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Young People

Location: Cheddar (Somerset) - Car park close to Tesco
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 14 June 2018, 17:30h
Further Comments: Just after parking and walking towards the grocery store, this witness found himself around ten steps behind two young people. The couple turned and walked through what the witness thought was a side door to the shop, but as he approached, realised that the section of wall was solid with no doorway.


 
Healing Well

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (Northumberland) - St Mary's Well, Jesmond
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Well still present, vision late 11 century
Further Comments: This well was once said to have magical healing properties, while at an unstated location nearby, an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared just after England was invaded by the Normans.


 
Pins

Location: Holystone (Northumberland) - Well of St Ninian
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Pins would be left here, although it is not clear whether they were for wishes or healing purposes.


 
Just Another Wishing Well

Location: Key Heugh (aka Sandy Crag) (Northumberland) - Well (not known if still in existence)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A well on this site was littered with pins left by visitors who hoped their wishes would be heard.


 
Wishing

Location: Fatfield (Durham) - Worm Well close to Worm Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Hill still present
Further Comments: Crooked pins would be left here in the hope of a wish being granted.


 
Mermaid's Stone

Location: Old Cambus (Borders) - Road leading to Church of St Helen
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The concave nature of a stone on the road leading to the church was attributed to the foot of a mermaid (an untraditional untailed one) escaping from her jailor.


 
Faery Queen

Location: Old Cambus (Borders) - Fracture in a rock face, was known as the Fairy Road, and surrounding area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Faery Queen would be seen just before dawn broke, travelling in her coach and six.


 
Singing

Location: Greenlaw Dean (Borders) - Where two small bodies of water meet
Type: Other
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: The fairies would meet and make merry at this site, where they had access to an ample supply of water.


 
Singing

Location: Fosterland Burn (Borders) - Close to a body of water
Type: Other
Date / Time: Summer, midnight, pre twentieth century
Further Comments: It was said that a fairy piper and singers would emerge from the burn and perform at midnight. One local farmer claimed he would listen to them during the summer months. The fairies were not perfect, and had tired (and failed) to kidnap a baby.


 
Dancing Fairies

Location: Kelso (Borders) - Tweed
Type: Other
Date / Time: After dark, pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Fairies were said to have been observed dancing in the whirlpools in the river.


 
Free Money

Location: Bamburgh (Northumberland) - Rocky outcrop on which castle is built
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Lucky people are said to be able to find money which has been left by the fairies, but if they failed to add a coin of their own to the hoard they had found, everything would slip away.


 
Never-ending Cave

Location: Cheviot Hills (Northumberland) - Eelin's Hole (exact location not known)
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A cave system here was thought to either be endless or to come out on moorland several miles away. One tale tells of a hunting party which chased their prey into the cave entrance only to never emerge, while another has the familiar piper enter playing his pipes, only for the instrument to abruptly end and the man never to be seen again.


 
Fairy Kitchen

Location: Vindolanda (aka Chesterholm) (Northumberland) - West of area, in ruins containing hypocausts
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The scorch marks on these ruins led to some saying the site had been used by fairies as their kitchen.


 
Dancers

Location: Otterburn (Northumberland) - Dowcraig Top, around a mile north of village
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This solitary spot was a place for the fairies to meet and dance to their little hearts' content.


 
Fairy Holes

Location: Gunnerton (Northamptonshire) - Burn on north side of village
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: The marks found along the channel within the burn were said to have been created by the little people.


 
Fairy Home

Location: Cheviot Hills (Northumberland) - Beaumont Water
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As with Elwin Stream near Melrose, this small body of water was once thought to be the home of the fairies, the circular pebbles within considered elf plates.


 
Elf Home

Location: Melrose (Borders) - Elwin stream (aka Allan stream) which feeds into the Tweed
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As with Beaumont Water near Cheviot Hills, this small body of water was once thought to be the home of the fairies, the circular pebbles within considered elf plates.


 
Fairy Home

Location: Beanley (Northumberland) - Moors in the area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The moorland in his region was considered a place where the little people could hide.


 
Elfin Music

Location: Chillingham (Northumberland) - Area around the Hurle Stane (aka Hurl Stone)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site was said to often be filled with the sound of fairy music and singing.


 
Dancing within Limits

Location: Alnwick (Northumberland) - Fairy ring at Chathill Farm (ring may no longer exist)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Children would dance around a fairy circle here, although it was said if they circled the site more than nine times, fairies would spirit the offending child away.


 
Blinded

Location: Longhorsley (Northumberland) - Site of old fair
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A Netherwitton man was charged with raising a fairy child, and issued an ointment to which he was to wash the child's eyes. Curiosity got the better of the man and he washed one of his own eyes with the ointment. While visiting the Longhorsley fair, the man spotted the fairy child's parents and greeted them. Surprised to have been seen by the man, the fairies asked which eye could see them. The man pointed to the eye and one of the fairies blew into it, permanently blinding him.


 
Broken Staff

Location: Humshaugh (Northumberland) - Unidentified farmer's field
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A farmer ploughing the field heard a fairy cry 'I've broken my staff!'. The farmer offered to fix the staff, and having done so, found bread and butter left out for him the following day.


 
Hidden Treasure

Location: Selkirk (Borders) - Tamleuchar Cross (does this location actually exist?)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old poem states that 'Atween the wat grund and the dry, the gowd o' tamleuchar doth lie'.


 
Person Asleep

Location: Tynemouth (Durham) - Wizard's Cave (exact location not known)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Wizard's Cave is said to contain a person who is in a magical sleep.


 
Hunter

Location: Longframlington (Northumberland) - Brinkburn Priory
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A piece of local folklore says a hunter and hounds who upset the occupants of the priory were entombed alive beneath the site. A farmer who stumbled across an enchanted doorway entered and spotted the sleeping hunter, but was forced to flee when the door began to close on its own accord. It was also said the last of the fairies were buried near the priory (but not in the same place as the hunter).


 
Peg Powler

Location: Piercebridge (Durham) - River Tees
Type: Other
Date / Time: Circa nineteenth century?
Further Comments: Referred to as a goddess in some cases, Peg Powler was said to drag children playing near the edge of the river to a watery grave. She was said to be particularly active on Sundays.


 
Granite Stones

Location: Aviemore (Highland) - Rothiemurchus churchyard
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: A legend says that five cylinder shaped stones mark the spot where the last of the Comyns family is buried. The stones vanish and reappear depending on how the House of Rothiemurchus is fairing, but if moved or taken by a human hand, that person is doomed to die. One story says the stones where stolen by a group of people who were later found dead in a car, the stones discovered standing upright nearby.


 
Large Black Dog

Location: Halesowen (West Midlands) - High Street area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: August (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A local legend says that the area where the Saxon church once stood is home to a large black dog which glides around. Its howls are prevalent throughout August.


 
Victorian Girl

Location: Watford (Hertfordshire) - Gade Bank footbridge
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 19 August 2012
Further Comments: An Infrared Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera was said to have caught a young girl dressed in Victorian clothing. Police officers could not see anyone when they looked for the girl.


 
Hobthrush

Location: Elsdon (Northumberland) - Elsdon Moat
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hobthrush, a brownie-like entity, tirelessly worked here until, after someone spotted his hat was a bit worse for wear, made him a new one. Offended, Hobthrush left and never returned.


 
Nun

Location: Trusham (Devon) - Cridford Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When on the market in 2018, one selling point of this pub was a nun and a Cavalier which are both reputed to haunt the site.


 
Monkey

Location: Bath (Somerset) - Brassknocker Hill and surrounding area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1979 / 1980
Further Comments: There was a brief flat of monkey sightings here, the creature said to stand between 3 - 4 feet high (90 - 120cm) and had bright rings around its eyes.


 
Knight

Location: Outer London: Richmond (Greater London) - Kingston Hill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom knight upon a white horse was once thought to haunt this area.


 
Like a Sea-Horse

Location: Weymouth (Dorset) - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1990s and 1757?
Further Comments: A creature which had the top half of a sea-horse but with the bottom part silver and covered in fins was spotted here by one witness who was reportedly hesitant in speaking of the sighting until they came across an earlier account describing a similar creature.


 
Miss Effie

Location: Reading (Berkshire) - Elm Park football ground
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: The (former) owner of Miss Ellie, a dead hamster which was buried on the goal line of this football ground, claimed that the animal's spirit had prevented Reading FC being relegated.


 
Hump

Location: Lough Cullaun (County Clare) - Waters of the lough
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 24 June 1996
Further Comments: Tony 'Doc' Shiels watched a hump glide through the water, the sighting lasting several seconds.


 
Searcher

Location: Princetown (Devon) - Road between town and Plymouth
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This hound was once the pet of a traveller murdered in the area, and now continues to look for its owner. One man who tried to stroke the hound was struck by lightening.


 
Weaver

Location: Deanscombe (Devon) - Pool in the area (houndpool?)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Said to briefly appear at midday and midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A weaver returned to continue work after he died, refusing to leave until a vicar convinced the weaver he was dead. The weaver transformed into a hound and was taken to a pool of water by the vicar, who issued the dog with a broken shell and told the creature he could only leave when the pool was emptied.


 
Lady Howard

Location: Tavistock (Devon) - Fitzford House driveway, heading towards Okehampton
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lady Howard is said to have poisoned two of her four husbands, and now takes the form of a large black dog with a single eye which departs the driveway of Fitzford House, followed by a carriage pulled by headless horses, heading towards Okehampton Castle. Once they reach their destination, Lady Howard plucks a single blade of grass and then returns home, and is doomed to repeat the action until there is no grass left and she is released.


 
Petrified Hunter

Location: Dartmoor (Devon) - Bowerman's Nose (rock formation)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Bowerman was turned to stone by a coven of witches after letting his hounds disturb the women as they worked.


 
Bear

Location: Charlbury (Oxfordshire) - Wychwood area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Early 1990s
Further Comments: A bear was said to have taken up residence in the surrounding woodland. Described as dark brown and the size of a sheepdog, the creature's footprints were also discovered, although it is not known whether they were formally identified as belonging to a bear.


 
Fairy Forts

Location: N22 (County Kerry) - Dip in road close to Kerry Way, Curraglass
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 2017
Further Comments: A member of parliament made headlines after he declared a dip in the road, which had cost forty thousand Euros to repair, had been caused by fairies who lived in forts which the road navigated around.


 
Roar

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - All over the city
Type: Other
Date / Time: 27/28 May 2017
Further Comments: Many across the city heard the sounds of roaring during the night, with one describing the noise like a blow torch.


 
Returned Rock

Location: Llandrindod (Powys) - Cwmhir Abbey
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 2017
Further Comments: A small piece of rock was returned by an Australian tourist to the abbey, with the man claiming he had suffered a run of bad luck since removing it.


 
Opening Drawers

Location: Downham Market (Norfolk) - Private residence, Barroway Drove area
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: October - November 1982
Further Comments: This property featured in the local media after a rector was summoned to bless the home. The family moved out after a child had watched his bedroom drawers open and close unaided, while other family members had seen furniture and crockery animate. The blessing would appear to have been successful as the family moved back soon after.


 
Witch

Location: Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Former home on site of former Woolworth's shop
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom witch was reputedly haunting a building which was demolished and replaced with Woolworth's.


 
Murder

Location: Steeple Morden (Cambridgeshire) - Cottage at Moco Farm (no longer exists)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1901
Further Comments: While at home, a gamekeeper, his wife and a shepherd heard the sounds of someone in pain, followed by a thud and the sound of a gunshot emerge from the corner of the room. It was said that a murder (or two) had occurred there.


 
Fast Walker

Location: Oakington (Cambridgeshire) - Crossroads
Type: Other
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: A member of the BSIG observed a person with their arms folded moving along the road at an impossible speed.


 
Flying Bird

Location: Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Unnamed site, Storey's Way
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1970s?
Further Comments: A black bird would be seen flying through glass without smashing it. The site was also haunted by a man wearing a white coat.


 
Sounds of Murder

Location: Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Sweet Shop, East Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A sweet shop was supposed to be haunted by the sounds of screaming from someone being murdered with an axe. As a side note, around the same time two other shops along the road were also said to be haunted, although one had been demolished and the other was empty and run down.


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