User Submitted Stories

Ryde Castle Fire - odd photos

Ryde Castle Fire - odd photos

"Looks like something heading away from the fire?" Submitted by Pete Whalen

Ghost on a train

Was the well dressed man in a tweed suit who got on the train a ghost? Story from Rob Harriman

Graveyard orbs

Graveyard orbs

Orb photos contributed by tony smith

Botanic Gardens ghostwalk

Botanic Gardens ghostwalk

Story contributed by jamie price

A thick fog

A thick fog

Story contributed by sharon bishop

Ghostly goings on at Golden Hill

Ghostly goings on at Golden Hill

"We stayed at Golden Hill Fort on the Isle of Wight in August 2013 and had first hand experience of the ghost of the Sgt who haunts the place." Story contributed by G.King

Ghost boy plays hide and seek

One day we were working in a top bedroom and became aware of a young ghost boy, aged about 4, with long blonde curls and dressed in an old-fashioned sailor suit, who kept peering round the open door and then pulling back out of sight....Story contributed by Gerald Bridgeman

Ghost hunters at old Whitecroft

Ghost hunters at old Whitecroft

Whitecroft definitely left us all wondering...

A black hole in mid air

I had my First Paranormal experience at the house I grew up in....Story contributed by Annabelle

Orb and red mist

Orb and red mist

"I felt myself being pushed" Investigation photos contributed by Ashley Webb

Bembridge School ghost?

"We were woken by screams". Story contributed by Peter

Ghost on the cycle path

She had such a cold stare!

Did this ghost keep a little girl alive?

The doctors said that I wouldn't make it past the age of 5 .... and that's when the tall man came to me.Story contributed by Autumn

Old St Lawrence Church

Old St Lawrence Church

"Once I had walked into the churchyard I started feeling what can only be described as odd. I felt very uncomfortable, ill at ease and agitated. I also felt 'unwanted', which was a very bizarre feeling to have!" Story contributed by Karen Hopkins

A hooded woman was leaning over him

A hooded woman was leaning over him

I saw another figure hanging from thick rope from the rafters. I squealed out with fright and just jumped out of the bed.....Story contributed by Sherrie

Godshill and Brading Ghosts

Godshill and Brading Ghosts

The sighting was a lady in a old victorian dress... very upright but not scary by any means" Story contributed by Karen Peck

A face in the orb?

A face in the orb?

Odd photos taken by ghostwalk cast members....contributed by Caroline

Flying orbs

Flying orbs

An enormous, luminous orb was to the left of my photo .....contributed by Sandra

A low growl

In March 2012 I took another trip to Knighton Gorges.....Story contributed by audrey west

Dark figures at Highdown Inn

Dark figures at Highdown Inn

It was all black but the size of a man ......Story contributed by Jilly Elston

Haunted Ice House at Osborne?

Haunted Ice House at Osborne?

I took another photo..but it had an eerie look to it...contributed by Sandra

Orbs at Quarr Abbey

Orbs at Quarr Abbey

I noticed a presence floating above .....Story contributed by Sandra

Red Mist at Knighton Gorges

Red Mist at Knighton Gorges

My husband (who is as sceptical as it comes) said that his left side was freezing cold and for a moment he thought he was going to be taken ill. Photos and story contributed by Liza Marshall

Ghosts at Brading

Story contributed by Lauren

Calbourne Mill ghost?

Story contributed by Melissa Fountain

Not Nice!

Story contributed by Deborah

Haunted flat in Shanklin

Haunted flat in Shanklin

"On the very first night it happened i was woken up in the early hours by the bed slightly moving and a piercing animal cry." Story contributed by Leigh.

Ghost captured on camera?

Ghost captured on camera?

Story and photo by Rachael Phillips

Landguard Manor investigation

Landguard Manor investigation

I was at the overnight investigation at Landguard Manor, Shanklin, on April 28, 2012... contributed by Caroline

Tank Museum haunting?

"When visiting the tank museum on the Island with my husband, son and father I experienced something very unpleasant." Story contributed by Elaine Reynolds.

The 'Clown' ghost in Lake

"Suddenly the door from the garden opened and there was a clown dressed in a check suit with a red nose and clown's make-up." Story contributed by Heather Wilson

Ghost train at Wroxall?

Ghost train at Wroxall?

We heard the toot toot of a train whistle ahead of us...Story contributed by Ben Rayner

"A ghost pulled my hair at the Crab Inn"

Something pulled my pony tail hard and sent a shudder down my spine....Story contributed by Ghostwatcher

Haunted bedroom at East Dene

Haunted bedroom at East Dene

We lay awake and heard the sound of someone choking in the room next door.Then a mist came though the door....Story contributed by Ann Carlton

Cemetery orbs at East Cowes

Cemetery orbs at East Cowes

When we looked through the photos there was clear glowing balls which were floating in mid air ....Story contributed by Rachael Phillips.

Haunting in Carisbrooke Road, Newport.

Haunting in Carisbrooke Road, Newport.

"A dark figure of a child crawled into my bedroom." Story contributed by Bethany Manton.

A Visit From Mum?

A Visit From Mum?

For some reason, unknown to me, I had an overwhelming feeling that I was being observed. Story contributed by Jules Ness

Haunted wedding video

A huge dust cloud of bright gold swirled all around the couple and orbs were flying around the room very fast. Story contributed by Roger.

Ghostly King at Carisbrooke Castle?

Ghostly King at Carisbrooke Castle?

I noticed a man in a fancy white embroidered shirt with a lacey collar staring wistfully out of one of the windows on an upper floor. He had long dark hair and a smallish black beard......Story contributed by DAVID WILLIAMSON

Scare at the Longstone!

Scare at the Longstone!

My family and I walked up to the Longstone at Mottistone. It seemed like a normal walk until we got to the actual stone.....Story contributed by Rachael Phillips

Christmas orbs at Knighton Gorges

Christmas orbs at Knighton Gorges

"I only noticed the orbs when I arrived home and looked at the photo".... Story contributed by Jasmine

A very clean ghost?

"I was aware of someone sitting on my bed, and then seeing a shape by the washbasin" .....Story contributed by Janet Rolls

A ghostly patient at Ventnor Botanic Gardens?

A ghostly patient at Ventnor Botanic Gardens?

He was wearing a salmon pink shirt with rolled up sleeves with something clipped onto them, the style of 1940's menswear.....Story contributed by Alison Crocker

More from Ventnor Botanic Gardens

More from Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Story contributed by Jo Cass

Bargeman's Rest ghostly taps!

Bargeman's Rest ghostly taps!

Story contributed by Jo Cass

Ghostly coach and horses at Quarr

Ghostly coach and horses at Quarr

I could see clearly it was a coach and horses...Story contributed by Arran Stratfon

Scary school trip

Story contributed by james

I live in an old Victorian house...and it is haunted

You often feel you are being watched there....Story contributed by Sharon Coulton

You never felt like you were alone...

You never felt like you were alone...

This spooky Victorian villa in Station Road, Sandown, was home to Michelle for 11 years.

Ventnor Botanic Gardens odd photo

Ventnor Botanic Gardens odd photo

This photo was taken looking into the old boiler room at the haunted Ventnor Botanic Gardens, by Philip Denyer

Spyglass Inn Ghost?

Spyglass Inn Ghost?

This picturesque pub on Ventnor seafront is haunted by a 'spirit' that is attracted to one of the pictures hanging on the wall. Story contributed by Elly

Odd orb at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Odd orb at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

This strange heart-shaped 'orb' appeared at the very haunted Ventnor Botanic Gardens - site of the old Royal National Hospital. Contributed by Philip Denyer

Carisbrooke Castle ghosts

Carisbrooke Castle ghosts

Ghosthunting diary by Amanda Nash

Great Ghostwalk

Great Ghostwalk

We have just returned from our holiday on the Isle of Wight and thought the ghost walk was amazing .... Henson Family from Hertfordshire

He came to say goodbye

Story from Cherry Rogers

The 'chunk' of Longstone

The 'chunk' of Longstone

The interesting thing was that my dad wrote LONGSTONE in black pen on the piece of stone but in the morning it was red......Story contributed by Rachael Phillips

An angelic 'ghost' at Seaview

An angelic 'ghost' at Seaview

My husband and I believe we meet ghosts every time we come to the Isle of Wight, but one experience sticks in our minds...Story contributed by Charlotte.

Ghost in the Osborne House ice house?

Ghost in the Osborne House ice house?

This holiday visit to Osborne House with his family turned into an interesting and ghostly one for George Odgers.

The piano would play by itself...

A haunted house in Station Avenue, Sandown. Story contributed by Lucy

The 'dark shimmering shape' at Newport Golf Club

"He was a dark black shadow, and it looked as if he was walking in slow motion." Three stories contributed by Hayley.

Brading ghost boy

The ghost of a young boy killed by a horse and cart appeared in a cottage in Brading. Story contributed by Joshua Beecroft.

Ghost soldier in Ventnor

"He looked as if he had just come back from battle and was all bandaged up" ....Story contributed by Alison Tidwell

Odd light at Northwood Cemetery

Odd light at Northwood Cemetery

Story contributed by andrew vain

Ghost car at Parkhurst?

The car had no driver ... Story from Andrew Vain, with additional sighting by 'Dave'

Whistling ghost

I got really freaked out and helplessly scared. I could hardly contain myself ....Story contributed by Rachael Phillips

Mysterious Ryde apartment

"A part of me is intrigued to find out if this house still exists, however my parents still refuse to discuss it and will not tell me where the house is." Story contributed by Steve Pride.

Ghost walking at Whippingham

Ghost walking at Whippingham

Yet another sighting of a ghostly figure in Beatrice Avenue...story from Tony and Lucy Punch

Beatrice Avenue ghost

Beatrice Avenue ghost

Story contributed by andrew vain

More Knighton Gorges Orbs

More Knighton Gorges Orbs

Photos taken by NIGEL CANTELO

Alverstone figure, was it a 'ghost' or 'alien'?

Alverstone figure, was it a 'ghost' or 'alien'?

The figure was was about six feet tall, very slim in build, but with an oversized bulbous head...Story contributed by Ian Austin.

Ghostly mist at Knighton Gorges?

Ghostly mist at Knighton Gorges?

Photo by Ash Groundsell

Haunting at Gurnard?

Odd things reported at a house in Gurnard. Story contributed by Andy Rea.

Ghost in a top hat at Knighton Gorges

Ghost in a top hat at Knighton Gorges

A ghostly figure in a top hat, with a gold watch poking out of his top pocket, stood by the gateposts at Knighton Gorges - the Island's most haunted place. Story contributed by MJ.

Grey ghost at Carisbrooke Castle

Grey ghost at Carisbrooke Castle

Story and photo by Ash Groundsell

The Whippingham ghost train

The Whippingham ghost train

The sound of a steam ghost-train made two youngsters run for their lives. Story contributed by Frances Nash.

The ghost likes music

A melancholy ghost who weeps in an empty house in Whitwell. Story contributed by M.E.

Ghost at Frank James Hospital

Ghost at Frank James Hospital

This story of a brief ghostly sighting at the old East Cowes Hospital is contributed by Brenda Spratt.

A haunted holiday cottage in Niton

This haunted thatched cottage made it a holiday to remember for Adam Slimm and his family.

Freshwater Ghost Monk

This ghostly monk was seen in All Saint's Churchyard at Freshwater. Story contributed by Maria Hawkins

A ghostly soldier

A ghostly soldier

He was wearing an old army uniform and big heavy black boots and he vanished right in front of my eyes ... Story contributed by Andrew Vain.

Osborne House spirit

Osborne House spirit

Did the horse and carriage driver both meet a woman's ghost at Osborne House? Story contributed by Jackie

Backwater Figure in White

A mysterious figure in white seen at the side of the road at Blackwater, near Newport. Story contributed by HOPPYPOPPY

Queen Victoria's ghost

Queen Victoria's ghost

Did the ghost of Queen Victoria appear to a group of school children at Osborne House one summer's day? Story contributed by Catherine Farmer.

Shadowy Figure at Ventnor Botanic  Garden

Shadowy Figure at Ventnor Botanic Garden

Is it an orb or a shadowy figure in this photo taken by by Angela Gladdis at the very haunted Botanic Gardens?

Northwood Park Ghost 'went through me'

Northwood Park Ghost 'went through me'

The white blur which went through Kelly Salter in Northwood Park at Cowes, left her feeling freezing cold...

Chanting at Carisbrooke Castle

Chanting at Carisbrooke Castle

What were the ghostly sounds heard in the Chapel at Carisbrooke Castle? Story contributed by Kelly - Ann

Ghostly goings on at East Dene

Ghostly goings on at East Dene

Terrible bangings and crashings from empty rooms at this Bonchurch Hotel, and a ghostly hand on the shoulder ...Story contributed by Ray Todd

Old Whitecroft Hospital ghost

Old Whitecroft Hospital ghost

This ghost was seen at the old hospital during the 1940s. Story contributed by TinyOne

Ghost boy at Waltzing Waters?

Did anyone else see this odd figure of a young boy at Westridge?

Ghosts on Shanklin Beach?

They left no footprints in the sand, were they ghosts? Story contributed by Phillip Eppey

Ghost at Island Harbour?

An odd story from Island Harbour, at Binfield. (Once the site of the old Mill and where French prisoners of war were kept in Napoleonic times) Story contributed by Dave.

Ghosts and orbs at IW Zoo

Ghosts and orbs at IW Zoo

Did the ghosts at the Isle of Wight Zoo, which is haunted by phantom soldiers, appear to Catherine and Dylan Watling?

Haunted flat at East Cowes?

Is a ghost following me? Story contributed by Donna Carey

Photo disappeared at Knighton Gorges

Strange goings on with Knighton Gorges photo - from Sarah Broom

Four Ghost Experiences

Four Ghost Experiences

Some strange experiences at Brading, Carisbrooke, Ventnor Botanic and Culver Down - by Bethany Lee

Was our hotel haunted?

Was our hotel haunted?

Odd happenings at the Riviera Hotel in Sandown - story submitted by Barbara Gilham

Curse of Knighton Gorges

Curse of Knighton Gorges

A school trip to Knighton Gorges ....Story contributed by Anna

Ghost carriage at Arreton

Ghost carriage at Arreton

Six black horses were pulling a carriage at dead of night ... Story contributed by Mandy

The knife floated across the room

A knife seen floating across the room, fortunately it was a blunt one!

Knighton Gorges walled garden

Knighton Gorges walled garden

Photos were taken on February 20th, 2010, in the walled 'secret garden' at Knighton Gorges. Story of the ghosts here will be in the new Book 8, to be published for Christmas 2010

Ghost Figure at School

Ghost Figure at School

A strange spooky school sleepover - Story contributed by Bethany

Haunting at Shanklin

There was a strange smell of stale cigarettes and a lavender perfume whenever the presence was around. Story contributed by Kerry Black

Ongoing adventures at Knighton

Ongoing adventures at Knighton

Knighton Gorges and the Knights who murdered Becket. Story contributed by COLIN SMITH

Investigations at Knighton Gorges and Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Investigations at Knighton Gorges and Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Ghosthunting at two of the Island's most haunted locations - Story contributed by COLIN SMITH

Weird figure at Briddlesford Road

Story contributed by olivia holly wilson

Ghost in black at Ventnor Undercliff

Story contributed by jilly elston

Ghostly mist at Carisbrooke Castle

Ghostly mist at Carisbrooke Castle

Ghosthunters captured a strange mist and orbs on camera. Story contributed by Debbie Stewart

Halloween at Appuldurcombe

Halloween at Appuldurcombe

Odd photos taken at Appledurcombe at Halloween 2009. Story contributed by James Wilson

Hooded figure at Carisbrooke Castle

Hooded figure at Carisbrooke Castle

There was a "man" with a big black hooded cloak (you couldn't see a face) who was on the inside of the gates ....

Arreton Manor and the haunted helmet

Arreton Manor and the haunted helmet

The moment it touched my head, I was aware of noise coming from the within the helmet.

Orbs at Knighton Gorges

Orbs at Knighton Gorges

More odd pictures of ghostly 'orbs' at Knighton Gorges

Haunted Pavilion Cottage at Osborne House

Haunted Pavilion Cottage at Osborne House

However, once the sun went down in the chilly Spring evenings, the cottage took on a different persona...

Old Gate Pillars at Knighton Gorges

Old Gate Pillars at Knighton Gorges

I saw two old stone posts with animal type gargoyles on the top of the stone posts.

Whippingham ghost train

Whippingham ghost train

Mark Smith and a friend heard and felt a ghost train pass right through them...

Orb at midnight

Orb at midnight

A blue orb captured on camera at Knighton Gorges

Knighton Gorges again

Knighton Gorges again

As we arrived at the site of the old house both my mother and sister began to complain of the oppressive feeling of the lane ...

Dark figures at Appuldurcombe

Dark figures at Appuldurcombe

Dark figures seen at Appuldurcombe -Contributed by Jade Davison

Spooky mist at the Driftwood Bar, Sandown

Spooky mist at the Driftwood Bar, Sandown

Story contributed by Stuart Robertson

Running Ghost at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Running Ghost at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Amongst the silence we heard the sound of heavy running footsteps on the grass right in front of us..like someone sprinting...and then stopping fast. We both froze and I called out the others' names...But no-one answered.....Story from Nick Pullan

Hospital haunting

Hospital haunting

Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a black figure whizz past the door.

Car trouble at Knighton Gorges!

Car trouble at Knighton Gorges!

He tried to start the car several times and there was not even a click. We sat there for several minutes in the dark, two big brave men that like to tell ghost stories.

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