Warwickshire - Paranormal Database Records

Piers Gaveston

Location: Warwick - Blacklow Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The execution procession of Gaveston is still said to ascend the hill where he was stabbed with a sword before being beheaded.

Smelly Nun

Location: Warwick - Digby Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1820s
Further Comments: Haunted by a nun who looked like a corpse and smelled of death and decay, Digby Court remained empty for many, many years.

Thomas Oken

Location: Warwick - Doll Museum, Castle Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Heard climbing the stairs of his former property, Oken's popularity with the townsfolk may have something to do with his staying on.


Location: Warwick - Gibbet Hill - University of Warwick Halls of Residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of someone crying hysterically could occasionally be heard in this modern building. It was reported that the newer halls of residence were built upon a demolished building which housed the bodies of those executed on the hill.


Location: Warwick - Priory Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1940s?
Further Comments: A man claimed to have seen a nun-like entity rise from the ground and pass through a set of railings before vanishing. The figure was said to glow and appeared to be missing a hand.

Men and Women

Location: Warwick - Private residence, Hatton Park (on site of old Central Hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010/2011
Further Comments: One resident claimed that they had encountered several entities within their home, including a man who emerged from a wardrobe, a nurse with a baby, partially clothed men and women standing by a window, and footsteps and voices emerging from empty rooms.

Sir Fulke Greville

Location: Warwick - Warwick Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973, and March 2009
Further Comments: Murdered by a trusted servant, Sir Fulke is reputed to still spend time in his study, appearing in a misty form. In 1973, a cleaner reported hearing loud scratching sounds coming from a painting of Greville, while in 2009 a site manager working on a 'dungeon' feature encountered a tall slim man wearing a tunic and trousers.

Cursed Castle

Location: Warwick - Warwick Castle
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After being caught stealing from her customers, an old servant at the castle was fired. In revenge, she bewitched the place - a large black dog appeared and created havoc. The creature was defeated by quotes from the bible read aloud by a local holy man.

The Dun Cow

Location: Warwick - Warwick Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death in the Warwick family
Further Comments: Appearing at least once at the castle prior to a death in the family, the phantom 'Dun Cow of Warwick' appears a few weeks before a death in the family. Way back in history, a member of the Warwick family killed the giant cow when it was a living creature terrorising estates across the land...

Slow Moving Light

Location: Warwick - Warwick University, JM3 Building, central corridor, top floor
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: A slow moving and completely silent ball of bright light was seen by a couple of witnesses as it floated across one room, through a wall and into the next room.


Location: Wellesbourne - Former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This member of the RAF ran into the rotating blades of a stationary aircraft - his shade has been seen and heard retracing his final steps.

Sir Guy

Location: Weston - Guy's Cliffe manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mentally changed by exposure to medieval warfare, Sir Guy returned to his castle from the Crusades, only to live as a hermit in his garden. His ghost has been seen in the area.


Location: Whitacre Heath - Halloughton Grange Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s and January 2010, around 20:45h
Further Comments: During the 1930s a cyclist heading towards Kingsbury along this road swerved to avoid a nurse as she stepped out in front of him - he failed, and passed straight through her. The encounter left him shaken, and when he finally spoke of the incident, he was told that a nurse had been killed in an accident on the spot several years previous. In 2010 a transparent figure in a cape was seen standing by the roadside where the road folks - one again the witness was left shaken.

Mr Goddard

Location: Whitestone - Private house along Gypsy Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A former owner of a house along here, Mr Goddard returned after his garden was split in half and a new property built on the site. He makes his presence known by opening locked doors, moving items around rooms, and shorting out electrical items.

Blood of George

Location: Wixford - George's Elm Lane, elm tree
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown if tree still present
Further Comments: The tree was said to have grown from a stake driven into the heart of a man buried here named George (some legends say Saint George). The tree would bleed if cut.

Lady Agatha?

Location: Wroxall - Wroxall Abbey Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The 'haunted' status of this hotel appears mainly to be limited to review websites, with one person providing the name Lady Agatha as the entity.

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