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3 Haunted Places in Riseley

| On 17, Jul 2017

 


Tom Knocker’s Pond, Riseley

There’s a pond called Tom Knocker’s Pond situated about a mile to the south of Riseley along the road to Bletsoe.

Local legend says that a guy called Tom Knocker tragically drowned after falling from his horse into the pond whilst on his way back from the pub.

His ghost is now said to haunt the area around the pond.

Terrified witnesses who’ve seen his ghostly apparition describe him as being a tall man dressed in grey!

 

The Fox and Hounds, Riseley

You’ll find the 16th century Fox and Hounds historic farmhouse pub along the High Street.

The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a nurse who was ran over by a coach as she crossed the High Street nearby.

Her body was taken to the Fox and Hounds after the accident and it seems that her spirit has stayed at the pub ever since!

Phantom footsteps, ghostly coughs and the lights turning themselves on and off by their own accord have all be blamed on her ghost.

 

Buryfields Farm, Riseley

Half way along the High Street there’s a turning for Keysoe Road which will take you to Buryfields Farm.

In the 1950s the family living at the farm experienced a lot of paranormal activity taking place at their property.

The young daughter of the family once woke up in the middle of the night to see that her bedroom wall had gain an extra door in it and a dark ghostly figure was standing in its doorway.

The poor girl once got hurt when a solid pump suddenly collapsed on its own accord striking her in the progress.

The farm’s lamps would also light up by themselves!

Locked doors throughout the property would often mysteriously be opened during the night.

On one occasion a door which was nail shut was even found opened in the morning!

A terrified girl screamed so loud one day when she witnessed a ghostly man in her room that it brought a stockman from a nearby field rushing to her help…

The stockman couldn’t see any ghostly figure in the room but the young girl was adamant that there was a menacing man with them!

Another ghostly encounter happened to the farmer one day whilst he was travelling along the road to Dean.

As he passed Eastfields Corner he heard what sounded like a phantom horse ploughing through the hedgerow and gallop across the road in front of him.

He didn’t actually see the ghostly horse… he just heard it!

 
Bibliography
Damien O’Dell (2013) Paranormal Bedfordshire. Amberley