23 October 2023
Binsey Lane, Oxford
Holding a claim to be Oxford's oldest pub, The Perch at Binsey is said to be haunted by the ghost of a sailor who drowned himself in the nearby river.
17 October 2023
Hartslock Woods, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
A memorable and moving incident from Jerome K. Jerome's novel Three Men in a Boat was inspired by a real-life tragedy at Goring-on-Thames that was reported in newspapers nationwide.
3 September 2023
Mill Orchard, East Hanney, Wantage
This spot near Dandridge's Mill has been the site of tragedies, hauntings and more.
10 January 2023
River Thames between Godstow and Binsey
This bend in the River Thames between Binsey and Godstow is named for a legendary goblin-like figure who was said to pull unsuspecting swimmers to a watery grave!
29 December 2021
River Evenlode, Charlbury
A quaint custom ended in disaster in 1924 when a capsized boat on the River Evenlode resulted in the drowning of three children.
18 October 2021
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.
27 August 2021
Bridge Street, Witney
The ghostly body of a drowned priest can be seen floating in the River Windrush as it flows below the bridge at Bridge Street, Witney.
5 August 2021
Iffley Lock, Church Way, Iffley
A superstition about corpses passing through toll gates has caused trouble for the operators of Iffley Lock toll on a number of occasions.
29 May 2021
Asthall Manor, Asthall
Asthall has its own variant on the classic phantom hitch-hiker urban legend concerning a vanishing 'gypsy-like' girl.
26 May 2021
Sandford Lock, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford
The weir known as Sandford Lasher has a terrible reputation for taking the lives of unwary swimmers, including the boy who inspired 'Peter Pan'.
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