Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings
Battle - Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings
14 October (reoccurring)
A phantom knight on horseback appears on the anniversary of the battle, while other figures have been seen more sporadically. The ground is also said to bleed after a storm.
An old postcard showing St Mary's church in Battle, Sussex
Battle - St Mary's church
After a Sunday service, several members of the congregation asked the Reverend who the new curate who they had seen standing in the sanctuary. In fact, the old curate had left, but had yet to be replaced, leading several to speculate they had seen a ghost.
Beddingham - Asheham House (aka Asham House) (demolished 1994)
The former home of Virginia and Leonard Woolf was reputedly haunted. The sound of two people wandering and whispering around the house at night was said to have inspired Virginia Woolf to write her short story 'The Haunted House'.
Bexhill - Police Station
The police station is said to be haunted by this figure, though his motives for returning here are unknown.
Bignor - Bignor hill
A large snake-like creature wrapped itself around Bignor hill and squeezed so tightly that it left imprints of its coils.
Billingshurst - Crossroads known as Buck Barn, between Billingshurst & Hayward's Heath, and Horsham & Worthing. Now a dual carriageway.
October 1947, onwards
Said to look like a traditional tramp or hobo, the old man sits on a milestone by crossroads, before gliding in front of incoming traffic. When the vehicle stops, there is no evidence of the figure existing. The reports have trailed off since the road updates.
Blackboys - Blackboys Inn
This ghost which has never made a sound is believed to belong to Anne Starr, a woman who died in childbirth within the building.
Bodiam - Bodiam Castle
Unknown, singing heard on Easter Sunday (reoccurring)
This spectre stands on the top of a tower, illuminated by bright moonlight, as if waiting for someone. A child haunts the bridge - the young boy disappears when he reaches the halfway point. More stories tell of phantom singing, music, and words spoken in an unknown tongue.
Bognor - Unnamed house, constructed in 1860
A family of eight who moved into this house were subjected to seven years of haunting from a woman in a black dress who carried a white handkerchief. As time went on, sightings of the ghostly figure became rarer, and she was more likely to be heard than spotted. At the end of the haunting period, the ghost had simply vanished.
Bognor Regis - Manor House, Flansham
The sounds associated with a person dragging a body across the floor have been heard by guests here. The phantom has been christened Cuthbert by interested patrons.
Bognor Regis - The Lion Hotel, Nyetimber
Moving between rooms 5 and 6, the footfalls could belong to the lady in blue who has been seen on the odd occasion. Her silk dress has also been heard rustling along the corridor.
Bognor Regis - The Old Vicarage, Sudley Road
A curse was placed on this building after the vicar attempted to stop local smuggling activities. The building no longer stands, but the area (which now has shops built on top) is still said to be unlucky and haunted by the sounds of footsteps.
Bognor Regis - Area around Elmer Woods
A local story points to Elmer being a farmer evicted from his home and who now walks around the area. The same locale is said to be haunted by a large black dog.
Bolney - A23 near the Queens Head public house
A woman in a grey dress stepped out in front of a car and was hit - the car then crashed off the road. However, the woman in grey had disappeared once the three people in the car climbed out. Two other witnesses reported that they too had seen the woman in front of the car.
Bosham - Bosham Creak
When Danish raiders took the bells from the church, they pushed the Lord too far - he sunk their boat, and now the bells can be heard ringing in celebration.
Bournemouth - Exact location not known
26 January 2012
Steve Hornsby found a dozen jelly-like, small blue balls in his garden following a hailstorm during which the sky briefly turned dark yellow. While the balls were not formally identified, it was suggested that they could be marine invertebrate eggs, discharge from an airliner toilet, or a kind of plant feed gel.
Brede - Brede Park
A child eating ogre that lived in the park was impervious to iron weapons. Growing tired of living with the threat of being eaten, all the children in the area united. They made a large keg of beer and left it outside the ogre's home. The ogre consumed the beverage, and after falling asleep drunk, the children cut him in half with a wooden saw.
Brede - Brede Place
One of several spectres alleged to haunt (or have haunted) this location, this figure is said to be benevolent in nature. A former maid has also been seen onsite (she was hanged for theft), a headless man wanders around, and a woman who looks like she originates from the Elizabethan days. Finally, Sir Goddard has been seen walking around - he was sawn in half by angry villagers when it was discovered he ate babies!
Brede - Small hill next to Brede Place
This young lady was hanged from a tree which has since been chopped down, though her presence remains.
Brightling - Churchyard
Jack is buried in the large pyramid that dominates the churchyard - he can be raised from the dead by running around his new home seven times. The inside of the pyramid is said to be covered in glass, to prevent the Devil coming to take Jack's body away.
Brightling - Wooded area north of Darvell reservoir
This spooky figure is reportedly the ghost of a local drug dealer murdered in the middle of the twentieth century.
A restaurant along New Road, Brighton
Brighton - 7 New Road (was Leadbelly's, currently El Mexicano)
A knife was thrown through the air by an unseen hand and a set of keys vanished only to reappear in plain view an hour later, when this restaurant was Leadbelly's. Since that time, banging has been heard coming from the restaurant when empty, and a member of staff reportedly spotted a phantom old man in the basement.
Ali Cats public house, Brighton
Brighton - Ali Cats public house
During refurbishment work in this pub, workmen were said to have heard strange human groans and encountered unexplained cold spots.
All Saints Church, Brighton
Brighton - All Saints church, Patcham
This ill looking woman appeared along a pew during a Christmas service, disappearing after a kind gentleman placed his coat around her shoulders, trying to keep her warm.
Ape record shop, Brighton
Brighton - Ape (formally Lawleys), North Street
A former manager is said to have seen three phantom nuns in this property. The entities reportedly glide across the floor before vanishing through the back wall.