Lancashire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Grey Lady

Location: Manchester - The Palace Theatre, Oxford Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A cleaner who died in the building, this figure has been seen drifting around in a grey mist, and seen once in the ladies toilet, sitting in a corner before vanishing.


 
Chatting

Location: Manchester - Private residence, Greenmount, Bury
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - 1990s
Further Comments: Voices of two people chatting (and shouting) at each other could be heard in this property. It was also reported that small objects would move unaided and that footsteps could be heard moving around upstairs.


 
Footsteps

Location: Manchester - Mayfield Station (as of January 2013, empty)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: The footsteps have been heard echoing in the building late at night - they are believed to be those of a suicide (one of several which occurred here over the years) that occurred in the mid twentieth century.


 
Running Bath

Location: Manchester - Private residence, Charlton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990
Further Comments: Four students quickly moved out of this property after experiencing a number of strange occurrences, including electrical items being switched on and off, the sound of running water in the bathroom (when the taps were off), slamming doors and the manifestation of a tall monk-like figure.


 
James Heyward

Location: Manchester - Same Yet Inn, Prestwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Heyward was robbed and murdered nearby in 1843; his bearded ghost occasionally seen in the pub was blamed when a fire broke out in the bistro in 1994.


 
Footsteps

Location: Manchester - Private house along Atherley Grove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001 - 2008
Further Comments: Manifestations during this haunting included disembodied footsteps and a toy and coins thrown by unseen hands.


 
Molly

Location: Manchester - Private residence, Elsham Gardens, Gorton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004 - 2008
Further Comments: A former occupier of this property reported that her son had a female 'friend' named Molly who would wait in his room when they went out. She herself had seen a dark, tall shadow on the landing. Neighbours also told her that the previous occupiers had moved out after encountering the ghost of a young boy.


 
Child

Location: Manchester - Private residence, St Annes Road, Prestwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005 - 2007
Further Comments: A previous owner of this property claimed that a little boy haunted the attic. A neighbour also reported seeing the figure in the garden and kitchen. Mild poltergeist activity also took place, with the kettle, radio and lights switching themselves on.


 
Telephone

Location: Manchester - Old bank in Wythenshawe area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: The Wythenshawe public library was temporarily moved into an old bankers building while the original was being rebuilt. During the night shift with only two guards around, one of the internal downstairs phones rang and breathing and whimpering could be heard. When the night guards investigated, they found a handset off the hook upstairs but no-one else on site.


 
Nurses and Friends

Location: Manchester - Ryecroft Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: A large number of ghost hunts have taken place at the hall, with perceived entities including nurses, children, soldiers and the Seventh Earl of Stamford.


 
White Lady

Location: Manchester - Golborne, Castle Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 1960
Further Comments: This female form causes trouble on the roads as she drifts out in front on oncoming traffic. Some witnesses say the entity is more like a monk than a woman and a cyclist who spotted the figure in the road in 1960 said the phantom figure was twice the height of a normal person.


 
Green Train

Location: Manchester - Fairfield Railway Station, Audenshaw
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Autumn and winter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Said to appear around sunset and visible from Booth Road, an old-looking green train several carriages long disappears if anyone moves too close. A tunnel that has been filled in is said to be home to a disembodied voice that calls out the name Mary.


 
Headless Cat

Location: Manchester - Private house along Lower Seedley Road, Seedley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa late nineteenth century
Further Comments: For a two month period, until they finally moved out, a family endured the sounds of a cat in terrible pain. At one point, the lady of the house was found unconscious - she said she had encountered a headless cat which pawed at her legs.


 
Talker

Location: Manchester - Private residence, Newall Road, Wythenshawe
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa March 2000
Further Comments: This house was haunted by a male ghost which would make its presence known by talking to the occupiers. A male witness was unnerved when a voice whispered his name into his ear when there was not one else in the property.


 
Two Children

Location: Manchester - Entrance alleyway to Chorlton Park, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa March, 1979
Further Comments: A witness sitting near the entrance to the park with their cousin watched two young twins in old fashioned school uniforms whistling and walking towards them. One of the twins smiled at the witness just prior to both siblings walking through the railings and disappearing. The witness screamed and fled the scene, although the cousin did not see the apparitions.


 
Crying Children

Location: Manchester - 16 Wardle Brook Avenue (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Former home of the Moors Murderers, neighbours once reported the sounds of children crying, months after the pair of killers had been sentenced to imprisonment.


 
Man in Dark Suit

Location: Manchester - Strangeways Prison, condemned cell, B Wing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom man wearing a dark suit and carrying a briefcase has been reported by staff. If follows, he vanishes near the condemned cell. Some have named him as John Ellis, a former executioner who committed suicide in 1932.


 
Shadowy Figure

Location: Manchester - General Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Once seen standing by a television set, this shade is more likely to be blamed for flushing toilets in empty cubicles and throwing bed pans around.


 
Monk

Location: Manchester - Church Inn, Prestwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom monk who haunts the cellar under this public house occasionally cries out 'Hello!' in an attempt to gain attention.


 
Nothing Moving

Location: Manchester - 44 Penny Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: Owners of this establishment called the police when they heard lots of movement in the building when it should have been empty - after a long search, no one was found and nothing was either moved or removed. The strange sounds continued on for a number of weeks.


 
Line of Children

Location: Manchester` - Pauper's Graveyard, junction of Nell Lane and Princess Parkway, Withington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Foggy night, late twentieth century?
Further Comments: Stories of the ghostly youngsters in this area are common, and one witness saw a line of small children crossing Nell Lane and heading towards a field where it is said a workhouse once stood.


 
Mr Greatrix

Location: Marton - Whitegate Lane area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century?
Further Comments: A farmer who was murdered on the way back from market, Greatrix' headless shade came back and haunted his killer until the man committed suicide. Not content with revenge, the ghost remained earthbound for many years after.


 
Old Woman

Location: Mawdesley - Between old hall and the Black Bull inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hall itself was said to be haunted by this old woman who would every now and then head up the road as if after a quick drink, though she would vanish just before reaching the public house.


 
Hunters

Location: Mellor - Moorland in the area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The fairies that frequent this remote area dress in green and often carry hunting weapons - the last one seen possessed a whip. It was once said that under the site was a lost city which sunk for some unnamed reason - church bells could be heard on still nights.


 
Mrs Sykes

Location: Mellor Brook - Sykes Lumb Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: For years, the restless spirit of Mrs Sykes haunted the farm and countryside - all those seeing the ghost ran away. Finally, a farmer stood his ground and watched the ghost point to an area of dirt; he dug there, found a small fortune in gold, and Mrs Sykes was never seen again.


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