November - Paranormal Database Records


01 November (All Souls' Day) (Reoccurring)

Ghosts of the Future

Location: Middleton (Lancashire) - St Leonard's Church
Type: Legend
Further Comments: The souls of all those who will die by the following All Souls' Day walk through the church at midnight. A former member of the clergy is also reported to haunt the church, though his appearance is not date related.


01 November, 01:00h (reoccurring)

Saint Juthware

Location: Halstock (Dorset) - Judith Hill (aka Abbots Hill), and area near the Quiet Woman Inn (now a guest house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The headless phantom of Saint Juthware is reported to walk towards the church with her head in her hands. She was beheaded by her step-brother, tricked into doing so by his mother. The inn was also haunted by a female shadow which vanished as soon as it was seen.


03 November (Coleraine seen) (reoccurring), party seen in 1971

Constantia Screaming

Location: N17 (Greater London) - Bruce Castle, Tottenham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The Lady Coleraine is seen once a year, screaming as she jumps from a balcony trying to escape the possessive nature of her husband. A couple walking past one night witnessed a party occurring on site, complete with people dressed in eighteenth century garb - they realised something was strange, as there was no sound, and the figures appeared to glide...


05 November (reoccurring)

Turn it Over

Location: Shebbear (Devon) - Devil's Boulder
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Further Comments: Once a year the villagers turn a large stone over that stands by an oak. It is said that if they fail to do so, disaster and ill-fortune will strike the region.


10 November (reoccurring)

Mr Baker

Location: Melbury Bubb (Dorset) - Dirt track along Bubdown Hill, known as Murderers Lane?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Mr Baker was a farmer who was murdered on the hill in 1694. His ghost returns on the anniversary of the crime, possibly driving a horse and carriage.


11 November (reoccurring)

Marching Troops

Location: Horley (Surrey) - Thunderfield Castle and Haroldslea Drive area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A phantom bell begins to toll as the sun sets here, slowly growing louder until midnight comes and a small army of men pass through the area. The castle is said to have been a resting place for King Harold's men as they marched to Hastings.


12 October (reoccurring), 4 November (reoccurring), and other (see text)

Henry's Wives

Location: Hampton Court (Surrey) - Hampton Court Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Jane Seymour returns every 12 October (the date she gave birth to her son), while Anne Boleyn, dressed in blue, is said to walk the passageways of the palace. A silently screaming Catherine Howard has been watched moving towards the chapel (on 4 November), where she begged Henry VIII to save her life. A photograph taken in December 2003 reportedly showing a ghostly hooded figure opening a fire escape has been dismissed as a hoax.


13 November (reoccurring), although may have last been seen 30 November 2009

Grey Nun

Location: Outer London: Stanmore (Greater London) - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Built on the site of a nunnery, the hospital is now visited by a gliding figure that is thought to come from the former building.


23 November (St Clement's night) (reoccurring)


Location: Pyecombe (Sussex) - General area of village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Cries for help are said to come from the area where the village smith was once based.


24 November, St Catherine's Eve (reoccurring)

Old Coles

Location: Leigh (Hereford & Worcester) - Road passing through village, leading to river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Long since exorcised, the phantom of Old Coles would drive his coach through the village and use the local river to cool his horses.


29 November (reoccurring)

Sleeping Sentry

Location: Kilkenny (County Kilkenny) - Foulksrath Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A guard at the castle once fell asleep while on duty, and was thrown from the battlements as punishment. Once a year, his footsteps are heard as he walks around to make amends for his inappropriate actions. A ghostly woman can also been heard as she moves around on a staircase, and is accompanied by the smell of wild flowers.


30 November (St Andrew's Day (reoccurring))

Sunk Church

Location: Romford (Essex) - Old Church Road
Type: Legend
Further Comments: After the church sank into the ground, the only 'evidence' of its existence is the phantom ringing of the bells.


A certain night in November (reoccurring)

The Duel

Location: Youlgreave (Derbyshire) - Youlgreave Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Once a year a ghostly Cavalier and a phantom Roundhead meet and fight. It is not known who wins.


First Mondays of February, May, August and November

Healing Waters

Location: Loch Monar (Highland) - Waters of the loch
Type: Legend
Further Comments: If entered on certain days of the year, the waters of this Loch would heal the sick on the proviso that the Loch was entered three times at midnight and the water then sipped, before a coin was thrown in. The sick would then have to leave the site before the sun came up.


November (reoccurring)

Sister Barbara

Location: Marham (Norfolk) - Vinegar Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: The sister would pay men to pretend to rob travellers, before 'saving' them, and receiving rewards that she used to pamper herself. She was reported by a group of monks, and was subsequently bricked up alive behind a wall. She now walks the hill, gliding silently along.


November (reoccurring)

Mr Goddard

Location: Whitestone (Warwickshire) - Private house along Gypsy Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
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.


October / November (reoccurring)

Man in Black

Location: Dilton Marsh (Wiltshire) - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Wearing long black leather boots and coat with a wide brimmed hat, this phantom man is said to swagger towards the Prince of Wales pub but vanishes just prior to arriving.


October and November (reoccurring)

Chimes without Wind

Location: Beenham (Berkshire) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: One resident reported that around this time of year strange things would happen - wind chimes in the bathroom would be vigorously shaken, lights flick on, and a young man has been spotted in a former bedroom.


Once a year in November, late at night (reoccurring)

Grey Monk

Location: Rochester (Kent) - Cooper's Arms public house, St Margaret's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Bricked up alive for a long forgotten sin, this misty monk emerges from the wall behind the bar in this ancient building that once was a priory.


Varies: 17 July & 19 November (Reoccurring)

Giant and Bloody Rain

Location: Somerleyton (Norfolk) - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Further Comments: Somerleyton was once the hunting area of a giant, who is said to briefly appear on the evening of 17 July. The giant once stumbled across a plot to murder him, so struck first and killed the would-be assassin. The assassin's blood is said to rain down from the sky on 19 November.


Varies: 31 October & 2 November (reoccurring)


Location: Warminster (Wiltshire) - Cley Hill
Type: Environmental Manifestation
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.


Varies: between March and November (reoccurring)

Red Head

Location: Stockton (Warwickshire) - Blue Lias public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: Seen walking through the pub after opening hours, this red headed male is thought to have been killed long ago when he was discovered in bed with another man's wife.


Weeks leading up to Christmas (reoccurring), last seen November 1961

Black Coach

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Bell Lane, Enfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Further Comments: A popular local story tells of the Phantom Coach of Enfield, flying two metres off the ground where the road once lay. Seen a couple of times in the twentieth century, the ghostly passengers are said to be quite clear and distinct. A 14 year old boy cycling close to Albany Park School claimed to have passed through the apparition.


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