Guernsey - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Angry Wife

Location: Castel - House known as Les Mourains (may no longer stand)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Possibly mid to late eighteenth century
Further Comments: A woman who lived here died after giving birth to two sons, although she had time to make her husband promise not to remarry. This promise he failed to keep, and shortly after the wedding his former wife came home post mortem. She was seen by the children's nanny and her sound of her silk dress heard along the corridors. The family locked up the drawing room as it was the ghost's favourite place to manifest. Eventually the rector of the parish banished the ghost to a cupboard which was then boarded up, although sometimes the former wife could be heard behind the planks.


 
 


Fairy Treasure

Location: Castel - Rocky outcrop in the parish of Ste Marie du Castel
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This rocky pile was once said to be home to fairies and witches, and it concealed a massive wealth of treasure within.


 
 


Tchen Bodu

Location: Clos du Valle - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This black hound, known locally as tchen Bodu, is seen as a death omen for either the witness or someone close to them.


 
 


Drowned

Location: La Braye du Valle - Stone bridges known as Le Pont Colliche and Le Pont St Michel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: La Braye du Valle was once a tidal channel, crossable only by using two stone bridges. Over the years, a number of people slipped from the bridges and drowned, leaving their ghosts to haunt the area. Le Pont St Michel was additionally haunted by a 'feu bellenger', or Will-o-the-Wisp, and the cries of someone in distress.


 
 


German Soldier

Location: Les Houards Forest - German Military Underground Hospital and Ammunition Store
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008 (Photograph taken)
Further Comments: Several phantoms are said to haunt this former German building, including a ghostly soldier and a lady. Disembodied voices have also been reported (and recorded). In 2008 a photograph was taken which some believe show a spirit, although it is more likely to be a result of a long exposure and camera shake.


 
 


Mr Blondel

Location: St Peter in the Wood - Church at St Pierre du Bois and rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century?
Further Comments: Mr Blondel left instructions that on his deathbed the church bell should be tolled to show his passing. However, when Blondel died the bell remained silent, so his ghost took to climbing the church tower and throwing crockery around in the rectory kitchen. Thirteen members of clergy gathered and locked the ghost in a cupboard.


 
 


Soldier

Location: St Peter Port - Elizabeth College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local legend says this college is home to a phantom Nazi soldier and, perhaps more tongue in cheek, to a student who was accidently locked in the library over the summer holidays and starved to death.


 
 


Cricket Bat

Location: St Peter Port - La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: Children would be told that this 350 centimetre tall stone was a giant's cricket bat, thrust into the earth after the another giant refused to fetch the ball.


 
 


Wailing

Location: St Peter Port - Private residence (since demolished) along Smith Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Another phantom locked in a cupboard was released when the owner Mrs de Jersey who refused to believe local superstition and forced open the doors. The noise the entity made was so frightful the servants fled and de Jersey had to call in the local clergy to lock the ghost back up.


 
 


Wailing

Location: St Peter Port - Private residence around Tour Beauregard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: One of several phantoms said to have been bound in the cupboards of the properties they haunted, this ghost could be heard groaning and wailing. Occupiers had tried to forced the door open but failed.


 
 


Katherine Cawehes

Location: St Peter Port - Tower Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A floating black figure of a woman is thought to be Katherine Cawehes, who was burnt as a witch along with her two daughters in 1556. One of the daughters is said to have given birth during her execution, although the child was thrown back into the fire.


 
 


Homeless Ghost

Location: St Peter Port? - St. George House (original building pulled down)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: A ghost was locked in a cupboard in the old St. George house, but when the building was pulled down the entity escaped and took to wandering the garden at night. An attempt was made to rehome the ghost in the basement of the replacement building, but it is unclear whether it was successful.


 
 


Gateway to Fairyland

Location: St Pierre du Bois - Creux es Faies (megalithic tomb),
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Tomb still present
Further Comments: Legend names this site as an entrance to fairyland, with the little people being seen milling around the doorway. If one left a bowl of porridge by the doorway with unfinished knitting overnight, by the following day the bowl would be empty and the knitting complete.


 
 


Strong Woman

Location: St Pierre du Bois - Menhir
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local man hid behind a hedge after spotting a short woman walking up the hill towards him. She was knitting and also carrying something in her apron. She suddenly stopped and removed a five metre tall stone from her garment and planted it in the earth. The Menhir has remained there ever since.


 
 


Fire

Location: Vale - L'Ancresse Bay - large stone (no longer standing)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown - pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Despite dire warnings from locals, Mr Hocart of Belval had workers cut this former monolith into stone for his new house. The day the building work had finished, a fire broke out, killing two servants. Two ships which carried spare stone to the UK sank within the year, and even though Hocart moved into a second house to Alderney, the fire curse followed him, destroying that dwelling also. Hocart finally returned to Guernsey, but just prior to landing, some rigging fell and landed on his head, killing him instantly.


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