Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steam Train

Location: Grimoldby - Old railway line by the level crossing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 November 1961, 23:15h
Further Comments: Walking back to the nearby RAF base after visiting the chip shop, this witness watched a steam engine pulling a coal waggon and three coaches pass by the crossing. The train was silent and in total darkness, moving at fairly fast speed, with the only light being a dim glow from the fire on the footplate. When the witness mentioned the train back at the base, they were told they must have been dreaming, as the track had been pulled up. When the witness visited the site the following morning, they realised that the track was indeed gone.

Chimney Ghost

Location: Grimsby - Choof Cottage (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth Century
Further Comments: This spirit was far from friendly; it whispered to locals to kill their loved ones, and was blamed for an accident in the cottage that resulted in several deaths.

Mrs Drayton

Location: Grimsby - Corporation Arms, Freeman Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A landlady at the pub who died in 1918, Mrs Drayton presence is often felt, though falls shy of being seen.

Airman with Hand Grenade

Location: Grimsby - Former RAF Waltham (aka RAF Grimsby)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Several former pilots walk this old RAF base, both along the aging airstrips and the perimeter road. One of the ghosts that has chosen the perimeter to haunt is said to have blown himself up with a grenade after being declared unfit to fly. Another spirit has appeared by the memorial laid for the Number 100 squadron.

Old Man in Habit

Location: Grimsby - Newton Grove
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 1967
Further Comments: A family fled their council home after the resident ghost, described as an ugly old man dressed in a monk's habit, was blamed for turning gas taps on at night.

Tall Nun

Location: Grimsby - Old house at Nun's Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1970s
Further Comments: The ghostly nun spotted wearing old fashioned attire did not have a face, only a glowing ball of light shining from her headdress.

Rupert Trousers

Location: Grimsby - Shoe Factory Shop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Mary Frost, the manager of the shoe shop, watched a white haired old man wearing yellow tweed 'Rupert the Bear' trousers walk through a wall. Other staff reported doors that opened and closed on their own accord and rows of shoes that fell down with no explanation.

Loud Bang

Location: Grimsby - Sky over the town
Type: Other
Date / Time: 18 January 2012, around 19:00h
Further Comments: The RAF denied that any of their aircraft were responsible for a mysterious loud bang heard over the town. The sound was said to have shaken some homes.

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