Stiffkey - Blacknock (sandbank?)
With foggy nights comes the panicked screaming of a woman, believed drowned while picking cockles on the sandbank.
Stiffkey - Marshes, near old sewer pipe
Late twentieth century
While walking across the marches, Peter Yaxley spotted a figure a short distance ahead who waved at him. The figure vanished, leaving no marks in the soft sand where he was standing. Peter discussed and described his sighting with locals, who said the description matched that of a man named Jack, who had died several weeks previous.
An old woodcut of a frog or toad.
Stockton - Haystack on field
After a brief period of rain, farm workers found dozens of tiny frogs leaping around on top of a haystack.
Stockton - Stockton Stone
Stone still present
This stone is said to be cursed; when it was last moved to straighten the nearby road, one of the workmen is said to have dropped dead.
Stokesby - Various location in the area
Described as a helpful spirit, Willum is said to help others and talk quite happily to strangers - no one realising that the figure is a ghost until it disappears.
Stow Bardolph - The Hares Arms public house
Capon is believed to be one of the first landlords to run the pub, and he killed himself after eating a pie that his wife made for him - some think she spiked her baking with a heavy metal, which drove him mad.
Stratton Strawless - Shortthorn Road
A ghostly highwayman was observed by one person at a site along this road.
Strumpshaw - The Goat Inn
Supposed haunting caused by the spirit of a drowned sailor from the Second World War, at least one previous landlord has reported seeing ghostly figures and hearing the piano playing by itself.
Surlingham - Ferry House inn
The ghostly man and his dog were said to empty any half-finished glasses of beer if left out overnight.
Swaffham - Area around Wood Farm
Disembodied footsteps have been heard in fields in the area, sounding as if crossing marshy land.
Swaffham - Captain's Close footpath
A phantom monk is rumoured to walk along this footpath, travelling towards Castle Acre.
Swaffham - Church
John Chapman was a pedlar living in the town who dreamt that if he stood on London Bridge, he would hear good news. He travelled to London where he waited on the bridge for three days before telling a shopkeeper about the dream, but not about where he was from. The shopkeeper laughed at Chapman and said that he himself had a dream of digging up treasure under a tree belonging to a pedlar in Swaffham but was too wise to pursue 'silly dreams'. The pedlar returned home, dug under his tree, and found great wealth that he used to rebuild the church.
Swaffham - Churchyard
One local man recalled how, as a boy, he was told about a ghostly woman who walked up and down the graves, as if looking for a particular headstone.
Swaffham - Cottage near Northwell Poll
Almost completely transparent, a phantom grey figure is reported to appear in the back garden of a cottage before moving away.
Swaffham - Five bedroom house in the area
Unknown Ghost Type
UK lottery winner Michael Carroll was reportedly driven from his house by the wailing ghost of a woman whose grave had been disturbed after a swimming pool was constructed there. Some believe that his court appearance for drug possession may have some influence on the sighting.
Swaffham - George Hotel
Little is known about the history of the phantom woman in green spotted at the hotel over the years. She is sometimes seen holding a pan, though her manifestations are normally limited to tapping people on their shoulders or backs or appearing as a fleeting shadow from the corner of an eye.
Market Cross pub, Swaffham.
Swaffham - Market Cross public house
Early July 2007
A cat has been seen in the building running across the bar area. A member of staff who spotted the animal in July 2007 mistook it for a real creature, only to be told otherwise when she mentioned her encounter to others. There are also stories of a phantom man who sits by the fireplace with a beer.
Swainsthorpe - Outskirts of Swainsthorpe, along the road from Brooke
Early twentieth century
Heard on one occasion, and seen on another, the bicycle was reported to look and sound as if it had hard iron tyres, and upon observation, was riderless.
Swannington - Woodland
Circa 1975, after dark
A large black dog was seen by two witnesses as it ran across the road ahead of them. It moved more like a cat than dog but did not look feline. One of the witnesses, a vet, was not able to identify it.
Swanton Morley - Church
Legend - Old Nick
An old belief from this area of Norfolk was by running around the church at midnight and whistling through the keyhole, the Devil would be seen.
Swanton Novers - Rectory
08 August - 08 September 1919
Over a thirty day period, paraffin, sandalwood oil, and water (among others) ran from the walls and ceilings of the building - up to fifty gallons in one day.
Syderstone - Rectory near Old Syderstone Hall
Believed to have moved here when Syderstone Hall was demolished, a poltergeist has the habit of opening windows, even if closed and locked by people living at the Rectory.
Syderstone Village Common.
Syderstone - Village Common
Appearing under the light of the full moon, the ghostly highwayman on horseback is reported to say, 'Your money or your life', and other such cliche expressions.
Tasburgh - Rainthorpe (or Rainthrorpe) Hall
08 September (reoccurring)
Early evening of 8 September, a ghostly pair meet in the gardens of the hall, named by some as Amy Robsart and either John Appleyard (her half-brother) or Robert Dudley (her husband). The date of the manifestation is the day Amy died after falling down the staircase at Cumnor Place.
Taverham - Skies south of Red Woods
May 1972, 18:45h
A group of school children reported seeing a flat-bottomed UFO shaped like a ruggers ball hovering above woodland. The object had three bands of lights, hummed, and appears to disturb the tree line.