October - Paranormal Database Records

Screams of Spanish Soldiers

Location: Dun an Oir (County Kerry) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Over eight hundred Spanish soldiers landed here in 1580, overrunning an English garrison. Spanish reinforcements failed to come, however, and their victory was short lived when more English troops arrived. The Spaniards surrendered, but most were immediately put to death by the enraged English. Their death throes echo around the area on the anniversary of their defeat.

Staring Man

Location: Audlem (Cheshire) - Audlem Road leading to Corbrook Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 October, 2001 and 2002 (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This entity was seen twice by the same witness, exactly a year separating the sightings. The witness said he was driving down the road when he saw the strange looking figure on the roadside, who stared into the car as he drove past. The figure did not appear in the rear view mirror.

Alexander MacAllister

Location: Glenlivet (Moray) - Altnachoylachan Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The site of a battle in 1594 between the troops of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly and Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll, is haunted by the headless ghost of MacAllister riding on horseback - he fought briefly, although was decapitated by the first cannon shot.

White Monk

Location: St Osyth (Essex) - St Osyth's Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 07 October Saint Osyth manifests (reoccurring), monk seen late 1970s
Further Comments: While legend states that Saint Osyth herself haunts the building, a pale monk has also been spotted walking around at night carrying a candle. One witness reported seeing the ghost of a woman standing by a washing machine while the building was being used as a nursing home, while several new residents to the centre claimed to have watched a possession of monks walk by a window.

White Horse

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire) - Walton Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 October, every five years (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This pale riderless horse gallops over the gardens, twice a decade. The hotel itself is haunted by a young man, who some speculate to be the rider of the aforementioned creature.

Henry's Wives

Location: Hampton Court (Surrey) - Hampton Court Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 October (reoccurring), 4 November (reoccurring), and other (see text)
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.

The Mourning Woman

Location: Charfield (Gloucestershire) - Charfield graveyard, memorial to those killed in the Charfield Station rail crash
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Her face covered by her hands, this woman is black is widely believed to be the mother of two children killed in a rail disaster which occurred in 1929. Ten people, including the children, who were killed in the train crash could not be formally identified and are buried in a mass grave.


Location: Battle (Sussex) - Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A phantom knight on horseback appears on the anniversary of the battle, while other figures have been seen more sporadically. The ground is also said to bleed after a storm.

Black Chrysler Hit by Express

Location: Conington (Cambridgeshire) - Railway junction (8m NE Peterborough)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 16 October, 4pm (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: 1948 saw the tragic death of Colonel Mellows, when he drove his car over the tracks only to be hit by a speeding train. Another explanation of the ghosts here says that a lorry of German POWs was hit during World War Two, and that one of these soldiers now haunts the area.

Betty Potter

Location: Boxted (Essex) - Bend in the road close to Boxted Road, known as Betty Potter's Dip
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 October, midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Hanged from a tree for witchcraft (or she committed suicide, depending on the story), Betty is said to return once a year to the site of her death.

Black Cat

Location: Poynton Green (Shropshire) - Field in the village
Type: Other
Date / Time: 22 October, every ten years (next in 2021) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Two Czech pilots died here on 22 October 1941, crashing in the field as they ran out of fuel. A local farmer rushed to the field in an attempt to save them, but was beaten back by the flames. He did, however, see a black cat emerge from the burning wreckage. The creature made its home with a local old woman, and when she died, the cat vanished, but appears once every ten years at the crash site.

Battle of Edgehill Repeating

Location: Edgehill (Warwickshire) - Kineton
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 October (reoccurring), also 23 December 1642, lasting several nights
Further Comments: A bloody battle of the English Civil War, the fighting repeated itself for several successive nights in 1642, in front of dozens of witnesses. More recently, sounds of battle have been reported, though the visuals are not forthcoming. The date of the more recent battle sounds is said to be 23 October.


Location: Rye (Sussex) - Mermaid Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 October (duel) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Several shades haunt this public house. A pair of ghostly duellers have been seen engaging each other with rapiers (the victor then drags the body through the hotel and drops it through a trapdoor), while a female figure dressed in grey haunts the upper part of the building. Room 5 is one of her haunts, while in rooms 10 and 18, a fading man has been seen entering and leaving (often through a wall).

Lady Blunt

Location: Lydiard Millicent (Wiltshire) - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: It was on this date that Lady Blunt watched her fiancée murdered; the shock she suffered was strong enough to leave an enduring psychic echo which has lasted over two centuries.

Pack of Hounds

Location: Todmorden (Yorkshire) - Area between Todmorden and Mankinholes
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 30 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Wailing at the moon, this pack of devil dogs run over both land and water looking for people to terrify.

Monk and Author

Location: Hitchin (Hertfordshire) - Minsden Chapel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The chapel is reputedly haunted by a phantom monk, and a local author also threatened to haunt the location. Mr Reginald Hine, at the start of the twentieth century, said he loved the place so much that he threatened to haunt the church in order to protect it from any redevelopment work. An unconvincing photograph does exist of the phantom monk.

World War One Soldier

Location: Bournemouth (Dorset) - Bournemouth Town Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This incorporeal soldier appears here once a year to help himself to a drink of water. There are also a few reports of phantom horses and carriages being seen outside the building, while a ghostly cat is also said to haunt several of the town hall rooms.


Location: Burnley (Lancashire) - Eagle's Crag, Cliviger Gorge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Lord William Towneley and his dog appear once a year, giving chase to a nimble doe. Another variant of the tale names the hunter as Gabriel Ratchets, while yet another story states that a man and his wife manifest on the same date - he killed and buried her on the spot.


Location: Armboth Fell (Cumbria) - Thirlmere Lake
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The echo of phantom bells have been heard coming from beneath the waters here.

Secret Meeting

Location: Maybole (Ayrshire) - Coves of Culzean
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The little people are reported to gather here once a year for secret planning sessions.

Returning Maid

Location: Abbots Langley (Hertfordshire) - Churchyard and Vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This young girl, who died suddenly, rises from the grave once a year and returns to the vicarage. Opinions differ on whether she is a former vicar's daughter or a maid mistreated by a vicar's wife.

Lady Hobbingdon

Location: Hindlip (Hereford & Worcester) - Hindlip Hall (original building no longer standing) and grounds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The shade of the Lady, together with a phantom white calf, would be seen moving around the house revealing all the secret priest holes once a year - during life she performed the same task, feeding those who hid within. The grounds are now said to be haunted by a young girl wearing a tartan dress, quietly crying and looking for her mother.

Lady Fleetwood

Location: Fleetwood (Lancashire) - Rossall School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This pallid woman is reported to traverse the school grounds once a year.

Lantern Bearer

Location: Dacre (Cumbria) - Hawkesdale Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Having hanged himself in the hall, this young lad holding a lantern appears on Halloween and walks towards the nearby river Caldew, vanishing into its cold waters.

Black Dog

Location: North Shields (Northumberland) - Milbourne Place, now Smith's Dockyards
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The area near the docks is haunted by the ghost of a sailor who was murdered by his parents, who failed to recognise their own son after his many years at sea. He returns in the form of a large black dog, patrolling the area where the crime was committed.

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