Dagworth - The house of Sir Osberni de Bradewelle
Malekin would converse with the family of Sir Osberni de Bradewelle, sharing people's secrets and humouring householders in the voice of a one year old child. The entity would speak in both English and Latin, and while Malekin could be heard and felt, he only appeared once; manifesting as a child dressed in a white tunic to a woman who agreed not to try and touch him. Malekin claimed that he had been born in Lavenham, removed from a field after being left there by his mother, and he had a hat which made him invisible.
Dallinghoo - High gate post - exact location not known
Little is known about this ghost, other than he is said to protect a hoard of treasure, and twelve clergymen failed to exorcise him. Maybe the clergymen were more successful than they believed - the legend dates to at least 1893, but in April 2008 a hoard of golden coins were discovered in farmland in the village.
Dallinghoo - Lanes in the area
Circa nineteenth century
A widow by the name of Shawe was said to have killed herself by slitting her throat, after which she took to the lanes in the area, flitting around without visible feet.
Darsham - Low Road / The Street
Late twentieth century
Two separate witnesses were said to have seen a monk-like figure on different occasions in a garden close to the church. It is speculated that the phantom is somehow connected to Leiston Abbey.
Debenham - Barley House (unknown if building still exists)
Unknown - pre 1892
A large horseshoe which was once nailed to the ceiling of this building was said to contain a spirit, exorcised by a large team of clergymen.
Debenham - Pond in the area
Unknown - pre 1892
The ghost of a male haunted the area surrounding the pond. A clergyman placed a rushlight (a type of candle made from the rush plant) into the water and declared the phantom could not return until the light had burnt out.
Debenham - Road through village
Unknown Ghost Type
04 January 1973
After colliding with a cloak-clad gentleman, a van driver then observed the spectral figure running along a nearby grass verge.
Denham St Mary - Denham Church
Late twentieth century?
Several shades haunt this area, including a phantom monk who walks around an old path and a ghostly woman seen stepping from the church gate.
Dennington - Queen's Head public house
Nicknamed Albert by the owners, this phantom can be heard pacing up and down above the bar area.
Denston - Plumber's Arms public house
Poltergeist activities were experienced over a 21 year period, which including pictures being removed or thrown from walls, a self-playing piano, and footsteps heard along the landing. An older man also manifested in one of the bedrooms.
The remaining buttress of All Saint's Church, Dunwich.
Dunwich - All Saint's Church (only a buttress remains)
A villager was told an old book contained a story that a ruined tower on the cliffs would fall at the end of the 'greatest war in history'. The tower of All Saint's Church fell four years after the First World War ended (the buttress was saved and is now in St James' Church, pictured).
Dunwich - Area around the 'red stile', between Dunwich and Heveningham. Area aka Devil's Field or Lane.
This pale phantom was described as wearing a white veil or having black patches around the head. One brave man touched the entity and went numb down his right side. A large black hound-like creature was also reported in the area, and a clanking chain heard.
Cliff paths near Dunwich friary in Suffolk.
Dunwich - Cliff paths near the friary
The ghost of a man is said to walk along these paths, looking for his wife who many believe eloped with another.
Dunwich - Coastline
This ghostly figure slowly walks down to the sea before hopping into his boat and taking sail.
A road through Dunwich, Suffolk.
Dunwich - General area
Herds of invisible grazing animals were once heard by locals moving along the roads in this area. The creatures are also said to be heard on the beach, where green pastures once lay.
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk.
Dunwich - Heathland in the area
Nights of the full moon (reoccurring)
Riding his fastest racehorse, this phantom landowner charges around the heathland worrying the locals.
Paths in Dunwich, Suffolk.
Dunwich - Paths around Dunwich
Pre-1924, said to be most active between 29 September and 24 December
Will-o-the-Wisps, known locally as Hobby Lanterns, were said to lure people off the paths at night after extinguishing the victim's own light source.
Greyfriars ruins, Dunwich.
Dunwich - Ruins of Greyfriars
Monks unknown, shuck in 1926
The monks walk the ruins on the Dunwich coastline, a reminder of the loss of the many churches that have been taken by sea erosion since the twelfth century. Disembodied children's laughter has also been heard on the beach, too late at night to belong to mortal youngsters. Finally, a large phantom dog was seen around the ruins in 1926.
Former leper colony, Dunwich.
Dunwich - Ruins of the Leper colony in the graveyard
The former leper hospital, now ruins in the churchyard, is said to be home to strangely shaped shadows.
The coastline of Dunwich, Suffolk.
Dunwich - Sea
Once a busy port town, sea erosion has reduced this location to only a few dozen houses. The church that once stood on the cliffs has been washed out to sea, and it is said the bells still ring on still moonless nights. Divers exploring the ruins of the old town that once stood on the cliffs have often reported a strange feeling that they are not alone under the sea.
Dunwich - Woodland in the area
Helena Walk sighting 18 November 2011
The brother of the lord of the manor fell in love with a serving girl who worked at Grey Friars. Prevented from ever seeing her again, the man died of a broken heart; his phantom now walks through the woodland paths. A couple walking along the Helena's Walk Trail in 2011 spotted a pair of disembodied legs following them a short distance behind. The legs were covered by dark trousers and boots and vanished behind a tree.
Dunwich - Work site along the cliff
Unknown Ghost Type
15 January 2022, 07:15h
A man in black wearing a hood, spotted while a witness parked a work van, moved behind a static lodge caravan close to the wedge of the cliffs and vanished. An immediate search of the area began and lasted for thirty minutes but no person could be found.
The bell house at East Bergholt church, Suffolk.
East Bergholt - Church
Legend - Old Nick
Bell house still stands
Night after night, during the construction of the church, the Devil appeared and pulled down the steeple. The builders finally gave up building the tower, and the bells now stand in a little bell house.
Old Friary, East Bergholt.
East Bergholt - Old Friary (now Old Hall)
Unknown Ghost Type
Mid twentieth century
Used during the Second World War as a barracks, the soldiers reported doors that would open and close themselves. One 18 year old awoke to find a ghostly figure trying to strangle him - within 24 hours the soldier's hair had turned from jet black to white.
The Hare and Hounds Inn, East Bergholt.
East Bergholt - The Hare and Hounds Inn
Little is known about the history of this public house ghost, other than its nickname of 'Fred' and its habit of slamming doors.