Lancashire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Nondescript Shape

Location: Accrington - 38 Pendle Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965 - 1966
Further Comments: This house was said to be haunted by a strange shaped entity which glowed and generated a feeling of unease. Bumps and scratching sounds were also heard.


 
 


Screaming Girl

Location: Accrington - Black Abbey Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly figure drifts quietly down the road, screaming only if approached. She was burnt to death after having a love affair with one of the monks.


 
 


Out Dated Machinery

Location: Accrington - Broad Oak Printing Works
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: After a night watchman reported an icy entity which took hold of his arm, a tape recorder was left in the same room to see what it would pick up. On playback, the tape was filled with the sounds of working print equipment, though nothing had been activated whilst the recording was in action.


 
 


Apple Rain

Location: Accrington - East Crescent
Type: Other
Date / Time: 8/9 November 1984
Further Comments: Over a period of an hour an estimated three hundred apples rained down on several houses.


 
 


Chilly Room

Location: Accrington - Spinning Jenny Club, theatre lounge (no longer standing)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Visitors to the building would feel freezing air when entering the room, even when the temperature outside rocketed. Lights would also turn themselves off at the most inopportune moments.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Altrincham - Ashley Hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This flitting creature was seen several times in a particular room of the hall, her large black eyes staring into the empty space ahead. The room was sealed up as the haunting presence was so strong.


 
 


Chanting Monk

Location: Altrincham - Orange Tree public house, Old Market Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This monk sings his praises to God in the basement of the pub, while upstairs a ghostly woman haunts one of the rooms. The bar area is also said to be haunted by a couple of people.


 
 


Smashing Glasses

Location: Altrincham - Victoria public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: Beer mugs and wine glasses were thrown off the shelves by an invisible presence, while mysterious cold spots appeared over the building.


 
 


Woman's Skull

Location: Appley Bridge - Skull House
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This item is said to be impossible to remove from the building - it always teleports back!


 
 


Figure on the Track

Location: Ashton under Lyne - Ashton Moss Rail Junction
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975
Further Comments: At least two signalmen have reported a strange figure walking along the track that vanishes if approached.


 
 


Pale Man

Location: Ashton under Lyne - Hartshead Pike, Lily Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer 2006, approx 13:30h
Further Comments: Two women walking up Lily Lane towards the Pike passed a man with a pale, almost grey, face wearing clothing from the 1960s or 1970s. So strange was he that the women turned to look back at him a few seconds later - the figure had vanished.


 
 


Miner

Location: Ashton under Lyne - House along Ellison Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1903
Further Comments: Said to have been seen by several people, a miner started to appear in this property, covered in coal dust and carrying a pickaxe. He was thought to be a man killed in the nearby pit whose family had recently moved out of the house.


 
 


Factory?

Location: Ashton under Lyne - Knott Hill Reservoir
Type: Other
Date / Time: 05:15, Sunday 28 August 2012
Further Comments: A witness spotted light coming from the ground close to a gate. When they investigated they saw four interlinking windows, through which 'normal' looking people could be seen moving around a long walkway. One of the windows was open, from which a man's face appeared and said 'you're not supposed to be here - go home'. The witness fled, terrified, although they returned later in the day and found nothing but piles of dirt.


 
 


Grandfather Tom

Location: Ashton under Lyne - Oddfellows public house, Kings Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A family pub owned by three generations, it is reported that the first two proprietors are still seen, though both died many years ago.


 
 


Ernie

Location: Ashton under Lyne - Tameside Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: Jack Douglas of Carry On film fame reported seeing this male ghost several times, standing above him in the upper circle and slowly melting away when approached.


 
 


Thirty-Something Woman

Location: Ashworth Valley - Heywood / Rochdale Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 July 2008, 22:15h
Further Comments: A black animal (either a dog or a large cat) was seen running across this road followed by a woman in her thirties. The animal disappeared into a wall, and the woman vanished as a car braked hard to avoid hitting her.


 
 


Anne Mort

Location: Astley - Area near the canal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen walking by the canal waters, this grey lady may be Anne who died of a broken heart.


 
 


Molly

Location: Bacup - Flowers public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Investigated by the Paranormal Activity Research Team of Lancashire, the pub is home to the ghost of 'Molly' - a spirit who has manifested along the corridor leading to the toilets. Several other entities were also detected by the team, including an elderly man with a limp and a little girl who died of scarlet fever.


 
 


Robert

Location: Bacup - Royal Court Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 April 2008
Further Comments: A full investigation of this theatre was carried out by the Paranormal Activity Research Team of Lancashire. Numerous entities were detected by the team, including a woman named Kitty and a man named Jackson by the Circles seating area, a doctor-like figure in reception, and other presences throughout the building.


 
 


Ralph's Wife

Location: Banks - Ralph's Wife's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Dark winter nights (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Ralph was either a smuggler or a fisherman - either way, he vanished at sea. The ghost of his wife is said to walk between St Stephens Church to Fiddler's Ferry, carrying a lamp so he can find his way home.


 
 


Lancaster Bomber

Location: Barnoldswick - Area near Rolls Royce's Bankfield factory, and area towards Craven
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2004
Further Comments: Around thirty witnesses claimed to have seen a silent, grey coloured aircraft resembling a Lancaster Bomber moving silently through the sky. The accounts were virtually all isolated, and spanned the month.


 
 


Muttering Yokel

Location: Barton on Irwell - Olde Rock House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A royalist fleeing his Cromwellian pursuers disguised himself as a farmer and walked about the area muttering 'Now thus, now thus', until the roundheads had passed. His shade still reenacts his escape.


 
 


John Dawson

Location: Bashall Eaves - Fields & Hedgerows in area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shot in the back in 1934 by an unknown party, John Dawson's ghost now looks for evidence around the village that could help identify the killer.


 
 


Grey Monks

Location: Bebington - Church and graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These robed figures float above the ground, 'walking' where the path was once much higher.


 
 


Father and Son

Location: Bebington - Leasowe Castle (also known as Mockbeggar Hall)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Many years ago, this couple were captured by the castle's owner. Rather than be tortured, the father killed his son and then killed himself - their ghosts have since been reported standing over peoples beds.


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