‘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. The shouting woke the man’s wife, and they both witnessed a dark shadowy figure in a black cloak and floppy hat move to the opposite side of the room and vanish. They claimed to be unaware of the Black Tom legend at the time.’
Andrew Watt, ‘15 ghost sightings in Bedford’, Bedfordshire on Sunday (10 March 2015).