Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Rider

Location: Haugham - Orgarth Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1850
Further Comments: A phantom man upon a shaggy horse was once said to haunt this hill, manifesting to other riders and causing their mounts to bolt.


 
Neighbours

Location: Haxey - Church
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: 24 April (St Mark's Eve) (reoccurring), but year of event unknown
Further Comments: Two men camped out by the porch to see if the legend was true; whether the phantom's of people due to die over the following twelve months would appear upon this night. One man fell asleep, the other watched as the ghostly manifestations of neighbours he recognised, including the man sleeping next to him, walked through the porch. Sure enough, everyone he had seen died over the year.


 
Black Dogs

Location: Hemswell - Area between village and Grayingham
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These calf-sized dogs patrol the roads connecting the two villages. A woman who encountered one of the hounds is said to have lashed out at it with her umbrella, only for the object to pass straight through the creature.


 
Devil Speaking

Location: Hemswell - Devil's Pulpit
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Children would once poke pins into a boundary stone before running around it several times. After this they thought they could hear the Devil speaking from deep underground.


 
Pilot on Fire

Location: Hemswell - RAF Hemswell
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two ghosts have been reported at this former World War Two airbase. A pilot who crash landed runs down the runway with his clothes on fire, while an engineer who lost his arm in machinery staggers around screaming. A ghostly rendition of the Missouri Waltz is also reported.


 
Man in Leather Jacket

Location: Hemswell Cliff - Site of former RAF Hemswell
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011, 23:55h
Further Comments: A dog walker reported encountering a man in a leather jacket twice in one night - the second time the figure was seen he disappeared without trace. Previously, the witness and his wife had walked their dog through the area and felt someone walking alongside them, the dog periodically stopping to look around for no apparent reason.


 
Headless Jenny

Location: Hibaldstow - Jenny Stanny Well (current condition not known)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Jenny Stannywell drowned in the waters of this well and now wanders the area holding her head under her arm.


 
Card Players

Location: Holbeach - All Saint's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small gambling party of men were caught by Satan playing cards in the churchyard. The four shades now glimpsed in the porch of the church remain a warning to any who dare do the same. The ghost of Sir Humphrey Littlebury also haunts the building.


 
Angry Nun

Location: Humberston - Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Built on the site of a nunnery, this house was thought to be haunted by a nun who was killed for breaking her vows. Loud bangs would wake the family up at night, and a strange light would float along the ceiling in one of the bedrooms.


 
Woman in Black

Location: Isle of Axholme (aka Isle of Axholm) - Thornholmes Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This phantom was said to wear a black silken gown, and had some kind of connection to the religious building that stood here before the farm was built.


 
Man in Beige

Location: Keadby - Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two people walking close to the bridge spotted a man standing upon it, although the figure vanished 'in the blink of an eye'. The man was described as six foot tall, and wore a beige raincoat and hat.


 
Hitching Airman

Location: Kelstern - Road leading to the former RAF Kelstern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: The man dressed in an old RAF uniform tries to hitch a lift to the now ruined airbase. There are also reports of the sounds of an old aircraft in the skies and along the former runways.


 
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.


 
Shaggy Foal

Location: Kirton in Lindsay - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Some point between 1842 - 1847
Further Comments: A large, shaggy, donkey-like entity was seen in this area.


 
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 in 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.


 
Always There

Location: Kirton in Lindsey - Unnamed grass field
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown (!)
Further Comments: An old folk tale says that a field in this area is haunted and that the ghost is always visible.


 
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.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Lincoln - Black Horse restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onward
Further Comments: Wearing a long dress, this phantom woman caused one cleaner to run away terrified. The ghost has also been seen standing outside the building - the witness this time described the woman has having a blurry face. The pub is also reportedly plagued by general poltergeist behaviour.


 
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.


 
Bottom Pincher

Location: Lincoln - Castle Hill Club
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This mischievous spirit is reported to pinch the bottoms of unsuspecting visitors.


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