Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
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 - 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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Voices

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'.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


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