Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Polt

Location: Kelvedon Hatch - Secret Nuclear Bunker
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2010s?
Further Comments: This former nuclear bunker is said to be home to a poltergeist. An unconvincing photograph was taken in 2013 showing either a 'portal' or the reflection of flash off a window.


 
Shuck Home

Location: Kirton - Belle Hole Farm, and nearby stream
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: A shuck is said to have set up home in a hole in the stream bank near this farmhouse. The farmer's wife reported seeing the creature enter the kitchen - she dared not move until the shuck left on its own accord.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Kirton - Old King's Head
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is reputed to be haunted by a Victorian woman, spotted at the top of the staircase. One version of the story says she may be responsible for pushing people as they descend.


 
Screaming

Location: Kirton in Lindsey - Former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War Two (screaming), pilot spotted 1990-1995
Further Comments: The phantom screams of pain are thought to date from an air raid which killed many French pilots. One of these men has also been observed lurking by an old hanger, and may have been spotted during the early 1990s by two witnesses in the clubhouse.


 
Copeman

Location: Kirton Lindsey - Road between Kirton and Grayingham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: A man named Copeman who was murdered along the road may still haunt the area on horseback. He was seen by two men cycling back from Kirton.


 
Lady-faced Dog

Location: Knaith - Area around cottage, no longer standing
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A story here tells of shuck that possessed the face of a woman, or sometimes a woman who had the face of a dog. The hound would emerge from the hills close to where the lady lived. The woman is thought to have once been a normal person who underwent the transformation after she was murdered.


 
Footsteps

Location: Laughton (8 miles south of Scunthorpe) - All Saint's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Mysterious footsteps, belonging to a small group of ghostly people, have been heard coming down the staircase in the church tower. A builder repairing the tower refused to work alone after twice encountering the footfalls.


 
Calf Sized Dog

Location: Leverton - Road between village and Wrangle
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century or December 2002
Further Comments: An early twentieth century witness reported seeing this creature several times over the years, always when cycling at night between the two villages. A more recent witness heard howling and spotted two red eyes - after the witness's uncle died a short time later, they believed what they had encountered was a shuck.


 
Lady in Black

Location: Lincoln - Cobb Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This horrid ghost reportedly once tried to push a young child down the staircase, saved only by the quick reflexes of the father who then watched the woman disappear from view.


 
Suicide

Location: Lincoln - White Hart Hotel, Bailgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Several spooky phenomena have been reported here, including a floating ball of light, a girl in a mop cap, the sound of a gunshot, a faceless highwayman, and food that would jump off a plate in the restaurant. A young man who took his life in the building is blamed for most of the occurrences.


 
The Lincoln Imp

Location: Lincoln - Lincoln Cathedral
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This little creature created chaos in the cathedral, until a passing angel transformed him to stone. He now sits high up within the cathedral.


 
Cleric

Location: Lincoln - Lincoln Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 05 December 2004
Further Comments: This seventeenth century holy man has been seen climbing the steps at the front of the cathedral. The last witnesses to see him reported a chain hanging from his neck. The bells have also been pealed by an unseen hand, while legend says a procession of praying monks haunt the cloisters. A suicidal woman named Constance who jumped from the tower during the 1960s returns to re-enact her final, desperate action. Finally, an immovable bloodstain is said to remain on the floor where a stained glass window master landed after leaping from the gallery - he became depressed after his apprentice created a superior window from the master's off-cuts.


 
Cold Presence

Location: Lincoln - Observatory Tower, Lincoln Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 2004
Further Comments: A family reported a strange cold feeling come over them as they climbed this tower, and a photograph they took of the building revealed a strange figure. Several years previous, another pair of witnesses reported seeing two figures in front of them who vanished when they reached the top of the staircase.


 
Cavalier

Location: Lincoln - County Assembly Rooms, Bailgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A phantom Cavalier was spotted by a member of staff near the ballroom, before vanishing into the preverbal thin air. Other staff members are reportedly too afraid to venture down into the basement after hearing strange noises.


 
Nudging

Location: Lincoln - Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Some people have reported feeling a gentle 'nudge' while no one else is nearby. Footsteps have been heard crossing the empty stage, and shadowy figures are glimpsed briefly before vanishing.


 
Humphrey

Location: Lincoln - Browns Pie Shop - restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Staff have nicknamed this young phantom lad Humphrey. He occasionally puts in an appearance, running around the shop. A young girl is also said to haunt the building, as is the sound of money being counted.


 
Clark's Dog

Location: Lincoln - Outside Lincoln Castle walls
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This malnourished hound, once owned by a criminal who was hanged, spent the rest of its life as a minor celebrity and now is occasionally spotted lurking around the castle walls.


 
Clark's Dog Too

Location: Lincoln - Strugglers Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hungry phantom hound reported to haunt the castle walls would sometimes try to enter this inn, scratching and barking at the door.


 
Rolling Head

Location: Lincoln - Greestone Stairs
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A phantom, rolling head is reported to bounce down this steep area, bowling over anyone not quick enough to move out of the way! The area has also had reports of phantom monks and a ghostly woman holding a baby.


 
Open the Gates!

Location: Lincoln - Flat area at top of Steep Hill, outside castle gate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1992 (horseman), and sometime between 2009 and 2012 (breath)
Further Comments: A night worker returning home early in the morning was unnerved as a man riding a black horse charged by him. As the rider approached the locked castle gates, he screamed 'Open the gates! Open the gates!' before vanishing near the still closed entrance. Another witness reported feeling breathing on the back of the neck, hearing strange footsteps and seeing shadows.


 
White Woman

Location: Lincoln - Victorian Prison, Lincoln Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Woman unknown, footsteps in October 2003
Further Comments: This pale woman is thought to have been a former prisoner who died during her stay. Witnesses have also reported the sounds of doors slamming and keys jangling in the area. One witness heard footsteps and the rustling of a dress - when they looked around, no one could be seen.


 
Footsteps

Location: Lincoln - Jew's House - restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Reports from this establishment claim the phantom footsteps can be heard on the staircase, while the top floor and attic are said to be particularly haunted. One witness reported hearing voices in the passageways and pots and pans being moved around in the empty kitchen.


 
Patients

Location: Lincoln - The Lawn public house (former hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While The Lawn is currently a popular drinking venue, it was once one of the first mental asylums in the UK - former inmates are still said to reside in the building, wailing and screaming.


 
Woman with her Hair in a Bun

Location: Lincoln - Lion and Snake public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This pub claims to have at least two ghosts. One takes the form of an old woman with her grey haired tied up in a bun - she is said to look completely solid and has been mistaken for a real person on one occasion. Another entity takes the form of a scruffy man, and has been observed vanishing through a solid wall.


 
Young Man

Location: Lincoln - Cornhill Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A member of staff was left puzzled after seeing a young man with a collarless shirt walk up to the bar vanish when she turned her back for a few seconds. The only other customer in the bar denied seeing any one in the first place.


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