Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Chicken Killer

Location: Market Rasen - Binbrook Farm
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1905
Further Comments: An outbreak of poltergeist activity resulted in several chickens being torn apart and fires spontaneously igniting, one causing serious burns to a servant girl.


Location: Marton - Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A ghostly old man dressed in green, spotted by the vicar on many occasions during his Sunday services, was later identified as a former choirman who had died at the end of the nineteen century.

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