Wiltshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Golden Chair

Location: West Chisenbury - Casterley Camp
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is reputedly home to buried treasure in the form of a golden chair.


 
 


White Dog

Location: West Kennet - Long Barrow
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve), sunrise (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Appearing to mark the start of the longest day of the year, this pale hound has been observed at sunrise. Some reports say the dog is accompanied by a ghostly druid.


 
 


Coach

Location: West Kennett - 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.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: West Lavington (was Bishops Lavington) - Dial House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early to mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: One former occupier believed her home haunted by a friendly old woman who wore grey. The kitchen was also said to be haunted by a seventeenth century maid.


 
 


Auburn Woman

Location: West Lavington (was Bishops Lavington) - Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early or mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: This phantom woman had auburn hair and was dressed in blue. The witness reported the face was quite beautiful, and the entity smiled before looking sad. The figure was illuminated, and when the witness turned briefly away, the woman in blue vanished.


 
 


Cloudy Figure

Location: Westbrook - Old path between Westbrook and Bromham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but said to appear once a year
Further Comments: Not much is known about this strange figure who is white and cloudy in form.


 
 


Dane Battle site

Location: Westbury - Bratton Camp, aka Bratton Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is said to be the battlefield where King Arthur defeated the Danes.


 
 


White Horse

Location: Westbury - Hillside
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The age of this large chalk horse cut into the hillside is debated, some believing it was first created in the ninth century. The horse is said to wander off for a drink of water at midnight.


 
 


Woman in the Bedroom

Location: Westwood - Westwood Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a woman in one of the bedrooms is said to guarantee a sleepless night. There are also stories of a headless person who silently walks the manor house at night.


 
 


Coach

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


 
 


Archdeacon Cockin

Location: Wilcot - Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1925
Further Comments: The Archdeacon was briefly seen by his daughter shortly after his death, standing behind another clergyman giving communion.


 
 


Dame Anne Wroughton

Location: Wilcot - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Anne's husband believed her to be having an affair and threw her out of their home - she froze to death in the winter snow a few hours later. Her husband was wrong about her infidelity, and now Anne's ghost walks forlornly through the village.


 
 


Hanged Monk

Location: Wilcot - Wilcot Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a monastery, the building is now haunted by a monk who hanged himself on the site after he was told he had to leave.


 
 


Panting Dog

Location: Wilton - Field known locally as Severals (path of old Roman road)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom hound found here would be completely silent, though the dog's panting gives away its location. The Roman road is also haunted by a woman in black, said to move so quickly that she is impossible to catch.


 
 


Coach

Location: Winsley - 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.


 
 


Blue Lady

Location: Winterbourne Dauntsey - Manor House
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: A painting of a blue woman (who died after being banished from the property) that hanged in the manor house was thought to have been cursed, with the destruction of the property a promised result of any movement of the work.


 
 


Golden Coffin

Location: Winterslow - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Another location said to contain a coffin made of gold, though its location is not really known (nor, for that matter, its existence).


 
 


Cavalier

Location: Woodborough - Road between village and Allington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Returning home one night, a driver encountered a man wearing Cavalier-style clothing. The figure was accompanied by a large black dog. The driver sped away, rather than investigate further.


 
 


Headless Horses

Location: Woodmanton - 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.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Wootton Bassett - Black Dog Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Unsurprisingly, it is a black dog that haunts the road which has taken its name. It is believed to only reveal itself to those soon to die.


 
 


Witch

Location: Wootton Rivers - Cottage at Goblin's Hold (may no longer be standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - early to mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: A cottage which once stood here was said to be home to a witch. She was said to have been seen peering from the window after she had died.


 
 


Suicide

Location: Wootton Rivers - Crossroad in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - early to mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: Horses were said to be startled at the location where a suicide was buried. The phantom was said to be heard on a nightly basis; on the hour of his death, ghostly swinging could be heard.


 
 


Headless Man

Location: Wootton Rivers - Flitwick
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1930
Further Comments: This headless ghost disappeared soon after a decapitated skeleton was discovered in the wall of the farmhouse and laid to rest.


 
 


Golden Table

Location: Wootton Rivers? - Barrow close to farm?
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This barrow is a named contender for the following tale. A small team of treasure hunters were searching for a golden table, fabled to have been buried in the area. One man found the top of the object, but as he called out to his friends, it sank beneath the ground and could not e rediscovered.


 
 


Shadows at the Bar

Location: Wroughton - Black Horse public house (now Check Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: Staff reported seeing shadowy people at the bar, but as they moved towards the area, the figures would vanish. A visiting clairvoyant said that she could see a man in a powered wig writing poetry using a quill.


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