenth and twentieth centuries
It is claimed that Abbey House is, or at least was, the most haunted house in Cambridge. While I'm not a fan of 'most haunted' titles, when you look at the number and type of the ghosts supposed to haunt the site (a poltergeist, ghostly echoes of chains, a butler, a woman in white, a grey lady, a squirrel, a dog, and a hare all amongst the entities which have popped up), one can understand why the title has been applied here. An exorcism was performed in the 1980s, which may have laid the entities.
Cambridge - Addenbrookes Hospital
The story is that a ghost appears to those who are being administrated morphine; the psychological effects of the drug would appear to be ignored in this tale...
Arbury Road, Cambridge
Cambridge - Arbury Road
This road, and area, are said to be frequented by a shuck that brings ill luck to all that see it.
Haunted studios of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Cambridge - BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, studio 1a
The studio is reportedly haunted by an old man renowned for his womanising ways - he was never seen, though his presence felt. In the early 2000s the BBC invited local ghost hunters and psychic mediums to investigate. Armed with crystals, dowsing rods, a piece of paper on a string, and an EMF meter, the attempt to reach the other side resulted in both male and female presences being detected.
Cambridge - Cambridge Airport
Late twentieth century
A few buildings on this site have reports of phantom pilots in their flying gear or RAF uniforms. Sounds of footsteps in empty areas are not uncommon, and there is also a story of ghostly singing.
Cambridge - Chesterton Road
21 August 2012, 14:30h
Taking a shortcut through a car park and past an office block, this witness looked up to see a police officer in 1940s uniform with a gasmask case slung over his arm. The officer was floating. The witness froze briefly in terror before taking haste.
Christ's College, Cambridge
Cambridge - Christ's College, Mulberry Tree in Garden
Midnight on nights of the full moon (reoccurring)
A tall, elderly gentleman wearing a beaver hat, Round is said to have murdered the only doctor who had the skill to save his dying girlfriend - thus his ghost walks the grounds in the area around the mulberry tree in regret.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Cambridge - Corpus Christi College
Easter 1904, onwards (Butts), lover unknown
Doctor Butts took his life on Easter Sunday 1632 (found hanging by his garters in his room), after suffering from what now would be identified as depression. The Doctor has appeared several times during the early 20th century; described as being dressed in white, having long hair and a gash around his neck. The story goes that an exorcism was attempted, but it failed. The kitchen of the building is reputedly haunted by the lover of Dr Spencer's daughter - he suffocated in a cupboard while hiding from the Doctor.