Lancashire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Drowned Nun

Location: Blackpool - Raikes Hall (currently a public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a convent, one of its former inhabitants who drowned herself nearby would once come back to visit from beyond the grave.


 
Wrecker

Location: Blackpool - Lytham Road, private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This unscrupulous fellow returned after dying, still waving his storm lantern from the windows of his house.


 
Coach Driver

Location: Blackpool - Royal Pavilion Cinema
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: This shade claimed to be a 1920s coach driver when contacted by a medium, which was called in after evening workers reported flickering lights and cold spots in the building.


 
Woman on the Stairs

Location: Blackpool - Unknown hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The sounds of heavy furniture being dragged across wooden floors has been reported here, even though all the floors are carpeted. Doors are heard to open and close themselves, and an apparition of a woman has been spotted on the staircase.


 
Moving Props

Location: Blackpool - Grand Theatre
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Strange sounds and light poltergeist activity have been reported from this theatre.


 
Laura Schoons

Location: Blackpool - Frenchman's Cove (former tobacco warehouse)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building is said to be the home of a spirit by the name of Laura Schoons, who staff working late at night feel the presence of.


 
Ted

Location: Blackpool - Illuminations Department building, Rigby Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Strange noises and cold spots have been attributed to a spirit named Ted within this building.


 
Green Face

Location: Blackpool - Carleton Crematorium
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1936
Further Comments: Harry Hodges, a taxi driver, was taking his fare to the crematorium. Pulling up outside the gates, he suddenly spotted a green face belonging to a man with long dark hair and sunken eyes. Harry's passenger screamed and ran off, and the face disappeared after moving across the front windscreen.


 
Murph

Location: Blackpool - Eagle and Child public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former highwayman, Murph can sometimes be heard mumbling and moaning at the bar late at night.


 
Shirley

Location: Blackpool - The Old Coach House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom female Shirley is said to haunt the dining room. A male figure has also been reported here, wearing a cap and black cloak.


 
Priest

Location: Blackpool - Foxhall public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several figures are thought to haunt this building, and although details are fleeting, they are thought to include priests and smugglers.


 
Tug

Location: Blackpool - Victoria Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: While walking a particular ward, a worker felt a tug at her tunic, as if a small child was trying to attract her attention. She turned around but no-one was there. Several staff have shared the same experience at the hospital, including a cleaner who was so unnerved they ran off, leaving their floor polisher running.


 
Mist

Location: Blackpool - Former Regent Cinema, Church Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: February 2013
Further Comments: A photograph of mist (or breath in the cold) resulted in one local news outlet stating this building was haunted.


 
Cyclist

Location: Blackpool - Promenade
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 August 2014
Further Comments: While walking along the promenade, a witness watched as a cyclist slowly approached him. The witness looked away for a moment, and when looking back ready to move out of the way, the cyclist had vanished, with no visible exits for them to have taken. After the sighting, the witness realised that the cyclist and his bike had been a single colour, either dark blue or grey.


 
Moving Head

Location: Bleak Rivington - Road near the vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The head of a man is said to move rapidly at ground level - they say that it belongs to a ghostly rider, but his mount and body can no longer be seen as the road has been built up over the years.


 
Stomping Horse

Location: Blundellsands - Round House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The building was once haunted by the sounds of a horse stamping its feet and whinnying loudly. When an equine skeleton was found under the house during extension work, it was reburied in a nice area of the grounds; the ghost no longer troubled the household.


 
Phantom Runner

Location: Bolton - Hall i' th' Wood Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Runner between 25 December - 6 January (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Always heard but never seen, this spook frequents the old staircase, the footsteps always rushing. Other ghosts reported here include an old woman seen in the kitchen and two men, one dressed in black and the other green.


 
George Marsh

Location: Bolton - Smithills Hall (aka Smithells Hall)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 April (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Tried and executed for heresy, Marsh is remembered as his footprint (created when he stamped his foot) in the stone floor turns bloody each April 24. His shade is also reported to haunt the Green Room, where he was interrogated, though that isn't date dependent. A priest is also reported to haunt the vicinity, as is a photogenic grey lady and a cat.


 
Duellists

Location: Bolton - Turton Towers
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two skulls are currently stored in the Towers, that when stored in previous places, have been blamed for causing two ghostly men to appear and begin fighting. Poltergeist activity is also attached to the stories, and a woman apparently dressed in mourning costume haunts the staircase of the tower (and possibly an old path outside the tower). The area outside the tower is haunted by a phantom coach.


 
Workshop Worker

Location: Bolton - Outside the college and along Deane Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly figure has been seen standing outside the college, wearing clothes that identify him as an old blue collar worker.


 
Hand on Bottom

Location: Bolton - Albion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978 / 79
Further Comments: The female owner at this hotel felt something grab her bottom as she climbed into the bath. The ghost is also said to play around with the beer pumps.


 
Men with Light Bulb Heads

Location: Bolton - Alleyway in town, exact location unknown
Type: UFO
Date / Time: November 1926
Further Comments: A local lad escaped one night from his house to play hide and seek with his friends. While searching for them, he observed three figures in grey rubber suits and fishbowl helmets in a back yard; they also possessed pallid faces like inversed pears, with slits for eyes and mouth. When they moved towards him, he ran home.


 
Bloodied Hands

Location: Bolton - Ye Olde Man and Scythe public house, Churchgate
Type: Other
Date / Time: Late twentieth century (blood story), and 2000s (Geny)
Further Comments: A woman drinking at the public house found her hands covered in blood as she started to leave, though she had no wounds of her own, and no other source for the liquid could be discovered. More recently, the spirit of Geny, an eight year old girl, has be blamed for tugging at skirts, pinching people, and moving items around, while a phantom dog runs around chairs in the museum room.


 
Smoking Man

Location: Bolton - Derby Arms, Derby Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom complete with smoking pipe has been observed in the living room of the building.


 
Vida Swift

Location: Bolton - Octagon Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dying while carrying out the role of wardrobe mistress, Vida has been seen walking around the corridors and frequenting the stage control box.


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