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Suffolk Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

The Thing by the Fireplace

Location: Woodbridge - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A photograph taken in the pub showed a strange circle of light by the fireplace. A medium in the building at the time claimed to feel the presence of a young child in that area just before the image was taken.

White Haired Woman Standing in the Corner

Location: Woodbridge - RAF Woodbridge, Bar and Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The club has a reputation for being haunted by ex-service personnel, but an old woman dressed in a night-shirt has also been seen here, standing in the corner of the bar.


Location: Woodbridge - Road out to Martlesham from Woodbridge
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A triangular UFO was seen slowly floating towards the ground, several independent witnesses reporting it as a crashed aircraft. No aeroplanes were reported missing, nor any wreckage found.

Thomas Seckford

Location: Woodbridge - Seckford Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Thomas is said to appear dressed all in white, manifesting in protest as the wealth he bequeathed to the poor was spent by wealthy men.

Phantom Wolf

Location: Woolpit - Exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seeing what he thought to be a calf stuck in a pit, a local farmer rushed to help it out, only to find the creature to be a large wolf. He ran for his gun, but on return he could find no evidence that the beast had ever existed.

Green Children

Location: Woolpit - Exact location of discovery unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two children appeared in the village, both with a strong green pigmentation. They claimed to have been watching their family's sheep in a place called St Martins, when they heard a loud noise, before finding themselves in the strange village. The debate is still on to whether they were alien, fairy children, or lost human children.

Talking Shuck

Location: Woolpit - Road approaching the village
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: The shuck in this yarn caught a man and spoke, informing the unfortunate gentleman that he would be dead within a week. Not surprisingly, he died the following night.

Lady's Well

Location: Woolpit - Spring in meadow close to the church, currently a nature reserve
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A spring on this site was said to heal sore eyes.


Location: Worlingworth - Roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s, November, early hours of the morning
Further Comments: While driving to work, one witness reported seeing in his rear view mirror a motorcycle which disappeared. Others have also seen the phantom motorbike.

Field Worker

Location: Worlingworth - Unidentified field
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2018
Further Comments: A woman walking her dogs spotted a farmer dressed in old fashioned clothing turning hay with a pitchfork. Thinking the farmer looked out of place, the witness looked back, only to discover that the farmer had vanished.

Henrietta Nelson

Location: Yaxley - Yaxley Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: Not liked by fellow members of her family, Henrietta extracted her revenge by requesting to be buried in a special mausoleum which ruined the view from the hall. Several generations later, her chamber was knocked down, which resulted in her ghost returning. Instead of attaching itself to the building however, it took a liking to her portrait, and when the painting was sold, the shade followed the picture. In 2005, 100 years after it was removed, the picture was returned to the hall.

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