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Cat

Location: Hanley (Staffordshire) - New Inn, Derby Street (closed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A former landlord's cat which had died several years previous could be heard walking up and down on the keys of a piano.


 
Goat Man

Location: N4 (Greater London) - Parkland Walk
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1970s / 1980s
Further Comments: A local urban legend said that a part-goat part-man entity haunted this walk and local children dared each other to run down the path late at night. A sculpture of a spriggan can be now found along the walk, with some believing its placement was inspired by the legend.


 
Figure

Location: Edgehill (Warwickshire) - Castle Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s or early 2000s
Further Comments: A ghostly figure was said to have been observed walking through the inn.


 
Unidentified Snowy Object

Location: Chinley (Derbyshire) - Skies over the village
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 2018
Further Comments: A witness here watched a bright object for around twenty seconds before it disappeared into a dark and heavy snow cloud.


 
Black Creature

Location: Strandhall (Isle of Man) - Coastal road
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black thing was seen emerge from the sea and cross the road. It was blamed for causing nearby wooden gates to shake even though there was no wind.


 
Liannanshee

Location: Maughold (Isle of Man) - Struanny-Nice
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Prior to bad weather
Further Comments: A phantom woman, said to be fairy in nature, would be seen washing clothing in this river, while holding a candle in one hand.


 
Ladies

Location: Douglas (Isle of Man) - The Nunnery estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two women, one in black and the other in white, were said to haunt the land in this area. One version of the story says they are looking for each other to finish a fight they started during life.


 
Ring

Location: Malew (Isle of Man) - Ronaldsway, exact area not known
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When certain, unknown, conditions are met, a fairy ring in this area is reputed to become active. If anyone steps into it during this period, they vanish to an unknown place and never return.


 
Ship

Location: Gatwick (Isle of Man) - Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty periods
Further Comments: A silent ship moves in and out of the mists when the weather is right.


 
Footsteps

Location: Gatwick (Isle of Man) - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Footsteps without a visible source are said to be detectable on the stony beach.


 
Horse and Cart

Location: Baldrine (Isle of Man) - Pack Horse Lane
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter
Further Comments: The sounds of a ghostly horse and cart moving along the lane is said to be a warning that something bad will soon happen.


 
Harriet

Location: Littlehampton (Sussex) - Road between Littlehampton and Worthing (may have been replaced)
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: After dark, winter, circa 1833
Further Comments: A man riding back home came across a white female figure standing in the road who he recognised as a family friend who had died a couple of years previous. The man was aware that the future of the woman's two children was in the balance, and assured the ghost that he would look after them. After making the promise, the ghostly lady vanished.


 
Thin Woman

Location: Glossop (Cheshire) - A57 Hurst Reservoir area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 2017, 23:00h
Further Comments: Returning over the hills from a friend's house, a driver spotted a woman on the side of the road. She was thin, tall and eerie. The driver was scared and drove on, only to see the same woman two hundred yards (180 metres) further down the road, The driver did not use the road again.


 
Man in Light Jacket

Location: Foxton (Cambridgeshire) - A10 between Foxton and Royston
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer morning, exact date not unknown
Further Comments: A driver expressed concern to their passenger as a man in a light coloured jacket and dark trousers crossed the road in front of traffic. However, the passenger was unable to see the man, and as he reached the other side of the road, he disappeared with no sign of where he could have gone.


 
Miner

Location: Laxey (Isle of Man) - Bridge Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost found in this inn may have a connection to the nineteen miners who died in 1897 Great Snaefell Mine Disaster - their bodies were temporarily stored in the inn's cellar.


 
Riding Woman

Location: Laxey (Isle of Man) - Area around Abbey Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring) when certain conditions are met
Further Comments: Culture Vannin recorded a ghost story which said when a ship blows its horn at midnight, a woman on a white horse is said to depart the cottage and ride down to the shore.


 
Teaspoon Stealer

Location: Ramsey (Isle of Man) - TE Brown House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The former residence of the famous poet and writer was once haunted by a spirit with a penchant for stealing teaspoons and moving a certain painting from the wall. The entity was described as playful.


 
Young Girl

Location: Dhoon Glen (Isle of Man) - Inneen Vooar waterfall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local tale says a young girl drowned in the pool under the waterfall and that her ghost remains.


 
Worried Dog

Location: Douglas (Isle of Man) - Original Quids Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former owner reported that his dog would refuse to enter the cellar, and that he himself felt a presence that evoked inexplicable fear.


 
Lady in seat B14

Location: Douglas (Isle of Man) - Gaiety Theatre and Opera House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly lady in seat B14 is said to have been widowed during the Great War and now quietly watches performances - the seat tends to be left empty during performances, just in case she needs to use it. Other ghosts on the site include a woman in black, a man who lurks in one of the boxes, and helpful entity who helps thespians and stage crew.


 
Smuggler

Location: Bembridge (Isle of Wight) - Pilot Boat Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 2007
Further Comments: Drinks have been known to pour themselves and secure items fall to the kitchen floor. A visiting psychic said that the entity was a former smuggler who now liked to sit and look out of the window.


 
Older Woman

Location: Newchurch (Isle of Wight) - Pointer Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Woman circa 1950s, others unknown
Further Comments: A former landlady came across the semi-transparent ghost of an older woman, wearing clothing a couple of hundred years old, by the back door. A poltergeist has also been reported on the site, as have a shadowy figure.


 
Fireplace Figure

Location: Niton (Isle of Wight) - Buddle Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One account has a entity manifest in the fireplace and cross the dining room. Other ghosts which have taken up residence here include a smuggler, customs officer and a couple of sailors in old fashioned kit.


 
Green Lady

Location: Ventnor (Isle of Wight) - Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Blamed for the creation of cold spots and disembodied footsteps, the green lady is reputed to haunt this hotel.


 
House

Location: Lough Sheelin (County Meath) - Under the water
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man dived to the bottom of the lough after making a wager that he could find something to bring up. He swam into a house in which he stumbled upon an old woman. She gave him a copper skillet to take back to the surface. As he left the house, the man was chased by a giant eel, but managed to escape.


 
Abducted Woman

Location: Lough Sheelin (County Meath) - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmer spotted a beautiful woman leave the lough and forced her to return to his farmhouse. Eventually she agreed to stay with him, on the condition that she never glazed upon the lake again. Twenty years passed and the farmer and the mermaid had several children. While waiting for the farmer to return from the fields on a clear day, the mermaid spotted the lough in the distance and fled towards it, and was never seen again.


 
White Spotted Dog

Location: Diamor (County Meath) - Moat
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A secret room in the moat was said to contain nine kegs of gold protected by a large black dog with a white spot. The only way to escape with the gold was to stab the dog three times with a dagger to the white spot.


 
Child

Location: Towie, Alford (Aberdeenshire) - Dabrossach - road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but pre twentieth century
Further Comments: A farmer returning home watched a small child cross the road ahead of him. As he spoke the words 'poor thing', the child vanished. The farmer was convinced that someone (or something) had tried to cause him harm.


 
Locked Room

Location: Llanddoged (Clwyd) - Maenan Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but circa nineteenth century
Further Comments: This hall was once said to have a haunted room to which the door was kept permanently locked. The haunting started after Sir Thomas Kyffin struck a boy who died of the injury - the boy's body was hidden down a well.


 
Lucy

Location: Cradley (West Midlands) - Black Horse public house (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Garret Room, located on the third floor, was said to be haunted by the ghost of a serving girl by the name of Lucy.


 
Laughter

Location: Beddgelert (Gwynedd) - Aberglaslyn Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Laughter emerges from empty parts of the house, while arguing between a man and a woman has also been heard.


 
Pram Pusher

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Kynges Well public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman with her pram were said to haunt the upper part of this building.


 
Three Guys and a Woman

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Rosebank
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Four ghosts are reputed to haunt this property, although little is known about them other than three are male and one female.


 
Young Boy

Location: Highworth (Wiltshire) - Private residence, Windrush area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2007 onwards
Further Comments: After an initial sighting of a young boy bathed in golden light, the haunting here comprised of erratic and unidentified banging and a shadowy figure seen on the staircase.


 
Faked Footage

Location: Stansted Mountfitchet (Essex) - Path running along the river
Type: Other
Date / Time: Circa April 2019
Further Comments: Local press carried unconvincing video footage taken by a Rob Wakefield which was supposed to show a phantom figure briefly moving along a path.


 
Smuggler

Location: Totland (Isle of Wight) - Highdown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shadowy form of a smuggler is reputed to haunt this inn.


 
Frenchman

Location: Brading (Isle of Wight) - Rectory Mansion Cafe
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A murdered Frenchman is said to remain here as his body was not taken home. He may be the apparition which appeared briefly on the staircase, pass though a wall in a bedroom, and created disembodied footsteps and cold spots.


 
Hovering Shade

Location: Bonchurch (Isle of Wight) - East Dene mansion
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Not much is known about the hovering shade said to lurk in or near the former servants' quarters. Poltergeist activity is also reported, with furniture being moved and cold spots forming.


 
Painting

Location: Ventnor (Isle of Wight) - Spyglass Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A painting was said to have removed itself several times from a dining room wall.


 
Sir Richard Worsley

Location: Newport (Isle of Wight) - Bugle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: Sir Richard Worsley of Appuldurcombe died of his injuries after losing a sword fight outside the building in the 1620s. The stable block where he spent his final moments was demolished in the 1960s and replaced with a kitchen, after which a ghostly figure was seen in the room, and pots and pans were thrown around.


 
Royalist

Location: Moreton on Lugg (Hereford & Worcester) - St Mary the Virgin church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A Royalist was captured, tortured and killed by Parliamentary soldiers in this churchyard. His ghost is said to remain.


 
Disapproving Lady

Location: Newport (Isle of Wight) - Crown Inn, Walkers Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female form is said to be friendly, although disapproves of card games.


 
Sailor

Location: Newport (Isle of Wight) - Bargeman's Rest Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Home to two ghosts and a poltergeist; a sailor who once owned a boat which was moored on the nearby River Medina, a woman in old fashioned clothing, and finally a poltergeist blamed for playing with taps.


 
Parishioner

Location: Arreton (Isle of Wight) - St George's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former parishioner is said to have remained, his presence felt by visitors and members of the congregation.


 
Escapee

Location: Bembridge (Isle of Wight) - Crab and Lobster Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A resident ghost known to rattle doors and creak floorboards during the night is said to be the spirit of a prisoner who drowned whilst trying to swim ashore from a convict ship bound for Australia.


 
Coach

Location: Bonchurch (Isle of Wight) - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coach and horseman were once said to pass through the village, and although the story may have been created by smugglers to ensure they had the night to themselves, more recently the sounds of a motor vehicle have been heard on the empty road.


 
Musician

Location: Shorwell (Isle of Wight) - Wolverton Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: At one time this building was said to be haunted by a musician who could be heard performing. The entity was said to dislike workmen and other strangers.


 
All Sorts

Location: Freshwater (Isle of Wight) - Vine Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: According to the owners of the inn, all sorts of ghost sightings and strangeness have been reported over the years, although exact details are not known.


 
Monks

Location: Newport (Isle of Wight) - Lavender Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to be active around dusk
Further Comments: The farmyard is rumoured to be frequented by the ghosts of monks dressed in brown robes, with one ghost heard questioning his faith.


 
Michael Morey

Location: Arreton (Isle of Wight) - Hare and Hounds Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The inn is haunted by a local woodcutter named Michael Morey. His spirit appears from time outside the inn wearing ragged leather leggings, a jerkin and carrying a huge axe. Michael was executed for killing his grandson and left to hang in a nearby gibbet.


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