Nottinghamshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Oppressive Atmosphere

Location: Calverton - Folk Museum, Main Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: People in the building have reported an oppressive and malicious atmosphere, though nothing is ever seen.


 
 


Person on Back Seat of Car

Location: Calverton - George's Lane and George's Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A ghostly entity is reported to materialise on the back seat of passing cars in both of these locations - on the lane the figure takes the form of an old lady, and on the hill the figure wears a black hooded garment. Normally the witness only sees the entity in the rear view mirror; when they turn round, the figure has vanished.


 
 


Ginger Bearded Man

Location: Calverton - Main Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The main road leading through Calverton is said to be haunted by two ghosts - a man wearing a tweed suit and sporting a ginger beard walks along the path, while a phantom white lady waits patiently at a bus stop.


 
 


Stone of Dismissal

Location: Carlton - Devil's Stone (outside the church?)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: In a reversal of the normal tale associated with these stones, if a witness spotted the Devil nearby, she or he had to run around the stone to dismiss Old Nick. The stone was also said to be haunted by a woman in white who was once sacrificed on it.


 
 


Bakery Disturbance

Location: Carlton - Tesco
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old graveyard was moved when this store was built - the bakery was said to have been erected on the former hallowed land, and was the subject of a poltergeist outbreak until the Rector of St Paul's church carried out an exorcism.


 
 


Elderly Lady

Location: Caunton - Beesthorpe Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The presence of an elderly woman was considered non-threatening until the kitchen was modified. The entity became audible, moving around the corridor and on the staircase, and was finally exorcised.


 
 


Murdered Man

Location: Chilwell - Chilwell Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be the ghost of a peddler murdered in fields nearby, this presence is reasonably reserved and is said to be content with making strange noises in the night.


 
 


Sturgeon

Location: Clifton - Clifton Hall
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Fish seen prior to death in family, ghosts reported during 2008
Further Comments: The Clifton family are warned when one of their number will die when a sturgeon is seen swimming upstream of the Trent. Businessman Anwar Rashid moved his family out of the building after he claimed to hear screaming at night, spotted phantom figures in the bedrooms, and unexplained blood spots appeared on his youngest child's clothing.


 
 


The Maid?

Location: Clipstone - Archway House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be home to several former servants, one of these phantoms was observed walking out the kitchen into the snow, where it left no footprints.


 
 


Pan Basher

Location: Clipstone - Dog and Duck public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This spirit has banged pots and pans, turned on taps, and created strange thumps in the cellar.


 
 


Spheres

Location: Coddington - Between Balderton and Coddington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Sometime between 2004 and 2011, 20:05h
Further Comments: A freedom of information request made to Nottinghamshire Police showed that they had received a call from a woman travelling back to Coddington from Balderton. After her dog started to bark, she spotted two clusters of misty spheres on the ground some 200 yards (183 metres) in front of her. The spheres then floated to her right over open fields before gaining attitude and disappearing.


 
 


A Godson

Location: Coddington - Private cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: A entity of small stature, possibly a member of the Godson family, is reputed to haunt this building.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Coddington - Vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Only seen once (but since felt), this young girl is thought to be a Victorian servant. The presence is non-threatening.


 
 


Singing

Location: Colston Bassett - St Mary's church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ruins of this church are said to be haunted by the gentle ringing of bells (long since removed) and of hymns being sung. Candlelight has also been spotted in the church, though upon investigation the building is always empty and unlit. A strange moaning is heard underground, and is thought to come from a now hidden tunnel.


 
 


Faceless Miner

Location: Cotgrave - Cotgrave Colliery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 1987
Further Comments: Gary Pine, while at work in a mine shaft, watched a man dressed in black clothing wearing a helmet walk through a wall. Pine said that the figure had no face.


 
 


Nanny

Location: Cromwell - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: This Victorian phantom dressed as a nanny was seen by a witness as she lent over his bed. The site is also haunted by a young boy who was spotted on the staircase and a serving girl seen outside the front door.


 
 


Bomber

Location: Cropwell Bishop - Skies over village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: Looking out from their kitchen window, two witnesses watched a large grey aircraft pass silently overhead. As the aircraft was low, the witnesses thought it was going to crash, and stepped outside to investigate, although nothing could be heard. They later found out that a bomber had crashed nearby during the Second World War.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Cuckney - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom female is said to lurk around the pews running down the right hand side of the church.


 
 


Streaking Irishmen

Location: East Stoke - Area around the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be mercenaries from the War of the Roses, it would appear that the troops joined the losing side and were stripped and humiliated for their efforts.


 
 


Weeping Angel

Location: East Stoke - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The angel that stands in the churchyard is said to weep real tears.


 
 


Hiding Place

Location: Edwinstowe - Major Oak, Sherwood Forest
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Tree still present
Further Comments: It is widely believed that Major Oak, the largest oak in England, was used by Robin Hood to hide from his enemies.


 
 


Man in Long Coat

Location: Edwinstowe - Redbrick House restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989 / 1990
Further Comments: A man with long hair and a long coat has been spotted standing outside this restaurant at various times of the day and night.


 
 


Cyclist

Location: Edwinstowe - Road between Edwinstowe and Ollerton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: A ghostly cyclist is reputed to suddenly appear in front of moving cars, passing through them before vanishing.


 
 


Hood's Marriage

Location: Edwinstowe - St Mary's Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The wedding of Robin Hood and Maid Marian is said to have taken place in this church.


 
 


Dark Blob

Location: Elksley - A57
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bus driver and conductor reported hitting a dark, non-human shape that screamed as it made contact with their bus. Coming to a halt, they both searched the road and surrounding area but failed to find whatever they thought they had run over.


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