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Location: Edith Weston - Unnamed house in the village
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: December 1896
Further Comments: This home was subjected to loud knocks - the newspapers stated that 'persons of all ranks of society' had investigated and could not find an explanation for the sounds. On one occasion, witnesses heard knocking from a freshly varnished door, but no marks could be found.

An old painting of Exton Hall.

Mistletoe Bough

Location: Exton - Exton Hall
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The decaying hall is one of several sites which is supposedly the site of the legend of the Mistletoe Bough - a bride who died on her wedding day after being locked in a chest during a game of hide and seek was found many years later in skeletal form.

Everard Digby

Location: North Luffenham - North Luffenham Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1957
Further Comments: Although not seen for over fifty years, it was said that Digby, a member of the Gunpowder Plot would return home once a year.


Location: Pilton - Former rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This grey ghost would be seen gazing from a window in the building, and occasionally banging to remind people of his presence.

Hungry Witch

Location: Stoke Dry - Area around the church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman haunts the place where she was held against her will; denied food and water, it was not too long before she died.

A ghostly dog.

Small White Dog

Location: Stretton - Stocken Hall Farm (now part of an open prison?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: This pallid mutt was seen by many people on the site who would try to interact with it, only realising it was a ghost when it vanished before they could touch it. The building was also home to a woman in black who would be seen moving quickly down a corridor, and a ghostly hanging body that dangled from a tree on the grounds.

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