Ghosts & Hauntings of the Highways & Byways

Floating Torso

Location: Liverpool (Lancashire) - Lime Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Sightings of the ghost of Lime Street are said to go back hundreds or years. One of the more recent witnesses described the entity as being quite tall, though the legs could not be seen, with the mouth silently moving. An unnamed hotel along the road is also haunted by the figure of a tall woman


Hitchhiker

Location: Liverpool (Lancashire) - Liverpool to Birkenhead tunnel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Killed in the middle of the twentieth century in the tunnel under the Mersey, this phantom hitchhiker is still occasionally seen.


Cloaked Figure

Location: Llandrindod Wells (Powys) - Bridge near Disserth church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 June 2008, 22:42h
Further Comments: A figure wearing a cloak with hood was spotted by a driver and his passenger while driving over the bridge.


Horseless Horse Rider

Location: Llanerchymedd (Llannerch-y-medd) (Gwynedd) - Road between Llangefni and Benllech, near the California Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thrown off her mount and killed, this shade now stands around the place where she broke her neck.


White Lady

Location: Llangennith (West Glamorgan) - Main road running through village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century? 06:30h.
Further Comments: A motorist reported almost running over (or through) a white lady that stepped out on the road in front of him.


White Horse

Location: Llangynwyd (Mid Glamorgan) - Roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Even the most fearless residents on the village felt terror when they encountered this phantom, snow-white mare along the roads at night.


White Lady

Location: Llanidloes (Powys) - A470, 'Red Bridge' area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1973
Further Comments: This ghostly figure has appeared several times, manifesting in the middle of the road only to pass through incoming traffic. One male driver stated that the female form looked at him with sad eyes as she passed through the bonnet of his car.


Person in Duffle Coat

Location: Llanrhos (Clwyd) - Road close to St Hilary's church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1959
Further Comments: Police officer Gareth Jones spotted a figure in a duffle coat walking along this lane in the rain. He drove alongside the figure and wound down his window to offer them a lift, but they had vanished. Jones later found out that others had seen ghostly figures in the same area.


Figure in Grey Long Coat

Location: Llyswen (Powys) - A470, heading north towards Builth, just past a right turn onto the River Wye bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 January 2008, around 06:55h
Further Comments: While driving along this stretch of road, this driver and passenger spotted what they thought was an older gentleman standing by the side of the road. He stood around six foot tall and wore a long grey coat. However, the head was oval, possessed no features, and gave off a faint glow. Immediately after passing the entity, the driver had a strange feeling, a mix of shiver and yet feeling hot, which lasted for around a minute.


Vanishing Car

Location: Loch Cluanie (Highland) - A87 running alongside the loch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-1940s
Further Comments: This car would be seen from the distance, vanishing as it moved closer to the witness.


White Horse

Location: Loch Dornoch (Highland) - Straight piece of road lined with trees on both sides
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Witness Mr Morrison stopped his car suddenly when he encountered a white horse ridden by a Victorian man in the middle of the road. Both entities vanished quickly into the distance.


Dispatch Rider

Location: Locksgreen (Isle of Wight) - Vittlefields crossroads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s onwards?
Further Comments: A phantom dispatch rider on his motorcycle is thought to haunt this road - he was killed during the Second World War when he drove into a military tank. Drivers have swerved to avoid hitting the phantom.


Headless Man

Location: Loders (Dorset) - Yellow Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lane is said to be haunted by a coachman who lost his head while travelling too fast - he hit an overhanging branch, decapitated him in an instant.


Headless Horses

Location: Long Compton (Warwickshire) - Long Compton Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: After a storm
Further Comments: A coach pulled by six headless horses is said to travel up the hill. There are also vague reports of a shuck-like dog that runs in the same area. Another ghost, that of a scary old woman with matted black hair, was also reported here in 1973.


Cheated Devil

Location: Longdendale (Derbyshire) - Devil's Elbow (rock formation)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Rock still present
Further Comments: This rock formation is said to be made from the Devil's arm, which was turned to stone after he failed to catch a maiden on the run from her father.


Horse & Cart

Location: Longham (Dorset) - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 July 2012. 04:30h
Further Comments: While overtaking a slow moving lorry, a driver spotted a grey horse and cart to the side of the bridge ahead of him. When the driver reached the bridge, the horse had vanished.


Victorian Cyclist

Location: Longridge (Lancashire) - Clitheroe Old Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A man and his daughter driving home passed a woman dressed in Victorian clothing riding a bicycle. The man turned the car around to have another look, but the figure had vanished.


Long Stone

Location: Longridge (Lancashire) - Written Stone Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Still visible
Further Comments: Local tradition state that this stone was laid to rid the Radcliffe family of a ghost. This may be the case, though the lane is still felt by many to be a place of evil, with a black shape moving around in the darkness. One account says the lane is still haunted by a decapitated old woman who keeps her head in a basket under one arm.


Faceless Man

Location: Longstanton (Cambridgeshire) - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unstated
Further Comments: While driving home, a witness spotted a shadowy figure standing on the side of the road. The driver manoeuvred to give the figure plenty of room as he passed, and then noticed the figure had no facial features. Looking back his rear view mirror, the driver could see that the figure had vanished.


Hare

Location: Looe (Cornwall) - Hill between Talland and the Jolly Sailor Inn (A387 road)
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This white creature has been observed running down the hill, disappearing as it reaches the public house. It is considered an ill omen if seen.


Shadowy Lad

Location: Lount (Derbyshire) - Road outside of the Landfill site
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Early eighties
Further Comments: A witness thought he had run over a teenage boy who ran out in front of his car, though there was no bump - a search of the area revealed no body, indeed, not even a sign that the collision ever took place.


Victorian Cyclist

Location: Louth (Lincolnshire) - Between roundabout at London Road and roundabout at the A157.
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 2004
Further Comments: A couple returning home from holiday reported seeing a man dressed in Victorian clothing cycling in the middle of the road. The figure vanished as they drove towards him.


Coach & Horses

Location: Louth (Lincolnshire) - Cadeby Hall and Barton Street
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death in family
Further Comments: The evening prior to a death in the owner's family a team of four horses would pull a coach up the driveway before fading from view. The nearby Barton Street is also haunted by a phantom horse that throws its rider into a ditch.


Man in Benny Hat

Location: Lowestoft (Suffolk) - Road running by the church near Corton Caravan Park
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1980s
Further Comments: Two witnesses in a car were convinced they had run over a man who stepped out in front of their car. Described as wearing a 'Benny' hat and having an unforgettable face, they searched the area but could find nothing.


Monk

Location: Loxwood (Sussex) - Road running through village, near Spy Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure stands on the side of the road, sometimes walking out in front of incoming cars before vanishing.


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