London - Paranormal Database Records

Transparent Figure

Location: Outer London: South Ruislip, Hillingdon - South Ruislip Community Association and Community Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 February 2013
Further Comments: Online communities were heavily debating CCTV footage which showed a transparent figure passing through doors and a metal barrier before vanishing. A former chairman of the building is said to have believed the site haunted, and would say hello to the ghosts as he entered in an effort to placate them.

Man walking Dog

Location: Outer London: Stanmore - A41
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 13 October 1985
Further Comments: A driver reported to the police that he had just run over a man walking a dog - both pedestrian and animal had gone over his car bonnet in the collision, but when the driver stopped and climbed out of his vehicle, he could not find either man or dog, nor damage to his car.

Combusting Cat

Location: Outer London: Stanmore - Anmer Lodge nursing home
Type: SHC
Date / Time: January 1987
Further Comments: Peppi the cat enjoyed life at the nursing home, before exploding into blue flame with a bang and a flash. If the story is true, then Peppi could be a rare example of Spontaneous Feline Combustion.

Sounds of a Tornado

Location: Outer London: Stanmore - Honeypot Lane area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Nobody has been able to fully describe the entity that races around the area on cold dark nights, sounding like high wind and just as cold. It is speculated that the haunting is connected to a battle in which Roman soldiers fought.


Location: Outer London: Stanmore - Old Church Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid eighteenth century
Further Comments: Once a rectory, the building was said to be haunted by a figure which emerged from a grave and enter the farm, before leaving the building and vanishing back into the grave.

Grey Nun

Location: Outer London: Stanmore - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 November (reoccurring), although may have last been seen 30 November 2009
Further Comments: Built on the site of a nunnery, the hospital is now visited by a gliding figure that is thought to come from the former building.

Final Battle

Location: Outer London: Stanmore - Stanmore Common
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 61 AD
Further Comments: The common has been named as a contender for the last battle of Boudica, though Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson state this story may have come into being in the nineteenth century.

Scratching Old Lady

Location: Outer London: Twickenham - Ham House
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: According to the story, the spectre of a terrifying old woman was seen picking and scratching at a piece of wall by a child. After the child cried for help, the ghost disappeared. When the parents examined the wall they found a secret hole containing evidence of a seventeenth century murder. The shade of a drunken cavalier has also been observed, said to have drowned in the nearby river after a night's heavy boozing, while a ghostly spaniel sometimes walks around the building.

Alexander Pope

Location: Outer London: Twickenham - St Mary's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1830 onwards
Further Comments: The ghost of Pope returned to earth once his skull was stolen from his grave in 1830 - his form has been observed limping around the churchyard, chatting and mumbling to himself.

Woman with a Red Scarf

Location: Outer London: Uxbridge - Ickenham Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter evenings (reoccurring), 1950s onwards
Further Comments: This ghostly figure stands at the end of the platform, close to where she fell and was electrocuted. She sometimes waves to attract attention before vanishing.


Location: Outer London: Uxbridge - Skies over Hillingdon
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 1985
Further Comments: Larger than a jumbo jet, this V shaped craft was only spotted for a few seconds before disappearing from view.


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.


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.

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