Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Petrified Sack of Corn

Location: Caistor - Fonaby Top
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The large rock on top of the hill was once a sack of corn owned by a selfish farmer. The farmer refused to give a handful of grain to a passing holy man, who turned the sack into stone as punishment. A curse is said to fall on anyone who tries to move the stone - this was experienced by Gentleman John Walls, who used four shire horses to move the rock to his front door at Corn Sack Farm after taking a liking to it. Misfortune soon befell him, and he moved it back soon after (only requiring one horse for the return trip).


 
 


Small Girl

Location: Caistor - Psychiatric hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This hospital may no longer be operational, but still reports of a phantom young girl with blonde hair emerge from the site.


 
 


Cammeringham Light

Location: Cammeringham - Area around Ermine Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950
Further Comments: This large white misty shape has been observed as it travels around the village. Some believe this to be the ghost of Boadicea who fought her final battle nearby.


 
 


One Eyed Dragon

Location: Castle Carlton - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Hugh Bardolfe takes credit for slaying this dragon, noted for having a single eye located in its forehead. Man and beast fought during a storm, and when the dragon was blinded by a flash of lightning, Sir Hugh struck a wart on one of its legs, killing it.


 
 


Pointy Humps

Location: Chapel St Leonards - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 16 October 1966
Further Comments: Two witnesses reported seeing seven pointed humps coming out of the sea, together with a serpentine head.


 
 


Glowing Woman

Location: Chapel St Leonards - Seafront between Trunch Lane and Vickers Point Ingoldmells
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A glowing woman dressed in white was observed by four people here. The radiant figure walked towards them before turning towards the sea and vanishing. A local legend says the woman had been spurned by her lover and walked into the sea (which before then was further inland) to drown herself.


 
 


Aubrey Clark

Location: Claxby - Railway Signal box
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: Aubrey was found dead in the signal box which he had manned for many years. Since then, other railway workers have reported heavy breathing in the area.


 
 


Ghost Train Ghost

Location: Cleethorpes - Former Wonderland amusement park (now a market and car salesroom?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Owner of the former Wonderland Dudley Bowers reported a phantom old man haunting the site. Though non-threatening, the ghost would vanish into thin air when spotted. Some workers and visitors to the site would hear their name being called, though no one else would be around. A local legend said that someone had once hanged himself in the ghost train that once stood on the site, and it was speculated that the entity was connected to the suicide.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Cleethorpes - Knoll House, aka The Knoll
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2011
Further Comments: Staff have reportedly heard footsteps walking along empty corridors and the sounds of doors being closed when there are none open. A local legend says the location is home of a phantom woman who floats in the air.


 
 


White Light

Location: Conisholme - Area around wind farm
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 2009
Further Comments: After a wind turbine was found damaged (one blade bent, another laying on the ground), a number of theories emerged to explain why the incident had happened. County councillor Robert Palmer reported seeing a round white light which hovered near the area, while the media reported that John Harrison had seen a massive ball of light with something akin to tentacles reaching for the ground. While the 'ufo hit our turbine' stories were popular with the media, there is a high chance that the blade just fell off, hitting the second blade as it fell...


 
 


Leaping Horse

Location: Cranwell - Byard's (or Bayard's) Leap
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown, area now indicated by two groups of horseshoes
Further Comments: Bayard was the name of a knight's horse. As mare and master passed through the village they were attacked by a witch; the woman jumped on the back of the horse who, startled, cleared sixty metres in three leaps. During one of these jumps, the witch fell off the horse and was drowned in a pond.


 
 


Freddy's Photograph

Location: Cranwell - Runway of post World War I Naval Airport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1919
Further Comments: A group photograph taken here in 1919 shows the face of an engineer who died three days before; Freddy Jackson had tripped and fallen into the blades of an aircraft ready for take off. Fortean Times, issue 91, shows a good copy of the photo.


 
 


Henry Girdlestone

Location: Crowland - Abbey Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Henry wanted to prove that he could walk 1000 miles in 1000 hours to his peers, and managed to do so in 1844. However, it would appear that post-mortem he has found it hard to stop, and the phantom footsteps reported in this building are just Henry doing what he did best.


 
 


Curse of Crowland

Location: Crowland - Crowland Abbey
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 870
Further Comments: The monks here embraced pagan ideals, and for their sins, the Devil appeared and told them that a new abbey would soon be built on the site, but all present would die before it became so. Soon after, a Viking raid levelled the building, and all the monks died.


 
 


White Lady with Cat

Location: Deeping St Nicholas - Barn, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman's shade remains earthbound, waiting for her lover who committed suicide in the barn to return.


 
 


Grey Pony

Location: Digby - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The churchyard is haunted by a man who rides around on a grey (or white) pony. A local superstition says that anyone who runs backwards around the tomb of Robert Cooke will hear crockery rattling in the grave.


 
 


Buried Boulder

Location: Digby - Exact location unknown - somewhere on the edge of the fen, near the Dorrington boundary
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This large stone is said to have buried itself, and underneath is hidden treasure.


 
 


Officer on Bike

Location: Digby - RAF Digby
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War Two
Further Comments: Cycling along on an old bike, this phantom RAF officer once stopped and asked two guards for the control tower to be opened for him. When they agreed, the officer vanished. On other occasions, lights were reported moving around the control tower, though it would be locked and empty.


 
 


Coach

Location: Digby Fen - Unnamed country road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1950
Further Comments: This road was haunted by two glowing lights that some believed belonged to a coach that was accidently driven into a bog, vanishing without trace.


 
 


Screaming Girl

Location: Doddington - Doddington Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be haunted by the spirit of a girl who was seen leaping from the roof of the building, one is much more likely to see the other ghost in the building, that of an old lady dressed in brown, or hear phantom footsteps running down the staircases.


 
 


Wolf-headed Skeleton

Location: Dogdyke - Langrick Fen, but exact location unknown
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: Unknown - pre 1926
Further Comments: A local archaeologist digging in the peat discovered a human skeleton but with a wolf's head. The man took his discovery home, but during the night he found his house besieged by a werewolf. The archaeologist spent the night barricaded in the kitchen as the beast tried to gain entrance to his house, and as the sun came up and the werewolf left, the man took the skeleton and reburied the bones where they were found.


 
 


Head Carrier

Location: Dorrington - Area near Fen House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom reported to walk this area carries his head in his hands.


 
 


Humanoid Creature

Location: Dorrington - Area near the Railway bridge
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: November 1970
Further Comments: A man who spotted a half-man, half-animal entity was so scared he called the police. Various postmen in the village talked of seeing strange things, but it is unclear whether these are the same entity as the November sighting. It has also been speculated that the sighting may be connected to an old Anglo-Saxon burial ground close to the bridge. Reports of the area being haunted by a Shag Foal go back almost one hundred years.


 
 


Deconstruction

Location: Dorrington - Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The church was due to be constructed in the heart of the village, but after building work was demolished three days running and the largest stone moved to the top of a nearby hill, the workers constructed the building at the site where it now stands. Another legend says that if you peer through the keyhole on certain nights of the year, the Devil can be seen playing marbles.


 
 


Charles Murray

Location: Eagle - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A local thief and murderer, Murray's spirit still lurks around the area of Eagle, carrying the severed head of one of his victims.


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