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Kitted Out Airman

Location: West Malling - Old World War 2 Airfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The haunt of a Second World War airman, this figure may also be to blame for throwing bricks at passing vehicles.

Two Thirds of a Man

Location: West Malling - Police House, West Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June or July 2006
Further Comments: A police officer spotted the bottom two thirds of a figure on the staircase of this building. The figure wore soft leather boots, a long black cape and a silver doublet with a sword hanging from it. The figure disappeared up the stairs. The officer gave chase, but no one could be found - the only way out was back past the officer.

Jack Diamond

Location: West Peckham - Diamond's Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Friday 13, 06.30h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Jack Diamond was a highwayman - his ghost, and maybe those of others, have been seen here on the unluckiest dates in the calendar.


Location: Westerham - Chartwell
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen and spoken to by his son Randolph, Sir Winston Churchill's ghost sat in a leather armchair in the studio in the garden.

Slamming Doors

Location: Westerham - Rooks Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 1970, onwards
Further Comments: This spirit was often heard walking down the corridor, and opening and closing doors. Pets often watched an invisible presence walk through the living room.


Location: Whitstable - Deco 5 wine bar, Oxford Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2009
Further Comments: Builders working on the building heard footsteps crossing an upper story floor which had just been removed. Doors have also been heard to bang shut unaided by human hand, and an electrician left the site after his lamp was thrown through the air.

The town of Whitstable, Kent.

Satan Takes a Town

Location: Whitstable - General area
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Whitstable was founded after the Devil tried to steal the buildings of Canterbury - he was caught, and dropped the stolen houses eight miles away, where they stayed.

Little Creature with Glowing Eyes

Location: Wichling - Wooded area and the church
Type: Other
Date / Time: 2003
Further Comments: A group of four people in the church yard at night reported seeing a small entity with glowing red eyes run by them. They quickly left after hearing a strange whistling and watching a fast moving cloud cover the area. There are other stories which involve small figures seen standing by the edge of the woods.

Cross Dressing Duellist

Location: Willesborough - Boy's Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After having his wife seduced by an Irishman, an officer killed the offending person in question. Several years later, the wife discovered the body, and realised the Irishman was in fact another woman. The spirit of a woman now walks the area, though none can say for sure which woman it is...

Padding Dog

Location: Willesborough - The Moat manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This invisible hound has been heard walking around the building. It is said to leave a tranquil air in its wake.

Blue Woman

Location: Wingham - Private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 August 2010, around 15:00h
Further Comments: A woman spotted the apparition of a lady wearing blue clothing move through the driveway and approach the back door. The woman opened the door, but the lady had vanished. Another occupier of the property had also seen the same figure but had dismissed the sighting as a 'trick of the eye'.


Location: Wingham - The Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost which once haunted this building has not been seen for many years - it was thought to be the phantom of a man who committed suicide, who looked like any other person until he vanished suddenly.

Door Opener

Location: Wrotham - Wrotham House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1880
Further Comments: The spirit here would patrol the building, opening any door that was closed before 1am. Two overnight guests who stayed awake to see the entity responsible for this behaviour were not disappointed - they watched a grey man open their guest room door at midnight, enter the bedroom and gaze out of the window before laughing hysterically.

Red Car

Location: Wye - Car park opposite Devil's Kneading Trough
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 06 July 2007
Further Comments: A witness watched a red car enter and park up just before the vehicle was lost from sight as a fog bank briefly thickened. As the fog cleared, the car had gone - the witness had not heard an engine nor the wheels crunch on the loose stony surface of the park.

A Man of Wealth & Taste

Location: Wye - Devil's Kneading Trough
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A legend says that if you walk around the Devils Kneading Trough seven times then drink the water from the natural spring, you will see the devil.

Blonde Woman

Location: Wye - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 7 January 2000
Further Comments: A driver hit a blonde woman who stood in the middle of the road. The lady smiled at the motorist as she bounced over the bonnet, and promptly vanished. The police were contacted, but no evidence of an accident could be detected.

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