Poltergeists, ghost horses and big cats reported in Exmouth
PUBLISHED: 10:20 06 December 2018
The Paranormal Database has half-a-dozen entries for Exmouth. Have you ever had a ghostly encounter?
Poltergeists, ghostly horses, black panthers and spectral skirts have all been reported in Exmouth, according to the UK’s Paranormal Database.
The hauntings and sightings of impossible animals begin in 1855 and were reported at farms, in the town centre and in the grounds of former riding stables.
The Paranormal Database describes itself as ‘a serious ongoing project to quantitatively document as many locations with paranormal / cryptozoological interest as possible, region by region, in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands.’
“One hundred and three areas are currently covered, now totalling over 11,900 entries, with frequent additions and current stories continuously updated.”
Here are the entries for Exmouth:
Devil’s Footprints – Backenhayes Farm
February 8/9, 1855
“The Devil’s Footprints ran for one hundred miles across Devon, appearing overnight after a light snowfall. One of the locations they were reported was on this farm, the tracks being recorded on the roof and second floor window.
“The house is also reputed to be haunted by a blue lady, while a fawn coloured large cat was seen several times over a eight year period.”
Large Black Cat – Hulham Road
Early Morning, Winter, 1989
“Two sisters spotted what they described as a black panther cross the top of the field by the hedge line. The creature then graciously jumped through the hedge and disappeared.”
Lynx – Hulham Road Woods
“Two women walking close to woodland spotted a large sandy coloured Lynx in a field.”
Lady – Private Farmhouse
“Never seen, only heard, the phantom ‘swish’ sound woman’s skirt could be heard as she passed by.”
Cold Hands – Private Residence
Between 1989 and 1993
“A typical poltergeist outbreak was reported at this site, with activities including the ringing of the doorbell, tapping on the windows, footsteps heard on the staircase, and cold hands felt touching the feet of witnesses in bed.”
Horses – Town end of St Andrews Road
Between 2007 and 2009
“Thought to be the site of a former stables or old coaching house, the sounds of hooves, whinnying and soft talking have been heard in the area.”
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