Leicestershire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Mary

Location: Bushby - Bushby Old Hall (demolished 1965)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: During the demolition of the hall, builders appeared to encounter objections from the other side. 'Sturdy' parts of the building fell on their own accord, workers heard strange sounds, and one man ran off the site after encountering an old lady. This woman was identified as Mary, a former maid who had taken her own life. Once the building had been taken down, all haunting activities ceased.


 
 


Father Dougal

Location: Castle Donington - Church of St Edward King and Martyr
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 1950
Further Comments: A brother and sister, visiting the church to arrange the altar flowers, spoke at length to a vicar who they did not recognise. The man told them that he was once based at the church but left in 1906. When the pair later returned home, they discovered that the father had in fact died in 1906.


 
 


Man in Green Jacket

Location: Castle Donington - Just past Junction 24 of the M1 Motorway, where slip road meets the motorway
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 13 October 2009, approximately 07:45h
Further Comments: A driver was left shaken after seeing a man wearing a green jacket, dark trousers and headwear standing in the middle lane of the motorway. The driver glanced at her rear view mirror to see whether she could safely brake (she could not), and looking back at the road in front realised the man had vanished.


 
 


Figure in Long Coat

Location: Charley - Abbey Road, by Mount St Bernard's Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997, Autumn
Further Comments: A passenger in a car driving along in the direction of Shepshed noticed a figure walking towards the car on a grass verge. As they drew nearer the witness could see the figure was wearing a long coat with the hood up. The figure looked up, showing the witness that it had no face and stepped out in front of the car. The witness shouted 'stop!' and braced for impact, to which the driver slammed on the brakes. The driver had not seen the figure, and a quick look outside of the car showed nothing untoward.


 
 


Ginger-Haired Man

Location: Coalville - Mount St. Bernard Abbey
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1990
Further Comments: While walking through the abbey grounds, a woman noticed a man walking behind her. He had ginger hair and was wearing a tan leather jacket and corduroy trousers. As the man walked past the witness, he melted away into the shrubbery.


 
 


Noisy Girls

Location: Coleorton - Church of St Nicholas
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: This building is haunted by a group of girls who can be heard running and chattering away. An old woman has also been reported in the building, and once the disconnected speakers of a stereo began to generate strange mutterings.


 
 


Highwayman in Grey Coat

Location: Denton - Belvoir Castle rally track
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1967, & 1994
Further Comments: Mounted on horseback, this figure stands in the way of oncoming traffic, though by all accounts only the driver can see him. The last known witness to see the entity only saw the man and not the horse.


 
 


Sounds of Driven Coach

Location: Donington - Donington Hall (currently Nottingham East Midlands Airport HQ)
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death
Further Comments: It was once said that when the head of the household hears the sounds of a phantom coach but is unable to see it, a member of the family will die within a year. The hall is also reported to be haunted by a hand, possibly belonging to Lady Catherine Hungerford.


 
 


Werecat

Location: Edmondthorpe - St Michael's Church
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: Effigies still present
Further Comments: Sir Roger Smith and his two wives have their tomb within this church, with the effigy of Lady Ann possessing a dark mark on one whist. A local legend says that Ann was a witch who could change into a cat - the mark on her statue shows where a butler hit Ann in cat form with a small axe.


 
 


Black Cat

Location: Glenfield - Fields in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: Policemen, farmers and walkers have all spotted an unidentified large black cat in the area.


 
 


Guardian Griffin

Location: Griffydam - Old well
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mystical beast once set up home at the well, and attacked anyone who tried to draw water. A wandering knight fought the creature, killing the part lion, part eagle beast with arrows from afar.


 
 


Drowning Woman

Location: Groby - Private residence, Wallace Drive
Type: Other
Date / Time: 2000 onwards
Further Comments: One resident has reported seeing the manifestation of a screaming woman on three different occasions as they lie down in dead. The figure looks like a screaming woman who is being held under water.


 
 


Boudica's Defeat

Location: High Cross - Watling Street and the Fosse Way junction
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is another possible contender for where the warrior queen's army fell.


 
 


Bleeding Stone

Location: Hinckley - Churchyard, grave of Richard Smith
Type: Other
Date / Time: 12 April (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a year this gravestone is reported to leak blood - Richard was murdered by an army recruiting sergeant in 1727. The church itself is home to phantom footsteps, believed to belong to a monk.


 
 


Dark Man

Location: Hugglescote - Richmond Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2011
Further Comments: While cycling to work, this witness watched as a dark male figure appeared in front of him. Not able to swerve in time, the witness cycled straight through the entity. The cyclist turned around in time to see the figure walk through the old bridge wall. A friend later told the witness that he had also seen the ghost.


 
 


Furniture Mover

Location: Humberstone - Moat Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The presence in this building would move items around the rooms and would occasionally pinch women's bottoms.


 
 


Lady Lisgar

Location: Husbands Bosworth - Bosworth Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lady Lisgar's ghost has been observed walking the corridors of this building - it is said that during her lifetime she refused to let a dying servant receive last rites, and it is for this moral crime her shade walks. The building once had a perpetually wet bloodstain.


 
 


Elderly Lady

Location: Kegworth - 16 High Street (old building demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly old woman was seen by several former occupants of the old house. Her hunched form was said to wear a dark dress with a lighter coloured shawl.


 
 


Ill Boy

Location: Kegworth - 18 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This house was once haunted by the phantom of an ill boy, though the ghost is said not to have been seen as of late.


 
 


House Cat

Location: Kegworth - 42 High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom cat is reputed to haunt this building, though tends to be felt rather than seen.


 
 


Headless Person

Location: Kegworth - Churchyard and Market Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1960
Further Comments: A lorry driver was left slightly unnerved after watching a headless person leave the churchyard, cross the Market Place and vanish through the closed door of a house (that no longer stands).


 
 


Lady

Location: Kegworth - Cottage Restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A female ghost (or at least a presence) is said to haunt the ladies toilets.


 
 


Woman in Tweeds

Location: Kegworth - Great House, London Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Observed in the garden, walking through a wall where a gate once stood, this old lady wearing grey tweeds once lived here. The house is also haunted by elderly man who sits by a fireplace, the smell of tobacco smoke, and phantom voices engaged in conversation that one can not quite hear properly.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Kegworth - Red Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The temperature is said to drop sharply as the phantom white lady materialises. One workman fled the site after encountering her.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Kegworth - The Hermitage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom white lady, quite possibly a nun, was said to live in harmony with a former owner (a Doctor Bedford). She was seen a number of times on the landing and near the staircase. It may be fair to speculate that the white lady that haunts several other local buildings may actually be the same entity.


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