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February - Paranormal Database Records

Salt Tower at the Tower of London.

Lady Jane

Location: EC3 (Greater London) - Tower of London, Salt Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 February (reoccurring), but least seen 1957
Further Comments: The phantom of Lady Jane Grey once haunted this tower, though it is now over fifty years since last being spotted standing on the roof.

Glencoe, Scotland.

Clan MacDonald

Location: Glencoe (Argyll and Bute) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Murdered in cold blood by the clan Campbell, these 38 MacDonald family members return to the scene of the crime.

The Lady Lovibond

Location: Deal (Kent) - Goodwin Sands
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 February, every 50 years from 1748
Further Comments: A jealous sailor deliberately ran the Lady Lovibond onto the Goodwin Sands, a treacherous area off the coast of Deal, wreaking the ship and killing all on board. The craft is now said to re-enact the crash, though there are no reports of any witnesses in 1998. Two other ghostly craft are said to frequent the area - the liner Montrose, and a man of war named Shrewsbury.

Something Down There

Location: Northrepps (Norfolk) - Shrieking Pit, along a lane off Hungry Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Some say that the entity that appears in the pit is the spirit of a woman who took her life, while others believe it is something much darker that lures the unwary to their deaths.

St Mary's Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds.

Maude Carew

Location: Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) - St Mary's Churchyard
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 24 February, 23:00h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Cursed by a monk after Maude murdered the Duke of Gloucester in 1447, her shade is now said to appear once a year. The alleged ghost often brings dozens of people to the area in the hope of seeing her.

Sir Christopher Wren

Location: Hampton Court (Surrey) - The Old Court House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 26 February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Dying in the front room of this building, Wren's footsteps can be heard on the anniversary of his death, pacing up and down the staircase.

Portrait of Charlotte Bronte, by George Richmond.

White Lady

Location: Hathersage (Derbyshire) - Vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Even though the phantom white lady has not been observed for around one hundred years, she still opens a single door on one night per annum. A 1927 newspaper report claimed the figure to be Charlotte Bronte and that the appearance upset the family's dog, although the vicar denied the story.

Skater of Hickling Broad

Location: Potter Heigham (Norfolk) - River Thurne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February (reoccurring)
Further Comments: In love with a rich man's daughter, a drummer boy would skate across the frozen river to secretly rendezvous with his forbidden girlfriend. On one winter's night the ice cracked and the boy drowned - leaving his ghost to continue the drumming. A phantom female rower has also been seen on the river.

Mary Queen of Scots.

Mary Queen of Scots

Location: Oundle (Northamptonshire) - 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.

Millhams Lane, Bournemouth.

White Lady

Location: Bournemouth (Dorset) - Millhams Lane, and surrounding Longham area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February (reoccurring); last confirmed in 1970s, but legends say she continues
Further Comments: The area around the A348 bridge is reportedly haunted by a ghostly white (or grey) woman, killed when hit by a horse and trap along the road. One story says she tries to entice men to jump off the bridge.

Healing Waters

Location: Loch Monar (Highland) - Waters of the loch
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Varies: first Mondays of February, May, August and November
Further Comments: If entered on certain days of the year, the waters of this Loch would heal the sick on the proviso that the Loch was entered three times at midnight and the water then sipped, before a coin was thrown in. The sick would then have to leave the site before the sun came up.

Man in Long Coat

Location: Buxhall (Suffolk) - Rattlesden Road area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: frosty nights or when snow is on the ground in February
Further Comments: The silhouette of a man in a long coat has been spotted walking around this road, carrying a lantern at waist height. The same witness reports his dog behaves strangely when taken past the woods close to Cockerells Hall Drive.

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