Warmley - Skies over the village
6 March 1912
A fireball with three points was seen speeding across the sky. The witness said that the object was like an aircraft.
Washford - Barton House
Owners of this house say literately dozens of ghosts haunt their building, though neglect to state whether these are metaphorical or metaphysical.
Watchet - Cleeve Hill
These Yeth hounds stalk as a pack after dark on the hill side.
Watchet - Kentsford Manor
Mistakenly thought dead, Florence was placed in a coffin and left in the church overnight. She awoke from her coma when the sexton tried to cut off her fingers to steal her rings (he died of shock), and she returned home. Her ghost has been seen making the journey back to the manor, tapping on the windows and door once she arrives home.
Watchet - St Decuman's Church
Unknown Ghost Type
A schoolmaster walking past the church was approached by robbers who forced him to take them to the grave of a wealthy woman who had recently died. Opening the crypt, the schoolmaster was made to remove the gold rings from the corpse's fingers. Halfway through this ghastly task, the dead woman sat up and cried for her brothers and sisters to help her - nearby coffins opened and the dead sat up. The robbers and schoolmaster escaped, but the schoolmaster died soon after sharing his story.
Weacombe - Area of Quantocks
This shuck has proved quite helpful when encountered, appearing to lost walkers and leading them to safety. However, another entity in the same area known as the Wild Rider is considered fatal if met.
Wedmore - George Inn
This Edwardian lass dressed in grey silently walks the corridors here. Guests at the hotel are said to have more than their fair share of sleep paralysis incidents.
Wellington - A38, near the Heatherton Grange Hotel
Appearing to be a man in a raincoat, this phantom uses his torch to try to flag passing cars down. One woman who refused to stop narrowly avoided hitting him. A truck driver reported once giving the ghostly man a lift to Holcombe Bridge, not realising the man was a ghost until a short time later; the driver almost hit the man as he stood in the same place where he was first picked up. Stopping to ensure that the hitcher was okay, the truck driver watched as the stranger vanished before his eyes. This may be the same entity which has been seen at Taunton.
Wellington - Barracks, and St James Park
Several guards stationed at the barracks reported the ghost of a headless woman, which rose from the ground in front of them wearing a striped dress. The figure then set off towards the park.
Wellington - Blue Mantle Hotel
Owner Peter Green spotted an older man reading a newspaper in the lounge of the hotel, who soon vanished without being seen or triggering the alarm. Green later found a Victorian portrait which resembled the unknown man.
Wellington - Cockcrow Stone
This stone, animated by the sound of a cockerel's crow, is said to cover a secret treasure.
Wellington - Cothay Manor
A harmless ghost was said to haunt the site, knocking on a particular door and walking through a room. The haunting ceased after a manacle, which was found with the skeletal remains of a hidden body, was sprung open.
Wellington - Dairy
The milkmen who worked at this dairy were permitted to come in later in the day after several unnerving reports of disembodied footsteps and strange groaning at night.
Wellington - General Area
This pack of albino dogs run while breathing flame from their mouths.
Wellington - Park Farm
A muddy pool located near the farm was thought to be an entrance to hell, from where ghosts and ghouls could come and go as they pleased.
Wellow - St Julien's Well
Before a death of the Lord of Hungerford
This phantom white woman would materialise to give warning of encroaching death.
An old photograph of Wells Cathedral.
Wells - Area around the cathedral
Bishop Jocelyn drove away a dragon that had been terrorising locals around seven holy springs - the cathedral was later built in the area.
Wells - Crown Hotel
These apports would appear on mass in several of the bedrooms, with no source to be found. This could be called one of the least disturbing parts of the haunting here, which has seen shadowy figures vanishing down the corridors, and a presence that knocks candles from the tables.
Wells - King Charles Parlour public house, High Street
1977 / 1978
A phantom Cavalier has been spotted on the staircase several times by owners or members of their family, while footsteps and the sound of a harpsichord have also been reported. It is reported that when a BBC TV crew tried to film inside the building all their lighting equipment blew up.
Wells - Sherston Inn, Priory Road
This figure only appeared for a few seconds, walking through the bar area before vanishing.
Wells - Wells Cathedral, Chapter House
Unknown Ghost Type
Photograph taken 19 April 1954, sighting 16 June 2005, hitting in January 2007
A photograph taken here shows two people in white, possibly a child with its mother, standing on the steps. The photographer reports that no one else stood in front of the camera at the time of the long exposure. In 2005 two people spotted a young boy on the steps to the Chapter House - concerned that he was not with parents or guardians, they followed the child and as he turned into the nave, he disappeared. A visitor in 2007 felt something hitting her back while leaving the cathedral, having earlier felt a presence in the nave.
Wembdon - Highest part of the area
Standing on top of a hill, this young lady with wild eyes looks down at the nearby houses. She is thought to have murdered her husband, hiding his body in their house.
West Harptree - Gournay Court
This pallid female would travel the building, ending her journey on the balcony where she would disappear.
West Harptree - Richmont Castle ruins, and general area
This figure, a former owner of the building, still longs for better times and fortune - until it arrives, he remains earthbound.
West Quantoxhead - Hills north of area
An old woman holding a large bundle of sticks has been seen here.