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Teenage Girl

Location: Blandford Forum (Dorset) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: While laying in bed hoping to fall asleep, this witness spotted a teenage girl wearing jeans and a striped top standing by a bookcase. The figure vanished and the witness screamed, The witness's parents ran in and told the witness that it was a dream, although the witness was adamant that they had been awake for some time.


 


Young Woman

Location: Gosport (Hampshire) - Hotel (name withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2010
Further Comments: A guest awoke in the middle of the night to see, standing over her sleeping husband, a young woman with brown hair. The guest covered her eyes out of fear. The following morning the guest mentioned the sighting to staff and was told other people had seen the girl.


 


Nuns or Teachers

Location: Towcester (Northamptonshire) - Private residence, Brackley Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2008
Further Comments: The occupants of this property reported, bangs, knocks and cold spots, while one of them awoke one night to felt something sitting at the end of the bed. A visiting medium said that the site was haunted by either two nuns or teachers. The occupants never felt they were in danger.


 


Vanishing Car

Location: Orston (Nottinghamshire) - A52
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 January 2014, 21:00h
Further Comments: An unlit car heading towards a driver and his passenger after dusk vanished just before collision. The driver said that at first he thought he must have imagined it, but the passenger had witnessed it also.


 


Young Woman

Location: Durham (Durham) - HMP Low Newton Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 26 February 2011
Further Comments: A prisoner reported seeing a woman standing by a window in their cell. A guard later told them that someone had committed suicide in the spot the figure had stood.


 


Power Up

Location: St Osyth (Essex) - Amusement arcade
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1966
Further Comments: Machines in this arcade were said to turn themselves on even though they had been unplugged, and ashtrays would be found piled up. One witness in the toilet reported hearing someone trying to enter their cubicle, although when they opened the door no one was present.


 


Bangs

Location: Braemar (Aberdeenshire) - Disused cottage a few miles out of town (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November, but year unknown
Further Comments: Someone sleeping in this empty, disused cottage was harassed by banging coming from an empty room.


 


White Figure

Location: Greenfield (Bedfordshire) - Greenfield Wesleyan Chapel (destroyed by fire in February 1962, subsequently rebuilt)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1962
Further Comments: It was reported that the chapel was haunted by a white figure which would slow disappear if approached, although one author speculated that it was most likely caused by reflections.


 


Liver Birds

Location: Liverpool (Lancashire) - Royal Liver Building
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Several myths exist concerning the two metal birds perched on the Liver Building, all relating to the birds coming to life and departing the city, resulting in its downfall. One myth says the birds face away from each other to ensure they do not fall in love and become animated, while another story says if an honest man and a virgin woman meet and fall in love in front of the birds, the statues would spring into life.


 


Beast of Sydenham

Location: SE21 (Greater London) - Dulwich Wood
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2009
Further Comments: The press claimed a jogger had reported being chased by a large black cat through this wooded area.


 


Poking and Tugging

Location: Southwold (Suffolk) - Holiday cottage in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2014
Further Comments: A visitor to this cottage reported having their shorts tugged and being poked in the back by an invisible finger. A white mist was also observed to emerge from a kitchen lamp and drift across the room.


 


Woman with Long Hair

Location: Rayne (Essex) - Shalford Road, near The Swan Public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 September 2014
Further Comments: Three people in a car spotted a woman with long black hair and a pale face standing by the roadside. She wore purple trousers and a ragged yellow shirt. One of the witnesses speculated that the figure was that of the ghost said to haunt the nearby public house.


 


'Bill Sikes' Lookalike

Location: Leeds (Yorkshire) - Park in Beeston area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 September 2014, 02:30h
Further Comments: A witness walking through this park reported seeing three ghostly figures; one similar to Oliver Twist's Bill Sikes, and a man and woman wearing what could have been well-to-do Victorian clothing. The witness said there were no feelings of ill ease.


 


Slim Woman Crossing

Location: Southsea (Hampshire) - Zebra Crossing, Elm Grove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010
Further Comments: A driver stopped at the crossing to allow a woman to cross the road. She was in her 30s or 40s, wearing a short skirt and knee high boots. As she started to cross, the driver heard the car behind sound its horn. The driver glanced in their rear view mirror for a second, before looking back to the road - the woman had vanished.


 


Man Holding Throat

Location: Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Langbar, Easterhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970
Further Comments: A tenant in a flat here reported their home as being haunted by a former occupant, who was seen walking around the site holding his throat. A priest was called to perform an exorcism, although the outcome of the ritual is not known.


 


White Woman with Handbag

Location: Stirton (near Skipton) (Yorkshire) - Road through the hamlet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2009, around 03:00h
Further Comments: Four friends driving through the area in the early hours of the morning caught in their headlights an older woman dressed in white, holding a white handbag, standing on a narrow grass verge. Concerned for the woman's wellbeing, they stopped around 25 metres up the road and reversed back to check on the woman, Although only thirty or so seconds had passed, the woman had gone, and a further twenty minutes of checking fields and further along the road turned up nothing.


 


Tall White Figure

Location: Selattyn (Shropshire) - Glyn Road, approximately 200 metres outside of village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2011, approx 23:00h
Further Comments: Near to the Pant Glas junction, a witness spotted a tall white human figure twenty metres ahead. He switched on his torch and shouted a warning, but the figure disappeared. The witness said that there are many sightings of white hooded figures around Selattyn, and some believe that they are the guardians of the tomb belonging to a Celtic Prince who is buried on Selattyn hill.


 


Drowning

Location: Portendown (now Portadown?) (County Armagh) - Portendown Bridge (now Bann Bridge?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1640s
Further Comments: Depending on the account, between one and four hundred people were drowned in the waters by the bridge by rebels. After these murders, people reported seeing the ghosts of drowning men and women or hearing screaming.


 


Girl in Blue

Location: Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Huntington Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 02 July 2014, around 22:00h
Further Comments: A fast moving, slightly out of focus, young girl with light brown hair and in a blue raincoat looked at this witness and disappeared into a bush, creating no noise. The witness looked for the girl, but she had gone.


 


Grey Hooded Figure

Location: Broughton Astley (Leicestershire) - B581, Broughton Way
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 11 August 2014, 22:30h
Further Comments: Two people watched as a grey hooded figure walked out in front of their car, forcing them to brake sharply. The figure crossed the road and dissipated near a gate. Both witnesses were left shaken.


 


Cyclist

Location: Northampton (Northamptonshire) - Kingsland Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: While waiting at a crossroads, a witness watched a man in a cap and Plus-fours breeches, ride past on a penny farthing cycle. The cyclist faded away.


 


Monk

Location: Stainsby (Derbyshire) - Hawking Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of five people spotted a figure in a monk's habit walking towards them. The figure had no legs which could be seen. One of the witnesses later spoke to a person who lived in the village who said that many people had seen the monk.


 


Thrower

Location: Brigg (Lincolnshire) - Former shoe shop
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990 - 2000
Further Comments: Staff at this shop were said to have shoes thrown at them in the store room. Staff also felt the sensation of being pushed while on the staircase.


 


Singing

Location: Samlesbury (Lancashire) - New Hall Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2014 and early 2000s
Further Comments: Filming for a paranormal documentary took place in this public house, inspired by a witness's claims that she had experienced disembodied footsteps and had heard a girl crying when staying at the building as a child.


 


Knocking

Location: Llanelli (Dyfed) - Halfway Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2013
Further Comments: A ghost tour event at the hotel featured in national newspapers after it was alleged that host psychic medium Chris Date had concealed a man in the loft to create knocking sounds to simulate spiritual contact. Chris Date denied knowing that the man was hidden there.


 


Flying Bowls

Location: Llanelli (Dyfed) - Thomas Arms restaurant and hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: July 2014
Further Comments: Hotel owners Christine and David Evans claimed in the local press that they had experienced strange sounds and had bowls which had flown off surfaces. Websites carried footage of something moving around on CCTV, although looking more like something small and close to the lens rather than paranormal in origin.


 


Moving Chair

Location: Romford (Essex) - Brookside Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2014
Further Comments: CCTV recorded what appears to be a chair moving unaided in the theatre, although some claim that the movement is an optical illusion caused by a water droplet on the lens of the camera,


 


Grey Lady

Location: Wigston (Leicestershire) - Oadby and Wigston Borough Councilís offices
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 Century
Further Comments: Workers in the building are said to have seen a grey lady and heard a child crying. The building featured in the Channel 4 programme 'Man vs Weird' broadcast June 2014, although nothing paranormal was recorded.


 


Older Woman

Location: Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - New Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female phantom haunts one of the boxes where she is said to have died (or fallen from, depending on the myth).


 


Woman

Location: Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The female entity said to haunt this area is thought to be the same woman who is looking for her lost son close to the river.


 


Black Dog

Location: Cold Knap (South Glamorgan) - Beach, between cave and min golf course
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: February 1997, 23:00 (approximately) and September 2013 around midnight
Further Comments: This witness, who would often sit on the pebbles with their two dogs, watched another dog, black in colour, move silently across the beach some fifty metres away. The witness's curiosity was raised by the fact that despite the rocks and stones underfoot, the hound moved smoothly and their own dogs remained oblivious to the strange canine. Sixteen years later the same witness reported their second paranormal event on the beach - a nebulous black cloud which formed around their feet. After tolerating the cloud for several minutes, the witness left the area.


 


Officer

Location: Old Leake (Lincolnshire) - Private location, Chapel Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: This witness spotted an airman in officer uniform standing at ease and watching them. The witness speculated that the ghost was related to a Lancaster bomber which crashed nearby in 1943.


 


Fading Figure

Location: Edale (Derbyshire) - Path from Ringing Roger towards Edale
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 June 2014
Further Comments: Two people in a group of four watched a person-shaped shadow fade in and out of existence along a footpath. The experience lasted between 15 - 20 seconds, although the other two people in the group were not aware of the entity.


 


Mirror Smasher

Location: Winsford (Cheshire) - De.bees nightclub
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: An orb was blamed for smashing a mirror in the toilets when no one was present - footage of the incident was uploaded to Youtube.


 


Those Poisoned

Location: Dalkeith (Lothian) - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In February 1911, Thirteen people were poisoned at the residence of Charles Hutchison after drinking coffee laced with arsenic. Charles' son John was suspected of the act, but escaped to the Channel Islands where be poisoned himself. The phantoms of those who died of the poisoning are said to be restless, although little is known of their activities.


 


Two Girls

Location: Braintree (Essex) - Alleyway behind Freeport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December 2013, and January 2014
Further Comments: A witness reported seeing two small girls with long hair leaping over concrete posts along an alleyway. Walking away from the girls, the witness then heard a scream. The witness turned to see that one of the girls had fallen to the floor. As the witness ran over to help, both girls disappeared. A month later the same witness spotted one of the girls skipping under a lamppost along the same alleyway, once again vanishing when approached.


 


Funeral Procession

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Mont d'Aval road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Slowly walking along carrying a coffin, this group of phantoms appear to have lost their heads.


 


Coffin Carriers

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Moulin de Haut (lane)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around Christmas (reoccurring)
Further Comments: To spot the phantom funeral procession is said to bring bad luck or death (or both!).


 


Headless Figure

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Fauxquets Valley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December (reoccurring), between 22:00h - 00:00h
Further Comments: A tall headless figure is said to haunt the valley during the winter months.


 


The Birds

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Les Jaonnets Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A flock of screeching invisible phantom birds apparently attacked a witness walking along this lane.


 


Zigzagging Woman

Location: Castel (Guernsey) - Rue du Dos d'Ane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1933
Further Comments: Said to have been seen a number of times, this road was the haunt of an old woman who would zigzag along holding an old lantern. She would vanish next to a field.


 


Headless Horseman

Location: St Saviour (Guernsey) - Road between Le Gron and Les Piques
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Moonlit nights
Further Comments: The reason for this horseman dashing along the road is long forgotten.


 


Funeral

Location: St Saviour (Guernsey) - Road leading to the parish church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Although not seen recently, a phantom funeral procession which passed along this road would be spotted during the day, making its way towards the church before vanishing.


 


Horse and Cart

Location: St Saviour (Guernsey) - De Garis house (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of a horse and cart unloading stone has been heard around this former house. Another story says it is haunted by a sow and her piglets.


 


Woman

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Hauteville House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century
Further Comments: Prior to Victor Hugo moving into the property, this house was empty due to the belief that the ghost of a woman who committed suicide haunted it.


 


Old Woman

Location: Torteval (Guernsey) - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Looking for her son, a ghostly old woman wearing dark clothing is said to walk along the beach.


 


Headless People

Location: St Peter Port (Guernsey) - Lane east of La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Dark winter nights
Further Comments: Several headless people are said to hurry up and down this lane during the winter months.


 


Howling Creature

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Rocquaine Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: prior to a storm
Further Comments: Heard but never seen, a creature was said to howl close to the reef when a storm was due.


 


Calf Sized Hound

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Road leading to St Saviours from L'Eree
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This large black dog was said to have caused one man to die of shock after it sat in his cart.


 


Sitting the Shoulders of Giants

Location: St Pierre du Bois (Guernsey) - Lane, Le Coudre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A woman walking down the lane was escorted by a giant figure who carried another giant figure upon his shoulders. The figures both appeared and vanished without warning.


 

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