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Hitchhiker in Leather

Location: Wybunbury (Cheshire) - A51 near to the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 October 1996
Further Comments: A driver picked up a male hitchhiker wearing old style motorbike leathers - a short while into the journey, driver realised that the hitcher had vanished, though the seatbelt was still in place and the door was locked.

Blonde Woman

Location: Wye (Kent) - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 7 January 2000
Further Comments: A driver hit a blonde woman who stood in the middle of the road. The lady smiled at the motorist as she bounced over the bonnet, and promptly vanished. The police were contacted, but no evidence of an accident could be detected.

Short Lady

Location: Yatesbury (Wiltshire) - Crossroads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September or October 2012
Further Comments: Approaching the crossroads, a driver watched a white hazy woman wearing 'nun like' clothing step out of bushes and cross the road. As the car approached her, the woman stopped in the middle of the road, and turned and looked at the driver before vanishing. The driver said she stood around four foot seven inches tall and wearing pre-twentieth century clothing.

Bear in Ball

Location: Yeovil (Somerset) - Road between town and South Petherton
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Seventeenth century?
Further Comments: Travelling between the two towns, a lone man reported a huge bear with flaming eyes along the road, rotating within what sounds to be a large plastic ball (like the hamster 'toy'). The witness's horse then bolted and ran back home.

Woman with Child

Location: York (Yorkshire) - A64 Malton Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Misty evenings
Further Comments: This tragic figure, possibly murdered by her highwayman boyfriend, now appears on misty or foggy evenings.


Location: York (Yorkshire) - Four All's public house, A64
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 06 November 2006, 23:45h
Further Comments: A driver returning home from work reported passing a figure on horseback, dressed in highwayman's clothing, stood by the wall of the pub. When the witness looked in his rear view mirror, the figure had vanished. There is a local belief that the highwayman is Dick Turpin, and sightings of the highwayman are said to go back to the mid-twentieth century. A sandstone cave in the area is said to have been one of Turpin's hideouts.

Mad Alice Lane, York.

Executed Alice

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Mad Alice Lane (now Lund's Court)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hanged here in 1825, her crime apparently only guilty of being 'mad', Alice drifts along the lane that once held her name. Another version of the story says she killed her abusive husband along the lane and was executed at the castle.

Coach & Eight

Location: Youlgreave (Derbyshire) - Road between Youlgreave and Middleton, area known as Roughwood Hollow?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gamekeeper was forced to flatten himself against a wall as a phantom coach pulled by a team of eight horses thundered past. Other reports of the coach along the same stretch of road state that the team is accompanied by several hounds.

Bloody Cyclist

Location: Zennor (Cornwall) - Road leading to Foage Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Covered in blood, this man pedals quickly down the thin road, as if desperate to find someone to help him.

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