Ghosts & Hauntings of the Highways & Byways

White Stallion

Location: Charlbury (Oxfordshire) - Countryside around village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Roaming riderless, this white (or grey, according to other reports) horse jumps large hedges and runs wild in the area.

Victorian Lady

Location: Charlesworth (Derbyshire) - Main road running out of moors
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century, estimated 22:00h - 00:00h
Further Comments: Four people driving into Charlesworth watched a semi-transparent lady in Victorian dress complete with ruff walk across the road and through a gate.

Figure in Long Coat

Location: Charley (Leicestershire) - Abbey Road, by Mount St Bernard's Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997, Autumn
Further Comments: A passenger in a car driving along in the direction of Shepshed noticed a figure walking towards the car on a grass verge. As they drew nearer the witness could see the figure was wearing a long coat with the hood up. The figure looked up, showing the witness that it had no face and stepped out in front of the car. The witness shouted 'stop!' and braced for impact, to which the driver slammed on the brakes. The driver had not seen the figure, and a quick look outside of the car showed nothing untoward.

Drifting Woman

Location: Charmouth (Dorset) - Road between Charmouth and Bridport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 11 September 2004, between 2230h - 2330h
Further Comments: A driver and her passenger both watched a woman in white sweep across the road as they drove towards Bridport. They both reported that the car suddenly became cold at the time of the sighting.


Location: Chatwall (Shropshire) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: The ghost of a Royalist on horseback is said to ride silently around the lanes leading to this village.

Car Stopper

Location: Cheddar (Somerset) - B3135 between Green Ore & Cheddar
Type: Other
Date / Time: 23 October 2003, 19.45
Further Comments: A witness reported passing a figure standing by the side of the road; just after driving by, the vehicle cut out. While the car lights were on, they were quite dim, and the vehicle wouldn't turn over. After several minutes trying the engine, the figure appeared again, and moved into nearby woodland. The vehicle suddenly started, and the witness drove away rather quickly!

Tall Man in Cloak

Location: Chelmsford (Essex) - Patching Hall Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This tall pallid figure, wearing a top hat and cloak, was seen by a teenage witness out with a couple of friends - the figure disturbed them to such an extent, they ran off. The witness looked back to see if he was following, only to see the ghost vanish before their eyes.

Great Dane

Location: Cheriton Bishop (Devon) - Cheriton Cross, A30
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This dog leapt out in front of an incoming car - the driver thought he hit the creature but couldn't find any evidence of an accident when he stopped.

Man in Black

Location: Chesham (Buckinghamshire) - Pednor Bottom
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Not known
Further Comments: Within the space of a week, two motorcyclists reported a strange figure dressed in black who leapt from a gate into their path, only to vanish on impact.

Madam Pigott

Location: Chetwynd Aston (Shropshire) - A41, and Chetwynd Hall & surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: Having died in childbirth, Madam Pigott was seen dozens of times carrying her baby and combing its hair. Some also reported the lady also having a cat with her. She was eventually exorcised by twelve parsons, though in 1969 two motorists separately reported a white figure on the road near the church.

Shadowy Figure

Location: Chichester (Sussex) - A259, between town and Bognor, close to a Mercedes showroom
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2003 onwards, and 02 February 2014
Further Comments: A driver and passenger were left shocked when a shadowy figure stepped in front of their car, although there was no impact. One of the witnesses has reported seeing the figure many times since the initial incident. A different witness reported another sighting in 2014, this time the driver having to swerve to avoid a man in black.


Location: Chicksands (Bedfordshire) - Woods and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: A driver passing through the woodlands encountered a horseman who passed through their car. When the Luton Paranormal Society investigated the area in 2015 they reported no evidence of a haunting, though noted the site had an 'odd feeling'.

Legless Woman

Location: Chideock (Dorset) - Clock House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A former landlord and his wife saw this young female phantom standing in the middle of the car park. She smiled and vanished, but not before the landlord's wife noticed that the ghost had no legs.

Grave Dog

Location: Chideock (Dorset) - Road from Morcombelake, & local graveyard
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1900s?
Further Comments: This creature followed a couple of witnesses as they walked home from a nearby village. The creature turned away near the graveyard, and they watched it disappear next to a gravestone. A phantom priest is also said to haunt the same area.

Leaping Figures

Location: Chipping (Lancashire) - Lanes around the demolished Leagram Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: Car engines have been known to cut out in this area without reason. The roads that skirted the hall is locally renowned for their ghostly figures who leap out from behind bushes, and strange mists and noises. The postmistress blamed the death of her dog on three shadowy figures that chased the canine, terrifying the animal so much it refused to eat.


Location: Chorleywood (Hertfordshire) - Chenies Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December 2014, 23:30h
Further Comments: A shadowy, human-shaped figure was spotted in a rear view mirror by the occupant of a car. The figure disappeared, blending' into the shadows of a fence.


Location: Christchurch (Dorset) - Bypass, heading towards Bournemouth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 04 August 2017, 01:30h
Further Comments: A driver and passenger spotted a man dressed in military-style clothing standing on the central reservation. When the car was turned around to have another look at the figure, he had vanished; the car grew cold and experienced mild electrical interference. One of the witnesses believed the figure may have been a friend who died a couple of years previous.

Hanging Around

Location: Christleton (Cheshire) - Plough Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two felons hanged along this road are thought to have remained in the area.

Grey Figure

Location: Church Lawton (Cheshire) - Liverpool Road West
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 September 2011, approx 21:30h
Further Comments: A driver reported seeing a figure walking along the pavement, head down, illuminated by the lights on an oncoming car. The driver said the figure was completely grey - no other details could be seen. The figure dropped out of sight as the oncoming car passed, and when the driver reached the same spot along the road, the figure had vanished.

Woman in the Red Scarf

Location: Church Minshull (Cheshire) - Road to Winsford, near cemetery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 December 2004, 00:30h
Further Comments: A figure of a woman in a red scarf whose pallid face was darkened only by black sunken eyes was seen by two people driving along this road. They reported that the ghostly figure stared right through them, was totally motionless and that her clothing looked like it dated from the 1960 or 1970s. When they drove past again the following day, the whole area seemed very different from previous.

White Woman

Location: Churchill (Oxfordshire) - Crossroads close to Lyneham Longbarrow
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white female phantom is said to walk this area. It is unclear whether the ghost is that of an old woman who once lived in a nearby cave and watched over a hoard of treasure.


Location: Cirencester (Gloucestershire) - Betty's Grave, crossroads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Suffering execution and burial at a crossroads for being a witch, the ghost of Betty has failed to find those who killed her and wanders lost around the area near her grave.

Mean Old Dog

Location: Clachtoll (Highland) - Main road through the village
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom hound is said to harass those using the road late at night. It can easily be recognised by its pair of horns.

Horse and Cart

Location: Clayton (Staffordshire) - Aynsley Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2009
Further Comments: Walking his dog one early morning, a man watched a horse and cart appear from nowhere. The man was frozen to the spot. The cart was driven by a weathered man, and appeared quite solid, although old fashioned. After the cart had passed the witness, he composed himself and turned to follow the vehicle, but it had vanished.

Glowing Figure

Location: Cliffsend (Kent) - Site of old gibbet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The burial site of crooks and suicides, a glowing figure appears here and has been blamed for a number of weird car accidents near the site.

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