Every village and town has its fair share of ghosts and witches and stories that revolves around. Be it due to the geometrical structure of the earth or the uncanny death histories associated to that location.
But we’ve an odd and small England village with the most number of hauntings and ghosts stories to tell. Pluckley, the most haunted village in England, with over 12 recorded ghosts and haunting stories. Such odd concentration of these scary activities, in a place so small. It sure is strange, scary and surreal, and you never know, how many ghosts you spanned out in one stretch of an arm.
According to the Guinness Book Of World Record, was considered as the most haunted village in the England. And, just like, Hoia Forest, Romania, it attracts lots of thrill seekers, ghost hunters and curious people from all over the world.
And, if you’re already packing for the scary trip, let me introduce you to the ghosts of Pluckley England, and where to find them.
Meet 6 Ghosts Of The Most Haunted Village Of England, Pluckley
Abigail Nicolas, Watercress Lady
A goonish lady, which used to sell watercress at the crossroads bridge for a living, now owns the area, haunts the area, precisely. She set herself on fire, when a spark from her smoke ignited the whiskey she was drinking. And that’s how a story ends, to initiate the ghost story.
Lady Dering (The Red Lady)
A member of the Dering family is buried in seven different lead coffins within an oak coffin, which was placed in the crypt of St. Nicholas’s Church. How she got the name? The Red Lady, for she was buried with a red rose in her coffin. Locals there said, she’s haunts this small village, constantly searching for the grave of her stillborn child.
It’s said that the St. Nicholas Church is the center of supernatural activity. Bursts and knocks and lightning flashes are a pretty common scary activities which could be noticed at any time of the day.
Kira Lee, Lady Dering (The White Lady)
Just like Red Lady, there’s one more ghost that haunts the same area known as The White Lady. She too belongs to the Dering family, namely, Kira Lee, haunting the same place, i.e. St. Nicholas’s Church. At the time of her death, Lord Dering was much frustrated that he had her body buried in three different coffins and an oak one, too. All this, just to prevent her from decomposing. No one knows the reason why she haunts the place, but can be seen at the Dering family house library at times. It’s been said that both the Dering Lady’s are related, not sure of the exact bonding relation between the two.
Robert DuBois – The Highwayman
He was a Highwayman, who operated in the Stuart area just outside of Pluckley. When alive, he used to hide behind the tree on the corner, and used to jump out at passer-bus.
When a guard found the act irritating, he killed him with the spear and pinned him to the same tree, he used to hid behind.
Now as a ghost, Highwayman, still appears at the very same place, and performs the same act in his afterlife(jumping in front of the people traveling on the road).
Lady of Rose Court
Another member of Dering family haunts the house called Rose Court. Not sure about the exact name, but she’s said to be a mistress of one of the Dering family. She committed suicide by eating poisonous blueberries. And no one knows why. But rumors were heard that she may have been involved in the love triangle involving one the monk of Greystones.
She haunts the house and the garden at rather a very punctual timings of 1600 – 1700 hours. And is generally heard calling out the names of her two dogs.
Henry Turff – A Teacher
He used to be the Headmaster at Smarden School. And a close friend of Richard Buss. Though, I’m afraid, I’ve no details about his close friend. But he used to travel to Pluckley to meet his friend, every Sunday. Just to discuss politics and other miscellaneous things.
Sudden disappearance of the Headmaster, however, broke the routine of usual visits to his close friends. Upon searching, he was found hung on a tree, on the land leading to the mills.
Now, he can be seen hanging to the same tree, where he committed suicide. In 1965, a newspaper journalist witnessed the ghost hanging to the same tree, dressed in a green blazer and striped trousers.
Though, we’re done with our usual listings of Ghosts Of The Most Haunted Village Of England, Pluckley. But, we’ve found the close friend of Henry Turff, the headmaster, whom he used to meet.
We’re not sure how Richard Buss died. But in his after life as a ghost, he haunts the ruined windmill near a house called The Pinnock. The mill which was abandoned in 1930 was later destroyed by the fire caused due to lightning during a thunderstorm. Now, he appeared as completely black silhouette, which is usually seen before a storm.
And There Are More Ghosts In Pluckley, England
To mention few other ghosts and paranormal activities associated with them, there’s the screaming man(who died when a wall collapsed over him), a Horse and Carriage is also heard charging through the village at times, Ghost of Colonel at Park Woods and a place called Screaming Woods, are some common haunted grounds, where ghosts could be seen.
Such is the story of this small haunted village Pluckley in England. If you’re planning to pay a visit, do note down this list to meet the imaginary friends at the right place, at the right time.