Cornwall - Paranormal Database Records

 
The Future

Location: Colan - Our Lady of Nantes Well (aka Our Lady of Nant's Well)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Palm Sunday (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The future could be perceived by casting a palm cross into the water of the well on Palm Sunday.


 
Finny

Location: Crafthole - Finnygook Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Finny was a smuggler killed in a fight with revenue men outside the pub, as he tried to transport stolen goods away from his popular hideout. His shade is blamed whenever anything out of the normal happens in the building.


 
Pirate

Location: Crantock - Albion Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Parts of this building were made from recycled timbers from HMS Coventry, and the phantom pirate thought to haunt here may have come with them. Disembodied voices have also been heard calling to people using their names, and an older man in a brown suit has also been named as another ghost on the site.


 
Cloaked Figure

Location: Cremyll - B3247, leading to Cremyll Ferry Terminal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2014, circa 19:00h
Further Comments: A driver and passenger watched as a dark shadow, around 1.2 metres in height, cross the road ahead of them. The shadow looked like someone wearing a cloak, although no legs were visible. The witnesses stopped and looked around for an explanation, but none were forthcoming.


 
Ship

Location: Croft Pasco Pool - Body of Water
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is said to be haunted by a large white ship, with its sails bellowing, even if there is no wind.


 
Flo

Location: Duporth - Duporth Holiday Village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The former site of the manor house, the haunting by a nun dates back hundreds of years. Though she is rarely seen, Flo is blamed for any abnormal event around the site.


 
Morgawr Monster

Location: Falmouth - Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1975 / 1976 onwards
Further Comments: This huge lizard was seen several times during 1976 - one witness managed to take a couple of photographs of the creature. Several years prior to this sighting, two fishermen reportedly caught a hairy monster about six metres in length, five kilometres off the coast. Reports of a strange creature are still coming in.


 
Hopping Creature

Location: Falmouth - Between Swanpool and Maenporth
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2007 - 2009
Further Comments: Several witnesses came forward over the first few months of 2009 claiming to have spotted a strange creature in bushes and trees in the area. Descriptions varied slightly between sightings, with one witness describing it as slightly larger than a dog, with a cat's face, walking on its hind legs. Another witness said it hopped away.


 
Cold Spots

Location: Falmouth - Pendennis Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 17 June 1982
Further Comments: One witness reported encountering cold spots in the armoury, even though it was a bright summer's day. They also felt intense misery in the room, though when they returned the following day, nothing untoward could be detected.


 
Victorian Girls

Location: Falmouth - Penmere Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1990s, approximately 01:00h
Further Comments: While walking home, a witness heard loud, distorted music coming from the station. He went to investigate, and encountered two girls dressed in Victorian clothing (but no source of the music). One pointed down the tracks, as if she wanted the witness to follow, but he decided to turn around and leave the site.


 
Kitchen Party

Location: Falmouth - Private residence, new build
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Over a period of months, the sounds of people chatting and joking could be heard coming from an empty kitchen. When investigated, the sounds always stopped


 
Sunken Rings

Location: Forrabury - Off coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These bells can sometimes still be heard to peal - they were lost as the ship due to deliver them sunk just off the coast.


 
Holy Grail

Location: Fowey - Castle Dore
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: According to Arthurian legend, the Grail was once housed at this hillfort.


 
Soldier

Location: Fowey - Fowey Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A soldier is said to walk through the wall in Room 306, while elsewhere a phantom sailor pleads his innocence to a crime he didn't commit.


 
Storm

Location: Fowey - Menhir in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of men tried to remove this stone to reach the mythical treasure beneath. A storm blew up, the wind, thunder and lightning driving them away.


 
Shapes

Location: Fowey - Safe Harbour Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Licensee Angela Husband told the local press that people had reportedly seen ghostly shapes in this hotel.


 
Alice

Location: Fowey - Ship Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom Alice is said to sometimes be accompanied by a black dog, and is held accountable for the disembodied footfalls sometimes heard.


 
Knight of the Round Table

Location: Fowey - The Tristan Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This stone is thought to have marked the position of the grave of one of the knights of the round table, though it has been moved at least once since being placed.


 
Poisoned Husband

Location: Germoe - Pengersick Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Master Millington tried to poison his wife, but ended up killing himself - for his mistake, he is doomed to spend the rest of time here. A phantom knight has also been reported, sporting a white tabard with a red cross. More recently, footsteps have been heard in the main bedroom at night.


 
Funeral Procession

Location: Godolphin Cross - Godolphin House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom line of people was reported walking past the building. A white woman, once married to the First Earl of Godolphin, is also said to climb out from a closet and walk along the terrace.


 
Bull

Location: Godolphin Cross - Jew's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lane is said to be haunted by a bull, containing the soul of the Jew who hanged himself on a tree along the road.


 
Friend Finder

Location: Gulval - Well at 'Fosses Moor'
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This well could be used to check the condition of missing people. If the water remained calm when asked about the person, it implied they were dead. If the water bubbled, the person was ill. If the water gushed, then the missing person was fit and healthy.


 
Moved

Location: Gunwalloe - Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: During construction, the Devil moved the stones each night to where the church now stands.


 
Avery's Treasure

Location: Gunwalloe - Within the sandbanks (or Kennack cove)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pre 1770
Further Comments: A buccaneer named Avery was said to have buried several chests of treasure in this area before sailing away, never to return. A Mr John Knill failed to find any treasure after searching the area in 1770.


 
Locked Room

Location: Gwinear - Lanyon House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A room in this building was once permanently locked up, after a ghost was laid to rest in it.


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