Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

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.

Catherine Bystock

Location: Metheringham - Perimeter track of the former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 9.30 - 10.00 pm (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Killed in a motorcycle accident near the base during World War II, Catherine is said to have returned; she flags down motorists along the road and asks them to help her boyfriend who is injured down the road, only to vanish if assistance is granted.

Black Dog

Location: Moortown - Road leading to Moortown House
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large hound was seen several times on the road, always vanishing at the same place. Other animals also felt the presence of the creature, with one pony refusing to travel down the road - the owner had to go the rest of the journey on foot. The same area was also haunted by a woman in a white apron.

White Lady of Gymes

Location: Morton - Riverside road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom woman is said to emerge from a bottomless pit along this road, close to the Trent, and cross the countryside.

Serving Girl

Location: Nocton - Nocton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local news outlet reported that the hall was haunted by a servant who fell pregnant after a fling with the owner's son - he murdered her. Former staff who worked at the site would report waking at night and seeing a sobbing girl at the foot of their beds.


Location: Normanby (Gainsborough) - Small bridge over stream, between village and Newton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a witch was blamed for pushing people off the small bridge that crossed the stream here. Three parsons gave the entity a live stag, which was torn apart by the witch, and while she was distracted, the holy men banished the phantom into an iron pot.

Bridge Ghost

Location: Normanby-by-Spital - Pilfer Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: While it was not clear what made horses frightened while crossing this bridge, it was thought to have something to do with the gibbet that once stood close by.

Church Dog

Location: Northorpe - Churchyard
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: Circa early to mid nineteenth century
Further Comments: This churchyard is rumoured to be the haunt of the black shuck, which may have been a shape changing local wizard.


Location: Old Leake - Private location, Chapel Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: This witness spotted an airman in officer uniform standing at ease and watching them. The witness speculated that the ghost was related to a Lancaster bomber which crashed nearby in 1943.

Rotating Stone

Location: Orby - Wych Boulder
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: This pear-shaped rock is said to turn itself over when the clock strikes twelve.

Moving Items

Location: Owmby - Abbey (no longer standing) and unnamed cottage built on site
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: The abbey in Ownby was said to be haunted, though it has now been replaced by cottages. An old report describes what sounds like a polt outbreak within one cottage - cutlery flying around and a fire which lit and unlit itself.

Small Man

Location: Owston Ferry - Sharp turn known as Jean Yonde, Jenny Hurn, or Jenny Hearn, depending on source
Type: Other
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century?
Further Comments: This bend in the river is (or was) home to a pygmy-like entity with the face of a seal and long hair. It would cross the water in a boat shaped like a pie dish, using spoons to row.

Hanging Man

Location: Pinchbeck - Turkey farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shed 4 appears to be particularly haunted on this farm - the shade of a man hanging from the roof was once reported, followed a few minutes later by a ghostly old Victorian woman on a bike that cycled through a brick wall.

Headless Man

Location: Ravendale - West Ravendale Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One local story says a woman came to the priory at night to meet her lover - seeing a figure in the moonlight, she rushed over to give him a hug, only to realise the person she had seen had no head. She fainted and was found a short time later by her lover.

Man with Pitted Face

Location: Ruskington - A15, just before the turning to the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February 1998
Further Comments: A driver tried to escape a ghostly olive skinned man with a pitted face, only for the entity to hold on to the bonnet. It disappeared a short distance down the road. After this event hit the media, dozens of other witnesses came forwards, reporting a similar figure which appeared to them, dating back in some cases more than twenty years.

Queen Maude

Location: Santon - Queen Maude Hole
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: At midnight, every night
Further Comments: The queen is said to walk around the depression in the land that bares her name. Some others name her Queen Mab or Empress Maude.

Thomas Otter

Location: Saxilby - Sun Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03 November, 1806-1811?
Further Comments: Thomas Otter was hanged for the murder of his wife, the most damning evidence coming from John Dunkerly who witnessed the crime. The murder weapon was displayed in the Sun Inn, but disappeared twice, each time on the anniversary of the killing. Dunkerly later said he had taken the murder implement, but only because the ghost of Thomas had forced him to do so.

Lt Peter Salter

Location: Scampton - Old RAF Base
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 7 December 1916
Further Comments: During World War One a pilot reported greeting Lieutenant Salter as he walked into the officer's mess, and the Lieutenant responded in kind; unbeknown to the witness, Salter had just died in an air crash many miles away.

Pilot in Lifejacket

Location: Scampton - Old RAF Base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This pilot, thought to date from the Second World War, has been seen in the control tower at the air force base. He may have been the source of the disembodied voice which said 'hello!' to a man walking through an empty hanger. Chatting has been heard in the crew room, though when investigated it has been found devoid of life. Guy Gibson's dog is also reported to haunt the base, killed on the road outside in 1943.

Coach and Horses

Location: Scawby - Road north of village, just before the crossroads (geography may have changed since story first published)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: A phantom horseman can be heard laughing as he drives his team of horses around this area. He was blamed when a local man drowned in a lake that no longer exists. Another phantom male was said to haunt this lake, but what has become of him is not known.

Haunted Hoard

Location: Scawby-cum-Sturton - Corner formed by A18 and A15, between Scawby and Sturton, known as Lidgett's Gap
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Somewhere around an ash tree in the area known as Lidgett's Gap is said to be hidden treasure, though it is protected by a boggard.

Shadow-like Man

Location: Scopwick - Road parallel to RAF Digby
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 17:25h, 29 January 2007
Further Comments: Two men travelling back to Waddington spotted a figure wearing a long cloak or tail coat disappearing into a hedge row towards the airbase. One witness said the figure was transparent or shadowlike, and did not appear to have any legs.


Location: Scunthorpe Scunthorpe - Normanby Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Humphrey was caught stealing from the estate and was beaten to death as a lesson not to do it again... Now, many years in death, the little old man is still reported shuffling around the area, a small bag thrown over one shoulder.

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