A cricketing giant.
St Peter Port - La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Stone still present
Children would be told that this 350 centimetre tall stone was a giant's cricket bat, thrust into the earth after another giant refused to fetch the ball during their game. One story says the site is also haunted by an old woman manifesting on moonlit nights.
St Peter Port - Lane east of La Longue Rocque (aka Grande Pierre) (standing stone)
Weather Dependent: Dark winter nights
Several headless people are said to hurry up and down this lane during the winter months.
St Peter Port - Private flat over a shop, Mansell Street
Mid twentieth century?
An unseen spirit at this home was said to help with the housework and help move furnishings around when required.
Just another ghost escaping a cupboard.
St Peter Port - Private residence (since demolished) along Smith Street
Another phantom locked in a cupboard was released when the owner Mrs de Jersey refused to believe local superstition and forced open the doors. The noise the entity made was so frightful the servants fled, and de Jersey had to call in the local clergy to lock the ghost back up.
St Peter Port - Private residence around Tour Beauregard
One of several phantoms said to have been bound in the cupboards of the properties they haunted, this ghost could be heard groaning and wailing. Occupiers had tried to force the cupboard door open but failed.
Guernsey's phantom floating witch.
St Peter Port - Tower Hill
A floating black figure of a woman is thought to be Katherine Cawehes, burnt as a witch along with her two daughters in 1556. One of the daughters is said to have given birth during her execution, although the child was thrown back into the fire.
St Peter Port - Ville-au-Roi
A large black headless dog was said to patrol this road at night. Those brave enough to strike out at the hound hit nothing but air.
St Peter Port? - St. George House (original building pulled down)
A ghost was locked in a cupboard in the old St. George house, but when the building was pulled down the entity escaped and took to wandering the garden at night. An attempt was made to rehome the ghost in the basement of the replacement building, but it is unclear whether it was successful.
St Pierre du Bois - Creux es Faies (megalithic tomb)
Tomb still present
Legend names this site as an entrance to fairyland, with the little people being seen milling around the doorway. If one left a bowl of porridge by the doorway with unfinished knitting overnight, by the following day the bowl would be empty and the knitting complete.
St Pierre du Bois - House at Le Lorier
A sow and her litter were said to pass through the house, in protest of food to the poor being withheld.
St Pierre du Bois - Lane, Le Coudre
Early twentieth century
A woman walking down the lane was escorted by a giant figure who carried another giant figure upon his shoulders. The figures both appeared and vanished without warning.
St Pierre du Bois - Les Jaonnets Lane
Mid twentieth century
A flock of screeching invisible phantom birds apparently attacked a witness walking along this lane.
St Pierre du Bois - Menhir
A local man hid behind a hedge after spotting a short woman walking up the hill towards him. She was knitting while carrying something in her apron. She suddenly stopped and removed a five metre tall stone from her garment and planted it in the earth. The Menhir has remained there ever since.
St Pierre du Bois - Road leading to St Saviours from L'Eree
This large black dog was said to have caused one man to die of shock after it sat in his cart.
St Pierre du Bois - Rocquaine Bay
Weather Dependent: prior to a storm
Heard but never seen, a creature was said to howl close to the reef when a storm was due.
St Saviour - De Garis house (no longer present)
The sounds of a horse and cart unloading stone has been heard around this former house. Another story says it is haunted by a sow and her piglets.
St Saviour - Road between Le Gron and Les Piques
Weather Dependent: Moonlit nights
The reason for this horseman dashing along the road is long forgotten.
St Saviour - Road leading to the parish church
Early twentieth century
Although not seen recently, a phantom funeral procession which passed along this road would be spotted during the day, making its way towards the church before vanishing.
A ghost haunts the beach.
Torteval - Beach
Looking for her son, a ghostly old woman wearing dark clothing is said to walk along the beach.
Vale - L'Ancresse Bay - large stone (no longer standing)
Unknown - pre twentieth century
Despite dire warnings from locals, Mr Hocart of Belval had workers cut this former monolith into stone for his new house. The day the building work had finished, a fire broke out, killing two servants. Two ships which carried spare stone to the UK sank within the year, and even though Hocart moved into a second house to Alderney, the fire curse followed him, destroying that dwelling also. Hocart finally returned to Guernsey, but just prior to landing, some rigging fell and landed on his head, killing him instantly.