London - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Silhouette

Location: E11 - Snaresbrook, road opposite The Eagle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late January 2010, 22:15h
Further Comments: While driving home, a man was distracted by his mobile phone ringing. At that moment he spotted the silhouette of a person in front of his car. Slamming on the brakes, the man was convinced he had hit someone, before realising there was no body, no damage to the car, and he had felt no actual impact. He also then realised his phone did not have the ringtone he had heard, and on checking, his mobile had no missed calls.


 
 


Seeking Skeleton

Location: E11 - St Mary's Church, Overton Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost has been seen pushing a cart designed for corpses, looking for the body of his dead wife that was stolen by grave robbers. The grey female form seen around the graveyard is a poor widow who lost her husband only hours after they were married - she still searches for him today.


 
 


Skeleton

Location: E11 - Wanstead Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pushing a cart containing a coffin, this skeleton wanders the churchyard until meeting his wife, a ghostly white entity.


 
 


Catherine Tylney Long

Location: E11 - Wanstead Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Long died of complications from a stomach ailment following her husband's bankruptcy (although many myths incorrectly state she committed suicide after she lost her fortune to a series of bad judgements of an immoral lover). Her ghost lives on in the park. Elizabeth I's spectre is also rumoured to pass across the grounds in a coach, en route to meet the Earl of Leicester.


 
 


Smoker

Location: E11 - Wansted Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Along one corridor, where a murder was committed many years ago, a spot exists which is said to cause people to run after dark, such is the fear it generates. The murder is said to have occurred over tobacco and a pipe.


 
 


One Eyed Jack

Location: E12 - Manor Park
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An urban myth, One Eyed Jack is said to live in empty properties with a large, scruffy dog. Like his name suggests, Jack only has one eye, and sets his dog on unsuspecting people so he can take their own eyes.


 
 


Hitchhiking Girl

Location: E14 - Blackwall Tunnel, Tower Hamlets
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: Killed in a motorcycle accident in the 1960s, this girl now flags down motorcyclists and asks for a lift to Leigh-on-Sea (in Essex); she always disappears from the back of the bike en route, and once the address is checked, it is discovered she died many years previously. Another variant of the story replaces the girl with the male rider of the crashed motorbike.


 
 


Black & White Man

Location: E14 - Canary Wharf Underground Station
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 28 December 2007
Further Comments: A black and white figure appeared on a colour photograph taken at this station. The figure, that of a young man, was not spotted when the photograph was taken, even though he was looking directly at the camera.


 
 


Horatio Nelson

Location: E14 - Gun Inn, Docklands
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to be waiting for Lady Hamilton, Nelson still patiently stands inside the public house.


 
 


Worker in Green

Location: E14 - HSBC building, floor 25, Canary Wharf
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: Killed in an accident during construction, a member of the crane crew dressed in green overalls now haunts the floor on which he died.


 
 


Vicar with Walking Cane

Location: E14 - Ratcliff Wharf, Limehouse
Type: Experimental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: The Vicar of Ratcliff Cross was once a popular tale in the area - two hundred years ago, the holy man would murder rich visitors to his church for their money. Now the preacher is content with making fleeting appearances near the riverside. Or rather not, as the whole story was invented in 1972 by a paranormal investigator to see if any witnesses came forward. That they did, and several authors mentioning the case in their works, without questioning the source.


 
 


Grinning Man

Location: E15 - Channelsea Depot, Stratford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June - December 1994
Further Comments: A former British Rail employee reported seeing a tall man wearing a cape and top hat standing by a hanger. He had a terrible grin and a mouth full of white teeth, and immediately vanished, leaving the witness very cold and apprehensive. A few months later, in the same area, the witness felt a strong tug at her bag that almost pulled her over; she spun around expecting to see a colleague, but no one was in sight.


 
 


Freddy Fredericks

Location: E15 - Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The builder of the theatre, Freddy now looks after the building. He is said to walk around at midnight, a small, tubby man dressed in brown, radiating friendliness, and has been caught on camera ay least once. His initials are painted on an archway, and if removed it is said the theatre will fall.


 
 


Choking

Location: E15 - West Ham Polytechnic
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The sounds of someone being choked to death have been reported coming from the science laboratories here, followed by a woman's scream.


 
 


Savage Woman

Location: E16 - Connaught Tavern
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The former home of a suicide, the spectre of this semi mad woman has been seen on at least one occasion - she terrified a staff member as they entered a bedroom, sending them running.


 
 


White Lady

Location: E17 - Council house, Cooper Avenue, Walthamstow
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: Shortly after moving in, a family demanded to be relocated after a white lady manifested in front of a four year old boy and ordered the child to leave. The family dog refused to enter the boy's bedroom.


 
 


Blonde Lady

Location: E17 - Council house, Leucha Road, Walthamstow
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2003
Further Comments: A resident claimed that the presence of a blonde haired lady in her late twenties would keep him awake at night, unless he kept the lights and the TV on. The council refused to rehouse the man.


 
 


Channel Hopper

Location: E17 - Private residence, Chingford Road, Walthamstow
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty first century
Further Comments: A former resident report that, over a twenty year period, lights and electrical items would turn themselves on and off and the television would change channel by itself. A couple of times something could be felt sitting on the bed and a depression would be left.


 
 


Orange Triangle

Location: E17 - Skies over Walthamstow
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 18 October 1996
Further Comments: Two children reported seeing a large orange triangular shaped object above them, making a funny noise.


 
 


Woman in Black

Location: E17 - The Grange Flats, Lynmouth Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Winter, 1970
Further Comments: A witness recalled how she had been visited by a phantom woman in black during her childhood at these flats. The figure appeared solid, with a pale face, dark long wavy hair, and with a white rope sash around her waist. The entity asked the young girl 'Do you know who I am?', before appearing to be pulled back by an invisible force.


 
 


Strange Feelings

Location: E17 - Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre public house, Walthamstow
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: A paranormal team were called in after staff reported feeling ill at ease in the former theatre's dressing room.


 
 


Raining Stones

Location: E18 - General area of Woodford
Type: Other
Date / Time: August 1920
Further Comments: It was reported that stones rained down from the sky in this area for three days.


 
 


Short Hairy Creature

Location: E18 - Love Lane area, Woodford Bridge
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: November 2008
Further Comments: A local paper reported that Irene Dainty encountered a four foot, hairy creature with large feet and animal-like eyes close to her home. The creature ran off and jumped over the wall of the nearby Three Jolly Wheelers public house.


 
 


Crowd Puller

Location: E2 - 132 Teesdale Street (demolished 1958)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: February 1938
Further Comments: This polt outbreak started off as 'normal', tapping being heard and furniture moved. However, this 'haunting' quickly became a media circus, and attracted a large public crowd (some 2000 people, according to the Dairy Express at the time) to gather outside the home the hope of seeing something. Many believe the outbreak to have been a deliberate hoax.


 
 


Cries and Screams

Location: E2 - Bethnal Green Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981
Further Comments: A station master working alone in the station office late at night heard the soft sounds of children crying. As time went by, the cries grew louder and were joined by the screams of women. He ran from the office. One hundred and seventy-three people died in the station in a single accident during World War 2, the vast majority being women and children.


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