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Oxfordshire Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Dark Form

Location: Weston on the Green - RAF Weston on the Green, south-western side of the airfield on the perimeter track
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: An officer taking part in a night exercise on the airfield with a group of ATC cadets encountered several dark shapes. The warm night air quickly turned icy cold, and the officer watched as one of the dark shapes ran towards him. He sidestepped the figure, and it vanished as it passed him. The man later mentioned his experience to a colleague and was overheard by a nearby airman who previously had a similar encounter.

Mad Maude

Location: Weston on the Green - Weston Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Burnt at the stake for having an affair with a monk, Maude wanders the hotel, which was once a convent. The eerie sounds of an invisible horse and coach moving around the courtyard have been reported by more than one visitor.

Lord and Lady

Location: Wilcote - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir William Wilcote and his wife Lady Elizabeth Blacket were once believed to travel around the village in a phantom coach. Their ghosts are believed to have been laid by a team of priests.

Woman in Blue

Location: Woodcroft - Wooded area at Boars Hill
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 20 May 1990
Further Comments: A ghostly figure appeared in a photograph taken at Boars Hill. Partially obscured behind a woman, the apparition is dressed in blue and has a bare foot.

Elizabeth Downing

Location: Woodstock - Bear Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost's footsteps can be pacing across the floor in Room 16, and lights turn themselves on when the ghost is close enough to a switch. Elizabeth's son is also said to haunt the building, and Room 12 is said to be haunted by a workman who fell (or was pushed) from the roof around the seventeenth century.

The Royalist Devil

Location: Woodstock - Manor House
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: October & November 1649
Further Comments: Several Parliamentary Commissioners who stayed in this building were set upon by unseen hands - they were thrown out of bed at night, glass was thrown at them, candles blown out... When the Commissioners left the building in early November, the noisy spirit disappeared.

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