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Oxfordshire Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

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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