Paranormal Oxford

Obadiah Walker

Location: Oxford - University college
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Walker was a master at University three hundred years ago, and is said to continue to haunt the room he resided in. His footsteps can also be heard walking the eighth staircase.

White Monk

Location: Oxford - Wadham College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 December 1968
Further Comments: Often heard moving around, this ghostly monk has been seen a couple of times, most recently by a night porter at the chapel doors.

Mary Blandy

Location: Oxford - Westgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Executed 06 April 1752, last sighting unknown
Further Comments: Mary was hanged for poisoning her father and now walks the area where she was hanged (though some believe she was executed at Castle Yard). A local legend says that a blackbird perched on a beam of the scaffold during the hanging, and since then no blackbird has sung in the area.

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