Bettiscombe Manor

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A businessman named Azariah Pinney had a slave who requested to be buried back in his homeland; after the death, Pinney didn’t satisfy the demands and opted to have the slave buried at the local cemetery. Unfortunately, a terrible scream would roar through until the body was taken back to Bettiscombe Manor. In time, only the skull of the slave remained and anyone who moved it from the manor would also be plagued by screams.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Bridport DT6 5NU
United Kingdom

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50.79619729479989, -2.8548882011091337
Nearest Towns:
Marshwood, UK (1.0 mi.)
Pilsdon, UK (1.3 mi.)
Thorncombe, UK (1.9 mi.)
Burstock, UK (2.2 mi.)
Broadwindsor, UK (2.8 mi.)
Broadwinsor, UK (2.8 mi.)
Stoke Abbott, UK (3.1 mi.)
Whitchurch Canonicorum, UK (3.2 mi.)
Hawkchurch, UK (3.4 mi.)
Wootton, UK (3.8 mi.)


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  1. The other day I was driving through Hawkchurch along the road past the resort and spa and as I passed the spa I saw a grey, ghost-like man standing in the road with his arm out. I slammed on the brakes and had a quick glance round as I thought I’d hit him. But nobody was there and there was no sign of anything. The man had dark hair with no facial hair and was stood in the middle of the road, if your driving past and want to know where it is, there was be three marks from when I wheel spun off after realising was there

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