Northumberland - Paranormal Database Records

 
Hedley Kow

Location: Hedley - All over village
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A spirit that plagued many households in the village, the Hedley Kow would take the form of human or beast, sometimes luring the living into marshy areas. The entity finally disappeared after it manifested as a horse and ran off, escaping the fury of a victim of one of its 'jokes'.


 
Enchanted Percy

Location: Henhole - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A member of the House of Percy ventured into a cave in this area, only to be enchanted and petrified. He can be released by the sound of a bugle.


 
Celtic Heads

Location: Hexham - Exact location not known
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: Two small stone heads (first identified as Celtic, but later declared modern in their making) caused havoc after they were discovered in a council house garden and brought inside the home. Strange lights were seen, glass and mirrors shattered, and a strange half human creature was seen lurking in the shadows. An archaeologist took the objects to study, and also reported the same occurrences.


 
Long Lamkin

Location: Horsley - Nafferton Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local man known only as Long Lamkin coldly murdered a woman and her child in the region. His shade sometimes is seen briefly in the area.


 
White Woman

Location: Langley - Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Singing has been reported coming from the building when it is empty, and a ghostly woman dressed in white has also been seen. This entity may be the same as the grey lady reportedly seen in the chapel.


 
Monks

Location: Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island) - Causeway
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1962
Further Comments: This monk is thought to be one of many brothers killed after the Danes raided the island in 793 AD. He now stands watching out for another sneak attack. Two holiday makers spotted the monk as he faded away on the sands.


 
Constance de Beverley

Location: Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A nun who fell in love with a knight, only to be killed for her sins, is said to haunt the island.


 
White Dog

Location: Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island) - Lindisfarne Castle
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large hound is said to jump from the castle ruins at people, before slinking back from where it came.


 
St Cuthbert

Location: Lindisfarne (aka Holy Island) - Lindisfarne Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen sitting in the ruins, and along the beach of Holy Island, St Cuthbert is dressed in the traditional brown habit of monks. He makes holes in the stones, known locally as St Cuthbert's Beads, which bestow luck to their wearer.


 
Candles & Roses

Location: Longframlington - Rookwood House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974-1978
Further Comments: A former occupier of this house recalled how the smell of snuffed candles filled the air during the summer months and the scent of roses could be detected during winter. Lights would be turned on and off by an unseen hand, and a presence could be felt sitting on a bed at night (once mistaken as an actual person).


 
Warty Dragon

Location: Longwitton - Three wells near village
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This wyrm is said to have found the water from the wells so refreshing he set up home here. The creature was described as having a black tongue, long tail, warty skin, and very sharp claws. It was finally killed by Sir Guy of Warwick.


 
Over Populated

Location: Marsden - Marsden Grotto public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A team of investigators claimed that this was the most haunted public house in England, with seven ghosts being 'detected' by their electro-magnetic apparatus. One of the shades is reportedly the ghost of a smuggler who tried to inform the authorities of his gang's actions - they found out and locked him away, allowing him to starve to death.


 
Suicidal Woman

Location: Millfield - Coupland Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: Appearing in the form of white mist, this haunting manifestation also woke all in the building up several times with her unearthly screams, and thunderous running footsteps. She reportedly killed herself by jumping off the battlements.


 
Warrior with Sword

Location: Morpeth - Mitford Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old phantom warrior haunts this castle. Waving a sword in one hand, the other hand holds a bloody head which continues to scream.


 
Soldier Shot by UFO

Location: Newbiggon on Sea - Old RAF base
Type: UFO
Date / Time: September 1942
Further Comments: A soldier once based here alleged, in later life, to have been abducted while on guard duty at the base. He fell unconscious after being shot by a thin beam of light, and has remembered the abduction from his dreams.


 
Jack the Beadle

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - All Saints Church, Quayside
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Jack was a well liked member of the community before being caught and tried for removing and selling lead from coffins. A local legend now places Jack's ghost in the churchyard.


 
Martha Wilson

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Area around Broad Chare
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom woman haunting the area has been named as Martha Wilson, a suicide who was buried at a nearby crossroads. One man who encountered Martha said she wore a veil - she lifted it up as he approached, in time for him to realise she had no face.


 
Woman's Voice

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Blackie Boy public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A woman's voice was heard screaming 'Get out! Get Out!' from an empty cubical in the men's toilets, causing a member of staff in the room to flee.


 
Furniture Mover

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Board Room public house, Stevenson Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Landlord Richard Bell reported shattering glasses, moving pictures and upset furniture at his pub.


 
Joseph the Monk

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Former La Dolce Vita nightclub (now closed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A lover of dance when he lived, Joseph's shade would appear to have been kick-started when a nightclub opened near his grave. The tall monk dressed in his robes was seen dancing in the club several times by both staff and customers.


 
Mummy

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Hancock Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is reported that this Egyptian mummy's ghost is still active, and now walks around the museum at night.


 
Door Opener

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Lit and Phil Library
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 October 2012
Further Comments: Video footage released showed a fire door opening on its own accord, although a gust of wind or change in air pressure are the more likely mundane explanations. The building is also used by ghost hunt organisers.


 
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.


 
Man with Dog

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne - Old George public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly man and his dog have been spotted in the bar, vanishing if approached. Another ghostly figure has been seen sitting in a chair, while elsewhere footsteps without feet go about their business.


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