Wickford - Roundabout on Southend Bypass
Probably local urban mythology, the ghost of a girl who died in a motorcycle accident is reported to thumb a lift here, wanting to go to Southend - her destination before dying.
Wickford - Runwell Hall (no longer standing)
31 December (Reoccurring)
After a spectral horse and carriage stops at the top of the driveway, a woman climbs out and walks to the hall's door to be met by a long dead butler. A similar story says that Anne Boleyn travels in a coach along the roads surrounding the Hall around the same time of year.
Wivenhoe - Greyhound public house
A polt manifestation here resulted in the disappearance of an important set of keys.
Wivenhoe - Outside police station, High Street
27 January 2009, early hours of the morning
The so-called Beast of Essex was spotted by a police officer along the High Street - the large black cat fled down the side of the police station. A search for the creature was launched, but nothing could be found.
Wix - Crossroads in the village
August 2007, around 20:00h
A dark dog with long legs and drop ears suddenly appeared in front of a car. As the driver passed, the dog vanished as quickly as it had arrived.
Woodford - M11 Southbound
This ghostly German airman has not been seen since the road layout changed and the M11 now joins the A406. Prior to this, a witness reported seeing the figure a half dozen times standing on the hard shoulder.
Woodham Ferrers - Edwin's Hall
There are still occasional reports of a young girl seen on the grounds of the hall, believed by some to have drowned in the moat. A ghostly cavalier reportedly patrols the grounds of the hall, though his history is unknown.
Wormingford - Bloody Meadow
The local church gives the account of how a local dragon that was immune to arrows was put to death in a nearby field by Sir George de la Haye. A virtually identical tale exists from nearby Bures.