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Ghost or something else? Meopham. Kent

A man driving through Blue Bell Hill in 1992 saw a young girl appear and start running towards his vehicle.

Dan from Meopham in Kent kindly submitted this personal account…
Let me start by saying I am not sure if this is a ghost or something else. When I was about 8 I was visiting my aunts house with my family I had been there lots of times before and never had anything even remotely strange happen.

It was about 9 pm in summer and was just starting to get dark, I was playing in their hall way by myself and heard a scratching sound I looked around but saw nothing and kept on playing after about another ten minutes I heard a very low growl I looked up and saw eyes and teeth about 7 feet above me the next thing I remember was my mum telling me so stop screaming. Every body in the house was now in the hall way and wondering what I was screaming about.

After I had calmed down I was told nothing was there and not to worry the usual stuff you get told at that age. I have been back to my aunts place lots of times since and never seen anything but I always get the feeling of being watched when im sitting in there front room or walking in the hallway

Ghost of Mote Park. Kent

Mote Park is a 180 hectare multi-use public park in Maidstone, Kent. Previously a country estate it was converted to landscaped park land at the end of the 18th century before becoming a municipal park. It includes the former stately home Mote House

Reports by members of the public state that on several occasions a a little girl in a white dress has been witnessed late at night running around and playing within the trees at the park.

With such interest in this story a Mr Elspass, who lives locally to the park took the time to write in and recount his own experience…

“One night, I had gone to visit a friend on the town centre side of the park, when I decided it was getting pretty late, and I should be getting home – it was about 1am. I was tired and decided to walk through the park in order to reach my house on the other side. The park used to be a private estate, owned by an Earl and his family for generations. In the very centre of the park, ontop of a hill, is the old Mote House, a great big Georgian manor house, which became an old peoples home after the park became public, but has long since been derelict and empty.

Walking along the path through the park, I climbed the hill to the house, and then began to descend the other side. As it starts to slope back down, there is a line of trees down one side of the path. As I was walking along this line of trees (which are spaced a fair distance apart), I looked over and – baring in mind it was pitch black – I could ever so slightly make out a pale area of light positioned in front of one of these trees.

Its hard to explain it, it wasn’t really a light in that it lit up the surrounding area, but I could just tell that there was something there that was light enough for it to stand out against the darkness of night.  I shrugged it off, thinking it was probably a plastic bag or something caught in the bushes at the base of the tree, and carried on. However, as it was a strange sight, I did not look away from it whilst walking past. I t was when I reached the other side of the tree, having now walked right past the tree, that I realised this light object couldn’t possibly be attached to the tree, as it had rotated around the trunk of the tree, so that no matter where I stood, this object was always positioned to the right of the tree trunk facing me.

Confused by this, I stopped walking and stood and just looked at it trying to figure out what it was. I don’t think it was my eyesight being bad before, but this object of plain “whiteness” changed as i stood there…whereas before all I saw was a light, paleness, I now could make out the outline of a little girl – no facial features or anything…just the outline of a girl, and something in my head said to me “there is no question, that is a girl standing there looking back at you”.

When I mentioned my experience to other people many I know agreed with me and said that they had seen a little girl in a white dress walking around the park before”

Have yo or anyone you know witnessed the same or something similar in Mote Park, if so we would love to read your story.

Pluckley Church Yard. Kent

The ghost of a ‘Red Lady’ haunts this churchyard.

The ghost of a ‘Red Lady’ haunts this churchyard.

She wonders the graves sorrowfully seeking her un-christened baby. The ghost is believed to be the spirit of the wife of one of the Derings, lords of the manor of Pluckle. The woman had a child, which for one reason or another died, and was buried hastily, in an unmarked grave. The ghostly form of the Red Lady wanders the churchyard at night, sobbing bitterly, and searching for the grave of her unacknowledged child.

Hitchhiker of Blue Bell Hill. Kent

A man driving through Blue Bell Hill in 1992 saw a young girl appear and start running towards his vehicle.

A man driving through Blue Bell Hill in 1992 saw a young girl appear and start running towards his vehicle.

The girl looked straight at him as the car hit her, and then fell under his car. Continue reading →

Chequers Inn. Kent

The ghost of Dick Turpin is reputed to haunt this old public house in Smarden, Kent.

This small but pleasantly well-preserved inn in Smarden, Kent, which has a history dating back to the 14th century, features its very own haunted room inhabited by the ghost of a soldier from the Napoleonic wars. It is said that he woke up mid-robbery and, in the ensuing struggle, he suffered a fatal knife-wound.

More recent accounts include a barmaid  seeing a ‘gentleman in green velvet’ , this apparition has also seen by several customers, they describe a ‘man in green velvet wearing a hat with a plume, sitting at a table writing with a quill pen’. It is believed the man in green is the ghost of Dick Turpin himself.

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