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Location: Colliston (Angus) - Farmhouse in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A ghost was blamed at this property for creating disembodied footsteps, unsettling the animals and smashing lightbulbs.

Grey Figure

Location: South Cerney (Gloucestershire) - Road towards village from Kemble
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 December 2016
Further Comments: A five foot tall tornado/human-like figure was narrowly missed by a driver who swerved to avoid it. The witness said the entity was hovering about thirty centimetres off the road, was pointed at the base and formed human-like features further up, with a tail-like bit above the head.


Location: Burbage Bridge (Derbyshire) - Layby along Ringinglow Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: 11 December 2016
Further Comments: Two witnesses in the back of a camper van heard the sound of horse's hooves outside their vehicle (even though they did not hear the creature approach). They heard the creature depart before it returned soon after, this time brushing against the rear window. The witnesses drove away, unable to see anything in the darkness. The driver turned the van around a few hundred metres down the road and returned to see what had been harassing them, but nothing was found.


Location: Cark (Cumbria) - Victorian farm, Quarry Flats
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1967
Further Comments: Harry Wood told the local press that he was too afraid to go up to his bedroom as voices would keep him awake at night. Harry's sister reported seeing a white shape which pushed open a door - it floated around for a bit before leaving.


Location: Bath (Somerset) - Little Theatre Cinema
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2017
Further Comments: Paranormal investigators were called to this theatre after strange bangs and other unexplained sounds were heard around the site.


Location: York (Yorkshire) - Private residence, Long Close Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2017
Further Comments: Several news outlets reported that a mother and her child were driven out of this property by something that scratched them and hid their belongings.


Location: Beeston (Nottinghamshire) - Crown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputedly home to a phantom Cavalier, complete with cloak and plumed hat.

Falling Man

Location: Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Edinburgh Road, Cranhill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2016
Further Comments: While walking towards a shop, one witness watched a man stumble across the road holding his throat before falling against a fence. As the witness approached, the figure vanished.

Hooded Figure

Location: Kingsley (Cheshire) - Road towards Frodsham, near cemetery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2014
Further Comments: A hooded figure, without visible legs, by the edge of the road was spotted by a driver. The entity crossed the road in front of oncoming traffic, although no vehicles reacted, and the figure vanished as the driver reached the spot where it had first been seen.

A Cyclist Vanishes

Location: Oxford (Oxfordshire) - Hinksey Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 05 January 2017
Further Comments: Two witnesses watched a shadowy cyclist travelling at speed. The figure passed behind a tree but did not materialise the other side.

Armoured Man

Location: Leeds (Yorkshire) - York Road close to Killingbeck
Type: Other
Date / Time: Summer, mid 1990s, approx 04:30h
Further Comments: Two occupants of a car spotted an armoured figure riding a horse towards Killingbeck. The witnesses were unclear whether it was a 'real' person heading towards the Royal Armouries Museum.

Tom Bates and Others

Location: Worcester (Hereford & Worcester) - Royal Infirmary
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In 2017 students from the University of Worcester used a ghost walk at this site to raise money for a local school. The Royal Infirmary was said to be haunted by Tom Bates (a former surgeon), a grey lady, and a screaming boy who haunts the lower part of the building.


Location: Detling (Kent) - Site of former RAF Detling
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2004
Further Comments: A cyclist dressed in a Second World War RAF uniform passed by a witness and then disappeared. When the witness mentioned the encounter the following day, they were told horses would refuse to cross the grassy area where the sighting had occurred.

Tall Figure

Location: Wigan (Lancashire) - Fire Station (old building)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 2015
Further Comments: A tall grey figure was reportedly seen by several people at different times, moving down the corridor by the watch office. Disembodied footsteps were also heard in the kit room.


Location: Coventry (West Midlands) - Golden Cross
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2016-2017
Further Comments: During renovation work, the landlady of the pub reported banging on the doors, open of which would always open itself.

James of the Glen

Location: Appin (Argyll and Bute) - Old Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2016
Further Comments: Landlord Jim Milligan blamed the ghost of James of the Glen for the mild haunting at this inn, which included footstep-like sounds, rattling of swords on the walls, and tipping chairs.

Serving Girl

Location: Nocton (Lincolnshire) - Nocton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local news outlet reported that the hall was haunted by a servant who fell pregnant after a fling with the owner's son - he murdered her. Former staff who worked at the site would report waking at night and seeing a sobbing girl at the foot of their beds.

Dark Figure

Location: Gravesend (Kent) - Fort Gardens
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2016
Further Comments: A visitor to these tunnels felt the presence of an authoritative man and had the sensation of being pushed back into the entry room. The site is reportedly home to a ghostly dark figure.


Location: St Cleer (Cornwall) - Footpath to Golitha Falls, Bodmin Moor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2003
Further Comments: A couple walking back from the falls spotted a jogger behind them. The woman was wearing modern fitness clothing and swinging her arms, but never closed the distance between herself and the couple, which remained at around thirty metres. The final time the couple turned to look at her, she had vanished, with no discernible place to go.

Cloudy Horse

Location: Cannington (Somerset) - A39, between the Apple Tree Pub and the roundabout
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 November 2016
Further Comments: A driver observed a white cloudy horse run across the road and jump into a hedge on the opposite side.

Single Headlight

Location: Briantspuddle (Dorset) - Rogers Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: A police officer driver their patrol car at night approached a bend in this road and spotted a single headlight coming from the other direction. The officer dipped their headlights, but when turning the bend, the other light could not be seen. The officer was later told that some years earlier there had been a fatal accident at that spot and several people had reported the vanishing single headlight.


Location: Edinburgh (Lothian) - RAF Turnhouse (no longer operational)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1982 - 1997
Further Comments: A worker at the MOD transport section would say 'hello' to Fred, the resident ghost. It was said that if Fred was not acknowledged, the phantom would open lockers and move things around. It was thought that Fred was a worker at the site during the Second World War; he died after walking into a propeller.

Stretched Plectrum

Location: Snettisham (Norfolk) - Skies over the Wash
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 22 August 2016
Further Comments: While watching some F15s over the Wash, a witness spotted a dark grey craft, the shape of a stretched plectrum, emerge from a cloud behind them. The ufo shimmered before entering a small cloud from which it didn't reappear.


Location: Colwyn Bay (Clwyd) - Princess Cinema (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This cinema was said to have been haunted by a projectionist who died in a flash fire in the booth.

Funeral Procession

Location: Corwen (Clwyd) - Exact area not known
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A man witnessed a phantom funeral procession pass by before vanishing. A couple of weeks later, his friend died, and in the procession he spotted people who he had only ever seen in the ghostly vision.


Location: Llay (Wrexham) - Llay Miners Welfare Institute
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site is said to be the home of a miner who perished in an accident at the nearby colliery.

Darting Phantom

Location: Gresford (Wrexham) - Pant-yr-Ochain Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly figure is reported to have been observed darting up the staircase. Voices have also been heard in empty parts of the inn.


Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Food shop (since closed), Oakdale Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s, 2000s
Further Comments: It was said that footsteps could be heard in empty parts of the food store. After it closed, it reopened as a new business, which experienced doors slamming shut on their own accord and hand driers in the toilets being switched on and off repeatedly.


Location: York (Yorkshire) - Shop along High Ousegate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 November 2015
Further Comments: While in the stockroom, a worker heard faint knocking and footsteps coming up the staircase. The door handle turned but the door didn't open, as if someone behind the door was going to enter but had changed their mind. The worker immediately opened the door, ready to make the person on the other side jump, but no one was there.

Disappearing Cyclist

Location: Little Milton (Oxfordshire) - A329, and Rofford Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006, and December 2015
Further Comments: A driver heading towards the village spotted a cyclist who disappeared. The driver stopped to see if the cyclist had fallen off their bike, but could not find anyone. Nine years later, in the same neighbourhood, the same driver was travelling with their son. Both watched a cyclist disappear, and despite looking, no trace of the cyclist was found.


Location: Donington Le Heath (Leicestershire) - Donington le Heath Manor House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once owned by a friend of Guy Fawkes, this former manor house is reputed to be haunted by a ghost of a housemaid. A phantom man wearing a tall brimmed hat is also said to have a home here, and is thought to be from the seventeenth century.

Woman in White

Location: Eddlewood (Lanarkshire) - Disused (private) land between Eddlewood and Quarter
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A witness who played here as a child reported that a woman in a white or grey dress would walk down a path and vanish as she crossed a bridge. Wailing and sobbing would be heard in the area after dusk.

Hairy Figure

Location: Annesborough (County Down) - A25 towards Castlewellan
Type: Other
Date / Time: 01 October 2016, 21:00h
Further Comments: A driver watched a four foot high hairy figure dart across the road and disappear behind a bush. The driver looked behind the bush as they drove past, but was unable to see anything there.

Each Uisge

Location: Cnoc-na-Beist (Outer Hebrides) - Loch a Mhuileinn
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local girl had a narrow escape after encountering a water horse which had taken the form of young man by the edge of the loch, only realising his true nature after spotting sand and mud in his hair. She fled home and told her brother, who killed it with his sword the following morning.


Location: Vallay Island (Outer Hebrides) - Pit, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A witch who was buried up to her neck in the pit was crushed to death by a herd of cattle. Her ghost is said to linger.

Bluish Creature

Location: Stonehaven (Aberdeenshire) - Sea
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: October 1898
Further Comments: A skipper of a fishing boat reported seeing a creature which resembled an upturned boat with fins and a small hump and The visible part of the body was some 68 foot (21 metres) long, although the tail was not visible, and while resembling a whale, the skipper said the head was much flatter than a whale.

Ninety Foot Long Creature

Location: Summer Isles (Highland) - Loch Broom
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1906
Further Comments: Two excise officers reportedly fired at a 90 foot (30 metre) long monster as it charged towards them at some 60 miles per hour, resulting in the creature diving. Local fishermen also spotted the monster, and it was also claimed that a 100 tonne yacht was lifted out of the water when it came into contact with the beast.

Man in Boiler Suit

Location: Hollywater (Hampshire) - Royal Oak public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub's cellar was claimed to be home to a ghostly man wearing a blue boiler suit.

Falling Glass

Location: Wakefield (Yorkshire) - New York Italian Kitchen
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2016
Further Comments: In a video featured in several newspapers, a glass is shown falling over on the bar, apparently unaided. The owner claimed that this is only one of several strange occurrences.

Dark Figures

Location: Norwich (Norfolk) - Private residence, Silver Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007 - 2008
Further Comments: A former occupier of this house claimed lights would flick on and off, a dark figure could be seen, and covers forcefully removed off the bed. Neighbours reported hearing sounds from the building after the occupier left.


Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Safestore, Ashton Gate
Type: Other
Date / Time: Twenty-first Century
Further Comments: A customer and his parents at the facility heard bells ringing and echoing around the corridors - they spent some time trying to find the source of the discordant sounds, but failed.


Location: W2 (Greater London) - Safestore, Paddington Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first Century
Further Comments: One person called their manager as they had seen a child wandering the site on CCTV, but were unable to find the child within the building. Other staff have reported seeing the figure around the building, a former hospital.


Location: Romford (Essex) - Safestore, Bryant Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first Century
Further Comments: Staff and customers have heard rattling padlocks and noises throughout the building when no one else is around. A manager watched a padlock move and rattle unaided - he ran from the area to reception and watched the on CCTV, only to see a shadowy figure appear on the screen that did not trip any alarms.


Location: Hanley (Staffordshire) - The Sentinel offices, Bethesda Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013 - 2016 (at time of writing)
Further Comments: A receptionist claimed to have seen a disappearing figure standing behind a customer, while a ghost hunting group reported banging on the site.

Lady in Green

Location: Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Gothic villa close to Springburn Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - twentieth century?
Further Comments: A woman wearing a long green dress was once said to wander the property with her dog.

Tap Turners

Location: Plymouth (Devon) - Odd Fellows Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The upper part of this building is said to be haunted by a couple of entities which would turn on the water taps.

Bloodied Ghost

Location: West Stafford (Dorset) - Local lane (exact location not known)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 1894
Further Comments: A party of ghost hunters patrolling an alleged haunted lane in the village encountered a white figure covered by a sheet. One member of the group urged the others to attack it, which they did using sticks and clubs. The ghost fell to the ground. Once the sheet was removed, it was realised the ghost was actually a local man, who was taken to hospital for his fractured skull to be treated.

Luminous Faced Figure

Location: Godalming (Surrey) - Exact area not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa December 1894
Further Comments: A figure with a luminous face and white clothing took to frightening people travelling late at night. Who or what the figure was is unknown, but the South Wales Daily News implied it was a practical joker who should be caught and punished.

Phantom Hand

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Earl Grey Tea Rooms, Shambles
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2016
Further Comments: One visitor reported on Trip Advisor that they had felt a child's hand grab them while in the ladies toilet, although nothing was there. Another story says a phantom older man sits at a corner table.


Location: Brigg (Lincolnshire) - Exchange Coach House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of disembodied footsteps is said to haunt this hotel, with a phantom headless monk and ghostly little girl also present.

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