Tales of Phantom Horses and Horsemen

Coach

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area is said to be home to another phantom coach, which appear to be high in number in this part of Gwent.


Galloping Horsemen

Location: Tremadog (Gwynedd) - Bypass close to the Tremadog roundabout
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 20 July 2012, around 17:00h
Further Comments: A group of four or six horsemen wearing brown leather were seen charging across this bypass.


Bolting Horses

Location: Trent (Dorset) - Trent Barrow, pool
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Stormy weather
Further Comments: The pool was once the scene of a tragedy when a horse drawn carriage crashed into it, drowning all on board. This mishap can still occasionally be heard. The pool was once believed to be so deep that it could never be measured.


Red Coach

Location: Truro (Cornwall) - Road between Truro and Mevagissey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This large red coach, drawn by four horses, charged at a motorist driving the opposite way down the narrow road - the apparition vanished just before impact.


Headless Rider

Location: Tunstead (Derbyshire) - Manifold Valley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nights of the full moon (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A beautiful white horse carrying a headless rider gallops across the valley when the night sky is right. The phantom is either a peddler or a soldier, depending on the legend.


Horses

Location: Twechar (Dumbartonshire) - Antonine Wall - Bar Hill Fort
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: While picnicking with her daughter, this witness heard a stampede of horses close by, but no animals could be seen.


Young Male Rider

Location: Tynron (Dumfries and Galloway) - Tynron castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area around the castle is haunted by a decapitated horseman. The ghost is thought to be a man who tried to marry a girl residing at the castle, but her brothers chased him away. During the pursuit, the young man fell from his horse and lost his head.


White Horse

Location: Uffington (Oxfordshire) - Hills of town
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1920s, reoccurring every 100 years
Further Comments: The famous white horse seen on the hill from the village is reported to leave once a year (or every 100 years, depending on the storyteller) to have its feet shod at the nearby Wayland's Smithy. Another local legend states that the horse isn't really a horse, but the dragon slain by St George on that very hill.


Coach

Location: Upavon (Wiltshire) - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heard but not seen, a phantom coach occasionally crosses the bridge.


Stage Coach

Location: Uplyme (Devon) - Whitty Hill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This black and red coach is still drawn along the roads, pulled by four phantom horses.


Carriage

Location: W2 (Greater London) - Bayswater Road, area near Hyde Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Coach unknown, woman possibly early twentieth century
Further Comments: A nineteenth century coach and horses are said to still run along this stretch of road. Another ghost reported was a shadowy woman in shabby clothing with a face which resembled death incarnate.


Coach and Horses

Location: Wadebridge (Cornwall) - Trewornan Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once per year, on a night of a full moon
Further Comments: Moving at breakneck speed, a phantom team of horses pulling a coach race across the bridge before vanishing on the other side.


Fallen Horses

Location: Wakefield (Yorkshire) - Denby Dale Road bridge, and river below
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Walking her dog across the bridge, Amanda West was frozen with fear when the sound of horses passed her - with no horses to be seen. Without warning, she then heard a loud splash. Looking into the river below, the water was calm, but the sound of panicking horses could now be heard coming from below. She later found out that the original bridge had collapsed in 1836 and a team of horses pulling a cart had drowned.


Equine Entities

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Walberswick Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Daytime
Further Comments: Said to be heard only during the day, phantom horses gallop across the common. In addition, reports of a phantom man have been frequent since the 1940s, appearing both on the common and in the church ruins.


Phantom Coach

Location: Wangford - SW of Thetford (Suffolk) - Raydon Hall, Quay Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach pulled by a headless horse runs down Quay Lane on dark nights, believed to be driven by a former owner of Raydon Hall.


Caesar

Location: Washington (Sussex) - Chanctonbury Ring
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several ghosts have been reported here, including Caesar (and an accompanying army). Other people have reported an elderly man with a long white beard who moves between the trees, and the pounding hooves of invisible horses. Phantom druids (or the Devil himself, depending on the source) appear if you run around the fort seven times at midnight.


Headless Horse

Location: Welwyn (Hertfordshire) - White Horse Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The headless horse which runs along this road was said to have been a casualty during the civil war.


Horse and Half A Rider

Location: Wendover (Buckinghamshire) - Steep road off the M40, though Wendover Woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: Recorded by the local press, a man reported that his wife had seen a horse pass in front of the car in which she was travelling, and upon the creature was the bottom half of a rider - the figure was not visible above legs. The driver of the car did not spot anything.


Speeding Horseman

Location: West Auckland (Durham) - Route between town and Hamsterley Forest
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen galloping at the speed of an arrow, this horseman vanishes once he enters the dense woodland.


Coach

Location: West Kennett (Wiltshire) - Road, exact area unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pulled by a team of four horses, a spectral coach haunts the area.


Headless Driver

Location: West Lulworth (Dorset) - Lane along Coach Lane Gates (gates may no longer stand)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coach pulled by horses and driven by a headless coachman reportedly travels along this lane. The coachman was said to have been decapitated during a highway robbery.


Pitch Forked Dog

Location: West Woodyates (Dorset) - Manor
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmhand discovered a dog laying in the hay - he poked it with his pitchfork, causing the entity to vanish. The sound of a coach has also been heard as it stops by the front of the house, though nothing is seen.


Mad Maude

Location: Weston on the Green (Oxfordshire) - 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.


Old Soldiers

Location: Westonzoyland (Somerset) - Sedgemoor Battlefield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 06 July (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The spirits here reportedly include voices that call out to witnesses over the nearby River Carey, and horsemen who gallop silently along. People have also reported pockets of cold air, and watching a white woman glide over the marsh, near where her lover was murdered by Royalists. On the anniversary of the battle, sounds of fighting have been heard.


Coach and Four

Location: Weybourne (Norfolk) - Road through village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was once said that a ghostly coach pulled by four horses and driven by a headless figure would pass through the village and vanish into the church wall.


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