Northamptonshire - Paranormal Database Records

Black Rain

Location: Northampton - Bulwick Rectory
Type: Other
Date / Time: 16 July 1850
Further Comments: Black rain fell on the rectory, twenty four hours after the building had been shaken for an hour by a loud rumbling.

Misty forms

Location: Northampton - Black Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1970s
Further Comments: Many of the pub's owners have reported lights that turn themselves on and off and pets that refuse to go into the basement. A misty man with a black dog was spotted in one room and a phantom woman was encountered on the stairs.


Location: Northampton - Notre Dame Convent School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former teacher at the school, this shade now walks knee deep across a hall that was raised after her death.


Location: Northampton - Old Jolly Smokers public house, no longer standing (was located at 25 The Mayorhold)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Accompanied by the smell of incense, this brown hooded figure haunted the pub before it was demolished.

Floating Monk

Location: Northampton - Grosvenor Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Built on the site of an old monastery, it was perhaps inevitable that the building would become haunted by the figure that has recently been seen by cleaning staff after shopping hours.

Grey Lady

Location: Northampton - Royal Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: No theatre would be complete without at least one shade, and this female entity is blamed whenever the electrics play up or props are moved.

Possessed Cabinet

Location: Northampton - Birchfield Road East (private house), and 330 Wellingborough Road (Trends furniture shop)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2003
Further Comments: This cabinet, sold to a house along Birchfield Road East, was quickly returned to the shop after the owner said that the figure of a woman dressed in 1930s clothing materialised several times by it. Similar occurrences happened at the shop after the cabinet came back.

Harry Franklin

Location: Northampton - Shipman's Public House
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former landlord who took his own life in a 'horrific manner', Harry can be heard walking above the heads of the locals as they sip their pints.

Cellar Dweller

Location: Northampton - Wig & Pen public house, Saint Giles Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The entity in the basement rarely manifests on the upper levels, and is happy scaring any dogs that try to enter its domain.

Sounds of Movement

Location: Northampton - Empty building near Market Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: There have been several reports of the sounds of people moving around this building in the dead of night, even though it remains totally boarded up.

Crying Children

Location: Northampton - Auctioneers Public House, Market Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-1999
Further Comments: A former landlord and his wife reported hearing the cries of children and the smell of burning timber - it is speculated that this ghost sighting relates to the Great Fire of Northampton, when in 1675 the buildings around Market Square were burnt to the ground.

Elderly Woman

Location: Northampton - King William public house (aka the King Billy)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: An elderly lady has been reported walking along the main corridor in the upper part of this pub. The Northants Haunted group conducted a sťance on site, revealing that six spirits remained in the building, one of whom had the initials JG.

Swinging Forks

Location: Northampton - Private flat, St Michaels Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011?
Further Comments: One resident reported a presence in a room, while knives and forks would swing on their stand without reason. Footsteps would also be heard and doors would open on their own accord.

Vanishing Figure

Location: Northampton - Between Spinney Hill and Bailiff Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer 2010
Further Comments: Driving back in daylight from shopping, this witness and the driver of another car had to break hard after a tall figure stepped off the kerb and crossed the road. Once it reached the other side, the figure vanished.


Location: Northampton - Kingsland Avenue
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: While waiting at a crossroads, a witness watched a man in a cap and Plus-fours breeches, ride past on a penny farthing cycle. The cyclist faded away.

Foggy Figure

Location: Northampton - St Giles' Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A schoolboy and his friends spotted the upper half of a 'foggy grey' figure in front of the alter, moving towards the windows of the church. The witnesses all fled.

Banging and Scratching

Location: Northampton - Private residence, Abington area
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1980s, always during winter
Further Comments: A former resident that the winter months would be haunted by scratching from the bottom of the staircase, bangs from the basement, and doors which would open themselves.

The Man with the Flickering Lantern

Location: Northampton - Hunsbury Hill Country Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2015
Further Comments: A couple out walking their dog after dusk encountered a tall man wearing a long coat and carrying a flickering lantern. One of the couple spoke to the man but received no reply. The couple turned to each other and then back to the man, but he had vanished.

Wolf Killer

Location: Orlingbury - No exact location given
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Fourteenth century
Further Comments: Jack of Badsaddle is said to have killed the last wolf in the county in an intense hand-to-paw battle in the village. He won, but died of shock by drinking icy water after the fight.

Lord Wolfage

Location: Orlingbury - Roads in the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Recklessly driving his coach around the country roads, Lord Wolfage vanishes once he reaches the bridge.

Mary Queen of Scots

Location: Oundle - The Talbot Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This hotel contains the staircase from Fotheringay Castle, Mary's place of execution. Her ghost is rumoured to have come with the staircase; pictures move on their own accord, one guest was awoken by 'something' sitting on their bed, and the gaunt face of a woman can be seen staring from out the hotel's windows.

Former Landlord

Location: Oundle - Ship Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Faced with too much stress, this one time owner took his own life by jumping from an upper window, and now haunts the building.


Location: Oundle - Drumming Well, Drumming Well Lane
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Prior to historical event
Further Comments: This mysterious loud drumming sound has been heard emanating from the well, a prelude to days that shall go down in history - it is documented the beating was heard during the Great Fire of London, the death of Charles II, and the death of Cromwell. The well is currently covered.

Black Haired Girl

Location: Oundle - Nene Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Wearing a nightdress, this entity has been observed just outside the cottage. Occupants have been disturbed at night by a presence that rattles door knobs, and have also reported a little lad dressed in Edwardian clothing.

Bobby Bannister the Bastard Landlord

Location: Passenham - Churchyard, & Millstream
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Being dragged by a ghostly horse, this tragic figure bounces around the roads, his neck broken whilst hunting. One report says that the ghost was laid by a team of holy men who banished it to the bottom of the millstream. Screaming sometimes comes from the millstream, the sounds belonging to a girl who fell and was crushed by the wheel.

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