From gray ladies to ghostly knights, legend has it that midsummer is full of spooky activities beyond the human realm.
The Paranormal database provides an overview of expected hauntings and their gruesome history.
Here is a recap of the troubling events that could be happening this month.
Are there any near your place of residence?
- 1 Piper – June 19th
- 2 Hessian Cavalry – June 20th
- 3 Sprites and Pixies – June 20th
- 4 King Arthur – June 20th
- 5 Swimming rider – June 20th
- 6 Arthur’s Table – June 20th (midnight)
- 7 King John’s Hounds – June 20th or 23rd
- 8 Nan Clark – June 21
- 9 White Lady – June 21st or 24th
- 10 Tragic couple – June 23
- 11 Spirits of Death – June 23
- 12 Petrified Man – June 23
- 13 The Lonely Shepherd – June 23
- 14 Fairy Gathering – June 23
- 15 Fischstein – June 23
- 16 Spirit Choir – June 23
- 17 Dancing Devil – June 23rd
- 18 Petrified Farmer – June 23rd
- 19 Roundabout -23. June
- 20 Dancing Skeletons – June 23rd
- 21 Hexenhafen – June 23
- 22 Wish Stone – June 23
- 23 White Dog – June 23rd (sunrise)
- 24 Army march -23. June
- 25 Mayfly – June 23 or 24
- 26 Alexander Cruwys – June 24th
- 27 Anne Blakemore -24. June
- 28 Bishop’s Barge – June 24th
- 29 Royal Haunting – June 26th
Piper – June 19th
Place: Glen Esk (Angus) – Waters of Lochlee
Legend has it that a famous pipe player was captured here by fairies. His music can be heard on June 19th.
Hessian Cavalry – June 20th
Place: Foulkesmill, Horetown, County Wexford – Battle of Horetown and Green Road
The 1798 Battle of Horetown is believed to be repeated on its anniversary of ghosts, including the appearance of a “lone Hessian soldier” standing on a tree near his presumed burial site on Green Road.
Sprites and Pixies – June 20th
Place: Ballona (Isle of Man) – Ballona Bridge
According to the Paranormal Database, a group of fairies appear on the bridge every year. It warns that the sprites and pixies will “make their presence felt” if they are not recognized by anyone who passes by.
King Arthur – June 20th
Place: Cadbury, Somerset – Cadbury Castle and road between the villages of North Barrow and South Barrow
The spirit of King Arthur is believed to travel back to Camelot accompanied by mounted knights with lances. A witness reports that he saw an armored man on horseback here in 1995.
Swimming rider – June 20th
Place: Ashford (Kent) – Eastwell Park and Mansion
According to legend, a phantom rider rides towards the house before turning into a lake. At night porters say they saw a white lady haunt the house. It thought the house was cursed when the resident earl had to fell several oak trees in the 17th century.
Arthur’s Table – June 20th (midnight)
Place: Bossiney (Cornwall) – Bossiney Mound
King Arthur’s table is said to rise from the hill once a year.
King John’s Hounds – June 20th or 23rd
Place: Purse Caundle (Dorset) – Purse Caundle Manor
According to reports, a pack of devil dogs is released twice a year, again in December.
Nan Clark – June 21
Place: NW7 (Greater London) – Nan Clark’s Lane, Mill Hill
As the landlady of a local inn in the 18th century, Nan Clark returns to the area once a year, suggests the Paranormal Database. It is reported that something cruel happened in her past as it is believed that she was either murdered or was murdered.
White Lady – June 21st or 24th
Place: Hampton Court (Surrey) – landing stage
Fishermen report seeing the apparition, although the exact date remains unclear.
Tragic couple – June 23
Place: Bray, County Wicklow – Lover’s Leap Rock, Dargle Valley
Rumor has it that once a year a girl who has been unfaithful to her boyfriend shows up here. He is believed to have died of grief after hearing the news, and she later took her own life.
Spirits of Death – June 23
Place: Tavistock (Devon) – Church
The spirits of those who will die in the coming year appear in the church, as reported by a pair of brothers who saw themselves in the eerie crowd.
Petrified Man – June 23
Place: Enstone (Oxfordshire) – Hoar Stone
The three stones standing here are supposed to represent a man, his dog and his horse. Once a year the man, the tallest stone, should move to the village stream.
The Lonely Shepherd – June 23
Place: Clydach (Gwent) – limestone column
According to legend, a shepherd who drove his wife to commit suicide was turned to stone here. The stone migrates to the Usk River at night.
Fairy Gathering – June 23
Place: Trellech (Gwent) – Surroundings of the fountains
Fairies are supposed to gather here once a year on midsummer eve.
Fischstein – June 23
Place: Crickhowell (Powys) – Stone on the Usk River
A strangely shaped stone is said to plunge into the river and swim.
Spirit Choir – June 23
Place: Llangattock (Powys) – caves in the area
The cave network is said to be loud with the singing of a ghost choir.
Dancing Devil – June 23rd
Place: Llangattock (Powys) – Field north of Llangattock Park
According to legend, the devil dances with the fairies around a group of trees here.
Petrified Farmer – June 23rd
Place: Llangattock (Powys) – Peaky Stone
Similar to the apparition in Gwent, a farmer who drove his wife to take her own life is said to have been turned into stone. The stone wanders around and apparently screams her name every year.
Roundabout -23. June
Place: Dyffryn (South Glamorgan) – St. Lythans Cromlech
The keystone of the Cromlech is supposed to rotate three times and grant a wish to everyone who visits it.
Dancing Skeletons – June 23rd
Place: Worthing (Sussex) – Broadwater Green, old oak
Animated bones appear to dance and jig until sunrise, according to the Paranormal Database.
Hexenhafen – June 23
Place: Zennor (Cornwall) – Common area of Trewa (also known as Trewey)
Writer Robert Hunt reported that the area’s entire witch population gathered here and lit fires every year, although activity ceased in the 19th century.
Wish Stone – June 23
Place: Bettiscombe (Dorset) – Sliding Hill
A stone that fulfills wishes is said to roll down the hill every year before returning to its place the next day.
White Dog – June 23rd (sunrise)
Place: West Kennet, Wiltshire – Long Barrow
A pale dog is said to appear at sunrise, sometimes accompanied by a druid.
Army march -23. June
Place: Souter Fell (Cumbria) – side of the mountain visible from Wilton Hall
More than 24 people are said to have seen a crowd of mounted troops on the mountain, although there was no local military presence. It is not known if this is a recurring occurrence.
Mayfly – June 23 or 24
Place: Oulton (Norfolk) – Oulton Broad
The ghostly Mayfly barge is said to be reliving its last voyage, which resulted in a bloody murder.
Alexander Cruwys – June 24th
Location: Bickleigh (Devon) – Bridge over the River Exe
Legend has it that the ghost of a murderer, Alexander Cruwys, shows up here every year to throw a corpse over the bridge.
Anne Blakemore -24. June
Place: Blythburgh (Suffolk) – B1125 Blythburgh to Westleton Road, junction known as Five Finger Post
According to the Paranormal Database, the ghost of the murdered Anne Blakemore walks in front of cars here every year. The drivers are supposed to believe that they have killed a real person.
Bishop’s Barge – June 24th
Place: Brundall (Norfolk) – River
The local bishop’s launch is said to be rowed up the river every June and September to bless any sick who pass it.
Royal Haunting – June 26th
Place: Windsor (Berkshire) – Windsor Castle
Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, Charles I, and George III were all reportedly seen here after their deaths. At different times of the year a hunter, his devil dogs and a security guard are also said to appear here.
You can find more information about the legends behind the reported ghosts Here.