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A5 Markyate and Dunstable

According to an article entitled ‘It's rush hour for ghosts on our roads!’ which was published in Luton Today on 5 November 2007. ‘Unexplained sightings are said to include the lost spirits of two cricketers, who wander along the A5 between Markyate and Dunstable, towards the Packhorse pub. Read More »

Allhallows, Bedford

The following extract is taken from an article by Andrew Watt entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, which was published in Bedfordshire on Sunday (10 March 2015). ‘In 1979 in Allhallows, near to the Midland Bank (now HSBC)*, shoppers were surprised to see a mediæval friar in his hooded gown calmly walking down the street meditating on his rosary. Read More »

Bedford Hospital

Officially opening in August 1803, Bedford Hospital was built with £8000 bequeathed in the will of Samuel Whitbread (Died 1796). The hospital has of course grown extensively over the last 200 years and now houses 440 beds and caters for a population of about 270,000. Read More »

Black Tom, Tavistock Street, Union Street and Clapham Road Junction

According to Andrew Watt’s article entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, which was published in Bedfordshire on Sunday (10 March 2015). ‘This junction of Tavistock Street, Union Street and Clapham Road was the location of the Read More »

Britannia House, Luton

On 8 June 2005 the following story relating to a haunt like experience at Britannia House appeared in the Luton News. It was entitled ‘Have you seen the ghost of Britannia Estates?’.

Rumours that Luton's Britannia House is haunted have caused a stir among those who work there, with one even refusing to work after dark. Read More »

Buttercup Lane, Dunstable

According to an article entitled ‘It's rush hour for ghosts on our roads!’ which was published in Luton Today on 5 November 2007. ‘Buttercup Lane, in Dunstable, is the scene of reported sightings of a mysterious figure, almost 10ft tall and floating about 18 inches off the ground. Read More »

Chaucer Road, Bedford

The following extract is taken from an article by Andrew Watt entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, which was published in ‘Bedfordshire on Sunday’ (10 March 2015). ‘In 1972, a mother living in Chaucer Road who was woken by her baby's screams, spotted a shadowy hand cross the wall of the room and come to rest on the baby's face. Read More »

Cineworld, Bedford

According to the following article extract from Andrew Watt’s ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’ (Bedfordshire on Sunday, 10 March 2015). Read More »

Deadmans Hill, Clophill

St Mary's Church

The ruined church of St Mary's and the churchyard was the scene of a particularly grisly black magic ritual during the 1960's. The sixties were a time of occult revival in many parts of the country and some groups seem to have been interested in the more diabolical side of magic. Read More »

Drury Lane, Houghton Regis

According to an article entitled ‘It's rush hour for ghosts on our roads!’ which was published in Luton Today on 5 November 2007. ‘Drury Lane, Houghton Regis, is said to be the haunt of a young, barefoot girl wearing a thin, white party dress. Read More »

Galley Hill

A hill called Galley Hill on the outskirts of Luton was in former times the site of a gallows, where public executions would have taken place. Read More »

Gladstone Street

'Another possible Black Tom sighting took place nearby in a private residence along Gladstone Street in the mid 1980's. This time, a man awoke to find what he thought was an intruder in his bedroom. Read More »

Marston Mortaine

The 14th century St Mary's church is unusual because it has a separate tower away from the main church. The tower was probably a means of refuge in Saxon times, either from flood or from attack. Read More »

Odell

Five black marks on the front porch of the church are said to have been left by the devil, who attacked the church trying to get Sir Roland Alstons. Sir Roland is said to have sold his immortal soul to the Devil and was seeking sanctuary when the time to hand it over had arrived.

The ghost of Sir Roland is said to appear at the church riding a black mount every 100 years. Read More »

Priory Methodist Church, Bedford

The Priory Methodist Church on Newnham Avenue opened on 5 June 1969 and replaced both a small church that had been on the site since 1953 (before that there was a tin mission hut dating from 1940) and the 18th century St Paul’s Methodist Church on Harpur Street. At some point it is said an apparition was witnessed here. Read More »

Ram Yard, Bedford

The following extract is taken from an article by Andrew Watt entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, which was published in Bedfordshire on Sunday (10 March 2015). ‘On the 30th September 1999, a woman awoke to find her dead grandmother sitting by her bed. Read More »

Sundon Road, Houghton Regis

According to an article entitled ‘It's rush hour for ghosts on our roads!’ which was published in Luton Today on 5 November 2007. ‘In Sundon Road, Houghton Regis, a dark-clad figure is said to have been seen and felt by road users. Read More »

The Chequers Public Inn, Wootton

Dating from the 17th century, The Chequers Inn in Wootton has a reputation of being haunted. The Bedfordshire local government website refers to an article published in 2000 in the Charles Wells Ltd in house magazine called Pint Pot (WL722/100). Read More »

The Cross Inn, Beeston

Now closed, the Grade II listed Cross Inn dated from 1792 and could be found at 6 High Road in Beeston. Whilst it was a pub there are stories of the beer barrel taps being turned off, whiskey bottles falling from their shelf and the toilet doors locking and hence trapping the occupant.

The Fox and Hounds, Riseley

According to the following article entitled ‘The other spirits found in your local’ was published in the Bedfordshire on Sunday, 23 June 2013. ‘The Fox and Hounds in Riseley is said to be haunted by a nurse, who was knocked over by a vehicle and brought inside where Read More »

The Golden Pheasant, Biggleswade

The Golden Pheasant at 71 High Street is a Grade II listed building dating from the 18th century. There have apparently been reports of the sound of singing coming from the bar when it is empty and footsteps again from an area with nobody present to make them.

The Kings Arms, Bedford

The Kings Arms, which has a reputation of being haunted can be found at 24 St Mary’s Street in Bedford. According to the following extract taken from an article by Andrew Watt entitled ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’ [Bedfordshire on Sunday (10 March 2015)]. Read More »

The Oakley Arms, Harrold

According to the following article entitled ‘The other spirits found in your local’ which was published in Bedfordshire on Sunday, 23 June 2013. ‘The Oakley Arms in Harrold has been investigated by The Phantom Society, who claim that the pub is haunted by former landl Read More »

The Old George Hotel, Silsoe

The Old George which probably dates from the 18th century (and largely rebuilt in the 19th century), is associated with a Grey Lady, which is locally identified as the ghost of Lady Elizabeth Grey of Wrest Park. The story goes that Elizabeth fell in love with a coachman, much to her father’s disapproval. In order to protect her lover from her father she hid him at The George. Read More »

The Sisters House, Bedford

The Sister’s house dates from the 1750’s and one of three buildings on St Peter’s Street built by members of the Unitas Fratum (Moravian Church) who came in Bedford as refugees in 1742. The three buildings consisted of their church and then a separate house for the single brothers and single sisters. The Sisters House can be found at 24 St Peter’s Street. Read More »



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