Exeter - Alleyway that runs from the top of South Street to the Cathedral Green
18 April 2010, 01:00h
As a man walked down the alleyway, he became aware of a dark shadow looming over him and felt a presence over their right shoulder. The man turned and saw a black mass which seemed to dissipate upwards into the night.
Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria
Exeter - Barnfield House
This Queen stayed here to give birth before escaping to France, though she also appears to continue to remain here today.
Exeter - Cathedral Green
Unknown Ghost Type
Multi-headed entity unknown, hand felt circa 1998
Seen moving silently across the Green, one strange apparition is reported to possess three heads. A man walking with a group of friends across the yard felt a hand grab his right shoulder and pull him backwards. Thinking it was one of his friends, the man turned around, but nobody was there - all the group were ahead of him.
Exeter - Coastline
Fishermen on the shore caught a four foot tall humanoid, with duck-like feet and a tail protruding from its back. The creature tried to escape but was killed when the fishermen beat it with sticks. Another fish-man was caught a few months later in the same area, though this one was described with more seal-like qualities.
Exeter - Devon Air Radio Studios, St David's Hill
Late twentieth century
Built on an old plague pit, the ghosts of the inhabitants are blamed for the sounds of closing doors (in places the doors are already closed) and other unexplained events.
Exeter - Ernest Jones, next to the Guildhall
A female ghost is said to vanish as quickly as she appears. She is blamed for knocking over displays and setting off the fire alarm.
Exeter - Exeter Cathedral
July, 7pm (reoccurring)
Seen only around this time, the nun quickly disappears once spotted. A monk has also been reported in the area surrounding the cathedral, while a small group of witnesses heard music coming from within the building although it was dark and empty at the time.
Exeter - Exeter prison
Two prisoners reported seeing a middle-aged man walking along the upper gallery, vanishing as he reached a cell door. After staff carried out a little research, they discovered the man was the last person to be executed in the prison.
Exeter - Exeter University
A phantom man dressed in painter's overalls has been seen walking down the corridors.
Exeter - Exeter's Underground Passages
The guides of the underground passages, normally open to the public, tell of a phantom cyclist who passes through the area. There is also rumoured to be hidden treasure somewhere in the tunnels.
Exeter - Fore Street
Early nineteenth century?
Mrs Burrow spotted Mr Jones, a retired silversmith a little way ahead of her along this street. Burrow walked faster to catch up, but Jones vanished as she reached him. The following day Burrow received a message that Jones had died at the moment she had seen his ghost.
Exeter - Franklyn Mansion gardens
Circa nineteenth century
While working in one of the gardens, the gardener claimed to have spotted his father's ghost.
Exeter - Globe Hotel
Unknown Ghost Type
An American guest at the hotel reported waking several times during the night to the sound of swirling, as if someone were waving armfuls of silk scarves through the air. The woman in the room next door also reported hearing the same noise.
Exeter - Guildhall Shopping Centre basement
A shadowy form of a woman has been reported as haunting this area, the smell of roses accompanying her presence.
Exeter - Hospital
A ghostly nurse occasionally appears by the bed of anyone close to death and rearranges any nearby flowers so that they form a cross.
Exeter - Lord Haldon Hotel
This tragic figure fell pregnant after having an affair with a local landowner - he killed the maid to cover the relationship up, and now she returns to the top of the building, dripping wet.
Exeter - Magdalen Road
25 May 2000
A witness walking down the road late at night stated he watched a giant bat, with a wingspan of 1.2 metres, swoop around the churchyard along this road.
Exeter - Marks & Spencer store
Late twentieth century
Said to be built on an old Roman burial ground, phantom heavy breathing has been reported from staff, as have light poltergeist-like behaviour.
A pencil sketch by Wayne Lowden of a ghostly crying woman
Exeter - Martin's Lane, general area
A weeping woman waits along this lane at night - her daughter ran away to follow Sir Francis Drake on his last voyage, and never returned.
Exeter - Okehampton Street
09 November 2013, 03:00h
Crossing the bridge, this witness could hear footsteps walking on loose stone. Stopping to listen for a couple of minutes, the footsteps continued to crunch, although no one could be seen.
Exeter - Private home in St Sidwells area
Police were called is disperse a crowd of people who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the ghost which had taken up residence in this house.
Exeter - Private residence, Whipton
While entering their home, a student could see a woman wearing a dress standing on the other side of the front door. The woman stood watching the student until they opened the door, upon which the figure vanished. The student's mother was at home but not near the front door at the time (and was also wearing clothing different to what the student had seen).
Exeter - Prospect Inn
25 December (reoccurring)
This young child only appears once a year in the upper part of the building. She is said to smile sweetly at any witnesses, before quickly fading away.
An old postcard of the River Exe and Exeter
Exeter - River Exe
A local legend has it that a ghostly Viking long ship complete with an angry fighter passes up the river.
Exeter - Royal Clarence Hotel
Built on the site of Walter Raleigh's fathers' house, some attribute the coughing sounds to Walter himself.