A Monk and a Cave
Dale Abbey Hauntings
Introducing Hermits Cave and woods, Church and graveyard - + Others
Hermit’s Wood – Derbyshire, England
Located near KirkHallam Ilkeston in Derbyshire, an ancient area of woodland.
One of the most common phenomena said to occur is strange banging noises, often accompanied by a change of normal to a very oppressive atmosphere. Witnesses claim they begin to get the overwhelming sensation of not only being watched but also followed.
In addition, people have reported the apparition of a monk or some other hooded form. For the most part, the ghost is generally seen at night time rather than during the day. Whether or not this spirit is also responsible for the change in atmosphere is unclear.
Tradition tends to blame the paranormal phenomena on a location within the forest that was once a hermit’s cave. Legend states that a monk, probably from the nearby Abbey of Dale, hung himself at this location and continues to haunt the area.