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Location: Mistley, ESSEX
Legend: "The apparition of a white dog, racing down the hill at Mistley...is held to foreshadow a death in the Norman family there." (1)

The appearance of a white headless dog on the hill near the railway station is said to portend a death in a certain unnamed local family. (2)

A white dog is said to materialise and run down Mistley Hill near Manningtree, and its appearance foretells a death in the Norman family". (3)
Sources: (1) A. A. MacGregor: 'The Ghost Book' (Robert Hale, 1955), p. 72.
(2) Letter from Mr. C. T. Palmer of Leiston to Ivan Bunn, 24/10/1975.
(3) 'Folklore' Vol. LX111 (June 1952), p.100.
Place Name: Mistley - OE 'wood where mistletoe grew'
Other: See encounters below.

Location: Mistley
Encounter:

"Mrs Powell, who was still living in 1938, had seen the apparition.

Source:  'Folklore' Vol. LX111 (June 1952), p.100.

Location: Mistley
Encounter: "A native of the district assured me that he had seen it [the Mistley white dog] as recently as 1953."
Source: A. A. MacGregor: 'The Ghost Book' (Robert Hale, 1955), p. 72.

Location: Mistley
Encounter: A headless white dog was seen in the 1960s by Mr. Ivan Garwood of Mistley, on the hill near the railway station.
Source: Letter from Mr. C. T. Palmer of Leiston to Ivan Bunn, 24/10/1975.

Location: Mistley
Encounter: Another witness is said to have seen a headless white dog trotting up and down the hill near the railway station one night in the 1960s.
Source: Letter from Mr. C. T. Palmer of Leiston to Ivan Bunn, 24/10/1975.

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