Robin Hood’s Grave
Located in West Yorkshire, England, a dark and mysterious grave remains in the once dense Barnsdale Forest. This is where the famous grave of Robin Hood lies. The fallen pillars are all that still remain of this famous outlaw’s tomb. In the year 1347, Robin Hood bled to death here by the evil prioress of Kirklees and her lover Red Roger of Doncaster. No one knows the reason why this event took place, but some speculate that it could be due to a variety of reasons, including murder, poor nursing, vampirism, pagan sacrifice, or simply passion. Robin died without the Last Rites of the Church and was buried in unconsecrated grounds.
Reports of the paranormal have been reported to the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society. The earliest stories came from an older woman who went to visit her aunt in Hartshead, which is near Kirklees. She allegedly heard Robin calling for Marian and seeing flashing lights in the sky. In one instance, she even found a silver arrow in a field near the grave. A man named Roger Williams reported seeing the apparition of a lady in white the two times that he visited the grave. She was apparently gliding across the grass as he watched. Other people are believed to have seen the apparition of Red Roger of Doncaster.
He is a hideous specter that is accompanied by a shadow believed to be that of the prioress. This presence brings a strong evil along with it. One women experienced such an event and was taken seriously ill immediately after it happened. Robin’s apparition is believed to also be seen in the gatehouse where he died. There is a significant evil presence felt there by all and is generally not a safe place to venture off into. Robin Hood’s grave is still being slowly deteriorated, with strange disturbances still happening, and the public is not allowed to visit under no conditions.
(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)