Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

Name Caller

Location: Lincoln - Jolly Brewer public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Members of staff have reported hearing a voice which calls them by name, but can never find who or what is responsible.


Location: Lincoln - Witch and Wardrobe public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 20 February 2010
Further Comments: Stories say that pumps have been known to activate themselves, and ice is thrown around by an invisible hand. PIPS (Paranormal Investigators Parker / Sherwood) investigated this location in 2010 and recorded EVP and high EMF fields.

Mary Cooper

Location: Lincoln - Green Dragon public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: The ghost which haunts this public house is said to be Mary Cooper, who once worked in the building prior to be becoming a pub. She has been seen smoking a pipe, and is blamed when bottles are found broken, beer pumps are turned off, and for once snapping a kitchen knife in two.

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.

Finger Lickin' Good

Location: Lincoln - Queen Anne's Well, cathedral area
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Well still present
Further Comments: There are six holes in the door to the well. Legend says if you walk around the well seven times and place your finger in one, good people are awarded with feeling the breath of the Devil on their digit, while bad people have their finger bitten off.

Guardian Angel?

Location: Lincoln - Edward King's House
Type: Other
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: Two would-be robbers who had lured the bishop from his home in the late nineteenth century were deterred from committing the crime by a large figure they saw leave the house escorting the man of the cloth. When one of the criminals confessed his intention to the bishop many years later, the bishop was very surprised as he had been travelling by himself on that night.

White Woman

Location: Lincoln - Great Hall, near Edward King's House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The woman who haunts this building may be connected to the skull which is bricked up within a wall. The skull once stood in a room, but when it was removed from the building it started to scream. The owners decided it would be for the best to brick it up in a wall to prevent future accidental removal.

Evil Presence

Location: Lincoln - Exchequergate House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The cellar of this building, formally a tourist information centre, had such a repressive feeling that staff would only go down in two or threes. Faces have been reported looking out of the windows, even after the building has been locked up for the night.

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.

Victorian Children

Location: Lincoln - Jesters fancy dress shop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Owners of the shop, Hazel Smith and her son James, and another employee reported that the building is haunted by Victorian children.

Dark Shadows

Location: Lincoln - Council house along Prial Avenue
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2004 - February 2010
Further Comments: Jade Callaby reported to local media that she had experienced poltergeist occurrences over a six year period, including dark shadows which appeared without source, electrical items which turned themselves on and off, and strange banging noises.


Location: Lincoln - Lincoln City Football Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001 - 2004, & November 2009
Further Comments: In 2009 the Shadow Seekers Paranormal Investigation Team reported recording disembodied voices in the football ground, with most activity recorded at 'the dugout'. A former worker had claimed a few years prior to this they had spotted a shadow walk across the pitch and felt a presence in the directors room, which was described as 'playful'.

Young Boy

Location: Lincoln - Coffee shop (exact location withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2011
Further Comments: It was reported that this coffee shop was haunted by a young boy who had been seen close to the toilets. One member of staff spotted a middle aged man in a grey suit upstairs in the café just as the shop was closing and was empty. When the member of staff went upstairs to speak to the man, he had vanished.

Tall Man

Location: Lincoln - Private residence, Birchwood estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1982 - 1984
Further Comments: Two ghosts were reported as haunting this property. A tall, grey haired man would appear in the bedroom, while a blonde haired girl would manifest elsewhere.

Blonde Girl

Location: Lincoln - Home Nightclub
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2015
Further Comments: It was reported that, while alone, one member of staff spotted a blonde girl sitting on a stool. She vanished as the member of staff looked back in that direction. It is said people would hear their names being called when alone.

Lady in Green Dress

Location: Louth - Thorpe Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a Spanish lady that fell in love with the master of the house pitifully drifts around a tree in the gardens. The master of the house was already married, her love went unrequited, and she slowly pined away.

Coach & Horses

Location: Louth - Cadeby Hall and Barton Street
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death in family
Further Comments: The evening prior to a death in the owner's family a team of four horses would pull a coach up the driveway before fading from view. The nearby Barton Street is also haunted by a phantom horse that throws its rider into a ditch.

Accidents Happen

Location: Louth - Grange Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The Ghostbusters UK team were called to this farm to investigate phantom footsteps, cold spots and an oppressive atmosphere. This latter factor was said to have caused several accidents on the site. The paranormal team were able to remove the atmosphere and normality returned.

Black Watch Soldier

Location: Louth - Hubbards Hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2005
Further Comments: The top of the hill is said to be home to a Black Watch soldier, dressed in First World War uniform. The man is thought to be a Scot who met and married a local woman who he had met on the hill.

Victorian Cyclist

Location: Louth - Between roundabout at London Road and roundabout at the A157.
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 2004
Further Comments: A couple returning home from holiday reported seeing a man dressed in Victorian clothing cycling in the middle of the road. The figure vanished as they drove towards him.

Leather Shoes

Location: Louth - Town Hall
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: December 2015
Further Comments: The building appeared in the local press after a member of staff reported hearing leather shoes walk across a room and other employees complained about objects which moved themselves around the site. The town hall was once a jail and there is a local myth that says the body of a boiler man was left undiscovered in the basement for two days.

Headless Coachman

Location: Maidenwell - Ostler's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A headless coachman, his missing cranium in a box besides him, drives his coach and four along this lane.

Figure in Greatcoat

Location: Manby - Tedder Hall, and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Formerly RAF Manby, the area is haunted by a Second World War pilot. He is sometimes seen wearing a long coat, and at others wearing his flying gear. The drone of aircraft engines is sometimes heard over the old runways.

One of Three Shucks

Location: Manton - Bridge between Manton & Scotter
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of three bridges in Lincolnshire that is said to be a haunt of the black shuck.

Victorian Lady

Location: Market Deeping - Fire Station
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A photograph taken of the crew outside the front of the station showed a woman in Victorian dress standing in the doorway. A second photograph taken moments later showed no such figure.

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