Kent - Paranormal Database Records

Woman in Black

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells - York Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Standing by the front gate of the cottage, this ghostly woman appears to be happy.


Man in Grey

Location: Rusthall - Broomhill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom man in a grey suit is said to stand by the roadside here, his presence denoting the location where a cottage once stood. One driver stopped their car after believing they had hit the figure.


Headless Rider

Location: Rusthall - Hurst Woods, path from Broomhill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1966
Further Comments: While walking along this footpath, a man heard the sounds of a horse galloping behind him. Turning, he was quite surprised to see a headless horseman dressed in Cromwellian battledress - needless to say, he fled the area.


Dog

Location: Rusthall - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is said to be home to a scruffy phantom hound. The entity sometimes 'sleeps' on the bar floor.


Daisy & Will

Location: Saltwood - Brockhill Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This dog and her owner are reported to still take walks over the park, though it has been a good few years since they shuffled off their mortal coils.


Cowled Figure

Location: Saltwood - Brockhill School area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost sees fit to step in front of oncoming cars, vanishing just before impact. A woman in grey has also been seen here, and it could be the same entity interpreted differently by witnesses.


Lantern Man

Location: Saltwood - Road to Sanding, near Slaybrook Farm.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A fireball that morphs into a man carrying a lantern is supposed to haunt this stretch of road, disappearing near the railway bridge. There is also at least one sighting of a grey woman being seen, though only the upper part of her body had materialised.


Roman Soldier

Location: Saltwood - Slaybrook Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to be the site of a long forgotten battle, the misty form seen on occasion resembles a Roman centurion.


Woman

Location: Sevenoaks - Chequers public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is home to a female phantom who watched her son's execution from an upstairs window. Her wails are said to be occasionally heard.


Old Lady

Location: Sevenoaks - Maidstone Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Killed in a road traffic accident in 1959, this ghostly figure now steps out in front of traffic on the anniversary of her death.


Stretch of Road

Location: Sevenoaks - Sevenoaks bypass
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 1979
Further Comments: A witness reported that the road she was driving on faded from view, and a ghostly one appeared to her right - potentially leading to a head-on crash with other vehicles. It is thought this phenomenon has been responsible for several fatal accidents along this road.


The Deaf Adder

Location: Sevenoaks - Woodland in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This terminator-like serpent was said to be completely deaf, but if the snake spotted anyone, it would pursue its victim, never giving up the chase until it had bitten its prey. The bite was always fatal.


Black Object

Location: Sheerness - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 12 October 1912
Further Comments: A large dark object was seen passing over the town, buzzing loudly.


Sir Henry Vane

Location: Shipbourne - All over the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Executed in London after being found guilty of high treason, Vane was placed in a stone coffin in Shipbourne church - his tomb is said to be shorter than the others, reflecting the fact he had his head chopped off. His unhappy ghost walks around the village.


Crying Man

Location: Shoreham - Crown Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing outside the inn, this phantom man died of a broken heart. He was married to the landlord's daughter, but was press ganged and sent to sea. By the time he returned, his wife had died.


Man with Brown Dog

Location: Shorne - Shorne Lodge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of an old man, accompanied by a small brown dog, has been seen in one of the bedrooms here. A misty presence was observed moving along the ceiling in the 1940's, and a young girl is also said to haunt the building.


Grey Lady

Location: Sissinghurst - Approaching the village from Wilsley Pound
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: By a large tree near a white house on the approach to Sissinghurst from Wilsley Pound, a phantom grey lady occasionally stands.


Priest

Location: Sissinghurst - Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The garden area is said to be home for a peaceful monk, killed by Sir John Baker who built the castle. His footsteps have been heard walking alongside visitors to the gardens. A phantasm has also been reported on a staircase in the castle, though it is unclear whether it is the same entity.


Crossers

Location: Sittingbourne - Railway Level Crossing (no longer part of
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1893
Further Comments: The crossing here had a spooky reputation after a train driver spotted a white figure run across the line in the early hours of the morning. The driver thought that the figure had been hit by his train, but when the area was searched, nothing could be found. At least one person had died on the crossing and a footbridge erected as a result.


Small French Man

Location: Smarden - The Chequers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late Spring (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The ghost of a French POW from the Napoleonic war is said to move small items around the premises and upset pets in the building.


Short Woman

Location: Southfleet - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: Believed to be either a nurse or a nun, this spectre wears a brown outfit and carries an armful of paper.


Jack

Location: St Margaret's at Cliffe - Unidentified fields in the area
Type: Other
Date / Time: November 1904
Further Comments: A group of men looking for a ghost which had taken up haunting the area claimed something like 'Spring Heeled Jack' escaped them by running into the mist. Several other ghosthunters mistook a nurse walking home for the ghost.


Long Sea Beast

Location: St Margaret's Bay - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1912
Further Comments: This sea serpent was observed moving swiftly through the water, vanishing from view after a sailing boat moved too close to it.


Moaning

Location: Staplehurst - The Kings Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: After a headstone in the garden was removed, phantom noises came from the bar area once it was devoid of human life, and the guest room. The latter area is supposed to terrify animals.


Kentish Longtails

Location: Strood - General area
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 24 December 1190 onwards
Further Comments: One legend says that Thomas Becket was riding through the land when a member of the de Broc family cut off his horse's tail. This must have mightily upset the archbishop, as Becket cursed the population of Strood to be born with tails.


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