Isle of Man - Paranormal Database Records

Wife Seeker

Location: Glen Roy - Nikkesen's Pool
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The home of a beautiful male water spirit, the creature sometimes emerges from the pool looking for a young maiden to kidnap and take as his bride.

Army of Small People

Location: Greeba - Greeba Castle, road outside of, & St Trinian's Church
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The fairies here are said to ensure that no one ever builds a roof on the nearby St Trinian's Church. A witness watched a long line of little people dancing down the road, coming from the direction of the church.

Fairies in Retreat

Location: Kirk Bride - Lough Goayr
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Locals say that when the fairies were last seen here, they shouted out 'Hey for Ireland!'.

Riding Woman

Location: Laxey - Area around Abbey Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring) when certain conditions are met
Further Comments: Culture Vannin recorded a ghost story which said when a ship blows its horn at midnight, a woman on a white horse is said to depart the cottage and ride down to the shore.


Location: Laxey - Bridge Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost found in this inn may have a connection to the nineteen miners who died in 1897 Great Snaefell Mine Disaster - their bodies were temporarily stored in the inn's cellar.


Location: Malew - Ronaldsway, exact area not known
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When certain, unknown, conditions are met, a fairy ring in this area is reputed to become active. If anyone steps into it during this period, they vanish to an unknown place and never return.


Location: Marown - Highlander public house (closed 2012), Douglas to Peel
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pre 2012
Further Comments: The scissors which were used by Timothy Clucas, the tailor who defeated the buggane at St Trinian's Church, were said to be on display at this pub before it closed. The scissors current whereabouts are unknown.


Location: Maughold - Church
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 1861
Further Comments: While adding an extra step within the church, workmen unearthed several bones. Whispering filled the air, only disappearing once the workmen reburied the remains.


Location: Maughold - Struanny-Nice
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Prior to bad weather
Further Comments: A phantom woman, said to be fairy in nature, would be seen washing clothing in this river, while holding a candle in one hand.

Moddey Dhoo

Location: Peel - Peel Castle
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1660
Further Comments: The local shuck, the Moddey Dhoo, haunted the local guardroom - appearing at night to sleep by their fire. One guard grew tired of hiding away from it and went to face the creature alone; he returned soon after, silent and dying, but the creature was never seen again.

Concealed Face

Location: Peel - Unnamed Guesthouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2003 - 2007, especially winter
Further Comments: This phantom man was renown for hiding its face from onlookers, while ghostly children in Victorian dress were reported elsewhere. Poltergeist activity was also reported in the building, including locked doors that reopened and small items (such as keys) that disappeared for a few days before reappearing.

Lonely Man

Location: Port Erin - Tower overlooking bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man who either killed himself or was murdered walks up the hill towards the tower before vanishing.

Red Eyed Dog

Location: Ramsey - Area around Milntown
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1927 and 1931
Further Comments: The large black dog here has glowing red eyes. It has walked passed two witnesses without interfering with them, suggesting a benign entity.

Teaspoon Stealer

Location: Ramsey - TE Brown House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The former residence of the famous poet and writer was once haunted by a spirit with a penchant for stealing teaspoons and moving a certain painting from the wall. The entity was described as playful.


Location: Santon - Fairy Bridge
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: It is considered unlucky not to say 'good day' to the fairies as you cross the bridge. In recent years, people have begun to leave gifts and notes on a nearby tree for the fairies.

Spherical Object

Location: Sea between Isle of Man and Belfast - Sky
Type: UFO
Date / Time: February 1985
Further Comments: A captain, first officer and flight engineer of an aircraft flying from Belfast to the Isle of Man reported a bright white spherical object that became an orange beam.


Location: Snaefell - Tholt-e-Will, Snafield mountain
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phynnodderee, also known as a fenodyree, started to help someone build their home but fled the area after a gift left for the fairy unbound it from the site.

Little People

Location: South Barrule - South Barrule hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The south facing side of the hill are said to be where the vast majority of the island's fairies and pixies live. It is also said that a giant sleeps under the hill, cursed by Merlin.

Headless Raiders

Location: Spanish Head - The Chasms
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Twenty four soldiers sent to kill the king met their demise at this location. Their headless ghosts were said to have encountered a farmer looking for a lost sheep. The farmer passed out as the spirit's daggers touched his neck, and when he awoke he found a red mark there that never faded.

Witch Wind

Location: St Johns - Slieu Whallian (hill)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The truth may be unknown, but it has been said that witches were tortured here by being placed in large barrels filled with spikes and rolled downhill. Their cries now haunt the area.


Location: St Michael's Island - Church, and nearby ruins
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said if you knock on the church, one can hear the screams and cries of a group of pirates. These men were killed on the nearby rocks as they tried to escape with the church gold. The nearby ruins are haunted by the drowned people buried around the site. They have been seen sitting on the rubble and walking inland from the sea.

Black Creature

Location: Strandhall - Coastal road
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large black thing was seen emerge from the sea and cross the road. It was blamed for causing nearby wooden gates to shake even though there was no wind.

Four Legged Beast

Location: Western coast - Sea
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1910
Further Comments: The Captain of the HMS Caesar reported seeing a reptilian creature leaping out the sea, which he compared to a 'skinned chow dog'(!), though much larger in size.

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