One of the most famous paranormal reports to come out of Kent is that of the Blue Bell Hill ghost – it has been covered by all the top British newspapers and registers many repeat experiences…
The Suicidal Woman
The most famous paranormal entity from this haunted road is that of a woman who chooses to run out in front of motorists late at night. Eyewitness reports claim that she stands still and locks eyes with the driver before being hit by the vehicle.
Once the car hits this female entity she immediately vanishes – No evidence of a collision has ever been found, nor has there ever been a victim found either.
Research into this area points to this paranormal entity being that of a lady who died tragically in 1965, near the bridge over The Old Chatham Road.
She was involved in a two-car collision when transporting three of her friends to a function. Only one of the women travelling in the car survived the crash.
The driver of the car was due to be wed to her childhood sweetheart the following day – many locals believe that it is her ghost that haunts the Blue Bell Hill.
Paranormal Reports Linked to Blue Bell Hill
About four years after the tragic collision, a male driver posted a report that claimed he had seen two female entities walking down the road towards his car. He was on his way home to Rochester, late at night, when he saw two pedestrians walking towards him.
They had a slight light glow to them as they walked along the roadside so the man slowed down to get a better look. As soon as his car decreased in speed the pair of pedestrians vanished into thin air.
The same man is reported to encountered the same two ghostly pedestrians about 3 months later.
This time they decided to walk in the middle of the road causing the driver to smash straight through them. When he stopped to check on the carnage behind him there was no sign of the two pedestrians he had hit!
The Maurice Goodenough Incident
Maurice Goodenough was a bricklayer from nearby Rochester. Late at night, on the 13th of July, 1974, he was shocked to witness a young girl hurl herself in front of his car as he drove along Blue Bell Hill.
He slammed on his brakes and jumped out of the car to tend to the girl he had hit, she was lying injured at the side of the road.
Having no medical training, Maurice had no idea what to do with the injured girl. He figured moving her would only make matters worse, so he covered her in a blanket from the back of his car and sped off to the nearby police station in Rochester.
When he returned with the police to the scene of the accident there was no sign of the girl. All that was left on the side of the road was the blanket he had used to cover her injured body.
Police called an official search on the area that went on for a couple of days – all the local hospital records were checked but there had been no admissions matching the description of the girl.
Goodenough was interviewed by the News of the World that Saturday night and stuck to his story…even though he was still extremely traumatised by the incident.
He claimed that he was not mad – he had definitely hit a young lady that had simply vanished.
The press had a field day with his paranormal claims and eventually published articles covering the accident back in 1965 – was this girl the ghost of one of the female passengers who had died tragically that night?
The Ian Sharpe Incident
Late one Sunday evening in November, 1992, Ian Sharpe, a 54-year-old coach driver was on his way home to Maidstone.
When he neared the Aylesford southbound turn-off of the A229 at Blue Bell Hill, a young woman walked straight in front of his vehicle. He claimed that the woman calmly stood there and stared straight into his eyes as he crashed into her and run straight over her body.
Sharpe got out of his vehicle fearing the worse…but when he checked the area he found no sign of a body.
Shaken and petrified, he travelled straight to the local police station.
The police managed to calm him down and eventually explained that the area had received many similar reports over the years – it was as though they believed the paranormal incidents themselves.
They did agree to return to the area of the accident with Sharpe but yet again – no body was found. Ian Sharpe later described it as the most terrifying experience of his life.
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