Abbotsbury - St Catherine's Chapel
Inside the chapel are four holes, two for knees, two for hands, where people could kneel and make a wish.
Abbotsbury - B3157, between Abbotsbury, Portesham and Chickerell
31 August 2014, 02:00h
A driver hit the brakes as a shadowy figure ran in front of their car. The driver then watched as the figure disappeared, its legs evaporating before reaching the side of the road.
Abbotsbury - Ilchester Arms public house
This pub is said to be haunted by a coin collector named Charles (his coins were heard jangling by one witness), a phantom woman in the toilets, and a dog that approaches the windows.
Abbotsbury - New Barn
The ghosts of Roman Centurions are reputed to haunt the hills in this area.
Allington - Boot Inn
The first floor of the pub is haunted by a former landlady who only makes her presence known to ill people. There are reportedly another two spooks in the bar area - a soldier dressed in fatigues, and a Victorian gentleman who died after a shotgun blew off most of his head in an accident.
Ashmore - Washer's Pit
These spirits loiter at the village pond (or, according to another report, the village church) where they moved to after their former home, a local barrow, was opened.
Ashmore - Cranborne Chase
31 October, late 1920s
A member of the Ghost Club and his partner reported being surrounded by the sounds of men fighting, sword clashing with sword, and the moans of the dying. There are also tales of a golden coffin and stolen treasure buried in the area.
Ashmore - Ashmore - area between Washer's Pit and Spinney's Pond
A local story says that a woman hanged over the pit was saved by a washer woman. This did not prevent the woman's ghost from returning to the area when she later died.
Askerswell - Spyway Inn
A woman who died of a scientifically implausible broken heart was said to haunt the inn.
Batcombe - Cross Hand Stone (aka Cross in Hand stone), Batcombe Down
A felon was tortured on this stone and his bones eventually buried beneath it. The ghost of the man is said to make an occasional appearance. A priest is also have said to have witnessed a pillar of fire at this site.
Batcombe - Church
Legend - Old Nick
For many years, the church tower only had three pinnacles - the loss of the fourth was blamed on the Devil who tried to jump over the tower while giving chase to a local wizard named Minterne.
Beaminster - Rose Cottage
Phantom footsteps attributed to a Monmouth rebel were once said to haunt this site.
Beaminster - Lane leading to Stoke Abbott
Condemned to drive his coach and four horses along this lane, a wicked landowner haunts this area.
Beaminster - Bridge House, Whitcombe Street (no longer standing)
This property was haunted by a tall slim lady wearing high heels. Sightings of her were said to be so frequent that she was treated as a normality. Another more violent entity haunted the guest room, keeping visitors awake during the night by removing bed sheets and pushing over the side table.
Beaminster - Bell Farm
The witness, a farmer, reported seeing two figures, one a young boy and the other a woman wearing a long white dress, standing in a field by his livestock. When he shone his flashlight at the people, he could see that the woman had eerie pink eyes. Filled with fear the farmer did not move until the figures disappeared towards the local graveyard, after which the witness ran home.
Beaminster - Beaminster School, now part of St Mary's Church
Thought to have died from a fit, John Daniel was buried after being found dead in a field near his home. Soon after, his ghost was seen in the school, a coffin by his side as he sat at his former desk. A new examination of the body revealed John had been strangled, though his killer was never found.
Belchalwell - Unnamed gate in the area (still standing?)
A particular gate in the area was said to be home to a black dog once the sun went down.
Bere Regis - Woodbury Hill hillfort
The Anchoret's Well, found within the hillfort, was believed to have a golden table (or tablet) hidden under the waters.
Bettiscombe - Sliding Hill
23 June (or Midsummer Eve) and following day (reoccurring)
The hill is said to be named after a magical stone that grants wishes. Once a year, on Midsummer Eve, the stone propels down the hill, before returning the following day.
Bettiscombe - Road between Manor and the church
One night a year (but date unknown)
The phantom coach which leaves the manor and heads towards the church is said to be connected to the manor's skull, but the reasons why are unknown.
Bettiscombe - Higher Filford Farm, near Bettiscombe
This insubstantial warrior is said to haunt one of the rooms which was once used to make cheese.
Bettiscombe - Bettiscombe Manor
Home to the skull of a slave, the object is said to scream if removed from the house. One former owner threw the skull into a pond, only to fish it out two days later after being kept awake at night by supernatural 'sounds'. The site is also home to phantom coach and horses, and/or a phantom funeral procession.
Bincombe - Singing Barrows, Bincombe Down
Local superstition states that if you place your ear to the ground here at midday, you can hear the soft singing of fairy folk.
Bincombe - Railway tunnel
Unknown Ghost Type
Two train drivers reported hitting a shadowy figure while passing through the tunnel - police investigated the scene of the incident but could find no evidence of an accident.
Bishops Caundle - White Hart Inn
A shadowy figure in a cloak has been observed in the inn.