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Smelly Creature

Location: Winterfold - Unknown road, near deserted mansion
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 16 December 1967
Further Comments: A driver who had pulled over to wipe his windscreen spotted a strange creature standing around 140 centimetres tall, with a glowing, oblong shaped head. The beast emanated an acrid smell. The driver jumped back into his car and quickly drove off.

Reverend Mr Marshall

Location: Woking - St Paul's Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1932
Further Comments: A friend of the recently deceased Reverend reported seeing his ghostly form standing close to the communion rail during a service.

The Disturbed

Location: Woking - Former shop, Knaphill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An old shop in this area was said to have a picked up a ghost after redevelopment work on the site.

Price's Ghosts

Location: Woldingham - Seven bedroom home belonging to Katie Price
Type: Other
Date / Time: March 2010
Further Comments: The website carried the story that Katie Price was moving from her home after being hounded by two phantoms. Her husband Alex Reid was also reported to have encountered a ghostly elderly lady within the building.

Jolly Monk

Location: Wonersh - Grantley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This figure once appeared every Christmastime, though has kept his head down over recent years (perhaps the exorcised performed by a Roman Catholic barmaid succeeded).

Medieval Visitors

Location: Woodmansterne - Fairlawns, Croydon Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1948
Further Comments: Three different entities were identified haunting this house - two men and a woman all wearing clothing dating back to medieval times. The entities were spotted around the site and said to have caused the footsteps along empty corridors and rapping from the walls. A series of seances finally laid the ghosts to rest.

Dr Samuel Wilberforce

Location: Wotton - Wotton House
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 July 1873
Further Comments: Dr Samuel Wilberforce was killed after being thrown from his horse while travelling through Deerleap Woods. Around the time of his death, four people at Wotton House reported seeing Wilberforce looking through a window, even though the doctor had no connection to the building and had never visited the site. As a side note, the building is said to be haunted by a man carrying fishing gear, who was seen in 1964.

Man in Grey

Location: Wraysbury - Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s-present
Further Comments: A man dressed in 1930s clothing, a grey overcoat and flat cap is reported walking up and down the platforms here.

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