New and Recent Additions

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Maid

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.


 
Witch

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.


 
Bells

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.


 
Child

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.


 
Rattling

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.


 
Figure

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.


 
Footsteps

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.


 
Mary Pike

Location: Cork (County Cork) - Vernon Mount House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site was rumoured to be haunted by Mary Pike, kidnapped for her dowry and driven insane by her abductor. A fire in July 2016 left the building little more than a shell.


 
Walter

Location: Bridgnorth (Shropshire) - Boycott Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Walter is said to be the ghost of a former landlord who now haunts the pub.


 
Levitating Chihuahua

Location: Rutherglen (Lanarkshire) - Property along Stonelaw Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 8 - 9 August 2016
Further Comments: Police were called to investigate a poltergeist outbreak and reportedly witnessed lights switching off, an oven door opening and closing unaided, and flying clothing. When in the garden, officers found a Chihuahua perched upon a two metre tall hedge. With no crime committed, police contacted a Catholic priest.


 
Sid

Location: Worcester (Hereford & Worcester) - King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Sid, a phantom, French speaking Cavalier, would be seen walking through walls and heard ringing a bell in the early hours of the morning. The ghost vanished after warning a tourist about some future danger.


 
Plate Stacking

Location: Bridlington (Yorkshire) - Old Star Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer 2016
Further Comments: Staff reported hearing plates being stacked in the early hours of the morning, though nothing had actually been moved.


 
Glowing Girl

Location: Glasgow (Lanarkshire) - Riverside Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2016
Further Comments: A photograph taken at this museum revealed a pale, bright little girl waving at the camera. Some claimed the image showed a ghostly Victorian child, while others believed the photograph to be an over-exposed person or a photoshopped fake.


 
Richard and Friends

Location: Macclesfield (Cheshire) - Bate Hall public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2016
Further Comments: Landlord Sean Hutchinson claimed in the local press that fourteen entities haunt this pub, including Richard, a little boy who plays hide and seek, a grey lady, and something which likes to scream.


 
Fred

Location: Pontefract (Yorkshire) - 30 East Drive
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: August 1966 onwards
Further Comments: This site, the location of a famous 1960s poltergeist outbreak where people were slapped, pushed and scratched, is now owned by the producer who made a film about the experiences there.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Kirton (Lincolnshire) - Old King's Head
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is reputed to be haunted by a Victorian woman, spotted at the top of the staircase. One version of the story says she may be responsible for pushing people as they descend.


 
Senor Rino Pepi

Location: Darlington (Durham) - Civic Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The theatre's founder, Senor Rino Pepi, is still said to sit to the left of the stage, wearing his top hat and long coat. The cries of a sobbing child (perhaps acting) have also been reported around the changing rooms.


 
Reading Man

Location: Wellington (Somerset) - Blue Mantle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1990s
Further Comments: Owner Peter Green spotted an older man reading a newspaper in the lounge of the hotel, who soon vanished without being seen or triggering the alarm. Green later found a Victorian portrait which resembled the unknown man.


 
Shouting Child

Location: Hull (Yorkshire) - Hull Council of Disabled People building, Ferensway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2016
Further Comments: The local newspaper covered the experiences of Rachel Nason's ghost hunting activities, which have included encountering the shouts of a ghostly child and mild poltergeist activity.


 
Moving chairs

Location: Ilfracombe (Devon) - Ilfracombe Centre (council offices)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa September 2016
Further Comments: Video posted on social media appeared to show an office chair moving unaided across an empty office. A member of staff claimed that similar movements had occurred for at least eight years.


 
Blue Lady

Location: Gloucester (Gloucestershire) - Juniper Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2016?
Further Comments: The road is said to be haunted by a lady with a blue glow. A local newspaper reported two people walking a dog encountered the ghost in 2016.


 
Presence

Location: Littlestone (Kent) - Private residence close to coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2007
Further Comments: Guests at this property reported an unwelcome feeling and the sensation of not being alone. They later found out a previous cleaner had quit because they were convinced the site was haunted.


 
Battle of Blythe Road

Location: W14 (Greater London) - 36 Blythe Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: 19 April 1900
Further Comments: It was in this former Golden Dawn temple that W B Yeats faced off against Aleister Crowley, when the latter entered reciting spells, wearing the black mask of Osiris and a kilt, while brandishing a dagger. Crowley was removed by police.


 
Pirate

Location: Crantock (Cornwall) - Albion Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Parts of this building were made from recycled timbers from HMS Coventry, and the phantom pirate thought to haunt here may have come with them. Disembodied voices have also been heard calling to people using their names, and an older man in a brown suit has also been named as another ghost on the site.


 
Smoking Man

Location: Newquay (Cornwall) - Golf Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Cleaners in the bar report the smell of smoke, although the site is non-smoking and no one is present. A former owner of the site was also spotted in the bar - he vanished from a locked room, leaving a shattered glass and broken bottle of scotch for a rather confused member of staff to clean up.


 
Vanishing Boat

Location: Newquay (Cornwall) - Harbour
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2009 (last encountered?)
Further Comments: Late on one calm evening, a fishing boat came across an empty vessel close to the harbour. They pulled alongside the vessel and called the harbourmaster, believing the craft to have broken free of its moorings. They were told the vessel had been lost at sea eighteen years previous. The men went to double check on the vessel, but it had gone.


 
Ringing Bell

Location: Newquay (Cornwall) - Headland Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twenty first century, at 02:00h every Sunday
Further Comments: Workers in the basement at the hotel would hear a servant's bell ring at the same time early Sunday morning, even though the bells were disconnected. Other workers would heard a little girl calling out their names, and a child would occasionally be seen running around. It is also claimed that phantom nurses haunt the site.


 
Running

Location: North Shields (Northumberland) - Private residence close to River Tyne
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A witness said they had nightmares for years after moving out of this property, where they heard the sound of running on the staircase, staining appearing on furnishings, and their name being called when no one else was present.


 
Large Black Creature

Location: Storridge (Hereford & Worcester) - Windy Oak area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Autumn 2003
Further Comments: A large black cat was spotted by two witnesses who were left unnerved as it as moved around a mound and disappeared over the top.


 
Man in Old Fashioned Clothing

Location: Ampthill (Bedfordshire) - Queen's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be haunted by a man wearing clothing dating from the Eighteenth Century.


 
Monk

Location: Battlesden (Bedfordshire) - Battlesden Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s or 1960s
Further Comments: This church was said to be home to a phantom monk or lay friar and was spotted a couple of times during the mid twentieth century.


 
Lights On

Location: Sale (Lancashire) - Private residence, Brooklands area
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1993-1994
Further Comments: A couple experienced a poltergeist outbreak here, with activities including dimming lights, bell ringing and cracked or moved kitchenware. On one occasion, the couple left the site after the electricity was switched off at the mains - once outside they looked back and all the lights in the residence were switched on.


 
Grey Man

Location: Nuneaton (Warwickshire) - Field along Ashley Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 October 2015, 07:30h
Further Comments: While walking the dog, a witness spotted the dark grey outline of a man walking behind a hedge. When the witness approached, the man vanished.


 
Three Men

Location: Great Waldingfield (Suffolk) - Road to Sudbury, close to the public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: Three men wearing long coats and large boots were spotted on the road by a driver. Convincing they were going to hit one of the men, the driver slammed on their brakes; the figures vanished, leaving the witness quite shocked. The witness was later told that the area was once a US air base during World Warf 2, and that other people had encountered phantom airmen and even heard the sound of old aircraft in the area.


 
Slain Dwarf

Location: Slaghtaverty (County Derry / County Londonderry) - Abhartach's grave, aka Slaghtaverty Dolmen
Type: Vampire
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When a tyrannical dwarf was murdered by a local chieftain, his body was placed in the earth here. Less than a day later, however, the dwarf returned, more vicious than before. He was killed again and reburied, but returned and tormented the entire country. The chieftain consulted a druid, and following the wise man's instructions, slayed the dwarf for the final time, placing the body into the ground head first, robbing him of his magical powers.


 
Brainy Dobbs

Location: Bedford (Bedfordshire) - RAF Henlow
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Returning to the barracks, one witness was hit by a cold wind which pushed him back. The witness found his room trashed, so called the police, who disbelieved his story. An officer later told him that the barracks was haunted by a parachute designer nicknamed Brainy Dobbs, and that there had been many other reports identical to that which the witness experienced.


 
Monk

Location: Guisborough (Yorkshire) - Road just outside of town, by moors
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1985
Further Comments: Four people travelling by car along a dark road spotted a figure in the middle of the road ahead, illuminated by the headlights. The driver swerved, certain that they would hit the figure which, as the occupants passed, was a monk with a hood covering his bend head.


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