According to nineteenth-century report, an apparition known as ‘the Long Coastguardsman’ walks the Norfolk coast from Bacton to Mundesley every night just as the clock is striking midnight, but strange to say cannot be seen on moonlit nights. He loves wind, and, when a storm rages, shouts and sings at the top of his voice. During a lull, he may be heard laughing loudly, but at other times his cries for help can be heard a long way off. Who he is nobody knows, but his behaviour resembles that of other spirits haunting the English coast, such as Jan Tregeagle of TREGAGLE’S HOLE, Cornwall.



Haunted England : The Penguin Book of Ghosts – Written by Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson
Copyright © Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson 2005, 2008

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