Haunted Places in downend, Isle of Wight



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    Arreton Manor

    Arreton, Isle of Wight

    The biggest haunting here is the family tragedy within this home. Two brothers were both killed from the duel, a father was smothered to death by his son, only to throw his sister to her death when she caught him in the act of the murder. These spirits and more ...


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    Castle Lodge

    Newport, Isle of Wight

    3.3 miles from downend, UK-G2

    An often-spotted ghost here is a teenaged girl in the attic and nursery. Visitors will also experience a chill or the feeling of being watched in certain areas. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Appuldurcombe House

    Wroxall, Isle of Wight

    4.6 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Dancing shadows are seen within the cellar, the room itself giving off a feeling of dread. Two boys are seen on this property and said to have been victims of a gunpowder explosion. Monks, a young woman, and a laughing boy are also seen here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Portchester Castle

    Portchester, England

    11.9 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A monk in black has been reported outside of the walls, as well as a horseman galloping along. The ghost of the White Lady (believed to be that of Charlotte White) is also seen; Charlotte's child drowned in the surrounding moat, so her spirit is said to have a negative ...


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    Wymering Manor

    Portsmouth, Portsmouth

    13.1 miles from downend, UK-G2

    With the structure dating back many centuries, the building gives off an overall weird feeling. A lady in a violet dreess once appeared to the owner to deliver news of a relative's death; a choir of nuns can be heard singing throughout the house; the panelled room gives off a ...


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    The Angel and Blue Pig

    Lymington, Hampshire

    14.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    One man said he awoke to see a girl covered in blood who disappeared soon after. A coach driver and tall, grey-haired figure in the bar are more commonly reported. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Catacombs

    Southampton, Southampton

    16.8 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Below where the All Saints Church in Southampton used to stand, is a 'City of the Dead'. Hundreds of people were laid to rest here, but those who walk through here report feeling uneasy or as if they are being watched. Some people say that they actually walk on the ...


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    Ye Olde George Inn

    Christchurch, Dorset

    24 miles from downend, UK-G2

    During renovations at the oldest pub in the town, workers found the skeleton and clothing of a woman. Ever since, staff and diners alike have reported a grey lady haunting the main bar area and upper floor of the old public house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

    downend, West Sussex

    25.9 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A medieval village used to occupy this site until the air museum was put here. The shadows of former residents are seen in the halls, and a woman is reported to walk building to building. Poltergeist activity in the hall house is also a very common occurrence. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Trooper Inn

    downend, Hampshire

    27.3 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A soldier from the first World War died nearby. He is seen inside and outside of this building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Old Thatch

    downend, Dorset

    31.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This quaint old public house is notorious for its ghost; the apparition of an old lady who has been sitting in a rocking chair on the ground floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Amberley Castle

    Arundel, West Sussex

    32 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This castle dates back to 1103. Over the centuries, it was close to falling into ruin, but was restored in 1893. In the Herstmonceux Room, a woman who became pregnant (and was shunned by her family) is reported. She is said to have leapt to her death from the battlements ...


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    Arundel Castle

    Arundel, England

    32 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Four main spirits are said to reside here: The first Earl of Arundel (who once oversaw this castle), a young woman who killed herself by jumping from one of the towers, The Blue Man who is usually located in the library (believed to be a Cavalier under the rule of ...


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    The Verdley Woods

    downend, West Sussex

    32.7 miles from downend, UK-G2

    It is said that the last wild bear in England was killed here and now haunts the forest. Shadows are seen and guests sometimes feel like they are being watched. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Royal Oak

    Swanage, England

    33.2 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Photographs and EVPs have capture proof of someone not present (in human form at least). Sleeping guests have been awoken by the sensation of someone sitting at the edge of their beds. Doors close by themselves, some objects swing around, and other loose objects have moved around by themselves. (Submitted by ...


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    Green Dragon Public House

    Alderbury, Wiltshire

    33.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    There are rumours of a secret passage connecting the public house to the church, and staff have reportedly seen the apparition of a cleric monk in the basement walking through walls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Crown Hotel

    Alton, Hampshire

    34.2 miles from downend, UK-G2

    In the lounge bar is a painting of John Gould. People have reported seeing him throughout, as well as his sister in Room 3. In the cellar, a man named Patrick is said to be protective of his alcohol and scares staff who try to touch it. A dog is ...


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    Salisbury Cathedral

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    36 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A man named Lord Stourton was hanged for murder and buried here. Occasionally, people claim to see the noose he was hung with over his grave. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Haunch of Venison

    Wiltshire, Salisbury, Wiltshire

    36.2 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A woman in white has been spotted here. Objects are also reported to move by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Debenhams' Department Store

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    36.2 miles from downend, UK-G2

    The headless apparition of the Duke of Buckingham has been seen here. He was executed back in the fifteenth century. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St. Thomas and St. Edmund Church

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

    36.3 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A distressed woman in grey has been reported. She is said to disappear when talked to. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Corfe Castle

    Corfe Castle, England

    36.3 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A headless woman has been reported here, last seen in 1976. Assassination, devastation, and tragedy was ripe here in the past; some other entities might be here as well. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Drovers Inn

    Gussage All Saints, Dorset

    36.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This popular thatched inn is haunted by a highwayman, who frightens staff by appearing behind them in the cellar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Old House

    Blandford Forum, England

    42.3 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Shortly after a former owner died, a neighbour reported seeing strange lights moving around the upper floor. When he and police officers went to investigate, they heard something that sounded like a body being dragged across the upper floor. They found nothing, but current residents still report hearing strange noises. (Submitted ...


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    Bramber Castle

    downend, West Sussex

    42.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A former family that lived in this castle was said to have been overthrown, locked away in here, and then starved to death at the order of King John I. Ragged and skinny spirits are seen here ranging from children to adults. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Blandford British Legion Club

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    42.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This historic house was formerly a private residence before conversion to a bar and legion club. Staff have reported objects moving around by themselves, and a variety of paranormal occurrences associated with the pool table. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Nelson's Ale House

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    42.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A female woman was imprisoned in a room on the ground floor where she passed away, and staff have reported her angry presence which is accompanied by wine bottles being thrown around. Staff members on the upper floor have reported hearing children crying, but have found nothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Crown Hotel

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    42.5 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This Georgian manor house is known as the oldest inn in Dorset, and is rumoured to be haunted by two apparitions. The first is a lady in a flowing black dress who has been seen in the hallway and in rooms on the first floor. The second apparition is a ...


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    Stonehenge

    downend, Wiltshire

    42.9 miles from downend, UK-G2

    One of the most iconic monuments in the world, Stonehenge is believed to have been a cemetery and sacrificial site back in 3000 BC. Video has emerged of a white figure walking through here which gives more idea to the speculation that this place is haunted. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Salisbury A30

    Hook, Hampshire

    43.5 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A highwayman named William Boulter was hung for crimes. He is said to be seen along portions of the road. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Kings Arms and Royal Hotel Godalming

    Godalming, Surrey

    44 miles from downend, UK-G2

    The ghost of Peter the Great is said to kick his boots off early in the morning hours. Objects are also thrown around. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Castle Inn

    downend, Dorset

    44.5 miles from downend, UK-G2

    The old inn and restaurant is haunted by two apparitions; a glowing ball of light that flies through the hallways and disappears through walls, and the apparition of an old lady who watches over the inn and keeps staff and guests in check. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Zurich Municipal

    Farnborough, Hampshire

    45.6 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Poltergeist activity is reported throughout. The location was once a monastery in the 14th century, but used to torture monks. Monks can be heard screaming and chanting in here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Athelhampton House

    Puddletown, Dorset

    48.2 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Built in 1485, the ghosts reported here are the Grey Lady (usually seen in the bedroom or corridors), a phantom monk, and the noises of a ghost named Cooper who taps on the walls, and a pet ape that was accidentally sealed behind the walls who will usually be heard ...


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    Chapel Cottage

    downend, England

    52 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Townspeople believe a witch used to live on this old cottage on Forest Road, and people driving past the cottage have reported seeing her peering out from the upper floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wessex Royale Hotel

    Dorchester, Dorset

    52.9 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A phantom woman in a bonnet has been seen gazing down into the street by passers-by before she suddenly vanishes. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    South Hill Park

    Bracknell, England

    53.4 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A fire in the 19th century took the lives of two children. They are reported throughout the property. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Littlecote House

    downend, England

    53.6 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Will Darrell once occupied this home until death from a horseback accident. His ghost, as well as a woman in blue have been reported. Perhaps one of the more stranger sightings is that of a midwife carrying a baby; they are thought to have died in a fire started by ...


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    Manor Farm House

    downend, Wiltshire

    54.1 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Reportedly haunted by an elderly woman who was decapitated after her burial by a corrupt man. She haunts the manor house where she passed away and is reportedly covered in blood. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ramada Crawley Gatwick

    Crawley, West Sussex

    54.3 miles from downend, UK-G2

    A night watchman was murdered by drinking poisoned wine; he is responsible for playing with lights or unlocking the broom closet by itself. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Watlington House

    Reading, England

    54.5 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Former occupant, Captain Edward Purvis is said to remain here. Sometimes he is seen throughout here; an investigation or two won't hurt to find out if he's alone or not. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Rectory

    All Cannings, Wiltshire

    54.7 miles from downend, UK-G2

    The rectory is haunted by a Grey Lady, who has been seen standing at the foot of people's beds. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    White Rose Cottage

    downend, England

    54.7 miles from downend, UK-G2

    The apparition of a lady in a black dress has been moving around the house at night as if she is protecting something. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cerne Abbey

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    55 miles from downend, UK-G2

    There are many reported sightings of people seeing robed monks wandering the premises during dusk and dawn, even though the abbey hasn't been in use for centuries. Another witness has reported smelling frankincense while visiting the site. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    New Inn

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    55.1 miles from downend, UK-G2

    The apparitions of two young girls have been seen playing together in the garden of this old inn, while the apparition of a tall bearded man in riding gears has been seen in the main bar area. Witnesses have also reported hearing the whinnying and stamping of a house in ...


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    Porch House

    Potterne, Wiltshire

    55.7 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This historic house dates back to the fifteenth century. During the late twentieth century, a lot of archaeological work was carried out on the building, and many workers reported sighting a shadowy apparition sitting in a rocking chair in the upstairs bedroom. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Brook House

    downend, Wiltshire

    56 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This beautiful historic cottage is reportedly haunted by a kind elderly woman and her faithful black dog. The two have been seen wandering around the property together. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Three Legged Cross

    Warfield, England

    56 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Now closed, a gypsy was said to have cursed the pub; not long after, the owner fell ill and died. The gypsy herself is seen wandering around nearby. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wiltshire Museum

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    56.7 miles from downend, UK-G2

    This museum was formerly the mansion owned by the Cunningham family, and the matriarch of the family reportedly appears in the museum after hours and wanders around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Upstairs and Downstairs Antiques

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    56.9 miles from downend, UK-G2

    Paranormal occurrences reported by staff working here include disembodied footsteps and the inexplicable smell of smoke. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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