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Montage of St. Mary's Church, North Leigh, with an illustration of the Devil looming over the skyline.

The Devil's Nutting Day at North Leigh

27 February 2024

North Leigh, West Oxfordshire

If local folklore is to be believed, the Devil himself is a surprisingly regular visitor to this West Oxfordshire village.

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The Bear pub, Oxford

The Controversial History of The Bear, Oxford

21 February 2024

6 Alfred Street, Oxford

The Bear has been dining out on its reputation as Oxford's oldest pub for centuries. Has it been stretching the truth for all these years?

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Horspath primary school

Haunted Horspath: A Ghostly Schoolroom Encounter

7 February 2024

3 Blenheim Rd, Horspath

In late 1873, a haunting at a Horspath school terrified teachers perplexed clergymen.

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An old map showing Black Jack's Spring, at Sparsholt

Black Jack's Well: Sparsholt's healing spring

5 February 2024

Sparsholt Park, Sparsholt

Black Jack's Well in Sparsholt is a natural spring said to have miraculous healing properties.

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A view of a valley shrouded in mist.

The Black Cloud of Terror near Burford

4 February 2024

Burford to Minster Lovell Road

Does a black supernatural cloud haunt the roads between Burford and Minster Lovell, waiting to strike fear into the hearts of motorists?

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Charney Manor

The Ghostly Monks of Charney Manor

13 December 2023

Charney Manor, Charney Bassett

The picturesque 13th-century manor house at Charney Bassett was once a grange for Abingdon Abbey, and it seems that some of its former monastic residents still haunt the corridors.

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Map showing Gansdown (or Gangsdown) Hill

The Unsolved Murder of Richard Green

8 December 2023

A7074, Gansdown Hill

Richard Green was violently murdered one December night, yet his loyal horse still managed to deliver him home by morning.

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St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Swalcliffe

Death in the Belfry: The Swalcliffe Church Tragedy

7 December 2023

St. Peter & Paul Church, B4035, Swalcliffe, Banbury

In 1885, the belfry at St. Peter & Paul Church, Swalcliffe near Banbury was the scene of one of the strangest deaths in Oxfordshire's history.

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M.R. James

M.R. James's Christmas Ghosts at Bicester

18 November 2023

Market Square, Bicester

M.R. James is an author of classic ghost stories whose most famous Christmas tale is set right here in Oxfordshire.

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The King's Arms, Oxford

Ghosts at the King's Arms, Oxford

30 October 2023

Holywell St, Oxford

This popular student pub dates back to 1607, and is said to be haunted by the ghosts of two men who can be heard conversing in Ancient Greek!

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