Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Thomas de Gretham

Location: East Halton - Thornton Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: For the crime of witchcraft, the Abbot Gretham was bricked up alive in the dungeons. He has been seen in the ruins of the abbey, and gazing out of the gatehouse.

Iron Pot

Location: East Halton - Manor Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A ghost, thought to possibly be a monk, was laid in an iron pot contained within the small basement. Household members considered it unlucky to move the container, and its removal would result in the ghost returning.

Tall American

Location: East Kirkby - East Kirkby Watch Tower (now a aviation heritage centre)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This USAAF officer has been seen several times in the old watch tower. He is thought to have been killed when a Flying Fortress crash landed near the site in 1944. The same figure is thought to have been seen on the runway - dragging his parachute behind him, he slowly moves towards the control tower.

Steam Locomotive

Location: Elsham - Ancholme Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Foggy weather
Further Comments: Said to reappear in the same spot since an accident in the 1920s which killed four people, this large steam locomotive gently glows in its foggy environment.

Morse Code

Location: Elsham Wold - Former RAF base and flight tower (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s / 1950s
Further Comments: A family living in the tower after the war reported hearing Morse messages being tapped out, seeing pilots dressed in flying gear, and even once watching a large aeroplane taking off from the disused runway, baring the code letters PM.


Location: Epworth - Epworth Rectory
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Dec 1716 - Jan 1717
Further Comments: This building experienced phantom groaning, knocking, and invisible hands that pushed people around. Unlike most poltergeist cases, the entity also manifested in the form of a white figure and a headless badger. The presence left without warning.

Pale Rider

Location: Fillingham - Fillingham Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Passing through the castle park, a tall man riding a white horse has been seen. The castle itself is home to a green lady who is said to have committed suicide after her lover ran away.

Small Bear

Location: Fiskerton - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This displaced animal was seen by several witnesses in different places, all within the same evening.


Location: Fiskerton - Former RAF Fiskerton control tower (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War Two
Further Comments: Left empty a few years after the war, locals reported still hearing voices coming from the control tower. Figures in RAF uniform were also reported in the area, as were men dressed in aircrew gear. An inter-denominational prayer team visited the site in 2006, and no reports of haunting activity has been reported since.

Black Dog

Location: Freiston - Area around the church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom hound is thought to relate to a murder which once took place close to the church, although further details are fleeting.

Woman in Black Dress

Location: Friskney - A52 road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1990s, October, early morning
Further Comments: A family of three travelling by car passed a woman wearing a Victorian-style dress walking along the roadside. She had long curly hair under a hat, and a face which glowed green. The car turned and drove passed her a second time before turning off the A52 and taking a different route.

King Sweyne

Location: Gainsborough - Gainsborough Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former castle on the site was attacked by a force from Denmark - the sound of their leader dying can still be heard today. Another ghost, the shadowy form of a lady, has been seen passing through walls on the site.

Ball of Fire

Location: Girsby - Road close to Girsby Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1780s?
Further Comments: A serving boy at the hall was approached by a gang of men who told him that if he didn't let them into the hall to rob it, they would kill him. Being dutiful to the last, he informed the owners who captured the gang as they entered. Even so, the boy later turned up dead, having been skinned alive, and his ghost manifested as a large, screaming ball of fire along the road where his body was discovered.

White Lady

Location: Grantham - Angel & Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Drifting down the corridors of the upper regions of the building, this figure may be responsible for the poltergeist like actions in one of the bedrooms.

Tiny Harris

Location: Grantham - Old RAF Spitalgate, now Royal Corps of Transport base?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1970s onwards
Further Comments: Joe 'Tiny' Harris, a former telephone operator during the Second World War, has been seen standing in the shadows, heard walking down corridors, and is blamed for flicking lights on and off.

Man in Black

Location: Grantham - Belton House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Another location that made it into the National Trust's top ten haunted locations in 2007, the Queen's Bedroom within Belton House is said to be haunted by a man dressed in black.

Huge Shape

Location: Grantham - Skies over the area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Circa 1980/1981
Further Comments: A family driving home spotted a huge object in the sky, so large that it appeared to blot out the sky as it moved slowly across. When the family arrived home, one phoned the local radio station to report it and was told 'many' others had also reported it, and that the RAF had told the station that it was a crashing Russian spy satellite.

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