Wiltshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Golden Coffin

Location: Winterslow - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Another location said to contain a coffin made of gold, though its location is not really known (nor, for that matter, its existence).


 
Cavalier

Location: Woodborough - Road between village and Allington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Returning home one night, a driver encountered a man wearing Cavalier-style clothing. The figure was accompanied by a large black dog. The driver sped away, rather than investigate further.


 
Headless Horses

Location: Woodmanton - Location known as Patty's Bottom
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to be a battleground between Britons and Romans, the sounds of battle, accompanied by the site of headless horses, have been reported. The battle was said to be so intense, the valley filled with blood.


 
Black Dog

Location: Wootton Bassett - Black Dog Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Unsurprisingly, it is a black dog that haunts the road which has taken its name. It is believed to only reveal itself to those soon to die.


 
Dashing Figure

Location: Wootton Bassett - Stoneover Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 06 April 2014
Further Comments: The occupants of a car watched as a figure dashed across the road and vanish near a field. The weather was clear and no other traffic around.


 
Witch

Location: Wootton Rivers - Cottage at Goblin's Hold (may no longer be standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - early to mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: A cottage which once stood here was said to be home to a witch. She was said to have been seen peering from the window after she had died.


 
Suicide

Location: Wootton Rivers - Crossroad in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - early to mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: Horses were said to be startled at the location where a suicide was buried. The phantom was said to be heard on a nightly basis; on the hour of his death, ghostly swinging could be heard.


 
Headless Man

Location: Wootton Rivers - Flitwick
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1930
Further Comments: This headless ghost disappeared soon after a decapitated skeleton was discovered in the wall of the farmhouse and laid to rest.


 
Golden Table

Location: Wootton Rivers? - Barrow close to farm?
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This barrow is a named contender for the following tale. A small team of treasure hunters were searching for a golden table, fabled to have been buried in the area. One man found the top of the object, but as he called out to his friends, it sank beneath the ground and could not e rediscovered.


 
Shadows at the Bar

Location: Wroughton - Black Horse public house (now Check Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Staff reported seeing shadowy people at the bar, but as they moved towards the area, the figures would vanish. A visiting clairvoyant said that she could see a man in a powered wig writing poetry using a quill.


 
Solitary Figure

Location: Wroughton - St John the Baptist and St Helen church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shadowy figure has been seen standing by a yew tree in this churchyard. It is unclear whether the ghost is that of a man who hanged himself from the tree or a phantom woman. Either way, a local myth says the best way to encounter the phantom is to run around the tree thirteen times anti-clockwise.


 
Short Lady

Location: Yatesbury - Crossroads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September or October 2012
Further Comments: Approaching the crossroads, a driver watched a white hazy woman wearing 'nun like' clothing step out of bushes and cross the road. As the car approached her, the woman stopped in the middle of the road, and turned and looked at the driver before vanishing. The driver said she stood around four foot seven inches tall and wearing pre-twentieth century clothing.


 
Bomber

Location: Yatesbury - RAF Yatesbury
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to be a yearly occurrence
Further Comments: A ghostly bomber, covered in flames, is said to land on this airfield once a year (although the date is not known).


 
Presence

Location: Yatton Keynell - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reported as being haunted, but by what or who is unknown.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Zeals - Zeals House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The grey lady is thought to have been murdered and her body concealed in the woods. The astral woman now descends the staircase, walks out of the house and towards the place where her body was hidden.


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