Dorset - Paranormal Database Records

 
Drinking Cross

Location: Langton Herring - Ancient cross
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 31 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This stone hewn cross moves to the nearby Fleet lagoon to drink.


 
Pistol Cracks

Location: Langton Matravers - Dunshay Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Various knocks and sounds have been reported at this building, the most dramatic being the sound of gunfire - it is said that a former occupier shot himself.


 
Coachman

Location: Langton Matravers - Road passing the church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coachman is said to drive past the church.


 
Gold

Location: Langton Matravers - Wilkswood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A golden hoard is said to be concealed around this area. It is unclear whether this treasure relates to the phantom Romans said to walk the area.


 
Hound

Location: Leigh - Bailey Ridge
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This is another site in Dorset reported to be home to the large, black devil dog.


 
Headless Women

Location: Leigh - Pool in the area, exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Having drowned in the pool when their horse and coach fell in, these four headless women (still in their coach) rise from the water at midnight and travel around the area.


 
Little Folk

Location: Lewesdon Hill - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Cat and fairies unknown, headless horseman during late 1970s
Further Comments: The second highest peak in Dorset is said to be home to a extended family of fairies. In recent years, there have been reports of a large black cat living in the area. In the late 1970s, a woman and her two children all witnessed a headless horseman emerging from a fog bank.


 
Headless Hound

Location: Leweston - Junction north of Stokebridge Farm
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom dog with no head is reputed to cross a country lane close to the farm.


 
Solid Gold

Location: Littlebredy (aka Little Bredy) - The Grey Mare & Her Colts (long barrow)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: Hidden under the Grey Mare is reputedly a coffin made from solid gold. There is also a local legend that connects the barrow to a phantom horse that runs around the area.


 
William Light

Location: Litton Cheney - Baglake House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mr Light committed suicide within the walls of the building in the 1740s, and now his spirit is finding it hard to rest. Another presence has been reported, always denoted by the sound of rustling silk.


 
Headless Man

Location: Loders - Yellow Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lane is said to be haunted by a coachman who lost his head while travelling too fast - he hit an overhanging branch, decapitated him in an instant.


 
Coach

Location: Long Bredy - Kingston Russell House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The driveway of the house is said to be haunted by a coach containing a headless footman and four headless passengers, driven by a headless coachman, pulled by a team of four headless horses.


 
Horse & Cart

Location: Longham - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 July 2012. 04:30h
Further Comments: While overtaking a slow moving lorry, a driver spotted a grey horse and cart to the side of the bridge ahead of him. When the driver reached the bridge, the horse had vanished.


 
Lady in White

Location: Longham - River Stour
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman in a flowing white dress is said to haunt the banks of the river close to the village.


 
Napoleon

Location: Lulworth Cove - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: Napoleon, or a figure looking very much like the military leader, is said to appear along this stretch of coastline accompanied by another man. Napoleon looks at maps before folding them up and vanishing along with his unidentified sidekick.


 
Farmer's Wife

Location: Lulworth Cove - Castle Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A glowing ball of light that haunted a farmer for several days was believed to be his wife. This particular haunting stopped after he gave away the wife's possessions, though more recently there are reports of a phantom old lady.


 
Screaming

Location: Lulworth Cove - Durdle Door
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: A local legend says that when the nearby castle of Lulworth burnt down, the servants escaped and met at Durdle Door where the sea swept them away and they drowned. Their cries and screams have been heard in the area. During the 1930s, a naval officer watched a dozen phantom females dancing around on the beach.


 
Dark Hound

Location: Lulworth Cove - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom black dog, possibly a shuck, is said to haunt this area.


 
Glowing Room

Location: Lulworth Cove - Lulworth Castle (now ruins)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1500s - 1800s
Further Comments: A room in the castle would be illuminated by an eerie radiance at night - it was said that it glowed so brightly that the room was once knocked down and rebuilt, only to start radiating the mysterious light again.


 
Murmurs

Location: Lychett Matravers - Church path - the Whispering Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area is reportedly so haunted that one can go at any time of the day and night and listen in to the quiet whispers of the dead.


 
Headless Horseman

Location: Lydlinch - Lydlinch Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the ghostly headless horseman reputed to traverse this area.


 
Mrs Langton

Location: Lyme Regis - Angel Inn, Coombe Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former landlady who was horrified upon discovering her daughter was an alcoholic, Mrs Langton took the news quite hard, and has yet to leave her pub. The phantom landlady has been reported several times standing over people's beds, and her presence is described as comforting.


 
Mr Wobbly Head

Location: Lyme Regis - Broad Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This street is haunted by a man with a strangely rolling head - local legend says he was hanged, but continued to live after his neck was broken.


 
Judge Jeffreys

Location: Lyme Regis - Great House (aka Chatham House), Broad Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shade of Jeffreys still resides in this building, where he ate and worked while hanging rebels. He is said to walk around the building after dark, waving a bloody bone in the air.


 
Duke of Monmouth

Location: Lyme Regis - Harbour area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly figure of the Duke of Monmouth, upon a white horse, is said to ride inland.


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