The village of Pluckley is located just about 8 kilometers away from the nearest junction of the M20 motorway. It has been featured in a drama series entitled “The Darling Buds of May”. Some of the investigative programs which have come to the village to film are Ghost Hunters International, Strange but True and Most Haunted: Midsummer Murders.
Reported Pluckley Ghosts
Pluckley has been named the most haunted village in England by the Guinness World Records. According to records, the surrounding area has about 12 to 16 ghosts. Pluckley, Kent’s paranormal portfolio hosts various spectres and they have all drawn various television programs, as well as paranormal investigators to flock to the place.
One of the most popular Pluckley ghosts is the screaming man. He is believed to have worked in the village brickwork and was unfortunate to have fallen to his death. There is also the highwayman who was said to have been run through with a sword and was pinned to a tree in what is now known as Fright Corner. He now appears to locals and visitors as a shadowy figure. On other occasions, the phantom of an elderly woman can be seen. It is believed that she accidentally set herself on fire while she was sleeping.
There is also the story of the schoolmaster who was found by the children hanging in his room. He took his own life in the 1800s and today he can be seen on the grounds wearing his favourite old coat and stripy trousers. The “walker” is blamed for the poltergeist activity and he is said to frequent the farmhouse. People have also reported the haunting smell of burning wool or yarn.
Lastly, there is The Red Lady who was reputedly a member of the ancient Dering Family. She is said to haunt St. Nicholas and her legend overlap with that of the White Lady.
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