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Grey Lady

Location: Wedmore (Somerset) - George Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This Edwardian lass dressed in grey silently walks the corridors here. Guests at the hotel are said to have more than their fair share of sleep paralysis incidents.

Walking Man

Location: Wells (Somerset) - Sherston Inn, Priory Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This figure only appeared for a few seconds, walking through the bar area before vanishing.

Man in Dark Clothing

Location: West Boldon (Tyne and Wear) - Black Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man in seventeenth century clothing, complete with wide-brimmed hat, haunts the bar area and was mistaken for a real person by a manager. A phantom nine year old girl also haunts the site and may be the source of a disembodied voice which has been heard.


A Hand of Glory - the object used by burglars to ensure everyone in a house slept heavy.

Hand of Glory

Location: West Bromwich (West Midlands) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870 to 1970
Further Comments: A hand of glory discovered within the attic was removed from the property. For one hundred years after, the building was haunted by ghostly footsteps.

Grey Lady

Location: West Kyo (Durham) - Earl Grey Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is thought to be haunted by a former nineteenth century landlady.

Dog in Cellar

Location: West Mersea (Essex) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Delivery men at the White Hart Inn have complained of a dog darting under their feet as they worked in the cellar, though the landlords have always insisted that the area is devoid of animals.

Murdered Publican

Location: West Thurrock (Essex) - The Ship Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shot in the 19 Century, the pub owner is finding it hard to rest...

Sea Shanties

Location: Weymouth (Dorset) - Boot Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: One owner of the inn reported hearing old sea shanties being sung at night in deserted rooms and heavy footsteps walking around. A seaman has also been reported, who vanishes without trace.

Old Sword

Location: Whitchurch Canonicorum (Dorset) - Old Five Bells Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown if still present
Further Comments: An old sword was stored in a cupboard in this pub, with an old tale saying that if it were ever removed, the site would become haunted.

Sobbing

Location: Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Devon) - The Old Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The crying has been blamed on an unseen child, who haunts one of the rooms upstairs. An older gentleman reportedly walks the ground floor of the public house, vanishing when he reaches the kitchen.

Smart Man

Location: Wigan (Greater Manchester) - The Mount and Premier Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2008
Further Comments: One witness awoke to see a man dressed in a 1960s suit in the room. The man vanished when the witness cried out. A manager at the inn said that a few figures had been seen on the site, as the inn was built on the site of a nunnery.

Gladys Saxton

Location: Wigglesworth (Yorkshire) - Plough Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1945 onwards
Further Comments: Gladys Saxton and her maid Margaret Harrison were killed in a fire at the building in 1945. Since that date, a woman wearing a long black dress has been seen by guests at the building. There is also a report of a phantom highwayman being spotted standing in a doorway.

Monk with No Legs

Location: Winchcombe (Gloucestershire) - Cowl Lane, Pike Bank area, and Old Corner Cupboard Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: Reports of a ghostly black monk coming from these areas are not uncommon, some saying that the figure looked as if he sunk slightly into the ground, others saying he floats two foot above the path.

Henry

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Jolly Farmer inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Hanged somewhere close to the inn for theft, the shade now torments the bar staff by periodically playing with the pumps.

Victorian Child

Location: Winsford (Cheshire) - Old Star Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Previous landlords were said to have encountered a Victorian child who wanders the corridors at night. The cellar is said to have a spooky atmosphere.

Chef

Location: Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) - Angel Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is claimed that the pub is haunted by a former chef.

Fading Trio

Location: Withington (Gloucestershire) - The Mill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen standing by the fireplace together, this small group of shades featured a woman with a large hat being flanked by two men. She could be a former landlady who drowned in the nearby river.

White Lady

Location: Woburn (Bedfordshire) - The Inn (was the Bedford Arms Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The misty white lady is not alone in her haunting of this building. A ghostly figure is also reported to sit by the fireplace smoking a pipe, a little phantom dog by his side.

Falling Pint

Location: Wolviston (Durham) - Ship Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: June 2019
Further Comments: A video shared by the media in showed a pint glass moving across a work surface and smashing after it fell off the edge. Several rational explanations were offered.

Large Figure

Location: Woolacombe (Devon) - Grass embankment opposite the Old Mill Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 October 2006
Further Comments: A large dark figure was reported standing by this embankment. The figure briefly moved from view but never reappeared from behind the embankment.

Customer

Location: Wootton (Bedfordshire) - Chequers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A few staff have seen a potential customer, standing at the bar, out of the corner of their eye. Turning to serve them, the figure has always vanished.

Pay Out

Location: Wootton Bridge (Isle of Wight) - Sloop Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A fruit machine is said to be haunted in this inn; it has been heard paying out after everyone has left for the night and the power cut off.

Thrower

Location: Worchester (Hereford & Worcester) - Five Ways Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This misbehaving spirit reportedly threw several heavy items at one witness.

Dead Pagans

Location: Wotton under Edge (Gloucestershire) - Ancient Ram Inn, currently a private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Built on the site of a burial pit, this former public house is said to have a heavy, oppressive atmosphere. A misty entity appeared on one photograph taken here, while several ghost hunts have turned up numerous displaced spirits.

Shadows at the Bar

Location: Wroughton (Wiltshire) - Black Horse public house (now Check Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Staff reported seeing shadowy people at the bar, but as they moved towards the area, the figures would vanish. A visiting clairvoyant said that she could see a man in a powered wig writing poetry using a quill.

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