Kent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Black Figure

Location: Canterbury - Undisclosed shop along The Parade
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2011
Further Comments: An employee reported that a customer had seen a black figure walk into and through a wall in the upper part of this shop.


 
Happy Man

Location: Canterbury - Unnamed church residence along Burgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: 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 more cheery disposition.


 
Dog Walker

Location: Charing - Pett Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man driving home with his mother spotted a man wearing a mackintosh walking his dog along this lane. The car slowed then stopped to let the man and hound cross, but they passed straight through the side of the car, illuminating the inside before vanishing without trace.


 
Shaking

Location: Chartham - Chartham signal box
Type: Other
Date / Time: Circa 1991, around 23:00h
Further Comments: A young signalman was on the phone to a colleague in the signal box in Wye when the man on the other end of the phone started screaming. The young signalman asked what the matter was, and was informed that the box in Wye had just started shaking. At that moment, the young signalman's box also began to shake, likened to someone hitting the building with a sledgehammer every second. The young signalman opened the door ready to face whomever was hitting the building; the shaking stopped and no one could be seen. The young signalman continued to work in the box for several years, and while the intensity of the experience was never matched, the shaking would occasionally replete.


 
Plainchant

Location: Chartham - Howfield Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a monastery, plainchant has been heard coming from this area. It is also reported that a monk haunts the grounds of the Manor - he died while trying to save his brothers from a fire.


 
Girl in Old Fashioned Clothing

Location: Chatham - 122 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: While watching the CCTV camera here, a member of staff watched the girl brushing her hair by a row of dresses, though when she went to serve her she had vanished. The same girl was later seen looking through a window in the upper part of the shop - upon investigation, the room was empty, though it was impossible for a trespasser to leave without passing someone.


 
Nelson

Location: Chatham - Dockyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Nelson has reportedly been seen here, though there are few details as to why. A more recent addition to the ghost world is a female supervisor who died here in the 1980's; she prods workers who are not pulling their weight!


 
Marine

Location: Chatham - Old Royal Marine Barracks, former guardroom section, Dock Road (building since demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: Even after the Royal Marines vacated their former barracks in 1950, one of their number remained. A marine who had committed suicide refused to leave, and was spotted by Naval personnel who took up residence in the building.


 
Wooden Leg

Location: Chatham - St Mary's Barracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1949
Further Comments: The sound of someone walking around with a peg leg has been heard late at night, and reportedly seen in Room 34 of the Cumberland block.


 
Humphrey

Location: Chatham - Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghostly Humphrey would sit and watch shows in the mid twentieth century - if he liked it, he would stay, otherwise walk out. Other shades remain in the building - a woman in a long evening dress has been seen and possibly heard, and mild poltergeist activity reported.


 
Taps and Footsteps

Location: Chatham - Two houses along Magpie Hall Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: A nasty suicide occurred in one of the buildings, and now it would appear the ghost has involved his former neighbouring house in the haunting. Loud taps are heard, stopping abruptly upon investigation, and footsteps approach closed doors, never to enter.


 
Anything?

Location: Chatham - Upper Bell Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One paranormal group claimed to have photographed 'orbs' on this site, although the building has no history of haunting.


 
Ann

Location: Chiddingstone - Chiddingstone Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female ghost is rumoured to ride her horse along the lanes that lead to the castle, recognisable by her three corner hat.


 
Medieval Girl

Location: Chilham - Chilham Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The bar, built into the castle for the enjoyment of tourists, is rumoured to be haunted by an unknown girl who has scared staff. There is an old story that she was bricked up alive by a previous owner of the castle, for reasons unknown.


 
Barrow Dog

Location: Chilham - Pilgrim's Way, opposite the Woolpack Inn
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: January 1947
Further Comments: A witness watched this large black creature bounding towards the barrow, where it promptly disappeared.


 
Man in Black Gown

Location: Chilham - The White Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 10:10h, reoccurring, started 1956, end date unknown
Further Comments: The haunting started soon after the discovery of a small secret hole in an old fireplace. The figure disappeared only when spoken to, and is rumoured to be Sampson Hievar, once a vicar based in the nearby church.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Chilham - Wool Pack Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This place is allegedly haunted by a phantom grey woman.


 
Footsteps

Location: Cliffe - Black Bull public house, Church Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Footsteps can be heard in the upstairs part of the building, and locked doors have been known to open themselves.


 
Glowing Figure

Location: Cliffsend - Site of old gibbet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The burial site of crooks and suicides, a glowing figure appears here and has been blamed for a number of weird car accidents near the site.


 
Sea Creature with Horses Ears

Location: Cliftonville - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1950
Further Comments: This sea monster was seen briefly off the coast.


 
Sir Richard Bloody Baker

Location: Cranbrook - Cranbrook House?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An early serial killer, Sir Richard's girlfriend caught him carrying a body. His ghost now haunts the scene of his last crime.


 
Cloaked Figure

Location: Cranbrook - Road towards Marden
Type: Other
Date / Time: 29 September 2011
Further Comments: A driver and passenger watched as a cloaked figure jumped down from the trees in front of their car before leaping over the vehicle. The cloak could be heard 'whooshing' over the car. The figure was too tall for the driver to see the head, although the rest of the entity was described as human-like.


 
Theresa Benenden

Location: Cranbrook - The Pest House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A 'pretty' woman has been reported as gliding from the fireplace to the staircase, where she disappears - the shade is thought to be Benenden, and her initials are still carved into a door over 230 years old. She has been seen in other parts of the building, sometimes holding a candle.


 
The Black Prince

Location: Dartford - A2 road between Dartford and Bexley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: Dressed in black armour, this ghostly figure was observed several times walking along the road during the Second World War.


 
Potato Thrower

Location: Dartford - Undisclosed house at Ruskin Grove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975 - 1976
Further Comments: The family Robertson were forced from their home after experiencing a haunting that lasted two years. Mr Robertson reported seeing a ghostly figure at the top of the staircase on the day they moved in, their pets reacted to an invisible presence, and poltergeist activity would throw around potatoes and clean laundry. No reports have come from the site since the family moved away.


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