Dorset - Paranormal Database Records

Monk

Location: Witchampton - Area around the church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once the site of an abbey, this area is now haunted by a former monk who disappears into the entrance of a concealed tunnel.


Monk

Location: Witchampton - Old Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The headless ghost which was said to haunt the ruins was thought to be a monk. There was a local myth that a tunnel connected the manor to the church, and that the headless spirit would vanish into the concealed entrance.


Ghostly Dog

Location: Woodcutts - Ruins of Priory
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A large black hound has been observed here several times, recognisable from its lack of ears and saucer-sized eyes.


Coach

Location: Wool - Hethfelton House and/or stone bridge close to Bindon Abbey
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight, prior to disaster (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This horse drawn coach drawn by four horses drives by the house, heading towards the River Frome (or Bindon Abbey passing over the fifteenth century stone bridge over the river. Only those who have Turbeville blood can view the phantom.


Woman

Location: Wool - Ruins of Bindon Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman wearing a flowing grey dress is said to be quite beautiful and walks from the ruins to the nearby River Frome.


Phantom Coach

Location: Wool - Woolbridge Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mentioned in the novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, a phantom coach is reputed to cross the bridge by Woolbridge Manor at night with only members of the Turberville family can see it. Some believe that John Turberville and Anne Howard are within, rebelling against their parents and eloping.


Army

Location: Worth Matravers - Priests Way (aka Priests Track)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An army is said to march along in this area, though no description is forthcoming.


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