October - Paranormal Database Records

 
Sow with Litter

Location: Bransby (Lincolnshire) - Bonnewells Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This spectral sow with her young appears along this lane on Halloween. The same stretch of road is also haunted by a woman in a silken dress which rustles as she moves, and there have been reports of a shuck.


 
Screaming

Location: Inverurie (Aberdeenshire) - Pittodrie House hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The cries for help heard only on Halloween emerge from the staircase. They may belong to a maid who was once caught in a fire which engulfed the building - she fell to her death trying to escape. A ghostly carriage pulled by a single horse haunts the driveway, while another spook has been reported in the library.


 
Headless Horseman

Location: Ballymena (County Antrim) - Road leading to the White Gates, Crebilly Road area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A robber escaping from a house rode into a thin piece of wire tightly pulled between the gateposts here, losing his head in the process. His decapitated shade is either seen or heard at Halloween, still on horseback.


 
Shuck and Friends

Location: Tuamgraney (County Clare) - Wooded area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This wooded hollow is particularly haunted around Halloween, when it is said to change into dense woodland with demonic creatures, including a red eyed dogs and rams.


 
Roll Call

Location: Chirbury (Shropshire) - Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Those who walk twelve times around the church at midnight on this date shall hear the names of the villagers due to die within the following twelve months.


 
Leaping Woman

Location: Amble (Northumberland) - Cliffs close to Cliff House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A ghostly woman leaps from these cliffs, fading away before she hits the sea below.


 
All of Horrors of the Lakes

Location: Keswick (Cumbria) - Ambroth House (no longer standing?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A local legend says that all the ghosts and spirits that haunt this part of England meet at the house once a year.


 
Waiting Lady

Location: Balbriggan (County Dublin) - Ardgillan Castle, bridge in garden over railway known as The Lady's Stairs
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This phantom woman is said to be waiting for her husband to return. He was a keen swimming, but drowned one night, leaving his wife on the bridge awaiting his return. One version of the story says that whoever sees the ghost on Halloween will be picked up and thrown into the ocean.


 
Blind Peter

Location: Netley (Hampshire) - Netley Abbey ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring) Grey Ladies seen
Further Comments: On Halloween three misty women appear and walk along the ruins walls. The sounds of bells can also be heard on this night. Another presence, Blind Peter, is less choosey on the date on which he appears, and wanders around the ruins of the abbey. There is a legend that a secret underground passage was sealed after the last man to enter it emerged shortly after, screaming 'block it up!' before dropping dead - the passage may be connected to the tales of treasure buried on site.


 
Those to Die

Location: Crowcombe (Somerset) - Church
Type: Other
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring) or Midsummer Eve
Further Comments: Anyone watching the church at midnight on Halloween would see the spirits of those fated to die over the forthcoming twelve months.


 
Headless Monk

Location: Erith (Kent) - Lesnes Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring), last seen 1981?
Further Comments: The monk was caught with a woman and killed for his crime. The entity now returns once a year, and may have last been seen in 1981 by a teenager who would search the woods near the abbey for old pots and pipes. After returning home one night from the woods, the teenager reportedly spotted a monk in a brown robe holding a lantern on a hooked pole outside his window. The abbey is also home to phantom horsemen, and Roesia of Dover who is looking for her heart (it was buried here by her father).


 
House with Glowing Windows

Location: Thirlmere (Cumbria) - Armboth Hall & Thirlmere lake
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring), Wedding party occurs
Further Comments: After a murder of a newly wed bride, this house was left to fall into ruin - though some people reported that a glowing candle moves past various windows and a wedding party occurs. The Hall is now lost below the waters of the flooded valley of Thirlmere Lake, which is home to a phantom dog which swims through the water.


 
Man in Black

Location: Dilton Marsh (Wiltshire) - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October / November (reoccurring)
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.


 
Wine Smashing

Location: Birmingham (West Midlands) - Court Oak public house, Harborne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 31 (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: Nicknamed Corky by visitors to the Court Oak, this phantom is said to smash bottles of cheap wine in the cellar. Corky is also said to manifest behind the counter, appearing in the form of a male in his sixties.


 
Chimes without Wind

Location: Beenham (Berkshire) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October and November (reoccurring)
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.


 
Fire

Location: Warminster (Wiltshire) - Cley Hill
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: 31 October & 2 November (reoccurring)
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.


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