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.


Roman Soldiers

Location: Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) - Watling Street / London Road, Stony Stratford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Roman soldiers were said to march along this street, their legs partly covered by the tarmac as if following the height of the old Roman road.


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 did not 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.


Gold Figure

Location: Mold (Clwyd) - Chester Road, bank known as Byrn-yr-Ellyllon (Goblins' Hill)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early eighteenth century
Further Comments: A woman walking back from Mold along this road spotted a figure wearing a coat made from gold. The apparition disappeared into a bank of earth. A few years later the bank was dug up, revealing some human remains and a piece of golden armour.


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.


Black Haired Figure

Location: Monmouth (Gwent) - Road toward England, close to 'leaving Wales' sign
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 2003, around 02:00h
Further Comments: The driver of a coach spotted a woman, dressed in black with long hair, on the hillside to the left who quickly descended and appeared to walk straight into the vehicle's path. The driver's colleague, sitting by the door, shouted that they had hit her - also convinced that they had, the driver stopped the coach. Very shaken, the pair disembarked, expecting to see a body. Nothing could be found. The driver later mentioned it to a friend, who said they had heard of a similar incident in the area.


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.


White Lady of Gymes

Location: Morton (Lincolnshire) - Riverside road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom woman is said to emerge from a bottomless pit along this road, close to the Trent, and cross the countryside.


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.


Glowing Figure

Location: Muchalls (Aberdeenshire) - Road between Muchalls and Stonehaven
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1968
Further Comments: While sitting in their car one morning, a couple watched a glowing figure floating around one metre off the ground. The entity suddenly vanished.


Woman

Location: Mullagh (County Cork) - Road in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1880s?
Further Comments: Dan Keohane was said to have encountered a phantom woman who tried to attack him in the early hours of the morning. He managed to keep her at bay with a small piece of steel until the cock crowed and she vanished.


Running Children

Location: N4 (Greater London) - Gloucester Drive, Finsbury Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa first half of 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.


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