Wiltshire - Paranormal Database Records

Molly Peart

Location: Tisbury - Pyt House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Molly's body lies in the cellar of this building. The last time the corpse was moved out of the house, loud banging could be heard at night and misfortunes befell family members until the body was replaced.


Location: Tisbury - Tisbury Bridge (aka Molly's Bridge)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: A local legend says that Molly Peart was hanged from this bridge (she was actually hanged in Oxfordshire) and that her ghost haunts the site. The legend also says a child was hanged at the site. One witness reported shadowy figures passing the window on their parked car while close by and something swinging from the bridge.

Frog Fall

Location: Trowbridge - Municipal swimming pool
Type: Other
Date / Time: 16 June 1939, approx 16:30h
Further Comments: During a heavy shower of rain, the superintendent and several children at the pool watched hundreds of small frogs falling upon the path around the pool.

Interrupted Lovers

Location: Trowbridge - The original Wyke House (not the current house built in 1864)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century?
Further Comments: While having an affair with one of his servants, John Faltham encountered a ghost which caused great concern to himself and the rest of the house. The ghost was eventually banished into a large chest by a team of twelve clergymen.

Back Stabbing

Location: Unnamed village within 10 miles of Swindon - The Beeches
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Elliot O'Donnell, in The Midnight Hearse claims this cottage as being haunted by the sounds of a woman crying 'Take it out, for God's sake take it out" before one final scream fills the air. The woman was stabbed at the front door by an unknown assailant and managed to stagger back inside the cottage before dying. O'Donnell does not name the village; the only clue he gives is that it is along the Great West Road.


Location: Upavon - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heard but not seen, a phantom coach occasionally crosses the bridge.

Lost Pilot

Location: Upavon - Perimeter around former RAF Upavon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: This shadowy pilot was killed when his First World War aircraft crash landed in nearby fields. He was reported several times by men on guard duty.


Location: Upton Scudamore - Farm track, opposite a lane leading down to Upton Scudamore
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 09 October 1976
Further Comments: On a dense, foggy night, author Andrew Collins (pictured) and a team of four other paranormal researchers encountered a small light that moved a few feet off the ground, rather like the headlamp of a moped. The light vanished into an area blocked by low hedgerow, and when they examined the ground the following morning, there was no evidence of tread prints. (Photograph supplied by Andrew Collins)


Location: Urchfont - Friar's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950
Further Comments: A phantom monk was observed gliding along the road before heading towards the church. A local legend declares a tunnel to be underneath the route that the phantom takes.

Black Dog

Location: Urchfont - Unspecified footpath that crosses fields and allotment
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This hound is thought to be a harbinger of misfortune.

Old Marlow

Location: Wanborough - Harrow Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach driver, Marlow crashed his vehicle outside the inn. His ghost now enters the building, searching for his missing passengers.

Lady Blanche Arundell

Location: Wardour - Wardour Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lady Blanche has been seen as the sun sinks beneath the horizon, dressed for battle - she and 25 others fought the Roundheads here in 1643. The family Arundell were haunted by white owls, which would appear just prior to a death in the family.


Location: Warminster - Cley Hill
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: 31 October & 2 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Several witnesses have reported seeing large burning fires on the hills, with figures dancing around them, talking and singing loudly in an unrecognised language. When investigated, there is never any evidence of the fire or figures. A legend says the hill was created by the Devil, who threw down a pile of dirt on the spot after being led to believe that it would take him several years to reach Devizes.


Location: Warminster - Private residence along St John's Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1970s
Further Comments: A phantom hooded figure was observed several times in a property along this road. It was speculated that he was connected to a nearby monastery, long since demolished.

UFO Capital

Location: Warminster - Skies above town, normally near Cradle Hill
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: To celebrate the countless UFO sightings over the town, the Marquis of Bath and the local tourist board officially called the town the UFO Capital of Britain.

Young Lady

Location: Warminster - Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970 - 1990
Further Comments: This phantom female was more likely to be heard or her presence felt. A former worker at the theatre recalled hearing footsteps in empty parts of the building and smelling sweet perfume. The woman is thought to have died after being pushed from the top of a staircase when the building was a reading room in the eighteenth or nineteenth century.

Golden Chair

Location: West Chisenbury - Casterley Camp
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is reputedly home to buried treasure in the form of a golden chair.

White Dog

Location: West Kennet - Long Barrow
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve), sunrise (reoccurring). Neolithic figure seen 1995
Further Comments: Appearing to mark the start of the longest day of the year, this pale hound has been observed at sunrise. Some reports say the dog is accompanied by a ghostly druid. In 1995 a witness heard an almost unbearable high pitched sound before observing a Neolithic man emerge from the barrow and walk away. The witness was terrified and fled.


Location: West Kennett - Road, exact area unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pulled by a team of four horses, a spectral coach haunts the area.

Grey Lady

Location: West Lavington (was Bishops Lavington) - Dial House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early to mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: One former occupier believed her home haunted by a friendly old woman who wore grey. The kitchen was also said to be haunted by a seventeenth century maid.

Auburn Woman

Location: West Lavington (was Bishops Lavington) - Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early or mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: This phantom woman had auburn hair and was dressed in blue. The witness reported the face was quite beautiful, and the entity smiled before looking sad. The figure was illuminated, and when the witness turned briefly away, the woman in blue vanished.

Cloudy Figure

Location: Westbrook - Old path between Westbrook and Bromham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to appear once a year
Further Comments: Not much is known about this strange figure who is white and cloudy in form.

Dane Battle site

Location: Westbury - Bratton Camp, aka Bratton Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is said to be the battlefield where King Arthur defeated the Danes.

White Horse

Location: Westbury - Hillside
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The age of this large chalk horse cut into the hillside is debated, some believing it was first created in the ninth century. The horse is said to wander off for a drink of water at midnight.

Woman in the Bedroom

Location: Westwood - Westwood Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a woman in one of the bedrooms is said to guarantee a sleepless night. There are also stories of a headless person who silently walks the manor house at night.

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