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Hereford & Worchester Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Sound of Horses

Location: Redditch - The Lane, Church Hill South
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that the phantom horses heard in this area belonged to Roman riders who fell into a large pit trap dug by their enemies.

Woman Rower

Location: River Wye - General Area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to tragedy
Further Comments: This lowly figure, heard screaming and crying in pain, appears to those who will shortly undergo grief and loss.

Figure with a Lamp

Location: Ross on Wye - King Charles II public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A photograph taken at the pub during the 1970s shows what appears to be a Victorian gentleman holding a lamp in the cellar. There have also been reports of apparitions and icy chills in the corridor above the cellar.

Old Woman

Location: Ross on Wye - River Wye
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This gaunt old lady sails a small boat up and down the river at dusk, sobbing hysterically.


Location: Salop - Wormelow (barrow)
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dragon was said to protect hidden gold in this barrow.

Angry Tenant

Location: Salwarpe - Area around the Driotwich Canal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a house owner returned when he discovered that part of his former house was being demolished to make a path for this waterway. However, his appearance failed to prevent the construction.

Sinking Coach

Location: Shelsea Wash - Court House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom coach travels towards this building, only to sink into the moat that surrounds it.


Location: Stoke Prior - Navigation Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Alice either committed suicide or was murdered during the nineteenth century, in the old kitchen which is now the ladies' toilets. People have heard the breaking of plates, though nothing is ever found broken, and thuds and bangs in one of the toilet's cubicles. The disturbances stop if Alice is acknowledged.

Large Black Creature

Location: Storridge - Windy Oak area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Autumn 2003
Further Comments: A large black cat was spotted by two witnesses who were left unnerved as it moved around a mound and disappeared over the top.

Man in Blue Suit

Location: Tardebigge - Former manor house owned by the first Earl of Plymouth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1962
Further Comments: After becoming a country club, a man in a blue suit was seen in the ball room, while a woman in grey was spotted elsewhere - her presence was said to be non-threatening. Since changing hands, nothing has been reported on the site.

Crying Girl

Location: Upton Snodsbury - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a month (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This young girl was killed by the head of the household, who grew sick of listening to her constant crying. He threw the child out of the window, and she died immediately. The sounds of crying are now heard, abruptly ending with a short sharp scream.

Transforming Creature

Location: Warndon - Unnamed country lane
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1979, and between 2002-2004
Further Comments: In 1979 a witness watched a large black creature, either a cat or a dog, emerge from under her boyfriend's car. As it moved down the road the entity stood up and became a man wearing a long coat. In the early 2000s, the witness's sister heard a similar account being shared at her place of work.

Devil Summoning

Location: Weobley - Churchyard
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown - traditional
Further Comments: Anyone reciting the Lord's Prayer backwards whilst walking around the large cross in the churchyard will call upon the Devil.

Old Gregg

Location: Weobley Marsh - Dunwood Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This man was poisoned by being given a roasted toad for his dinner - it is unclear whether his ghost is still active.

Hideous Bird

Location: Weston Penyard - Penyard Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: A cave hidden under the castle contains a vast collection of gold and gems. The wealth is protected by a large bird which never sleeps and attacks any who come too close to discovering the cave.

Concealed Treasure

Location: Whitchurch - King Arthur's Cave
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Arthur hid much of his loot in this cave, which Merlin then protected with a spell, ensuring the treasure would never be found.

Drake's Home

Location: Wolverley - Drakelow, adjacent to an SSSI woodland called Kinver Edge
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: 1582
Further Comments: An ancient document gives reference to this place has being home to a dragon.

Bloodied Hands

Location: Worcester - Astwood Road Cemetery
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This witness was out with a group of friends, messing around in the cemetery. She turned away from the group and spotted a young girl dressed in white, holding out her hands and mouthing words that could not be heard. The witness held out her own hands, and for a fleeting moment perceived that they were covered in blood.

These Boots are Made for Walking

Location: Worcester - Fields around Besford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After mistreating his hunting hounds, this man's dogs finally turned on their master and ate him, leaving only his boots. Now the footwear aimlessly stomps across the land, flattening crops and grass.

Hanging Boy

Location: Worcester - Guildhall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The former prison cells in this building are now home to the ghosts of a young boy who committed suicide and an unknown woman.


Location: Worcester - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Sid, a phantom, French speaking Cavalier, would be seen walking through walls and heard ringing a bell in the early hours of the morning. The ghost vanished after warning a tourist about some future danger.

Bandaged Man

Location: Worcester - Private residence along Northfield Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late summer, 1983, around 16:00h
Further Comments: While in the dining room, a child in this property heard footsteps descending the staircase and watched as a latched door to the room opened. In stepped a figure, blue grey in colour, covered head to toe in bandages. Both the figure and child froze, staring at each other, until the bandaged entity took a step forward and the child ran to his mother, who was in the living room. The figure had gone when the mother went to investigate, and years later the witness still felt sick thinking about the incident.

Mattress Manifestation

Location: Worcester - Private residence, Infirmary Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2010 to February 2011
Further Comments: The Worcester News website reported that local man Kevin Cartwright claimed he was being awoken at night by something pushing his mattress at night. 'Sensitives' who visited the site claimed that the location was haunted by children.

Tom Bates and Others

Location: Worcester - Royal Infirmary
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In 2017 students from the University of Worcester used a ghost walk at this site to raise money for a local school. The Royal Infirmary was said to be haunted by Tom Bates (a former surgeon), a grey lady, and a screaming boy who haunts the lower part of the building.

Young Girl

Location: Worcester - St Helen's church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A pale white girl, said to be young and tearful, is said to have been seen several times in this church. She would appear to be looking for something between the aisles before running off and disappearing.

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