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Bristol Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

The Duchess of Beaufort

Location: Bristol - Vassals Park, Fishponds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of the Duchess of Beaufort is said to drift around the fishponds and over the little footbridge. Chanting has also been heard in the area.

Face at the Window

Location: Bristol - Veterinary Practice, Wells Road, Whitchurch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An exorcism was once performed in this building after a previous owner reported an apparition staring through the window, watching their movements. The building was once a morgue.


Location: Bristol - White Hart Inn, Lower Maudlin Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The wife of a former landlord named this mischievous spirit Aloysius. The poltergeist would throw small items around the bedroom and has smashed plates in the kitchen.

Murdered Lady

Location: Bristol - Works Nightclub, Nelson Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The ladies' toilets are said to be haunted by the presence of a murdered woman. The nightclub was built on top of an old burial site.

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