Reports of Old Nick from the Paranormal Database

 
Frozen Figures

Location: Winterborne Abbas (Dorset) - Nine Stones (stone circle)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The stones are said to be either children (or maidens) who were petrified for dancing on the Sabbath, or the Devil, his wife, and his children.


 
Devil's Grannie

Location: Wooler (Northumberland) - Hanging crag on Doddington Hill Fort
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was said that the Devil hanged his grandmother from this crag on the fort.


 
Raising Miller

Location: Worthing (Sussex) - The Miller's Tomb, Highdown Hill
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 1794 onwards?
Further Comments: Dancing or walking around the tomb seven times will summon the miller who is buried within, according to one legend. Others say that it will be the Devil who appears when the rite is complete.


 
A Man of Wealth & Taste

Location: Wye (Kent) - Devil's Kneading Trough
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A legend says that if you walk around the Devils Kneading Trough seven times then drink the water from the natural spring, you will see the devil.


 
Sir Dafydd Llwyd

Location: Yspytty Ystwyth (Dyfed) - Church wall
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local wizard had made a pact with Satan, and in return for power Llyyd's soul would belong to Old Nick whether 'buried inside a churchyard or out'. On his deathbed, the wily wizard asked his friends to bury him under the churchyard wall, thus preventing the Devil taking his due.


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