Stonehaven (Aberdeenshire) - Sea close to Dunnottar Castle
Late September or early October 1906
A large crowd witnessed a huge, brown creature in the sea. Short fins could be seen emerging from the water and the creature, some 46 metres long, moved at around six miles per hour.
A phantom ship passes lights on the shoreline.
Sutton (County Dublin) - Coastline
The ship William was lured onto the rocks by wreakers operating in the area, 78 people dying as the ship was torn to pieces on the rocks. The phantom ship still passes by the coastline, while on land, strange lights dance around.
A ghostly figure on the beach.
The Burren (County Clare) - Beach near Doonagore Castle
The beach below the castle is haunted by the ghosts of Spanish sailors from a shipwrecked Armada ship. Those who did not drown were quickly put to death by Boetius Clancy, the Sheriff of Clare.
The Lady of Avenel, aka The Virgo (Yorkshire) - Destroyed off the coast of Bridlington circa 1939
The Lady of Avenel was the last brigantine to fly the British flag, and reports of a phantom woman being spotted on board began in the 1920s after the ship was almost trapped in ice. A woman's ghostly arm was seen turning down an oil lamp, and a lady would be heard talking and walking along the poop deck.
The Minch, Outer Hebrides.
The Minch (Outer Hebrides) - Waters of the sea
These blue entities patrol the waters between Lewis and mainland Scotland, looking for sailors to drown and stricken boats to sink.
Off the coast of Thorpeness, Suffolk.
Thorpeness (Suffolk) - Off coast
Witnessed by three women sitting on a lawn, this sixty-foot long sea creature with an estimated thirty humps was said to move at great speed.
Tilbury (location as of 2008) (Essex) - Ross Revenge (home of Radio Caroline)
This former pirate radio station is reportedly home to 'Sailor Sam', a phantom in yellow oilskins who appears all over the ship.
Tintangel (Cornwall) - Off coast
A student and a chaplain watched a large sea beast swim by while watching from this point.
Tiree (Argyll and Bute) - Waters off the island
19 July 1934
A fishing boat reported being attacked by this creature, resembling a lizard but fifty foot (fifteen metres) in length with a long neck. The creature took a bite out of the boat before retreating into the deep.
Torquay (Devon) - Old Spanish Barn, King's Drive, and seafront in area
Dying of illness while being held prisoner immediately after the destruction of the Spanish Armada, this teenage girl now haunts the area near where her life was lost.
Trusthorpe (Lincolnshire) - Off coast
A boy reported seeing a large snake-like creature a few hundred metres off the coast.
Unknown (Suffolk) - Off coast
A five foot (1.5 metre) long creature found in the sea was described as having a head like a dog, beard like a lion, tail of a fawn, and four hand-like fins. A contemporary account of the encounter stated the creature was most likely a bearded seal.
Vale (Guernsey) - L'Ancresse Bay - large stone (no longer standing)
Unknown - pre twentieth century
Despite dire warnings from locals, Mr Hocart of Belval had workers cut this former monolith into stone for his new house. The day the building work had finished, a fire broke out, killing two servants. Two ships which carried spare stone to the UK sank within the year, and even though Hocart moved into a second house to Alderney, the fire curse followed him, destroying that dwelling also. Hocart finally returned to Guernsey, but just prior to landing, some rigging fell and landed on his head, killing him instantly.
Ve Skerries (Shetland) - Sea in the area
These water-based troll-like creatures were once believed to swim the waters here, occasionally coming onto land to rest. It is thought they dressed in seal's skin while swimming, pealing it off to resemble humans when needing to leave the water.
W1 (Greater London) - Eaton Place, Belgravia
22 June 1893
The solid looking form of Admiral Tryon appeared in front of several of his wife's friends at his home, at the exact moment he was going down with his ship in the Mediterranean.
Walton-on-the-Naze (Essex) - Off coast
Unknown Ghost Type
Weather Dependent: Before a Storm
The church at Walton was taken by the sea in the late 1790's, and now its bells warn of incoming storms. The church is said to have reappeared briefly in 1928.
An old postcard of Warrenpoint in County Down.
Warrenpoint (County Down) - Carlingford Lough
A Steam-Packet which travelled between Warrenpoint and Liverpool, the Lord Blaney broke in two when it hit a sandbank, sinking with most of its crew and travellers. The ship is said to reappear when a naval disaster is close to hand, such as in November 1916 when the Connemara and the Retriever collided and sank.
West Wemyss (Fife) - Off coast
A six metre long monster with the head and mane of a horse and large eyes was spotted by a team of fishermen.
Western coast (Isle of Man) - Sea
The Captain of the HMS Caesar reported seeing a reptilian creature leaping out the sea, which he compared to a 'skinned chow dog'(!), though much larger in size.
An old postcard showing Weston-super-Mere beach.
Weston-super-Mere (Somerset) - Off coast
02 December 1988
Three witnesses watched for several minutes a strange creature possessing a long neck swimming around in the mist covered sea.
Wick (Highland) - Off the coast
21 September 1938
The crew of a cargo ship reported having a strange fish follow their craft for half an hour. It was described as having a three metre long body, 1.2 metre long neck and an oval head.
The Trow, a malignant member of the fairy family.
Yell (Shetland) - Area around Windhouse, exact spot said to be known to the local population.
Pre-mid-Eighteenth century, Christmas Eve
A shipwrecked sailor made his way to Windhouse on Christmas Eve, only to find the family in the process of leaving. They explained to the sailor that every Christmas Eve, terrible things would happen, and a death would normally occur. The sailor offered to spend the night in the house, and sure enough, after sunset, the sailor encountered a huge Trow. The sailor grabbed an axe and gave chase, catching up with the creature outside and giving it a whack (or two). When the family returned home, the sailor took them to the spot, where the body had vanished, leaving only bright green holly.
Zennor (Cornwall) - Church and Sea
A son of a church warden, Mathew Trewhella one day disappeared without trace. A sea captain later told the village folk that Mathew was with a mermaid, living under the sea.