Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

Train Sounds

Location: Scunthorpe - Viaduct over Scotter Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A train is said to be heard passing over the viaduct at night, though it is never seen.

Ring O'Roses

Location: Scunthorpe - West Street, area near churchyard
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local myth says that visiting this site at night results in 'spirits' playing Ring O'Roses around you.

Serpentine Beast

Location: Skegness - Area of sea between town and Maplethorpe
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1930s and beyond
Further Comments: This creature, or possibly creatures, has been reported on and off for many years now - its humped form moving quickly and quietly through the water.

Greek Woman

Location: Skegness - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area is home to a number of ghosts, including a Greek woman who walks into the sea and a man who follows the path near the Pleasure Beach.

Kate and Friends

Location: Skegness - Church Farm Museum (now known as The Village - Church Farm)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Several phantoms were said to have made their home here. The farmhouse was reputed to be haunted by an old man and his wife, Kate, while the Exhibit Barn was home to a dark shape, thought to be male. A door slamming poltergeist was said to be found in the Withern Cottage.

Margaret Massingberd

Location: Skegness - Path near Gunby Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Margaret fell in love with a servant and tried to elope with him. Her father, however, found out about the plan and shot her lover dead as the pair set off to be married. Both Margaret and her lover are now seen reunited in death.

Vicar at the Door

Location: Skegness - Private residence, Winthorpe area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002 onwards
Further Comments: A number of spooky occurrences have been reported by a resident here, including a large man in priest's clothing with a bunch of keys hanging from his belt, a child who sits on the edge of the bed, and the sounds of furnishings moving unaided by human hand.


Location: Skidbrooke - St Botolph's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer 2003
Further Comments: The church is said to be haunted by phantom monks. When the Bassetlaw Ghost Research Group visited in 2004, they did not encounter anyone who had previously lived the monastic lifestyle, though they did report picking up flying 'rods' on night vision cameras.


Location: Sleaford - Boundary Café, Colbey Grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Nicknamed 'Fred', this phantom resembles a young RAF pilot in overalls. Due to the proximity of the café to the former RAF base, it is speculated he was based there during World War Two.

Guilt Ridden Officer

Location: Sleaford - Colbey Grange - former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This phantom officer in RAF uniform is thought to return briefly around May time, in regret for sending dozens of young men off to their deaths, in particular a close friend of whom he was particularly fond. The remaining control tower is thought to be particularly haunted, with footsteps and crashes heard and a poltergeist like entity throwing stones and broken glass at people who venture too close.


Location: Sleaford - Haverholme Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Phantom footsteps have been heard many times around the grounds of the priory, and are thought to belong to a former Gilbertine canoness.


Location: South Cockerington - Mill Hill Way
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 13 August and 15 August 2010
Further Comments: On two separate occasions, two different police officers reported seeing a monkey along this road. Both described the creature as 'a similar size to a squirrel, dark brown in colour with a long, straight, upright tail'.

White Lady

Location: Spalding - Ayscoughfee Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2006
Further Comments: After a long period of absence, this phantom woman was spotted by a member of the public in 2006. Staff who work at the building report feeling a strange presence in some of the rooms in this hall.


Location: Spalding - Gordon Boswell Romany Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 2013
Further Comments: Museum owner Gordon Boswell reported in the local press that he had seen and heard a phantom little girl who is thought to have with one of the caravans onsite. The Xstream Paranormal group also reported to have heard the little girl laughing.

Victorian Lost Boy

Location: Spalding - Red Lion public house, Hillgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A team of ghost hunters which stayed here one night claimed to make contact with a young boy wearing breeches and a flat cap who claimed to have arrived at the public house by train, and was now unable to leave. Another ghost took the form of an elderly gentleman dressed in grey.

Woman in Black

Location: Stamford - London Inn (closed in 2010)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Tuesday evening in December, early 1990s, around 19:30h
Further Comments: Together with a friend working behind a bar in an otherwise empty inn, this witness reported watching a young woman in black walk from the back of the pub and enter the toilets. They waited for her to emerge, wanting to comment to her not buying a drink but using the facilities, but after fifteen minutes one witness grew concerned and went to see if she was okay, but the toilets were empty...

Lancaster Pilot

Location: Strubby - WW2 RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This decapitated shade nicknamed 'Strubby' is the result of a Lancaster bomber crash near the hanger area during the Second World War.

Upset Husband

Location: Tallington - Footbridge over the railway line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 January, 17:50h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: After the death of his wife (see West Deeping, Lincolnshire) this grief-stricken individual jumped from the footbridge over the railway track and was hit by the train from London, which killed him instantly. The incident is reenacted once a year.

Patrolling Woman

Location: Tattershall - Tattershall Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white woman has been spotted moving around the battlements at night.


Location: Tealby - Devil's Pulpit
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the Devil hears the clock strike twelve, he emerges and drinks from the nearby stream.


Location: Tetney - Blow Wells (currently a nature reserve)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: It was once said that the pit here would never overflow and was considered bottomless.

Potted Witch

Location: Toft next Newton - Pilford Bridge - between Toft next Newton and Normanby
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a witch which harassed anyone using the bridge was finally caught and trapped in an iron pot.


Location: Trusthorpe - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late 1930s
Further Comments: A boy reported seeing a large snake-like creature a few hundred metres off the coast.

White Calf

Location: Tuphulme - Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa eighteenth century
Further Comments: A phantom white calf was said to appear around these ruins. One female witness spotted it, although the creature was not visible to the people accompanying her. She claimed that being born at twilight had enabled her to see what others could not.

Flash of Person

Location: Waddington - RAF Colby Grange - Tower
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 20 October 2007
Further Comments: While out walking with her husband, this witness briefly spotted the flashing image of a person. The witness said the area was completely void of birds, insects or other wildlife.

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