Northumberland - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Black Shadow

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle Keep
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2006
Further Comments: A four foot tall black mass was photographed here during a ghost hunt, seemingly coming out of a wall.


 
 


Small Child

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle Keep, the Black Gate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006 onwards
Further Comments: A small child is reputed to haunt this area, and Steve Taylor, the local ghost walk organiser, reports a number of strange occurrences, including stone throwing, growling sounds and strange black shapes. People on the site have experienced being bitten or scratched by unseen perpetrators.


 
 


Faded Nun

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Private residence along Bentinck Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: A woman and her child moved away from this property after seeing the faded figure of a nun drift down a passage before vanishing. The woman had experienced poltergeist-like activity in the property prior to the sighting, including toys being activated in the early hours of the morning without cause and items vanishing for several days at a time.


 
 


Jane Jameson

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Quayside, area around John Wesley's memorial
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Jane was executed in 1829 for the murder of her mother, although she did try to frame her boyfriend for the crime. Jane now calls out for her lover to find her.


 
 


Edwardian Man

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Robinson's Wine Bar, Cloth Market
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly figure was seen leaning against a wall within the bar. A manager who witnessed the entity described it as a tall man with grey hair, wearing Edwardian clothing.


 
 


Cavalier

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Sallyport, Carpenter's Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This soldier died fighting against the Scots in 1644. His phantom reportedly gazes from the tower window. One witness watched him float from the ground into the air, disappearing into the ceiling - she was later told that a spiral staircase stood where she had seen the apparition.


 
 


Girl in Blue Dress

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - St Andrew's Churchyard
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A young curate who fell in love with the daughter of a local landowner was now about to set off to see the lass at home when he spotted her walking around the churchyard. The man ran into the churchyard, but she had vanished. The following day he discovered that she had died at home during the night. Though it is said she still walks the area, none have seen her recently.


 
 


Knight

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - St Nicholas Church (now Newcastle Cathedral)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1882
Further Comments: Before this church became Newcastle Cathedral, there were reports of a tall shadowy knight who would walk around day and night, vanishing around corners and pillars. The clank of ghostly armour was also heard.


 
 


Crying Child

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Stevenson Street, North Shields
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre nineteenth century
Further Comments: A house along this road was haunted by the cries of a child, and the heart wrenching sobs of a woman - an infant's body was later discovered concealed within the building.


 
 


Henry Hardwick

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - The Cooperage public house, alleyways near the building
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Trying to escape pressgangers, Hardwick was murdered, and has been seen near to where he died. A man dressed in Edwardian garb has also been seen in the area.


 
 


Bob Crowther

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyne Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost that has been felt as it pushes past people is thought to be an actor who was killed when a stage prop travelling at high velocity landed on him. He also reportedly has a favourite seat, in which he is occasionally seen.


 
 


Prior Olaf

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Tynemouth Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This Viking raider who eventually found God has been seen on the site where so much raping and looting took place. Other phantom monks have been observed on site, several appearing to pray at a stone in the graveyard.


 
 


Longhaired Man

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Unnamed public house along Westgate Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: This ghostly figure wearing a red coat walked through a barman who was closing the bar.


 
 


Heavy Footsteps

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Willington Mill
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1835 - 1847
Further Comments: Just a small part of the phenomena, the footsteps were heard first. Over a period of weeks, these developed into bangs, whistling, the sounds of machinery, and finally a voice that spoke. Phantom animals were seen around the building. The family finally moved out, though the spirit stayed a little longer (but was much quieter).


 
 


Monk following a Woman

Location: North Shields - A1058 between town centre and Willington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that the woman murdered someone and tried to confess her crime to the monk - he refused to hear her, so she committed suicide. The monk felt so guilt that he took his own life shortly afterwards. The female ghost is said to wear a grey cloak with grey shadows in place of eyes.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: North Shields - Milbourne Place, now Smith's Dockyards
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The area near the docks is haunted by the ghost of a sailor who was murdered by his parents, who failed to recognise their own son after his many years at sea. He returns in the form of a large black dog, patrolling the area where the crime was committed.


 
 


Energy Draining Soldiers

Location: Otterburn - Fourteenth Century battle site
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The witnesses here were in a taxi - the engine died without warning and they found themselves surrounded by phantom soldiers which faded away as they closed in on the car.


 
 


WWII Officer

Location: Ouston - RAF Ouston
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Newcastle Journal reported that lights would turn themselves on and off in the sickbay, and an internal door which was kept locked would be open by morning. Personnel near the sickbay would hear footsteps and other strange noises at night, even though the area was secure. Some blamed the ghost of an officer killed on site during World War Two.


 
 


Bearded Knight

Location: Prudhoe - Prudhoe Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local legend says the castle is haunted by a grey lady, while others have seen a knight with a rather large beard.


 
 


Parcy Reed

Location: Redesdale - Pringle Haugh, Batinghope (editor's note - could not locate on map, so likely to have been renamed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Parcy (or Percy) was murdered by a family named Hall, who lured him from his home using the pretext of hunting. Although the murderers were caught, Parcy's ghost remained in the area.


 
 


Anne Armstrong

Location: Riding Mill - Wellington Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Anne was a witch hunter who caught five pagans practicing 'black magic' in the hotel. It is not known whether the witches escaped execution, but Anne was found hanged in the hotel shortly after and fowl play was suspected. Anne's ghost haunts her favourite bedroom.


 
 


Misty Lady

Location: Rock - Area between Rock and South Charlton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 August (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This mournful spirit makes the journey between Rock and South Charlton once a year, marking the death of her husband.


 
 


Black Cat

Location: Rothbury - Bridge over River Coquet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The structure is reportedly haunted by a dark moggy.


 
 


Running Child

Location: Seahouses - Longstone House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This young child has been heard running around on the upper levels of the building, and putting in fleeting appearances on the lower floors.


 
 


Woman with Child

Location: Seaton Delaval - Seaton Delaval Castle, chapel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Her husband failing to return from battle, this woman forever keeps watch from a window in the hope he one day comes home. There are additional reports of phantom music and the pacing sound of woman's heels.


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