Kent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Former Occupant

Location: Folkestone - Southcliff Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hotel claims to be haunted by the ghost of a former owner of the building, a soldier, who now frequents the right hand side of the site.


 
Father

Location: Gillingham - Gillingham Football Club
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: July 1960
Further Comments: Dan, the physio of Gillingham FC, passed the station and bumped into a man who asked him the way to the football ground. The man explained that his son was a striker for the team - when Dan heard this, the man was invited to sit in the directors' box, which he did to watch the game. When the striker discovered that his father had visited him, he was outraged, as the two men were estranged. However, the striker soon discovered his father had actually died a year earlier. Witnesses who had encountered the man in the box said that he bore a striking resemblance to the striker and shared the same northern accent.


 
Furniture Mover

Location: Gillingham - Private house along Beechings Way
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: A widow and her two children endured two years of poltergeist activity (including furniture and paintings relocating themselves around the house, and the sound of footsteps in empty parts of the building) before an exorcism cleansed the property.


 
Bearded Man

Location: Gillingham - Private house along Imperial Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1960s, early 1970s
Further Comments: This spook, taking the form of a cloaked eighteenth century gentleman with a beard, opened doors, threw items around, and switched lights on and off.


 
Young Girl in Black

Location: Gillingham - Railway bridge along Woodlands Road, and Ferndale Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - 1990s
Further Comments: A witness who asked this young girl in black clothing where she was going was told 'I'm going to church'. As the witness continued to watch the girl, she vanished. Later at work the witness mentioned the sighting to a couple who said they had also engaged the figure in conversation, who at the time had been sitting on a wall close to the railway bridge. A year later the witness briefly spotted the girl again, as he appeared and disappeared along Ferndale Road.


 
Small Group of People

Location: Godmersham - Court Lodge Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: No longer standing, the witnesses said that the building was haunted by a small group of people, who were heard moving and talking on the ground floor.


 
Headless Coachman

Location: Grafty Green - Road past King's Head public house and old rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A driver lost control of his coach and crashed into a large tree near the old rectory, killing all the passengers. The coachman lost his head in the accident. Legends say the scene repeats itself, though now it tends to be heard and not seen. A twist to this tale is that the ghost of 'Dover Bill', a local smuggler who turned King's Evidence, was said to have appeared and caused the accident in the first place.


 
M

Location: Gravesend - Council owned flat in St Patrick's Gardens
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Jan / Feb 2004
Further Comments: A family were virtually driven out if the property after a spate of strange incidents, including diving room temperatures, patterns appearing in freshly made beds, and the writing of the letter 'M' on a child's blackboard.


 
Dark Figure

Location: Gravesend - Fort Gardens
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2016
Further Comments: A visitor to these tunnels felt the presence of an authoritative man and had the sensation of being pushed back into the entry room. The site is reportedly home to a ghostly dark figure.


 
Two Lads

Location: Gravesend - Hearts of Oak public house (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A couple of young boys were said to haunt this pub, playing tricks and making fleeting appearances until finally disappearing once the building was taken down.


 
Falling Coal

Location: Gravesend - House along Wrotham Road (no longer standing)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1897
Further Comments: Cinders and lumps of coal were seen to fall in various parts of the house by both the residents and neighbours. One person was knocked unconscious after being hit by a high speed piece of coal.


 
German Pilot

Location: Gravesend - Private house on the River View Park estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The site of a former RAF base, investigators belief that the pilot was shot down whilst on a bombing run over the area.


 
Black Shape

Location: Gravesend - Rochester Road near Chalk Church
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 19 April 2006, 15:00h, 2009
Further Comments: In 2006, a large black shape was seen by at least one driver as it crossed the road over a small traffic island prior to disappearing into the field opposite. A similar shape was spotted in 2009, with the witness stating that the movement was like that of a deer, although it vanished in front of the path of the car.


 
Great Bull

Location: Great Chart - Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1600s?
Further Comments: A large phantom bull appeared within the building during a thunderstorm, stampeding and killing or injuring several people. As the creature left, it knocked down a part of a wall.


 
The Ostler

Location: Groombridge - Groombridge Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Having drowned in 1808, the Ostler has been spotted since wearing a rusty coloured smock. The phantom has been reported standing by the doorway of a cottage near the moat.


 
Stable Hand

Location: Hadlow - Parker's Green (private house), Cuckoo Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This young boy was killed in a blaze that once engulfed parts of the building - he is now seen running from the site.


 
Stomping Boot

Location: Harreitsham - Ringlestone Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer & Winter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The sounds of someone stomping on the cellar steps have been heard, stopping just prior to reaching the top.


 
Stretcher

Location: Harrietsham - Railway ticket office
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Post Second World War
Further Comments: Removing the wartime stretcher from the wall is said to result in unseen hands vandalising the office.


 
Tall Man glowing Blue

Location: Hartley - A229, heading towards Maidstone
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 26 June 1999
Further Comments: This ghostly figure with blonde hair stood in the road; an incoming vehicle had to violently swerve to avoid it. When the driver realised the figure had vanished, he quickly drove off. There has also been a report of a phantom woman with long blonde hair along the A229.


 
Elderly Man

Location: Hawkhurst - Wish Stream
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 May 2013
Further Comments: Walking a short distance behind an older man with long white hair, this witness briefly looked down, during which time the old man vanished. Barbed wire fencing on either side of the path suggested the figure had not turned off.


 
Engine

Location: Hawkinge - Skies over the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sounding like it belongs to a World War 2 aircraft, the engine has been heard in the skies, but nothing ever seen. One witness claimed it sounded like a doodlebug - a World War 2 German rocket. Another witness has seen a ghostly figure strung up in a parachute that is currently on display.


 
Sitting Woman

Location: Herne Bay - Bun Penny public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom lady reputedly sits on a staircase in the building, though she does like to walk around the building and the garden.


 
Monster Pursuit

Location: Herne Bay - Coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Summer 1935
Further Comments: Crowds of holiday makers watched several boats chase a sea serpent across the bay. The creature was said to be brown and yellow in colour, and about twenty feet (six metres) long. It managed to evade and escape the pursuers.


 
Alfred Potter

Location: Herne Bay - Divers Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: The Ghost Search UK team reported four entities located here; Alfred Potter (a former banker), a short Victorian woman, and two children.


 
Shuffling Figure

Location: Herne Bay - Pier
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: A shuffling figure is said to haunt the part of the pier which has been cut off from the main section after a storm in 1979. In 2012 a video was released on YouTube purporting to show this entity, although it is more likely that the figure is a real person who used a boat to land on the isolated section.


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