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Blackpool Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


Location: Blackpool - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost train attraction is reportedly truly haunted by an entity known as Clogger. He was a former fairground worker who always wore clogs, and his footwear can be heard still echoing down the dark passageways. The Alice ride home to a phantom hanging man, while the 'tunnel of love' is also said to be haunted, this time by a blood stained woman.

Green ghostly face.

Green Face

Location: Blackpool - Carleton Crematorium
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1936 (face), 31 October (reoccurring) (horse)
Further Comments: Harry Hodges, a taxi driver, was taking his fare to the crematorium. Pulling up outside the gates, he suddenly spotted a green face belonging to a man with long dark hair and sunken eyes. Harry's passenger screamed and ran off, and the face disappeared after moving across the front windscreen. A less detailed local legend says that a horse manifest at midnight on Halloween and races towards the gates before vanishing.


Location: Blackpool - Eagle and Child public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former highwayman, Murph can sometimes be heard mumbling and moaning at the bar late at night.

Sex Staved Ghost

Location: Blackpool - Exact location unknown
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: A woman in Blackpool reported sexual harassment from a spirit which would climb into bed with her.


Location: Blackpool - Former Regent Cinema, Church Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: February 2013
Further Comments: A photograph of mist (or breath in the cold) resulted in one local news outlet stating this building was haunted.


Location: Blackpool - Foxhall public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several figures are thought to haunt this building, and although details are fleeting, they are thought to include priests and smugglers.

Laura Schoons

Location: Blackpool - Frenchman's Cove (former tobacco warehouse)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building is said to be the home of a spirit by the name of Laura Schoons, who staff working late at night feel the presence of.

Moving Props

Location: Blackpool - Grand Theatre
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Strange sounds and light poltergeist activity have been reported from this theatre.


Location: Blackpool - Illuminations Department building, Rigby Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Strange noises and cold spots have been attributed to a spirit named Ted within this building.


Location: Blackpool - Lytham Road, private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This unscrupulous fellow returned after dying, still waving his storm lantern from the windows of his house.

Off the coast of Blackpool.


Location: Blackpool - Off the coast
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: stormy nights. Last heard 21 May 2013?
Further Comments: A town lost off the coast of Blackpool many years ago, the bells can be heard ringing on stormy nights. The bells may have last been heard by a mother and daughter walking near Sandcastle Water Park.


Location: Blackpool - Promenade
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 August 2014
Further Comments: While walking along the promenade, a witness watched as a cyclist slowly approached him. The witness looked away for a moment, and when looking back ready to move out of the way, the cyclist had vanished, with no visible exits for them to have taken. After the sighting, the witness realised that the cyclist and his bike had been a single colour, either dark blue or grey.

Drowned Nun

Location: Blackpool - Raikes Hall (currently a public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a convent, one of its former inhabitants who drowned herself nearby would once come back to visit from beyond the grave.


Location: Blackpool - Residence in the FY2 0 area
Type: Other
Date / Time: Circa 2016
Further Comments: Local press reported on a case in which a tenant requested the council rehouse him after he encountered his neighbour's dead sister in the property. The tenant provided photographs of the entity, although it was reported the council were able to reproduce the images using a 'ghost app'.

Woman in Black

Location: Blackpool - Ripley's Odditorium
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: When the skull of a local girl was displayed here, several people reported seeing a spectral female figure standing by it. The skull's owner was convinced the item was cursed and died a week after finally giving it away.

Coach Driver

Location: Blackpool - Royal Pavilion Cinema
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: This shade claimed to be a 1920s coach driver when contacted by a medium, which was called in after evening workers reported flickering lights and cold spots in the building.


Location: Blackpool - Sea front
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After all the regular trams have stopped running for the night, a phantom tram is reported to travel slowly and silently down along the rails.


Location: Blackpool - The Lobster Pot public house, Market Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom is said to grab female members of staff so hard it leaves red blemishes on the skin.


Location: Blackpool - The Old Coach House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom female Shirley is said to haunt the dining room. A male figure has also been reported here, wearing a cap and black cloak.

Woman on the Stairs

Location: Blackpool - Unknown hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The sounds of heavy furniture being dragged across wooden floors has been reported here, even though all the floors are carpeted. Doors are heard to open and close themselves, and an apparition of a woman has been spotted on the staircase.


Location: Blackpool - Victoria Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Tugging in 2004, white coated man in 2018
Further Comments: While walking a particular ward, a worker felt a tug at her tunic, as if a small child were trying to attract her attention. She turned around but no-one was there. Several staff have shared the same experience at the hospital, including a cleaner who was so unnerved they ran off, leaving their floor polisher running. In a basement storage area, two staff independently witnessed a man in a white coat who vanished shortly after being briefly spotted.

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