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Ghoulish 'woman in white' allegedly shouts and swears at tourists

By T.K. Randall
February 13, 2022 · Comment icon 7 comments

Would you spend the night at Dead Woman's Ditch ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Michelle Monique
A beauty spot in Somerset, England is believed to be home to a rather foul-mouthed spook.
Know for their natural splendour and historic landscape, the Quantock Hills have long been a popular destination for hikers, yet hidden away in one unassuming corner of this expansive region lies one site in particular that is less than idyllic.

Known as Dead Woman's Ditch, this unnerving site has become synonymous with reports of a ghostly presence that has been said to swear relentlessly at anyone foolhardy enough to venture near it.

The site itself is said to be named after Jane Walford - a woman who was murdered by her husband - and some believe that it is her spirit who now haunts the area. (There remains some disagreement over whether or not the site really is named after her as the name is thought to appear on maps which pre-date the murder.)

Ghosthunting couple Christine and Dave Thomas, who have been investigating the site, claim that they have personally heard a disembodied voice telling them to leave.
"There is definitely something there," said Dave. "My wife has experienced it for a long time."

Some of the locals have also had their own paranormal experiences.

"When I was about 17 on my way home from work, driving along a cold road, I saw a bright white figure on the side of the road so I slowed down," said one resident.

"It appeared to be a woman completely dressed in white, old-fashioned clothing."

"I couldn't take my eyes off as I drove past. I couldn't bring myself to turn around to have another look. I just drove home in complete shock."

To date, no definitive explanation for the phenomena at Dead Woman's Ditch has ever been found.

Source: Somerset Live | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 2 years ago
It's probably my late grandma...  love you, Ganna
Comment icon #2 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
Someone drank too much booze. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by papageorge1 2 years ago
I realize the tone is more to being humorous about this one but: Papameter Reading 70% Paranormal    15% Natural     15% Hoax
Comment icon #4 Posted by stereologist 2 years ago
New and improved papameter 2.0 reading 100% fun story 0% paranormal 100% chance to admire the gullible
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
Do they have audio recordings made under controlled conditions?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Koopa High 2 years ago
Of course there's no recordings... because there ghost don't exist ┌(・。・)┘♪

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