April - Paranormal Database Records

 


02 April (reoccurring)

Viking Raiders

Location: Ludham (Norfolk) - Ludham Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This raiding party appears late at night and heads towards the bridge, blowing hunting horns and cracking whips.

 


07 April (Reoccurring)

Burge's Pooling Blood

Location: Acle (Norfolk) - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Josiah Burge was murdered by a man seeking revenge for the death of his sister. Josiah's blood is now reported to pool at the location on the day of the fatal attack. The stories state that Burge's ghost appeared only once - returning to kill his murderer.

 


09 April (reoccurring)

Elderly Lady

Location: Newport (Isle of Wight) - Orme
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: This shade wrapped in a shawl makes a once yearly visit to the house.

 


12 April (reoccurring)

Bleeding Stone

Location: Hinckley (Leicestershire) - Churchyard, grave of Richard Smith
Type: Other
Further Comments: Once a year this gravestone is reported to leak blood - Richard was murdered by an army recruiting sergeant in 1727. The church itself is home to phantom footsteps, believed to belong to a monk.

 


14 April (reoccurring)

Charlotte Dymond

Location: Roughtor (Cornwall) - Near a memorial stone to Charlotte
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: While Charlotte's boyfriend was hanged for her murder, it is widely believed he was innocent; this could be the reason why Charlotte has returned, dressed in a gown and silk bonnet.

 


24 April (reoccurring)

George Marsh

Location: Bolton (Lancashire) - Smithills Hall (aka Smithells Hall)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Tried and executed for heresy, Marsh is remembered as his footprint (created when he stamped his foot) in the stone floor turns bloody each April 24. His shade is also reported to haunt the Green Room, where he was interrogated, though that isn't date dependent. A priest is also reported to haunt the vicinity, as is a photogenic grey lady and a cat.

 


24 April (St Mark's Eve) (reoccurring)

The Not Quite Dead

Location: Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire) - Churchyard
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Further Comments: All those who will be buried in the churchyard over the next twelve months appear here and lay in the correct place, before being absorbed into the ground.

 


24 April (St Marks Eve) (reoccurring)

The Future Dead

Location: Scarborough (Yorkshire) - St Mary's Churchyard
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Further Comments: All those who will die between this date and next year's St Mark's Eve appear in this graveyard on the stroke of midnight and walk into the church.

 


26 April (reoccurring)

Kate, her Lover and her Father

Location: Poundstock (Cornwall) - Penfound Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Kate and her lover, John, had decided to elope before her father married her off to someone else. The pair were caught as they tried to run away; the father and John engaged in a sword fight, managing to kill each other, as well as Kate who had tried to break the scuffle up. This meaningless battle is now reenacted once a year at midnight.

 


27 April (fighting) (reoccurring)

Sounds of Fighting

Location: Burgh Castle (Norfolk) - Roman castle
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Further Comments: Once a year the sounds of clashing swords and Roman and Saxon screaming can be heard in this area. Another ghost reportedly observed here during dark nights is a figure that plummets from the ramparts.

 


30 April (evening) (reoccurring)

Dancing Statues

Location: Burrough Green (Cambridgeshire) - School and village green
Type: Legend
Further Comments: Once a year the two statues standing above the door of the school come alive and dance on the village green - sometimes their footsteps are visible in the grass.

 


Every ten years since April 1908, last seen Spring 1958

HMS Gladiator

Location: Colwell Bay (Isle of Wight) - Off the coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: An islander who spotted an old ship on misty morning claimed it was HMS Gladiator, which sank in 1908. some say that the ship is appears every ten years, though it is approaching half a century since the last report.

 


Varies: Blanche on Good Friday or 04 April, Dickens on 24 December (reoccurring)

Lady Blanche de Warenne

Location: Rochester (Kent) - Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A bystander in a battle for the castle, the Lady Blanche was killed when an arrow entered her heart - her shade has been observed still staggering with the shaft protruding from her chest. It is also believed that Charles Dickens's ghost haunts the moat; he has been seen both here and at the Corn Exchange clock.

 

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