Ghosts & Hauntings of the Highways & Byways

Car

Location: Milton (Cambridgeshire) - Crossroads turning off to housing estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Though there are no reports of fatal accidents at this location, the area is reportedly haunted by a car that hits vehicles, bumping them, but leaving no marks.


White Lady

Location: Milton Abbas (Dorset) - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sightings of this phantom white lady are said not to be uncommon, though any real details are fleeting.


Footfalls

Location: Mitchel Troy (Gwent) - Road towards the common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely twentieth century
Further Comments: A married couple out walking late at night heard footsteps dragging behind them. When they stopped, the footsteps stopped. When a car approached them and illuminated the area, no other person could be seen.


Victorian Girl

Location: Mitchell (Cornwall) - Main road through the village
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A car driver passing through the village watched in horror as a young girl dressed in Victorian clothing ran in front of a lorry. The lorry didn't stop and appeared to hit the girl, but there was no one there and none of the other pedestrians in the area appeared to have noticed the incident. A few miles down the road the car driver narrowly avoided a serious accident, and once again briefly saw the phantom Victorian girl smiling, as if happy that the accident had been prevented.


Daimler

Location: Modbury (Devon) - Roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Several roads in and around this area have provided witnesses with a ghostly black car, which has vanished without trace.


Horse

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Monnow Street, around Chippenham House area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The echoing sounds of a horse trotting have been heard, though the reasons why are not clear.


Fires

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Private residences, Brook Crescent
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely 1950s or early 1960s, only lasted a brief period
Further Comments: Two properties here experienced items moving on their own accord, including lights bulbs which were removed from sockets and placed nearby. A couple of small fires broke out in one of the properties, after which the poltergeist appears to have departed.


Leap or Push?

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Watery Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1948 (drowned man), 'postman' unknown
Further Comments: Though nothing exists of the stream that once ran through here, it has not deterred the appearance of a phantom man who drowned in its waters. It is not known whether he took his own life or was pushed. Another ghost was seen by a woman who thought that it was the postman. She tried to catch up to the figure, but seconds before reaching him, he vanished.


Carriage

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A horse drawn coach has occasionally been spotted in this area.


Black Dog

Location: Moortown (Lincolnshire) - Road leading to Moortown House
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large hound was seen several times on the road, always vanishing at the same place. Other animals also felt the presence of the creature, with one pony refusing to travel down the road - the owner had to go the rest of the journey on foot. The same area was also haunted by a woman in a white apron.


Catherine

Location: Moreton (Somerset) - Chew Valley Lake, B3114 road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 05 June 1999
Further Comments: A driver and two passengers spotted a lady who appeared in the middle of the road and drifted across. She was said to have long, wet wavy hair and an old style dress. The driver pulled into a nearby pub and called the police. The driver later attended a historical/paranormal meeting where around twelve other people claimed to have seen the ghostly woman. Another witness believes that the ghost could be Catherine, who drowned near the site before the lake was created.


Jacket

Location: Moreton in Marsh (Gloucestershire) - B4455
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 9 October 2005, 21:30h
Further Comments: A couple driving south on the Fosse Way witnessed the top half of a human figure run across the road in front of their car. The figure was light-grey in colour and appeared as a jacket only - no legs or head was visible. One witness said that the stance of the figure gave the appearance of a horse rider - although no horse could be seen.


Motorcycle

Location: Moreton in Marsh (Gloucestershire) - Fosse Way, near railway bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: An old fashioned motorcycle ridden by a helmetless biker is said to haunt this stretch of the Fosse Way.


Car

Location: Moretonhampton (Devon) - B3212
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom car soon vanishes after being seen.


Mary Way

Location: Much Wenlock (Shropshire) - Crossroads two miles southeast of town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This crossroads was said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Way, murdered on the site. The phantom is reputedly headless and wears a shimmering white dress. A murderer was also said to be buried at the crossroads, although it is not clear whether it was Mary's killer.


Running Children

Location: N4 (Greater London) - Gloucester Drive, Finsbury Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early to mid 2000s
Further Comments: The disembodied sounds of children running up and down the road and outside people's houses has been heard, though often no-one can be seen. One resident briefly spoke to the entities, which vanished after twenty seconds or so.


Man in Top Hat

Location: N6 (Greater London) - Swain's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This tall gentleman was seen by several locals, the nearby church bells ringing as he walked and disappeared into the cemetery wall. It may be the same spirit that appeared cycling uphill along the same road.


White Figure Sitting

Location: Nailsworth (Gloucestershire) - Roads east of area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Perched on a bench (it is unknown whether the chair is also spectral), the figure waits by the roadside.


Pale Woman

Location: Nannau (Gwynedd) - Mansion house driveway, and Dolgellau to Llanfachreth road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Murdered by her husband (who also killed their pet dog), this woman's ghost walks the driveway of the manor house and crosses the road to reach the park yonder.


Woman in Black

Location: Nannerch (Clwyd) - A541, near the Rising Sun Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Wearing a long black gown with a hood concealing her face, this ghostly woman has been seen along this road several times of the past one hundred years. She either steps from the nearby bushes and vanishes while standing in the road, or walks into the dense undergrowth.


Running Man

Location: Nant Y Caws (Dyfed) - A48, between Cross Hands and Carmarthen
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010, late autumn, around 01:30, and January 2016
Further Comments: In 2010, a car driver was forced to break hard when travelling along this road as a man ran out in front of their vehicle. About halfway across the road, the figure vanished. A similar encounter occurred in 2016 when a witness watched a dark figure who vanished while crossing the road.


Figures in White

Location: Naunton (Gloucestershire) - B4068 near the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Woman in 1998, Monk in 2000
Further Comments: This area would appear to be quite haunted; the phantom woman with dark hair seen here vanished after waving to a driver, while a ghostly monk walked out in front of a car travelling at the speed limit - the figure passed straight through the vehicle. More reports exist of a car just losing power along the road, with the occupants claiming invisible water ran over their feet...


Woman in Sleeveless Dress

Location: Naunton (Gloucestershire) - B4068 near town
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Summer 1998
Further Comments: A Doctor driving down this road pulled over to help a woman who waved his car down, but she vanished without trace as he climbed out of his vehicle. He searched the area but found nothing.


Coach and Four

Location: Nefyn (Gwynedd) - Unknown road in area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that a phantom coach which travels a road here forewarns of the witness's death.


Female Hiking

Location: Nether Stowey (Somerset) - Road between village and Holford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This feminine shade walks the road connecting the two villages.


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