|Address||Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, England|
History of Lulworth Cove
Napoleon on the BeachA figure who looks very much like Napoleon is said to appear with a second man on the beach at Lulworth Cove. He unfolds maps and has a discussion with the second man before disappearing. It is said that Napoleon considered Lulworth Cove as a potential place to land his troops in preparation for an invasion…
A Light at Lulworth CastleFrom the 1500s to the 1800s, a strange, eerie light could be seen at night in one of the rooms in Lulworth Castle. The room was eventually pulled down and rebuilt, but the mysterious light still radiated from it. It is not known who or what created the light.
Ghostly DancersWhen Lulworth Castle was burning to the ground, the servants managed to get out. They met at nearby Durdle Door by the sea but, sadly, the sea claimed their lives. Many people have said that they could hear voices there – desperate people crying out and screaming. Ghostly dancers could sometimes be seen during World War II. This was when the area was littered with mines and barbed wire, which made it impossible for anybody to set foot there, let alone dance around. There have been multiple sightings since then, including a sailor who reported seeing the group of dancers appear from the sea, dance for a while, and then disappear back underneath the water. Some think that these young women are the servants who died after escaping from the burning castle.
Black Dog or ShuckLocal lore suggests that a black dog haunts Lulworth Cove. It is thought that this dog is a shuck, but very little is known. A shuck is generally said to be an apparition, but is also associated with the Devil and hellhounds. A shuck usually has glowing eyes and is thought to be a sign of impending death.
The Farmer’s WifeFollowing his wife’s death, a farmer was haunted for days by a ball of light. He believed the ball of light was his dead wife. On giving away his wife’s possessions, the haunting ceased. Recently, there have been reports of a phantom elderly lady. Could this be the farmer’s wife?
The Phantom ArmyA Roman army is alleged to haunt the hills, continuing its ghostly march around Lulworth Cove. Over the centuries, the area has been the scene of many a battle, so could there be other armies roaming around? A Bronze Age burial mound dates from 1900 BC, and an enormous Celtic hillfort has been dated to around 400 BC. A Roman grave was unearthed on a nearby farm, with the grave being dated to the first century AD, so there could be any number of military ‘ghosts’ around Lulworth Cove.
Scary EVPsParanormal investigators have captured what they say are real EVPs at Lulworth Cove.
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