Look up Articles of Local Interest on the website for more local ghost stories!
This is a very recent haunting in Wooburn, the lady who experienced this has asked me not to mention her name.
” In 2012 I was renting a house in Northcroft, Wooburn Green. I had been living there happily with my 2 teenage daughters for 6 months or so. One evening the 3 of us were sat together watching television when we noticed what appeared to be a large ball of smoke cross the room from right to left above the TV. It was touching the ceiling but seemed to be about 12 inches tall & a couple of feet wide. It moved across the ceiling quite quickly & all 3 of us saw it. My daughters were completely freaked out, screaming & running to the far side of the room.
Within seconds it just faded away but we could find no explanation for what we saw.
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As we approach Halloween, why not take a look at some of our previous local ghost stories which can be found under “Articles of Local Interest”.
This story of a sighting in Wendover Road, happened in 1980 –
“My family lived in the white house at the top of Wendover Road, opposite Claytons school for 40+ years before Mum & Dad moved away earlier this year. I moved away quite a few years ago now, but it was our family home and I grew up there.
Dad worked for Thames Water and my sister and I often played in the Thames Water pumping station grounds in school holidays.
On one occasion, whilst playing hide & seek with my sister and our friends, I saw a ghost of a man on the south west corner of the 70s pumping building. This would have been around 1980. He was a man dressed in a blue or green parka type jacket, approx. 35/40 years old. He was a kind soul (at least he didn’t scare me!) and just walked…
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After the success of last year’s ghost story series leading up to Halloween, I would be grateful if you would send in any stories / tales / spooky history that you have heard or even seen for yourself, but It does need to be related to our local area. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to take a look at last years stories, please go to “Articles of Local Interest” & then click on “Local Hauntings”.
Look forward to hearing from you….
I would just like to say a big “thank you” to all the contributors of the wonderful ghost stories. The were greatly received by so many people, resulting in a huge increase in visitors to the website. I think each story had a bigger impact, knowing these events happened in a house or road near by. So, thanks to all who sent them in & all who took the time to read them… 🙂 Kaye.
With Halloween fast approaching, please keep mindful of people who are unable to participate. Some elderly & disabled people worry about this night for weeks & It can be quite intimidating for some. The fact that they can’t keep getting up to answer the door or perhaps are even in bed means that children knocking on their front door is not just a nuisance but it’s also very unfair. T
here are also many professions that require people to do shift work & would therefore be sleeping, people who just cannot afford to buy sweets for children they don’t know for fear of being “tricked” or those who just do not agree with “Trick or Treating” seeing it as just a way for companies to make money. Whatever the reason, they deserve to be left in peace. After all, you wouldn’t encourage your children to take anything from a stranger at any other time of year.
Not everyone wants to celebrate Halloween so perhaps by taking note if the house is decorated with spooky items would be wise.
On the flip side, although children love Halloween & all that goes with it, I’m not sure that I would want my children taking sweets from strangers. You don’t know what has been dropped into their bags or buckets & they may eat things before you have had a chance to check it all. The “Trick” could be played on you! There are however, some neighbours who will enjoy the visits but I’m sure they will be the ones with decorations in the window.
Halloween parties are definitely the way forward, organised events where you know what you child is eating & neighbours who will still be speaking to you!
With Halloween approaching, I thought this a good time of year to reveal some of the local “weird” stories reported by residents over the years.
Many of the older stories go back years to a time before we were born but have been passed down through families & kept “alive”!
Some of you will have heard of the headless horseman who travels down Coldmoorholme lane in Bourne End, continuing straight on when he comes to the right-hand bend in the road. Some people say he is a cavalier perhaps aiming to stable his horse & down a flagon of beer at Old Thatch which was once a drinking house. Or perhaps it is Dick Turpin who is reported to have stayed there when it was an Inn & stabled his horse, Black Bess in the grounds. Read more…
With Halloween approaching, I am looking for local haunted areas to research. If you have any ghost stories relating to the local area, please send them in to me at email@example.com & I will look into the story behind them. Please give as much detail as possible & the more local, the better!… Thank you, Kaye.