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The Beast of Otmoor

Upper Arncott, Oxfordshire

Sightings of big cats have been reported in the area of Otmoor for the last 30 years. Does the area have its own crypto-zoological mystery?

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Otmoor

Miraculous Oats of Otmoor

Otmoor, Oxford

The legend of how Otmoor got its name features a Lady Godiva-esque women, a horse and an astonishing sheaf of oats .

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The Wilcote Tomb at St. Mary's Church, North Leigh

Tombs and Prophecies at North Leigh

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, North Leigh

Legends about St. Mary's Church at North Leigh include a love spell gone wrong, and the tomb of the hated Lord and Lady Wilcote that may carry a curse.

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Matthew Hopkins Witch Finder General

Foxes and Witches in Kirtlington

Kirtlington

The popular belief that witches could turn themselves into animals is at the centre of this legend about a local Kirtlington woman.

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Fulbrook

The Despicable Dunsdons of Fulbrook

Fulbrook, Burford

The Dunsdon brothers of Fulbrook were once the most feared criminal gang in all of Wychwood, but they met their end due to a bungled burglary that resulted in a severed arm!

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Great Tew Manor House

The Terrible Tanfields at Great Tew

Great Tew House, Great Tew

The 17th century aristocrats Lord and Lady Tanfield were despised by the people of Burford during their lifetimes, but are also said to haunt their old home in Great Tew.

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The monument to Sir Lawrence Tanfield in Burford Church.

The Wicked Tanfields of Burford

Burford Church, Church Lane, Burford

Lord and Lady Tanfield are perhaps the most hated residents in all of Burford's history. Their ghosts were said to ride a fiery coach over rooftops throughout the town before being finally layed beneath Burford bridge.

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Weston Manor House

Mysterious Maude of the Manor

The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green

The ghost of a nun known as Maude is supposed to make her presence known to guests staying in 'The Oak Room' at Weston Manor House, the property now known as The Manor Country House Hotel.

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The Plough Inn, Clifton Hampden

Poltergeists at the Plough Inn

The Plough Inn, Clifton Hampden

Supernatural events reported at this picturesque thatched inn include doors opening by themselves, inexplicable sounds, 'a sort of bluish light' and empty glasses being upturned in the bar.

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The Holt Hotel at Hopcrofts Holt

Highwaymen at Hopcrofts Holt

The Holt Hotel, Hopcrofts Holt, Steeple Aston

The ghost of the famous 17th century highwayman Claude Duval is said to haunt the Holt Hotel. And if you are female, watch out! Even in death Duval is said to have an eye for the ladies!

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