Ghosts & Hauntings of the Highways & Byways

Lady in Black

Location: Hastings (Sussex) - Wishing Tree Inn and road outside, Hollington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This Victorian woman has been felt pushing past witnesses in the public house, and has been seen outside pushing a pram. Another ghost, nicknamed 'Funny Face' by locals, reportedly appears to children and makes them laugh.


Cavalier

Location: Hatton (Warwickshire) - A4177 close to village hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September, 1982 or 1983
Further Comments: A driver and his passenger spotted a ghostly figure standing on the side of the road which resembled a Cavalier from the English Civil War period.


Light Coloured Car

Location: Hatton (Warwickshire) - Humped back bridge, Hockley Road onto Dark Lane
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 27 October 2007, approximately 13:45h
Further Comments: A driver spotted a car, light or silver in colour, heading towards the bridge travelling on the wrong side of the road. The driver held back, to allow the ongoing car to pass, but it had vanished, with nowhere to turn off.


Crowd with Torches

Location: Havenstreet (Isle of Wight) - Road leading to village, and area near Hare & Hounds Inn
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 4 January 1969
Further Comments: A couple out in their car found themselves surrounded by hundreds of people running across nearby fields holding burning touches. As they drove to the nearby village, one of the figures stepped out in the road and passed straight through their car.


Man in Breeches

Location: Haverfordwest (Dyfed) - Road near Picton Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1904
Further Comments: Brigadier-General Harris and three other people spotted a man with a cocked hat and wearing breeches approaching them along a road. They stood to one side to let the figure pass, but he vanished. The fifth member of the Brigadier's party did not perceive the figure.


Grey Van

Location: Helston (Cornwall) - Road between St Teath and town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: The roads in the area may be haunted by a phantom grey van which drives around in broad daylight.


Caped Figure

Location: Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire) - Redbourn Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 April 2009, 00:30h
Further Comments: While driving home, this witness watched a caped figure with a wide-brimmed hat cross the road in front of their car. The figure could not be spotted in the rear view mirror.


Vanishing Dog

Location: Hempnall (Norfolk) - Market Hole (road)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: The dog in question ran in front of a cyclist - the man braced for impact, only to see it vanish. A quick search revealed no sign of the creature.


Pushing Force

Location: Hempton (Oxfordshire) - Main road through village
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Effecting cyclists more than any other person, several have reported being pushed off their bikes while passing through the village.


Misty Figure

Location: Herne Bay (Kent) - Thornden Wood Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1986
Further Comments: A motorcyclist riding along the road experienced their lights failing, quickly followed by the engine cutting out and the breaks of their bike jamming. The rider managed to keep her balance, and then watched as a misty human shape crossed the road. The figure moving from the left to the right, and was followed by the sound of large dogs. As the sound of the dogs faded, the motorcyclist started to push the bike and managed to bump start it.


Elderly Lady

Location: Hersham (Surrey) - Seven Hills Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1966
Further Comments: In 19966 a cyclist reported passing through a ghostly grey old lady who stepped out into the road in front of him. The ghost normally takes the form of white mist which crosses the road where it bends on the hill.


Abigail in her Carriage

Location: High Laver (Essex) - Main road through village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Abigail Masham spent her remaining years in the village. Her residence now gone, she passes through the village in a carriage once a year to have a quick sad look at where her house once stood before disappearing.


Grey Woman

Location: High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) - Cock Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1994, and early 1980s
Further Comments: A man reported seeing this phantom woman in 1994, dressed in grey clothing as she crossed the road in front of him. Around ten years previous, another witness reported seeing the figure floating towards him from the direction of the old gypsy camp. The witness ran, and when he looked back, she had vanished.


Lady on Horseback

Location: High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) - Loakes Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly woman is reported to ride her mare along the lane where she fell from her horse and died.


Man in Black Cloak

Location: High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 1936
Further Comments: A lorry driver and his mate reported hitting a man dressed in a black cloak on a misty winter's night along this road. They watched the figure go under the truck, but when the duo tried to find a body, the figure had vanished. When the police were informed, the officer told them that several other people had recently reported the same story along the road.


Monks

Location: Hillsley (Gloucestershire) - Coldchange Hill, between village and Hawksbury
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ghostly monks are said to haunt this crossroads between the two locations.


Horse Drawn Coach

Location: Hindon (Wiltshire) - Junction of the A303 and the A350
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghoulish coach is drawn by a team of four grey spectral horses.


Unknown

Location: Hinton (Gloucestershire) - Aging chapel along Church Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area of the lane is said to be haunted by a ghostly figure, though the exact details are not forthcoming.


Loping Phantom Dog

Location: Hockley (Essex) - Road between Hockley and parish church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty nights
Further Comments: Appearing on misty nights, those who see the dog are said to die before the end of the year. One witness walking home on a dark night fainted after a large black dog appeared by her side, disappearing into thin air several minutes later. It is not known if she suffered the fate that legend dictates.


Waving White Lady in a Coach

Location: Hockley (Essex) - Road outside the church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August (possibly) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: After losing control of the horses, a coach driver and his female passenger died. Now, the phantom vehicle is seen outside the church; the white woman in the carriage waves at witnesses before the coach pulls away and the accident is repeated.


Mag

Location: Hockliffe (Bedfordshire) - Mag Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity has been nicknamed Headless Mag - she is thought to have been a local witch, and her misty form now drifts along the road looking for people to scare.


White Lady

Location: Hockwold cum Wilton (Norfolk) - Hockwold Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The gates to this hall are reportedly haunted by a white lady who has unnerved several drivers through the village.


Bob

Location: Hodson (Wiltshire) - Road between Hodson and Chiseldon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An entity with 'no particular shape', the ghost is said to bob up and down as it moves before vanishing.


Man with Children

Location: Holcot (Cambridgeshire) - A43, Holcot / Sywell junction
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2003, 18:00h
Further Comments: A driver spotted a man with two children, wearing 1970s clothing, standing in the brambles at this roundabout. The driver circled around for another look, but the figures had vanished.


Black Car Vanishes

Location: Holme Moss (Derbyshire) - A6024, where it emerges from the Longdenvale Valley
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: Mr Andrew Sylvester reported seeing an old fashioned car in mint condition that vanished behind him as he drove along this barren road.


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