Paranormal activities in your area?
Date 13/11/2003 | Topic: Locations
| Do you live in or near a haunted location? |
Here's a short list of well known places around the UK and their alleged ghostly happenings.
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From http://www.dangerous.freeola.net (12th november 2003)
BORLEY, ESSEX: This is a paranormal hotspot.... The well documented events at the Rectory over a number of years, mostly centered around the haunting by a ghostly nun, were investigated most famously by Harry Price. Although many since have claimed Price to have fabricated much of the supposed hauntings, there can be no denying the strange events which were to destroy the house in a fire not long after. The phantom nun still walks in the village, although she is seen less often now, but attention has shifted in recent years to Borley Church, with sighting of "something black and evil" in the churchyard, so-called Angel hair, and a ghostly wedding outside a blocked doorway!. Ghostly singing and bell ringing is also claimed to be heard from time to time.
PLUCKLEY, KENT: One of the most haunted villages in England with no less than 16 ghosts!!! Various spectres abound in and around the village, including a phantom horse and carridge and a highwayman.
HORSEHEATH, CAMBS: Favorite place for Witches in the Middle Ages. One was buried alive in a roadway, the spot of which still remains dry even after rain...!
BLICKLING HALL, NORFOLK: One of the many haunts of Anne Bolynn. Also scene of a spectral coach and horses in surrounding lanes.
SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX: Ghosts of a lady and a Roundhead infantryman have been sited in Bridge End Gardens and The Cross Keys Pub. The Sun Inn has a depiction of Tom Hickerthrift fighting the Wisbech Giant, whom he defeated making himself something of a local hero. The town was said to have been terrorised by a "cockertrice" - half dragon, half cockerel - which lived at nearby Henham. Audley End House is said to be haunted and a "green hand" was seen floating along the road by the Lion Gate entrance.
BERRY POMEROY, DEVON: Several ghostly going-on`s inside the castle help give the ruins a healthy supernatural feeling. A female ghost who lures people towards one of the towers then tries to push you off the battlements, phantoms smells and sounds of a huge banquet, and a horse and rider who disappears over the castle walls into a deep valley below are just some of the numerous spooks here. Also, the whole area around the castle exudes a feeling of dread and woe.
WARMINSTER, WILTSHIRE: The whole area became the focus of intense UFO activity in the late 80`s centred on the downland on the edge of town. Several photo`s appeared in national newspapers at the time, and sighting continue to this day...
DARTMOOR, DEVON: There is much written about the legends and folklore of Dartmoor, some based of course on myth but some have a certain edge of truth. Some of the more fanciful include the Devil in one form or another, who seemed to take particular dislike to this area of England and was a constant visitor... He seemed to enjoy hunting with his pack of baying hounds called "Whist Hounds" who had their home inside Wistman`s Wood, and he nearly destroyed Widecombe Church with lightning. He left his hoofprints in the snow in a line from the Exe estuary to the edge of the moor, and tried to flatten another church by throwing a huge boulder at it, but missing - creating one of the many tors dotted around the moorland. Ghosts abound on the moor and include the famous Hairy hands at Two Bridges and the phantom hitch-hiker on the A38. A ghostly shepherd is seen at Princetown and for good measure there was also the famous Chagford Witch!!!.
LASTINGHAM, NORTH YORKS: A fine church with a unique crypt, but home to a very evil presense... Church itself is haunted by a monk.
RECULVER, KENT: The sound of crying children can be heard sometimes. Ghost of a Roman officier has been seen in and around the old Fort.
FORT BROCKHURST, HAMPSHIRE: One of the prison cells is haunted, but by whom or what has never been found out...
ISLE OF WIGHT, HAMPSHIRE: For such a small island, it certainly contains enough paranormal activity to entice a sceptic. The ghost of a hanged man is seen at Downend, the village of Arreton has a haunted pub, and churchyard, and its Manor house has the shade of a little girl and Monks. Newport has several ghosts, as does Cowes - Ventnor`s old hospital site still gives visitors to the Botanical Gardens the odd chill, as do Golden Hill Fort and the Old Needles Battery. But the most haunted Island site must be Knighton Gorges, once the site of the finest Manor on the Isle, now just a pair of gateposts - but scene of several paranormal events. These include: The Manor itself re-appearing on New Years Eve, ghostly horse and carridge, a ghost of a lady with no face seen in the lane, some claim to see stone creatures upon the posts and cars lose electrical power. Recently in 1990 a photograph taken by two different camera`s showed a "ghost-light" or orb float across the gateposts, and one unwary trespasser was told by some phantom voice to "Get out!"... And lets not forget the Longstone on the west of the island, still said to be a place of dark magic, witches and evil.
DUNWICH, SUFFOLK: The bells from several drowned and abandoned churches still toll from under the waves. Phantom Monks are seen at the old Greyfriars site.
EAST ANGLIA: There is one ghost common to Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk called Black Shuck. It is a Demon dog with saucer-shaped eyes that glow red and has the smell of sulphur. In Essex the hound seems to protect travellers and in Suffolk it will stand guard over people, but both the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire dogs are pure evil and like nothing more than to take people astray, and lead them into the bogs and peat marshes of the Fenland. It is said of the Norfolk Shuck that to see it will bring death to you within a week.
RHENDLESHAM FOREST, SUFFOLK: Site of a supposed landing by a UFO, and witnessed by servicemen from the then nearby USAF Bentwaters. To this day the claims of Government cover-up still rattle on about this event. Some still claim the area to be a UFO hotspot. NB: Access to land still private, in the hands of the MOD.
From http://www.dangerous.freeola.net (12th november 2003)