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Blenheim Palace

The 'Royalist Devil' of Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

In Autumn 1649 the Parliamentary forces stationed at Woodstock Manor were subject to a terrifying and prolonged supernatural assault.

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Meteor Shower

A Meteorite Falls to Earth at Launton

Launton, Bicester

In February 1830 a fireball was seen in the sky and explosions were heard as a meteorite fell to earth at Launton near Bicester.

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The Iron Well at Cornbury Park

Spanish Liquor Day in Wychwood Forest

Cornbury Park, Charlbury

On Palm Sunday it is traditional for villagers to walk into Wychwood forest to collect spring water to mix with liquorice to make 'Spanish Water'.

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Magdalen Bridge and College, Oxford

The Black Diver of Magdalen Bridge

Magdalen Bridge, High Street, Oxford

Magdalen Bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost of a chimney sweep who was shot while celebrating the 1754 Oxfordshire election results.

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Wolf

Escaped Wolves on the Loose at Kidlington

Oxford Road, Kidlington

In 1936 three Russian wolves escaped from the Oxford Zoo at Kidlington and terrorised livestock for three days before being shot.

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St Scholastica Day Riot

The St Scholastica Day Riot

Carfax, Oxford

In 1355 a drunken tavern brawl sparked a three-day clash between students and townsfolk that resulted in the deaths of nearly 100 people.

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Shipton-on-Cherwell rail disaster

A Christmas Eve Railway Disaster

Shipton-onCherwell, Kidlington

On Christmas Eve 1874 a passenger train derailed in snowy conditions at Shipton-on-Cherwell, resulting in 34 deaths and 69 serious injuries.

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Wittenham Clumps

Hidden treasure and ravens at Wittenham Clumps

Wittenham Clumps, Little Wittenham, Didcot OX14 4QZ

An ancient hoard of buried treasure is believed to be hidden at The Money Pit on Wittenham Clumps, guarded by a great raven.

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Old Gaol, Abingdon

Ghosts of Abingdon Old Gaol

The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon-on-Thames

An 8 year-old boy hanged in 1629 could be the cause of the hauntings reported at the Old Gaol in Abingdon.

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Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy, The Ridgeway, Ashbury

If you leave a coin and your horse at Wayland's Smithy overnight, in the morning your coin will be gone and your horse will have new shoes.

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