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Merton College, viewed across Merton Field.

Tolkien's Ghost at Merton College

Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford

J.R.R. Tolkien's ghost is said to walk the quads and corridors of Merton College, leaving behind it a distinctive whiff of pipe smoke!

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The Eagle and Child, St. Giles, Oxford

Ghosts and Inklings at the Eagle and Child

St. Giles' Street, Oxford

The Eagle and Child pub was once home to a famous literary group, but its cellars are said to be home to more sinister visitors.

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An old postcard of Wantage Market Place

The Decapitation of Ann Pullen

The White Hart Inn, Grove Street, Wantage

During the Wantage Fair of 1833, the body of the landlady of the White Hart Inn was found, her head severed by a single blow.

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The Swan Inn, Rose Island, River Thames

Drowned Man Causes Oxfordshire/Berkshire Dispute

River Thames near Kennington

When Charles Andrews drowned in the Thames near Kennington it sparked an inter-county argument over who was responsible for his body.

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Map of Langley

Ghosts of Langley Palace Hunting Lodge

Langley Farm, Langley

The ghost of a woman with an anguished face has been seen close to the site of this former royal hunting lodge.

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The Randolph Hotel and Lord Randolph Churchill

A Lordly Assault at the Randolph Hotel

Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford

In March 1870, Lord Randolph Churchill was arrested for an alleged drunken assault on a police constable outside the Randolph Hotel.

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The Burford Dragon Ceremony (1980)

Dragon Ceremony at Burford

Burford

Every midsummer a dragon puppet is paraded through the streets of Burford in a ceremony that dates back over 1200 years.

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Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Pantry Boy Murdered at Wycliffe Hall

Wycliffe Hall, Banbury Road, Oxford

In 1938 the University of Oxford was rocked by the murder of a sixteen-year-old pantry boy by a theological student at Wycliffe Hall.

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Road leading to Hilltop Garden Centre, near Ramsden

Ghostly White Stallion near Ramsden

B4022 Witney Road, near Ramsden

This equine apparition has been witnessed in the vicinity of Hilltop Garden Centre. Could it be connected to other local phantoms?

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John Haydock

Richard Haydock, fraudulent sleeping preacher of New College

New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

Richard Haydock became famous for his apparent ability to preach sermons in his sleep, sermons that he claimed to have no memory of when waking.

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