Category: Road Ghosts

Headless Coachman, Norwich

The following extract is taken from ‘Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders by William Henderson’ (1879). ‘The Headless Coach, or more correctly coach with headless coachman, appears again in Norfolk. Mr.

A21– A25 Junction

The following description of the haunting is extracted from an article in the Kent and Sussex Courier entitled ‘The ghastly ghouls rumoured to haunt our sleepy district’ dating from 31 October 2008. ‘The A21 hosts another unquiet spirit.

A21– Gracious Lane

The following description of the haunting is extracted from an article in the Kent and Sussex Courier entitled ‘The ghastly ghouls rumoured to haunt our sleepy district’ dating from 31 October 2008. ‘If you’re in the mood for a thrill, you could take your life in your hands and drive down the A21.

Headless Man, Frodingham

Between Frodingham and Foston a headless man haunts the road, but he has only been seen once. — [Folk-Lore of East Yorkshire’ by John Nicholson (1890)]

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.

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.

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.

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.

A23 Pyecombe

According to the BBC News Website ‘The UK’s most haunted road is listed as the A23 between London and Brighton, where ghostly figures include a small girl with no hands or feet, a figure in a white trench coat and a figure in cricketer’s clothing.’

At Pyecombe apparently a strange figure has been seen scampering across the road.

The White Way, Alfriston

The White Way is a road running between Alfriston and Seaford, which according to local legend has a reputation for being haunted. According to tradition, one Midsummers Eve, a young man, who was the heir to the Chowne* estate was killed with his dog (possibly a white terrier) near Dean’s Place and quickly buried in a shallow grave.