London - Paranormal Database Records

 
Bar Walker

Location: W5 - West Five public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: A former employee at this pub recalled how staff would see someone walking through the bar out of the corner of their eye, even though the area would be empty. The same event would also occur in the cellar.


 
Lady Boston

Location: W5 - Boston House, & Burlington Lane, Brentford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Murdered by her Viscount Boston after he discovered her affair with Lord Fairfax, Lady Boston's body was thrown into the Thames by her husband. He later removed it and buried the remains in a corner of the garden - it is this spot that her ghost has been seen, pointing to the ground.


 
Hanged Airman

Location: W5 - Photographer's studio, exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This building was home to a ghost that could be heard walking about and mumbling to itself. It was thought the airman was executed in the 1940s for killing a child.


 
Rebecca

Location: W5 - Maudsley Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the Hospital of the Star of Bethlehem moved and merged with Maudsley hospital in the 1920s, the ghost of Rebecca is said to have come along as well, still looking for her missing coin.


 
Sulphur and Footfalls

Location: W5 - 16 Montpelier Road, Ealing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: No longer standing, one house here had a history that included 20 suicides and a murder. Even after its destruction, strange smells and ghostly footsteps were reported in the area.


 
Barbara Villiers

Location: W5 - Walpole House, Chiswick Mall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy, moonlit nights
Further Comments: Barbara was once a beautiful young lady, until she contracted a disease that swelled her body to a huge size - her bitter shade now walks the house, acting threateningly towards any who see her.


 
Burning Triangle

Location: W5 - Uxbridge Road, Ealing
Type: UFO
Date / Time: July 2006
Further Comments: Five office workers watched a triangular object with burning corners move across the sky from north to south. They only watched the ufo for a few seconds before it disappeared from view, moving at high speed.


 
Tall Man with Fire for Eyes

Location: W6 - St Paul's Churchyard, Queen Caroline Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03 August (or July), just prior to midnight, every fifty years (next in 2055)
Further Comments: First seen in 1805, the original witness is said to have died of shock shortly after seeing the towering figure whose eyes gleamed with fire. Since then, no further reports have emerged, other than mistaken identities.


 
Tall Lady

Location: W6 - Beavor Lodge (no longer standing), Beavor Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing at random times of the day and night, this tall grey lady could also be heard crying.


 
Lady in White Dress

Location: W7 - Osterley, Osterley Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: This entity was seen several times by a group of school children as they were shown around the buildings. The main staircase and the tapestry room are said to be hotspots.


 
Hatless Man

Location: W8 - London Wall, Kensington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1907
Further Comments: The witness to this ghost sighting gave only a brief description, of a man in dark clothes who did not wear a hat(!), though said he came from and disappeared into a hole in the wall which ceased to exist the following morning.


 
Earl of Holland

Location: W8 - Holland Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: The building was given to General Fairfax as a 'thank you' present after he executed the Earl of Holland - the Earl was less than happy with this arrangement, and his ghost continues to protest at the injustice.


 
Lights Switching

Location: W8 - Natural History Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: The lights have been known to switch themselves on and off in the Entomology Library, while doors are locked and unlocked by an unseen hand. The Waterhouse building is also said to be haunted, this time by a phantom woman.


 
Little Girl

Location: W8 - Kensington Church Street, house along
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A house along this road is reportedly haunted by a little girl in a long petticoat and pinafore. One witness said she resembled Alice in Wonderland.


 
George II

Location: W8 - Kensington Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Looking at the weather vane, waiting for a message from Hanover, George II has been seen looking out of a palace window. Another ghost, thought to be Sophia (aunt of Queen Victoria), can be heard operating an old spinning wheel late at night and the final entity takes the form of a man wearing breeches and walks around the courtyard.


 
Hands

Location: W9 - Maida Vale Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Although said to be haunted, details of the entity at this station are fleeting - a phantom is said to appear late at night, while hands are said to be 'felt' on the escalator.


 
Black Winged Creature

Location: WC1 - Old Chambers, Lincoln's Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1913?
Further Comments: Charles Appleby was found dead in his room here, large claw marks on his arms and neck, the door and windows locked from the inside. Witnesses outside the building who could see into his room through a window said they could see the man fighting a shadowy bird like creature, though it was at least the same size as Appleby. Reports of the creature continued for a while afterwards, and one team of investigators who put down chalk dust during their stakeout recording finding large claw marks in the powder the following day.


 
Marcus Beck

Location: WC1 - University College Hospital
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Before being stolen in January 2001, the portrait of Beck was considered cursed. People who fell asleep under the painting quickly became ill, and in some cases died. It was also said that if the shutters were not closed on the painting at night, a patient would unexpectedly die.


 
Dickens

Location: WC1 - Doughty Street, road outside Dickens's museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Dickens' ghost, dressed in black with a top hat, has been seen pacing along the street where he once lived.


 
Footsteps

Location: WC1 - 001 Red Lion Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1915
Further Comments: A couple who lived at Number 001 for several months in 1915 reported hearing footsteps and the sounds of a scuffle, although investigations never turned up anyone else on the site. A woman in a dress dating from around the mid nineteenth century was said to have been spotted


 
Frightened Woman

Location: WC1 - 003 Red Lion Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1915
Further Comments: A woman in a dress dating from around the mid nineteenth century was said to have been spotted on the staircase of this building. The figure was seen heading towards the front door where she vanished. A story said she had been murdered on the site and, as the main suspect had an alibi, no one was charged with the crime.


 
Woman in Nightdress

Location: WC1 - Whitcomb Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1959
Further Comments: Seen floating along the street by a witness looking out of their window, this pale figure had her arms held out in front of her.


 
Egyptian Princess

Location: WC1 - British Museum Station (closed 1933)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1933
Further Comments: Connected to the 'curse' of the Amen-Ra's tomb, this Egyptian Princess would return from the grave late at night and would wail and scream in the tunnels. A more recent report states that these sounds can now be heard further down the track, in Holborn station.


 
Jeremy Bentham with Dapple

Location: WC1 - University College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Bentham named his walking cane Dapple, and it never left his side during life. Much the same can be said post mortem; man and stick can be heard or seen walking down the corridors of knowledge after dark.


 
Lizzie Church

Location: WC1 - University College Hospital, Gower Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Lizzie accidentally killed her lover with a morphine overdose when he was admitted as a patient. Years later, her ghost would appear prior to morphine injections as a reminder to be careful. Two buildings along Gower Street itself reported the ghost of a man with a heavily bandaged head.


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