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Pentagram at Adderbury Church

A Pentagram at Adderbury Church

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 1 Mill Ln, Adderbury

On the exterior wall at Adderbury church can be found a symbol that many would associate with the occult, paganism and witchcraft.

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Gargoyle at St. Mary's Church, Bloxham

The Devil at Bloxham, Adderbury and King's Sutton

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Bloxham

The devil is said to have played a part in building the church spires in these three Oxfordshire villages.

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Bicester station circa 1910

Railway Disaster at Bicester

Bicester Railway Station, London Rd, Bicester

In 1861 a misunderstanding between station staff and a train driver cost the lives of 6 people at Bicester railway station.

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Horley map

'She dared me to do it': Murder at Horley

Horley, Banbury

In May 1952 Oliver Butler strangled Rose Meadows. He told police she was obsessed with death and had egged him on to killer her. Was he telling the truth?

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Map of Frogwelldown Lane, Yarnton

Civil War Ghosts in Froggledown Lane

Froggledown Lane, Yarnton

The sound of the Royalist troops marching through is said to haunt this footpath near Yarnton.

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A turf maze

Troy Maze at Somerton

Troy Farm, Somerton

The Troy Maze at Somerton is a rare example of a genuine post-medieval turf maze in England.

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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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