Tales of Phantom Horses and Horsemen from the Paranormal Database

 
 


Equine Entities

Location: Walberswick (Suffolk) - Walberswick Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Daytime
Further Comments: Said to be heard only during the day, phantom horses gallop across the common. In addition, reports of a phantom man have been frequent since the 1940s, appearing both on the common and in the church ruins.


 
 


Phantom Coach

Location: Wangford - SW of Thetford (Suffolk) - Raydon Hall, Quay Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coach pulled by a headless horse runs down Quay Lane on dark nights, believed to be driven by a former owner of Raydon Hall.


 
 


Caesar

Location: Washington (Sussex) - Chanctonbury Ring
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several ghosts have been reported here, including Caesar (and an accompanying army). Other people have reported an elderly man with a long white beard who moves between the trees, and the pounding hooves of invisible horses. Phantom druids (or the Devil himself, depending on the source) appear if you run around the fort seven times at midnight.


 
 


Speeding Horseman

Location: West Auckland (Durham) - Route between town and Hamsterley Forest
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen galloping at the speed of an arrow, this horseman vanishes once he enters the dense woodland.


 
 


Coach

Location: West Kennett (Wiltshire) - Road, exact area unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pulled by a team of four horses, a spectral coach haunts the area.


 
 


Headless Driver

Location: West Lulworth (Dorset) - Coach Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coach pulled by horses and driven by a headless coachman reportedly travels along this lane.


 
 


Pitch Forked Dog

Location: West Woodyates (Dorset) - Manor
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmhand discovered a dog laying in the hay - he poked it with his pitchfork, causing the entity to vanish. The sound of a coach has also been heard as it stops by the front of the house, though nothing is seen.


 
 


Mad Maude

Location: Weston on the Green (Oxfordshire) - Weston Manor Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Burnt at the stake for having an affair with a monk, Maude wanders the hotel, which was once a convent. The eerie sounds of an invisible horse and coach moving around the courtyard have been reported by more than one visitor.


 
 


Old Soldiers

Location: Westonzoyland (Somerset) - Sedgemoor Battlefield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 05 July (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The spirits here reportedly include voices that call out to witnesses over the nearby River Carey, and horsemen who gallop silently along. People have also reported pockets of cold air, and watching a white woman glide over the marsh, near where her lover was murdered by Royalists. On the anniversary of the battle, sounds of fighting have been heard.


 
 


Officer on Horseback

Location: Wheal Vor (Cornwall) - Godolphin Area
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two hunters reported seeing a locally known Captain riding his horse over the warren, even though several months had passed since the officer's death.


 
 


Coach

Location: Whetham (Wiltshire) - Road heading towards Calne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly coach is pulled by a team of six grey horses.


 
 


Horse?

Location: Whitby (Yorkshire) - Esk Terrace
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 02 September 2011, 00:20h
Further Comments: While staying in a house along this road, a witness heard the sound of a horse walking outside on the gravel - when they looked from the window, nothing could be seen.


 
 


Sir Laurence Tanfield

Location: Whittington (Gloucestershire) - General area
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landowner in the area, Sir Laurence returned after dying and can be seen driving a coach pulled by four black horses. It is said that bad luck falls on any witnesses.


 
 


Coach and Horses

Location: Wickford (Essex) - Runwell Hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December (Reoccurring)
Further Comments: A spectral horse and carriage pulls up the driveway, a woman climbs out, walking up to the door to be met by a long dead butler. A similar story says that Anne Boleyn travels in a coach along the roads in the area of the Hall around the same time of year.


 
 


Coffin

Location: Wimborne (Dorset) - B3078, close to Clapgate Junction
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A coffin has been spotted on the roadside here, though it disappears if looked at closely. Some believe it belongs to someone who committed suicide, denying them the right to be buried in a churchyard, being buried close to this spot instead. A phantom black horse is also said to haunt this area.


 
 


Driverless Coach

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Ellingham Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The driverless phantom coach is said to contain Lady Alice Lisle, one of three locations where her ghost haunts. Though the coach and horses have not been seen for many years, it has been said that the sound of a carriage can still be heard.


 
 


Coach

Location: Winsley (Wiltshire) - Converted coach house at Winsley Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: It was said that horse and carriage could sometimes be heard outside this coach house, even though they could never be seen.


 
 


Horse and Cart

Location: Wissett (Suffolk) - Pond near Halleluja Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spectral horse and cart retraces its final journey which ended when the creature fell into the pond and drowned.


 
 


Headless Horseman

Location: Woodhead (Derbyshire) - Area where Crowden Hall once stood (demolished 1937)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This decapitated figure on the back of a stallion still rides around the area where Crowden Hall once stood.


 
 


Headless Horses

Location: Woodmanton (Wiltshire) - Location known as Patty's Bottom
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to be a battleground between Britons and Romans, the sounds of battle, accompanied by the site of headless horses, have been reported. The battle was said to be so intense, the valley filled with blood.


 
 


Coach

Location: Wool (Dorset) - Hethfelton House
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight, prior to disaster (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This horse drawn coach drawn by four horses drives by the house, heading towards the River Frome (or Bindon Abbey passing over the fifteenth century stone bridge over the river.


 
 


Woman

Location: Wool (Dorset) - Ruins of Bindon Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman wearing a flowing grey dress is said to be quite beautiful, and walks from the ruins to the nearby River Frome.


 
 


Phantom Coach

Location: Wroxham (Norfolk) - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 19 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A ghostly coach and four passes over this bridge once a year. It is said to be driven by a headless Sir Thomas Boleyn, and is one of eleven bridges that he passes over on the night of his daughter Anne's execution.


 
 


Screaming Horses

Location: Wythall (West Midlands) - Black Greve Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Locals say that the horses belonged to a Roman chariot; the driver lost control in the ice and snow, and the entire team fell into a deep ditch and died.


 
 


Nobleman

Location: York (Yorkshire) - St George's Field
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Having lost an illegal duel, this figure died; his ghost now staggers around the area, fooling people into believing he is still alive prior to vanishing. A figure on horseback also appears in the park, and is named as Dick Turpin.


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