On all my travels so far this is the first evidence I have of a ghost creature actively attacking the living. Something in these waters has been abducting these hill people's children.
I have given them what help I can, although they already seem to have some primitive knowledge of Astral walking.
They speak of the great Crocodile and have directed me back to De Montford mansion. I am hopeful that this should prove to be the most interesting part of my journey so far.