Canterbury - Bishop's Finger Inn, St Dunstan's Street
Every Friday night (reoccurring)
Blean, a housekeeper to a Canon in Canterbury, poisoned him and his mistress when she discovered their affair. Blean disappeared soon after, and many years later her body was discovered walled up in a nearby building. The story goes that Blean's ghost haunts the street and appears in the inn itself, although the story's connection to the inn is said to be fictitious.
Canterbury - Building along Hawks Road
John Hippisley, who runs the Canterbury ghost walk, tells the story of Abigail. She committed suicide after several years of being beaten by her husband. Abigail ultimately had the last laugh, as her death was mistaken as a murder for which her husband was found guilty and hanged. Her spirit is said to linger in the upper part of the building.
Canterbury - Canterbury Cathedral - Archbishop's Palace, the Dark Entry, and other areas
Nell was a servant at the cathedral. He discovered his niece was having a relationship with a canon and killed them both. Nell's ghost now walks in regret. Phantom plainchant has also been heard from the area, and the figure of a nun and the ghost of Simon of Sudbury are also reported.
Canterbury - Central city streets
Riding his bicycle around the city he loved, the mayor has proved to be quite harmless.
Canterbury - Countryside around the area
An escapee from Howletts Park, this leopard lived for eight months in the Kent countryside, before being shot by a farmer.
Canterbury - Former private residence (now an Estate Agent) along St Margaret's Street
Early twentieth century, every Friday morning at 05:00h
John Hippisley, who runs the Canterbury ghost walk, tells the story of a phantom girl dressed in grey clothing would be seen to enter the front door and ascend the staircase before vanishing. Eventually, a female's skeleton was discovered under the floorboards, draped in grey cloth.
Canterbury - Gulbenkian Theatre
This phantom presence is said to be a stagehand wearing black clothing. While only being seen once, the figure is more likely to be heard climbing ladders.
Canterbury - Marlowe Theatre (original theatre demolished in 1982)
Unknown Ghost Type
This ghostly figure was seen loitering on the right hand side of the stage during a performance. Please note that the image is of the newer Marlow; the one in which the ghost was encountered was demolished in 1982.
Canterbury - Private residence along Querns Road
The Canterbury Times reported that Dorothy Crawford had lived in her haunted home for thirty years, experiencing shaking furniture and having bed sheets removed at night. Crawford had also observed an old woman dressed in nineteenth century garb in her home.
Canterbury - Rowlands Bistro (no longer operating)
Late 1980s / early 1990s
Locking up late one night with only one other person in the building, a member of staff in the office heard a disembodied woman's voice say, 'I'll be there in a minute'. The witness quickly ran downstairs to find the waiter. The waiter himself stood in shock, having encountered a cold shape which had passed through him.
Canterbury - Shop in The Parade
A worker in the upper part of the shop heard rustling. When they turned, a black shadowy figure was observed moving towards a kitchen. When the area was investigated, no one was there. The shadow had been spotted a couple of years previous by a cleaner.
Canterbury - Sudbury Tower, Pound Lane, City wall
This solitary figure haunted a bedroom in the tower, reportedly tucking the occupant in at nights! Some believe the figure to be Simon of Sudbury.
Canterbury - Sun Street
A pump that once jutted from a wall was said to give out red water, coloured by the blood of Thomas Becket.
Canterbury - The Old Weaver's House, currently a restaurant
Seen by a domestic assistant, the lady in grey was observed ascending the staircase.
Canterbury - Tiny Tim's Tearoom (restaurant), 34 St Margaret's Street
Workmen working on restoring the building during the 2000s reported the sounds of children playing on the staircase, strange noises in the attic, and youngsters whispering in a panelled room where they had found the relics from several children.
Canterbury - Undisclosed shop along The Parade
An employee reported that a customer had seen a black figure walk into and through a wall in the upper part of this shop.
Canterbury - Unnamed church residence along Burgate
A property along this road was haunted by an unhappy man who made himself frequently seen. A skeleton was discovered the area, after which the phantom took on a cheerier disposition.