Cornwall - Paranormal Database Records

Helen's Mother

Location: Torpoint - Antony House
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: October 1880
Further Comments: A maid watching over the very sick Helen Alexandra saw the woman's mother enter the room and stand by her daughter's side. The maid turned to measure some medicine, and when she turned back the mother had vanished. Helen died a few hours later, and two days after the death, Helen's mother arrived; the maid was able to point her out, though she had never seen the mother prior to the death of Helen.


Stone Thief

Location: Towednack - Church tower
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The tower's shortness is explained away by the story that Old Nick turned up each night during construction and knocked down the day's work. The builders finally grew tired of the conflict and put the roof on at the height is now.


Spirits

Location: Towednack - Old mine known as Wheal Sperris
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The mine had a reputation of being home to spirits, but the finer points of the haunting are not known.


Shipwrecked Sailors

Location: Trebarwith Strand - Blackways Cove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The spooks here are thought to have died on the nearby rocks, though one tale states that one of the ghosts is that of a jealous man who burnt down his brother's farm.


Quoits

Location: Tredinnick - Lanivet (or Lesquite) Quoit
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The capstone of this dolmen was thrown into position by the Devil whilst playing quoits.


Piskie Kidnapping

Location: Treonike (now St Allen, Truro) - Nearby woodland
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young local boy was taken one night by the fairies, and found several days later alive and well. He said that a beautiful lady had taken him into a fantastic palace, where he had fallen asleep, only to wake up to his rescuers.


Monk in Brown Habit

Location: Trethevy - Hotel and Old Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Murdered in the area hundreds of years ago, this shade has been mistaken for a 'flesh and blood' person several times.


Annie

Location: Truro - Woolworths (no longer operating)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 2008
Further Comments: When the shop was in operation, the attic was known as Annie's Room, named after the ghost which was supposed to haunt the store, and filling staff asked to work in there with dread.


Raining Stones

Location: Truro - Carlow Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: April 1821
Further Comments: A house along this road was bombarded with stones that fell from the air. Neighbours and the town mayor were so alarmed that the army was called out to protect the house from the 'people' who were throwing the missiles - to no effect.


Shadows

Location: Truro - Comprigney field (outskirts)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In this field once stood a gibbet - some say that the rattling chains of the device can still be heard late at night, and shadowy figures dart around the area.


Red Coach

Location: Truro - Road between Truro and Mevagissey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This large red coach, drawn by four horses, charged at a motorist driving the opposite way down the narrow road - the apparition vanished just before impact.


Sweet Stacker

Location: Truro - Sweet Inspirations (a sweet shop)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Spring / Summer 1999
Further Comments: This playful spirit took a liking to the 'pink shrimp' sweeties, using them to create little pyramids in a cupboard on the other side of the shop from where they were normally stored.


Young Girl

Location: Truro - The Star public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have been murdered close by, this forlorn shade now occasionally pops up in the pub.


Friar

Location: Truro - William the Forth public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Built on the site of a friary, the former occupants of which appear reluctant to leave.


Admiral Kempe

Location: Veryan - Crugsillick Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s?
Further Comments: The admiral occasionally revisits the manor where he once lived, dressed in a long coat with large brass buttons.


Woman Speaking olde English

Location: Veryan - Unstated road in village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 04 January 2004, midnight
Further Comments: This witness was chased by two strange characters; a man waving a flaming torch, and a woman groaning, and shouting about the end of the world. They appeared to be arguing, but when his presence was known, the figures chased him for several hundred metres - they made no sound while moving, but the witness stated that he could hear the sound of wolves howling.


Treasure Boat

Location: Veryan Beacon - Barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden boat with silver oars was once believed to be buried in the area. The craft was used by the Cornish giant Gerennius. The barrow was opened in 1855, and no treasure found.


The Devil Can't Hide

Location: Veryan in Roseland - Round cottages in the village
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The round cottages found in the village were built thusly so the devil couldn't conceal himself in the corners. A cross was also placed in all the roofs, guaranteeing that he couldn't carry them away either.


White Rabbit

Location: Wadebridge - Egloshayle church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nights of the full moon (reoccurring)
Further Comments: When the moon is brightest, the ghostly rabbit bolts across the churchyard and vanishes into the boundary wall. Another entity that haunts the churchyard is that of a man who tried to shoot the rabbit with a shotgun, but managed to kill himself with the weapon instead!


Wallaroo

Location: Wadebridge - Exact location not known
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: September 2007
Further Comments: This medium-sized marsupial was spotted in Cornwall.


Cold Hand

Location: Wadebridge - Lower Treneague Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom hand which tries to grab the hand of anyone who tries to settle down for the night may belong to a young girl who died nearby.


Coach and Four

Location: Wadebridge - Molesworth Arms Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Materialising in the courtyard, this phantom coach driven by a decapitated coachman leaves via the hallway. While some people are said to have seen the apparition, others can only hear it pass by.


Male Voice

Location: Wadebridge - Pengenna Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A relative of an owner once had her named called out by a male voice. Upon searching the house, she found it to be empty. The site has been used by ghost hunting events teams, and it is claimed shadowy figures have been seen and disembodied footsteps heard.


Drunken Monks

Location: Wadebridge - Treneague Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small group of ghostly monks gather in the cottage to consume their home brew.


Coach and Horses

Location: Wadebridge - Trewornan Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once per year, on a night of a full moon
Further Comments: Moving at breakneck speed, a phantom team of horses pulling a coach race across the bridge before vanishing on the other side.


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