Bridlington - Bridlington Spa
The Spa complex is rumoured to be haunted by someone who fell to their death from a balcony. Robert Eastwood, a former worker at the Spa, reported a jammed storeroom door that opened after an unseen hand lifted the latch and gave a hard push.
Bridlington - Dotterel junction area
Witness David Hinde reported two spherical lights in the sky, glowing red and orange. He watched them for ten minutes while they darted around, defying the movements of conventional aircraft.
Bridlington - General area of the Wold, ending in Bridlington
Every so often and rather erratically, springs of water emerge and make a twenty mile (or so) journey to Bridlington, where they disappear into the sea. It was once thought that the appearance of the water would be a prelude to disaster, but even in the nineteenth century, people were struggling to recall a tragic event which followed the so-called Woe Waters.
Bridlington - Old Star Inn
Staff reported hearing plates being stacked in the early hours of the morning, though nothing had been moved.
An old postcard showing the shoreline of Bridlington in Yorkshire
Bridlington - Sea and general area
St John was the Prior of the local church, with several miracles attributed to him during his life. He once spotted a fishing boat in trouble in Bridlington Bay - he walked out on the sea and pulled it to safety.
An old postcard showing Bridlington's south beach.
Bridlington - South beach - sea
Early December 2014, morning
A couple walking their dog spotted an old sailing ship anchored off the coast. One of the witnesses, a ship enthusiast, thought it to be a modern replica. Periodically looking back at the vessel while walking away, as the witnesses stepped off the beach, they realised the ship had vanished. The enthusiast used ship tracking websites to try to identify the ship, but no such vessel was in the area.
Brigham - Brigham Lane, at a crossroads
The crossroads was home to a phantom white hound known as Willie Sled's dog, named after a local sandpit worker.
Brodsworth - Brodsworth Hall
The hall is reputed to be haunted by a ginger cat and the ghosts of former owners.
Brodsworth - St Michael and All Angel's church
A young couple walking through the churchyard spotted two elderly ladies in clothing from a bygone era walking towards them along the same path. The younger pair stepped into the church porch, listening to the old women's approaching footsteps which suddenly stopped in mid-stride. They stepped out of the church pouch and looked for the women, who had just vanished.
Buckstones - A640, near the Nont Sarah public house
A policeman returning home after a late shift spotted a small group of horsemen dressed in Cavalier-style clothing riding along this road. He drove past the figures three times to prove to himself that they were not a figment of his imagination.
Burghwallis - Robin Hood's Well
The well marks the area where Barnsdale Forest once stood; a huge expense of woodland suitable for a rogue's hideaway.
Burn - Wheatsheaf public house
Unknown, but said to be most likely to appear on Mother's Day
This pub is said to be home to a phantom airman wearing a great coat, most likely to be seen on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
Burnsall - Elbolton Hill
Pixies, fairies and other members of the little people are still said to live in and around the hill.
Burnsall - General area
Pam, the local schoolmaster, was killed by the village vicar after refusing to stop fiddling around the area after dark. The vicar covered up the crime by secretly burying Pam's body; within a few weeks villagers began to report hearing Pam playing the fiddle, and some claimed to have seen him, though his head had changed into that of a goat.
A illustration by Wayne Louden showing several indistinct figures standing in the mist.
Burrill - Hell Hole Wood
A couple walking from Thornton Watlass spotted a few misty figures moving around the wood. It is said that the Devil would use the woods as a hiding place.
Burton Agnes - Burton Agnes Hall
Falling in love with the hall, Anne decreed that upon death her head should be severed and stored within the house. Immediately after she was murdered, the house was plagued by crashes and bangs, which ceased when her head was removed from the coffin and brought inside. Her skull has since been bricked up to ensure it never accidentally leaves the homestead.
Burton Pidsea - Nancy Inn
Once a blacksmith, this public house still has an anvil within which, it is said, if removed causes strange things to occur. One member of staff moved the anvil, only to see it rise and fall again on its own accord. Talking, laughing and the clink of glasses can be heard coming from an empty room.
Busby Stoop - Along Thirsk to Ripon road
Hanged here after murdering his father in law, the shade of Thomas has been seen still dangling from a gibbet.
Byland - Byland Abbey
The occupants of the abbey were said to have been terrorised when a large radiant silver object flew overhead just as they sat down to eat.
Byland - Byland Abbey
24 December 1850
A passing farmer listened to phantom plain chant while watching a ghostly form move around the gravestones.
Calverley - Calverley House (or is it currently called Old Hall?), surrounding countryside
A temporary fit of madness resulted in this Elizabethan gentleman killing two of his children and stabbing his wife (who escaped by feigning death). His regretful spirit rides the countryside on a headless horse, although one source says that it had been laid. Poltergeist-like activities have also been reported at the house.
Calverley - St Wilfrid's churchyard
Local boys are said to have once believed that the ghost of Walter Calverley could be summoned by chanting 'Old Calverley, Old Calverley, I have thee by the ears, I'll cut thee into collops, unless thee appears'. After this, pins and crumbs would be sprinkled across the ground before one person would walk up to the church door and whistle through the keyhole.
Calverley - Thornhill Arms public house
The polt in this pub is said to tidy the bar if left in a mess.
Carcroft - Private house along George Street
A witness who lived here as a child recounted how the family had several brass plates with sea scenes on tied to the wall, which would fling themselves from the wall to the floor as if someone were annoyed at them being there. Heavy male footsteps could be heard, stopping outside a door - the boots could be briefly seen under the door before fading away.
Carlton - Vicarage
Late Nineteenth century?
This site was said to be haunted by a murdered woman whose headless ghost walked the area, although any witness accounts appear to be scarce.