St Helier - Conway Street and New Cut
Mid twentieth century
A policeman spotted a figure wearing a raincoat walk out of New Cut who looked a little strange. The policeman followed the figure as he walked and turned into Bond Street, but as the policeman turned into the road, the figure had vanished.
St Helier - House along St James Street
A widow and her daughter were reported to have experienced some classic polt antics, including objects being thrown across rooms and a cold presence in the daughter's bedroom.
St Helier - House along St Johns Road
1930s and 1940s
This house was said to be so haunted by strange smells and sounds that no one would live in it for long. German forces took over the property in the 1940s, but once again, soldiers would move out within a few months of taking up occupancy. By the time people moved back in during the 50s, the haunting had ceased.
St Helier - House along Winchester Street
The ghost of a teacher was briefly seen in the house where she lodged by a family member who had briefly moved back.
An old postcard showing St Helier on Jersey.
St Helier - Off the Coast, heading towards Minquiers
It is said that in 1551 all the church bells in Jersey were removed and shipped to France. Unfortunately, they did not make it; the vessel carrying the bells sank shortly after departing. It is now said that anyone who hears the bells while out at sea will not be returning to land.
St Helier - Property along Beresford Street
This property was said to be haunted by an unpleasant elderly woman who perched herself on a chair at the top of the staircase.
An old postcard looking down at the bay of Bonne Nuit, Jersey.
St John - Bonne Nuit
Anne-Marie and William were lovers, but a sea sprite had also fallen in love with Anne-Marie and planned to kill William. The creature transformed itself into a white horse and waited in William's stable. William however had dreamt that the horse was dangerous, so when he mounted the creature in the morning, William ensured he had a branch of mistletoe upon himself. Sure enough, as William rode his horse close to the beach, the creature galloped into the sea to drown him. William whipped out his mistletoe and struck the sprite, turning it into a rock which remains to this day. Probably.
St John - Lavoir des Dames
The fairies which were believed to live bathe here would strike anyone blind who spotted them. The area is also said to be home to spooky noises, although the source is unknown.
An old postcard of a river running through Waterworks Valley on Jersey.
St Lawrence - Waterworks Valley
Once a year, on an unconfirmed night, a team of six horses draw a coach containing a faceless bride. During her lifetime, the bride is said to have jilted at the altar, resulting in her suicide a short time later. Now in death her ghost drives around the area looking for the man who betrayed her.
St Martin - Geoffroy's Leap (aka Geoffrey's Leap)
Geffroy was thrown off the cliff by a crowd for an unknown crime but survived the fall and swam back to land. The crowd argued whether to throw Geffroy back off or let him go. Geffroy volunteered to jump off, but the second time he died on the rocks below. His ghost is said to haunt the area regretting his error.
An old postcard showing Mont Orgueil castle on Jersey.
St Martin - Mont Orgueil castle
One charity ghost hunt at this castle channelled the spirit of William, executed in the seventeenth century for a murder that he did not commit.
St Martin - Private residence in region of St Catherine's Wood
07 November 2016
A man sitting on the bed noticed a woman who he assumed was his girlfriend also sitting on the edge, wearing a black dress. A few moments later, his girlfriend walked into the room... The witness was reportedly not scared by the incident, and found it calming.
An old postcard showing the Devils Hole on Jersey.
St Mary - Devils Hole
Legend - Old Nick
A wooden devil figurehead from a ship once stood here, and although the first was stolen and burned, a modern replacement exist. Although some modern tales relate the crashing of the sea from the holes to legends, there is little to suggest people ever thought the noise was related to the Devil.
St Ouen - Greve de Lecq, rocks known as the Paternosters
Weather Dependent: Prior to a storm
A ship on route to Sark collided with another boat and sank with all on board drowning. Several of the dead were children, and it is said that these youngsters can now be heard moaning when a storm front is moving in.
St Ouen - Rue à la Pendue
La blianche femme, or white woman, is reputed to haunt this road. She gave chase to a local man in 1900, who had to take shelter in a house close by.
St Ouen - Vinchelez Lane
Phantom soldiers were said to haunt this lane.
St Peter in the Wood - Church at St Pierre du Bois and rectory
Mr Blondel left instructions that on his deathbed the church bell should be tolled to show his passing. However, when Blondel died the bell remained silent, so his ghost took to climbing the church tower and throwing crockery around in the rectory kitchen. Thirteen members of clergy gathered and locked the ghost in a cupboard.
St Peter Port - Amherst Stores (no longer operating), Amherst Road
A cashier in this store during the 1970s watched a woman in old fashioned clothing walk in and move from sight down an aisle. After fifteen minutes, the cashier grew concerned and tried to find the woman, but she had vanished with no possible way to leave the store. During the 1980s, wailing or howling started to be heard in the store, but only to the same group of people, and only when they were together.
St Peter Port - Colborne Road
Three figures riding white horses were said to gallop loudly down the hill.
St Peter Port - Elizabeth College
Local legend says this college is home to a phantom Nazi soldier and, perhaps more tongue in cheek, to a student accidently locked in the library over the summer holidays who starved to death.
St Peter Port - Flat in the vicinity of Berthelot Street and Lefebvre Street
Over a period of nine months, a shadowy entity had manifested six times to one witness. The entity would hover over the witness and touch her right arm before vanishing. Two visiting mediums had said that the entity was either a sailor or pirate who had once lived on the site.
St Peter Port - Former garden at the corner of Berthelot Street and Lefebvre Street (no longer present)
This phantom older woman, wearing old fashioned clothing was observed close to the former garden by a nearby house owner, whose own home in turn was haunted by a tall, cloaked man.
St Peter Port - Hauteville House
Early nineteenth century
Prior to Victor Hugo moving into the property, this house was empty due to the belief that it was haunted by the ghost of a woman who committed suicide.
St Peter Port - Havilland Vale
Circa late nineteenth century
A man decided to follow a female phantom known locally for walking through the area at night. The ghost would stop to wring her hands before vanishing. The man marked the spot where she disappeared and returned the following day. Digging at the spot with friends, they discovered the skeleton of a baby. When the bones were buried in a churchyard, the ghost never returned.
St Peter Port - La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Stone still present
Children would be told that this 350 centimetre tall stone was a giant's cricket bat, thrust into the earth after another giant refused to fetch the ball during their game. One story says the site is also haunted by an old woman manifesting on moonlit nights.