Ware - Amwellbury House
Weather Dependent: Prior to snow
These phantom monks were said to materialise and chant on the property, the evening before snow would lie.
Ware - Bates Walk
Late twentieth / early twenty-first century
A ghostly monk is said to move along this walk. A FOAF story says the monk chases anyone it encounters...
Ware - Feathers Inn
This inn is reputedly haunted by a phantom young girl.
Ware - Jennings (or Jenningsbury) Farm
This farm is said to be haunted by a man who committed suicide by drowning.
Ware - Presdlaes School woods
A locally told story is that of a hooded character wearing a black cape that runs around this wooded area. The ghost's skin is covered with scar marks, and its bright yellow-green eyes have black slit pupils. The entity chases after anyone it meets.
Ware - Ware High Street at the roundabout in front of 'The Waterfront' public house
A very old fashioned car driven by a determined looking man materialised along the road here, causing a female motorist to perform an emergency stop. The vehicle then vanished as quickly as it had appeared, leaving one very puzzled witness.
Watford - Cassiobury Park, canal lock named Ironbridge
The lock is haunted by a figure that was once paid to create havoc at the point to prevent shipments from reaching their destination. Jack was finally caught, knocked unconscious, and left to drown. The ghost of Lord Capel also walks the park, beheaded in 1649 for his royalist beliefs, while another story says a mill which once stood in the park was haunted by either a murderer or his female victim.
Ghostly woman in white.
Watford - Church Street
A phantom white woman is said to occasionally cross the road here.
Watford - Copperfields restaurant
A local newspaper carried this story after the restaurant owner reported encountering a grey misty old man in Tudor clothing over a period of four years. The ghost would only be encountered in the older part of the building.
Watford - Former Watford Observer building, Rickmansworth Road (no longer standing)
Disembodied wailing and sneezing were said to have been heard late at night in the print room. Lights were also said to be turned on and off unaided.
Watford - Gade Bank footbridge
Unknown Ghost Type
19 August 2012
An Infrared Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera was said to have caught a young girl dressed in Victorian clothing. Police officers could not see anyone when they looked for the girl.
Watford - Green End Farm
Mid twentieth century
The phantom petite old lady who would be seen wandering around the grounds of the farm was also blamed for pulling the sheets off the bed at night. During the 1940s both the owners and local villagers reported hearing footsteps crossing cobblestones, even though the cobbles had all been removed during the 1920s.
Watford - Jackson's Jewellers
The ghostly Elizabethan which haunts this shop is said to be grey and misty.
Watford - Oxhey Police Station
Reputedly built on the site of a gallows, the empty corridors are said to be home to disembodied whistling after dark.
Watford - St Mary's Church, and the nearby shopping centre
Late twentieth century
This 1840's schoolteacher died in a fire that ravished the educational establishment, and his ghost is blamed for disrupting local shops (moving pictures, flicking lights on and off, etc).
Watford - Tunnel near Watford Junction railway station
Unknown Ghost Type
Late nineteenth / early twentieth century
At a certain point in the tunnel, the firemen of steam driven engines reported their boilers would spit coal back at them. It was later said a pile of bodies were disturbed during the tunnel's construction, and the spirits were restless.
Welham Green - Station Road, woodland near
Andrew Hollings, out walking his dog in the evening, encountered a cat 'the size of a Labrador or Alsatian with a long tail'. The creature slowly emerged form woodland.
Welwyn - General area
Named the 'Beast of Brookmans Park' by the local press, this panther was spotted by several people during 2005.
Welwyn - Non pedestrianised bank between the two Welwyn tunnels
Mid 2000s and late 1990s
In the mid-2000s, a train guard reported looking out the window of a slow moving train and spotting a young girl in an old fashioned red dress. The guard looked away for a second, during which the girl vanished. When the story was shared, it emerged a driver had seen the figure several years previous.
Welwyn - Tewin Bury Farm
Unknown Ghost Type
A photograph taken by designer Neil Sandbach of the farm appears to show a pale, blurred figure peering around a corner. A couple who were marrying at the site also reported seeing a phantom young boy dressed in white, who manifested near the barn.
Welwyn - White Horse Lane
The headless horse which runs along this road was said to have been a casualty during the civil war.
Welwyn Garden City - Cottage public house (now known as Doctors Tonic)
Unknown Ghost Type
A former worker said that as he was leaving one night, he felt someone jab him in the ribs. He swung round to see if it was another member of staff, but there was no one there.
Welwyn Garden City - Private building, Panshanger area
One witness spotted a phantom tall man dressed entirely in black. The witness later discovered that another person had felt their bedcovers being pulled and something had touched their fingers.
Welwyn Garden City - Sky over city
Two friends spotted a triangular shaped ufo hovering over a lake. The craft tilted upwards before simply vanishing, resulting in the friends running home without looking back.
A cave filled with wealth.
Weston - Churchyard
Jack o'Legs was said to be a very tall man (perhaps fourteen foot tall!) who, armed with bow and arrow, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. It is also said that a cave somewhere near here may still contain some of his ill-gotten gains.