Nottinghamshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Man with Lamp

Location: Nottingham - Sherwood Rise Tunnel near former New Basford station (tunnel now bricked up)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1953
Further Comments: A phantom man swinging a lamp was seen emerging from the tunnel and walking a short distance along the track before vanishing. He was thought to be an engine driver killed during the 1890s.


 
 


Cellar Man

Location: Nottingham - Sir John Borlase Warren Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This phantom man has been spotted in the cellar, but has not been identified. Beer pumps have turned themselves off.


 
 


William Bendigo Thompson

Location: Nottingham - Small copse in Bestwood estate known as Bendigo's Ring
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Verging on legend rather than haunting, it is said that Thompson would often be found drunk in this copse, and local children would taunt him. His phantom now returns to the area, ready to scare any children in an attempt to extract revenge.


 
 


William Bendigo Thompson

Location: Nottingham - St Mary's Rest Garden, Bath Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: The ghostly figure observed standing by the Bendigo Memorial Stone is thought to be the phantom of the man himself - William Bendigo Thompson was a bare knuckle boxer who died in 1880 after falling down a staircase at home. Thompson may also be the ghost that has been reported running around the area. The garden is also haunted by a woman's screams that can be heard at night.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Nottingham - St. Matthias Church and St. Matthias Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The churchyard is said to be haunted by a young girl and possibly the ghost of an unknown man. The man may also haunt the road - there are reports of both a young male ghost and the spirit of an older man who have been observed here.


 
 


Screaming Woman

Location: Nottingham - Stonebridge Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Phantom sounds appear to be quite at home along Stonebridge Road - the sound of a factory siren is still heard, even though the building no longer stands, and a woman can be heard screaming in the early hours of the morning. A phantom man, however, has been seen in the area, though there is no description of what he looks like.


 
 


Monk

Location: Nottingham - Tequila's (no longer open)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The site is said to be haunted by a monk and a Cavalier, though it is unknown whether a particular event connects them. A few staff reported feeling something touch them late at night.


 
 


Hood's Victims

Location: Nottinghamshire - St Michael's churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Discovered nineteenth century
Further Comments: Thirteen skeletons unearthed in the churchyard were thought to be foresters that were executed by Robin Hood. A crossbow bolt was found in the skull of one body, seemingly contradicting the fact that Hood and his men were said to use longbows.


 
 


Is It or Is It Not?

Location: Oldcotes - Hermeston Hall
Type: Other
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Previously a location where several vigils have been held, and once said to be the haunt of dozens of entities (including a woman in a brown dress), one former occupier has rebutted the claims, saying that the reports have been created with a view of turning a profit.


 
 


Phantom Girl

Location: Ollerton - Ollerton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A number of stories are associated with this empty building, though little evidence has been forthcoming of actual sightings. Entities reported include a phantom girl, a black figure with glowing eyes, a rough looking man, and disembodied footsteps; stories of Devil worship are also whispered of.


 
 


Torso

Location: Ollerton - Private residence, Cinder Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: One building along this lane is said to be haunted by the floating, blue, upper torso of a man.


 
 


Faceless Monk

Location: Ollerton - Rufford Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This giant figure is said to have had a skull for a head, a result of black magic rituals carried out in days gone by. He has made at least one witness drop dead of shock. The grounds are also haunted by a white lady, gliding effortlessly along.


 
 


Mrs Jones

Location: Ollerton - Snooty Fox public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1990s
Further Comments: This pub was said to be haunted by a woman nicknamed 'Mrs Jones', though nothing has been seen or heard of the entity since 1993.


 
 


Vanishing Car

Location: Orston - A52
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 January 2014, 21:00h
Further Comments: An unlit car heading towards a driver and his passenger after dusk vanished just before collision. The driver said that at first he thought he must have imagined it, but the passenger had witnessed it also.


 
 


Hood's Pot

Location: Oxton - Oxton (or Oldox) Camp, Robin Hood's Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A barrow on this hill is named Robin Hood's Pot, and legend has it Hood concealed his stolen loot here. Roman coinage has been found in the barrow.


 
 


Alan A' Dale's Marriage

Location: Papplewick - St James' Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alan A' Dale, one of Hood's loyal men, is said to have been married in this church.


 
 


A Man and his Dog

Location: Plumtree - Outside Perkins' Bar & Bistro (formally Plumtree railway station)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghosts of a man and his dog haunt the site of former railway tracks just outside this bistro, where it is believed they were killed by a steam engine.


 
 


Woman in Dress

Location: Radcliffe on Trent - Grounds of Holme Pierrepont Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1970s
Further Comments: This lady wearing a white flowing dress has been reported quietly drifting around the grounds.


 
 


Folder

Location: Radcliffe on Trent - Manvers Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to have been used as a temporary mortuary by the church, this pub is home to a poltergeist that moves beer barrels, folds clothing. and smashes glasses.


 
 


Man in Black

Location: Retford - Little Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a smart suit, this ghostly gentleman may also be the cause of the disembodied footsteps or the sudden cold drafts felt around the building.


 
 


The Repressed

Location: Retford - Masonic Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: Investigated by the Bassetlaw Ghost Research Group, the team reported a heavy repressive feeling as well as other spirits not at rest.


 
 


Elderly Lady

Location: Retford - The Elms (currently a hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s (onwards?)
Further Comments: A soldier on guard duty at the building, which had been taken over as a hospital) spotted an elderly woman in a Victorian-type dress as she glided across the land before vanishing. The ghost may have been seen since this encounter.


 
 


Edwardian Barrister

Location: Retford - Town Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lanky figure wearing a grey wig is believed to be an Edwardian legal representative. His black gowned form is said to lurk near the main staircase.


 
 


An Unfaithful Wife

Location: Retford - West Retford Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1910s onwards
Further Comments: The ghost here is thought to be a woman who had an affair with the stable boy (who later committed suicide because of the scandal). What became of the woman is unknown, but her shade now walks the corridors, heading out across the courtyard towards where the stables once stood.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Retford - White Hart Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have been killed in a coach accident at the rear of the building, some believe that the ghost of the girl lingers on at the hotel. She may have been heard walking down the corridors by visitors to the building. A bust of the girl is contained within a display case, and bad luck is said to befall anyone who touches it.


Records 176 - 200, of 234

return to front page

 

 

 

For more paranormal tales online and in the media
follow us:
 
The Paranormal Database's Haunted Cork is now available on Amazon, featuring dozens of tales from supernatural Ireland.
The Paranormal Field Guide is now out - free for Android and only £1 for Nokia
breathing voids
Abject Ghost's new Breathing Voids is now available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon