May 2004 - A23 crash

Spring 2004 - Road Ghosts on the Big Screen

Road ghosts feature in two Hollywood releases this Spring (UK). The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy, features three hitch-hiking ghosts; while Gothika, starring Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, and Robert Downey Jr., kicks off with a phantom road accident scenario... 

April 2004 - Terrified by an equine phantom

March 2003 - 'Folklore fans upset about burial of murder boulder'

March 2003 - 'Italian woman arrested for road crash 'dream''

December 2002 - 'A3 crash skeleton is 'wanted robber''

October 2002 - "'Ghost mystery' of accident black spot"

April 2002 - 'A Ghost in the Motor - My Asp!'

October 2001 - 'Cellphones spook ghosts, expert says'; 'It’s Official: Mobile Phones Scare Off Ghosts'

News links

15 January 2004 - Wayfarers in fear of Black Dog



May 2002 - "Traffic is the biggest single killer of 12-16 year olds. Think!"

A 'road ghost' theme carried the government's Think! campaign message to teenagers in a cinematically featured ad in May.

November 2001 - Britain's Most Terrifying Ghost Stories

January 2002 - Landscape Spirits; Body & Soul

November 2001 - 'The ghost road' & Haunted Land

November 2001 - 'Welsh roads in haunted list'



Blue Bell Hill has officially been 'quiet' for a number of years now - at least as far as fresh sightings are concerned.  There are some updates, including a few 'new' sightings to add to the historical record, and these will feature in a future update to the site.


Sept 2002 - Scream Team

Living TV's Scream Team arrives at Blue Bell Hill to investigate the case on 1 October. Described by its makers as "The Blair Witch Project meets Scooby Doo" - the series follows six young investigators as they investigate ten spooky and mysterious locations across the UK.

Sept 2002 - In Search Of...finally!

Blue Bell Hill will feature on the new series of In Search Of, which airs on the SCI-FI Channel from October 2002. 

May 2002 - In Search of...road ghosts...soon?

The wall of seeming indifference on behalf of FOX TV to inquiries regarding the long-awaited re-launch of the popular American series In Search Of has shown signs of cracking recently.

May 2002 - Recent appearance of the Blue Bell Hill ghost?

With M2 widening work and Channel Tunnel Rail Link construction at an advanced stage in the vicinity of Blue Bell Hill, is the ghost active once again?

May 2002 - - featured site on Kentonline WebWATCH

January 2002 - 'The Ton-Up Run'

In 1976, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) broadcast, as part of its Short Stories: Near & Far series, The Ton Up Run, by Peter J. Hedge - a radio drama based on Blue Bell Hill's legendary Phantom Hitch-Hiker.

October 2001 - 'A scarier side to All Hallows Eve'

May 2001 - In Search Of...

May 2001 - 'Weird accolade for local haunt'



April 2002 - Taddington Bridge demolition

The 2,500 tonne Taddington Bridge, at Junction 3 of the M2, immediately to the north of Blue Bell Hill, was demolished by explosive charges in April as part of the continuing scheme to widen the M2 motorway.

November 2001 - Man dies in collision

July 2001 - Crop Circle at Blue Bell Hill

May 2001 Channel Tunnel & A2/M2 widening