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The B4100 at Souldern

Ghostly Morris 1000 Traveller at Souldern

B4100 near Souldern

The B4100 Bicester to Banbury road near Souldern is the site of a curious haunting involving a disappearing car!

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Whatley Hall Hotel, Banbury

Ghosts of the Whately Hall Hotel

17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury

This 17th-century hotel in the centre of Banbury is believed to be haunted by a Catholic Priest who was the victim of a cruel prank.

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Ambrosden Church

The Devil at Ambrosden Church

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Church Walk, Ambrosden

Legend has it that the Devil himself sought to hamper the people of Ambrosden in their attempts to build a parish church.

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St. Mary's Church, Cropredy

The Headless St. Fremund at Cropredy

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Cropredy

St. Mary's Church at Cropredy has a link to an 8th-century saint with a particularly macabre backstory.

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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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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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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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Banbury Cross and Horse Fair

A Statue to Dagon at Banbury?

Banbury Cross, A361, Banbury

In July 1600 the High Cross at Banbury was pulled down by Puritans, who considered the images thereon a form a pagan idolatry.

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Red Lion, Kidlington

Ghosts at the Red Lion

The Red Lion, Oxford Road, Kidlington

This Kidlington pub is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who died in the fire that destroyed the pub's original building.

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