London - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Raven

Location: Outer London: West Drayton - West Drayton church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1883
Further Comments: For many years, this large black bird haunted the church and its grounds - it would tap and peck at coffins, sit on the pews, and generally create a nuisance.


 
 


Hudson's Sitters

Location: Postcode Unknown - 117 Holloway Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Circa 1870s
Further Comments: This was the address of Frederick Hudson's studio, where Hudson claimed to photograph the recently deceased in spirit form. Though some of his images look questionable at best, many people were convinced that the spirits on film were of their loved ones.


 
 


Raining Stones

Location: SE1 - 56 / 58 Reverdy Road, Bermondsey
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 27 April 1872, 16:00 - 23:30
Further Comments: This building was bombarded with stones, smashing every window, injuring people nearby, and even destroying furniture inside - a heavy police presence failed to stop the attack, though it ended almost eight hours after initiation.


 
 


Tailless Dog

Location: SE1 - Anchor Inn, Clink Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is haunted by a dog which lost its tail while trying to protect its master from press gangers.


 
 


Teleporting Items

Location: SE1 - Anchor Tap public house, Horselydown Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This tavern's resident ghost (Charlie to his mates) moves items around the building, and has been known to hide things for months on end before returning them to their rightful location.


 
 


Tailless Dog

Location: SE1 - Anchor Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mangy looking mutt failed to save his master from the press gangers who operated here in the 1700's - it now appears around closing time, sniffing around for the owner.


 
 


Lost Child

Location: SE1 - Czar Bar (was the Horns public house), Crucifix Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This little lost spook has been heard moving around the building, crying and calling for her mother. Another witness said, perhaps more sinisterly, that it sounded like the little girl was crying in fear of her mother. More recently, a ghostly old lady has also been reported.


 
 


Old Priest

Location: SE1 - East Lane, Bermondsey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1894
Further Comments: This entity, dressed in clothing that the witness dated as late eighteenth century, was seen as he stood by a window in the presbytery.


 
 


Tapping

Location: SE1 - Elephant & Castle Station, Northern Line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Footfalls and rapping have been often heard in the station when it is closed - on investigation, no source can be found. Another story says the last train of the night is haunted by a lone girl who walks from the last carriage to the tip of the train, vanishing as she reaches the engine.


 
 


Misty Figure

Location: SE1 - George Inn, George Inn Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The nondescript shape of a female figure has been seen drifting in the bedrooms of this old coach house.


 
 


Sound of New Boots

Location: SE1 - Guy's Hospital, St Thomas Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969?
Further Comments: A nurse dressed in late nineteenth century garb has been seen walking down the corridors of the hospital, sometimes placing her hand on patient's shoulders to reassure them. When not seen, she is heard - pacing loudly down echoing walkways.


 
 


Anne Boleyn

Location: SE1 - Lambeth Palace, & River Thames near the building
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Carried in a Thames barge crewed by faded grey figures, the shade of Boleyn is taken to the Tower of London where she met her maker. The palace itself sometimes echoes with Anne's voice, pleading and crying for her life to be saved.


 
 


Blitz Bodies

Location: SE1 - Leather Exchange public house, Leathermarket Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The cellar of this pub was used as a make shift mortuary after a heavy bombing raid during World War 2. Staff maintain that the presence of the dead remains.


 
 


Self Locking Door

Location: SE1 - Lollards Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to contain the spirits of many a former prisoner, one door in particular is renowned for locking and unlocking itself.


 
 


Nun

Location: SE1 - London Road Depot (Bakerloo Line)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is thought to be haunted by a nun who is connected to a nearby Roman Catholic school.


 
 


After Hours Drinking

Location: SE1 - Market Porter public house, Stoney Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: People walking past this pub late at night have reported seeing ghostly figures standing at the bar, just visible through the windows.


 
 


Bloodied Hands

Location: SE1 - Old Vic, Waterloo Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly woman has appeared several times, always clasping her bloodstained hands. Some believe that she was an actress, and that the blood is fake - used for a stage production of a Shakespearian play.


 
 


Angel of the Thames

Location: SE1 - River Thames, close to the London Eye
Type: Other
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: At least four people have reported seeing an angel hovering over the River Thames in 2006. Some people say the sightings date back to 1666, the Great Fire of London, while other recent sightings have occurred around war time. Others have called the sightings a hoax, naming people behind a charity event as being responsible for the 'sightings'.


 
 


Slamming Doors

Location: SE1 - Site of Waterloo Necropolis Railway, now a training school
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990 onwards
Further Comments: Some staff at this railway training school allegedly now refuse to work at night in 'A' block, due to classroom and other doors slamming shut by themselves.


 
 


Grey Nurse

Location: SE1 - St Thomas' Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century, prior to a death of a patient
Further Comments: This figure, reluctant to leave her job, has been mistaken for a real nurse - until she vanishes into thin air. Although her facial details are perfect, no one has been able to place or identify her. Some have reported that patients who spotted this phantom woman died soon after, while other stories say that the ghost is cut off from the knees down.


 
 


Noisy Room

Location: SE1 - Thomas a Becket public house, Old Kent Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: At one time, the landlord here claimed he had a room so haunted upstairs that nobody could spend more than five minutes inside without fleeing in terror.


 
 


Key Carrier

Location: SE10 - Catherine House, Blackheath Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in dark brown clothing, this phantom woman clasping a set of keys moves down the staircase and vanishes when she reaches the former butler's pantry.


 
 


Seaman in Crows Nest

Location: SE10 - Cutty Sark
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Anchored along the Thames in Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is rumoured to have a ghostly figure that still keeps watch from atop the mast.


 
 


Bodiless Hand

Location: SE10 - Greenwich Palace (currently Royal Naval property), & the Queen's House - Tulip Staircase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1966
Further Comments: The phantom hand photographed on the Tulip Staircase is one of the most frequent images to crop up in books on the subject of ghosts and hauntings, though recently the effect has been duplicated with a long exposure time. The other ghost in the former palace resembles Queen Elizabeth, complete with period costume and red hair. The Queen Anne block is haunted by Admiral Byng, executed for treason in the 1700s.


 
 


Pall Bearing Women

Location: SE10 - Greenwich Park, Crooms Hill Gate
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1934
Further Comments: A female witness watched a group of red haired women carrying a coffin in the area; the entities legs ended at the kneecaps, and they totally vanished when they reached the gate. Another entity that materialised by the side of a man in the park was described as being short and ugly, and not quite human - needless to say, the witness to this one quickly moved away. Elliott O'Donnell stated this park is full of phantom birds.


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