Abbey Road, Abbey House, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Abbey Road, Abbey House
Nineteenth and twentieth centuries
It is claimed that Abbey House is, or at least was, the most haunted house in Cambridge. While I'm not a fan of 'most haunted' titles, when you look at the number and type of the ghosts supposed to haunt the site (a poltergeist, ghostly echoes of chains, a butler, a woman in white, a grey lady, a squirrel, a dog, and a hare all amongst the entities which have popped up), one can understand why the title has been applied here. An exorcism was performed in the 1980s, which may have laid the entities.
Cambridge - Addenbrookes Hospital
The story is that a ghost appears to those who are being administrated morphine; the psychological effects of the drug would appear to be ignored in this tale...
Arbury Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Arbury Road
This road, and area, are said to be frequented by a shuck that brings ill luck to all that see it.
Haunted studios of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Cambridge - BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, studio 1a
The studio is reportedly haunted by an old man renowned for his womanising ways - he was never seen, though his presence felt. In the early 2000s the BBC invited local ghost hunters and psychic mediums to investigate. Armed with crystals, dowsing rods, a piece of paper on a string, and an EMF meter, the attempt to reach the other side resulted in both male and female presences being detected.
Cambridge - Cambridge Airport
Late twentieth century
A few buildings on this site have reports of phantom pilots in their flying gear or RAF uniforms. Sounds of footsteps in empty areas are not uncommon, and there is also a story of ghostly singing.
Cambridge - Chesterton Road
21 August 2012, 14:30h
Taking a shortcut through a car park and past an office block, this witness looked up to see a police officer in 1940s uniform with a gasmask case slung over his arm. The officer was floating. The witness froze briefly in terror before taking haste.
Christ's College, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Christ's College, Mulberry Tree in Garden
Midnight on nights of the full moon (reoccurring)
A tall, elderly gentleman wearing a beaver hat, Round is said to have murdered the only doctor who had the skill to save his dying girlfriend - thus his ghost walks the grounds in the area around the mulberry tree in regret.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Corpus Christi College
Easter 1904, onwards (Butts), lover unknown
Doctor Butts took his life on Easter Sunday 1632 (found hanging by his garters in his room), after suffering from what now would be identified as depression. The Doctor has appeared several times during the early 20th century; described as being dressed in white, having long hair and a gash around his neck. The story goes that an exorcism was attempted, but it failed. The kitchen of the building is reputedly haunted by the lover of Dr Spencer's daughter - he suffocated in a cupboard while hiding from the Doctor.
Cambridge - Eagle public house
Window still present, poltergeist late 1970s?
One story says a window in the upper part of the pub is cursed; if it is ever closed then ill fortune follows. Like so many other pubs, the site was also once home to a poltergeist, and is also said to be haunted by the ghosts of two Second World War airmen.
Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Emmanuel College
Rumoured to have been a suicide victim, the stamping footsteps of the deceased plagued several families that lived there over a period of years. The original building no longer stands, and it was said that the replacement had yet to yield any phantom footsteps, until 2020 when a student tweeted that he had heard someone walking around the empty site.
Stone lions outside Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Fitzwilliam Museum
On the stroke of midnight, the lions that stand outside the Fitzwilliam Museum leave their posts to drink from the gutters a few meters away. Other sources say they disappear inside the building they guard.
Cambridge - Former home on site of former Woolworth's shop
A phantom witch was reputedly haunting a building which was demolished and replaced with Woolworth's.
Cambridge - Girton College, Taylor Knob Staircase
The Grey Lady was seen in the late nineteenth century but has not been seen since. She is rumoured to be Miss Taylor, a young girl who died before starting Girton. The college was also briefly home to a Roman Centurion when first built, though little has been heard from this soldier since.
Cambridge - Gog Magog Hills
A phantom monkey which haunted this region was reported in the dim and distant past.
Cambridge - Guest house in the area
A guest here reported their room was filled with an intense pink light after they switched off the bedside lamp. When the lamp was turned on again, the pink light vanished.
Cambridge - Howgate Road area
14 November 2019
Seen from a distance of one metre, the wallaby left the witness and was last seen heading towards the allotments.
Cambridge - Huntington Road
02 July 2014, around 22:00h
A fast moving, slightly out of focus, young girl with light brown hair and in a blue raincoat looked at this witness and disappeared into a bush, creating no noise. The witness looked for the girl, but she had gone.
Cambridge - King's College, The Gibbs Building
One story says that Barrett was a strange fellow who stored a coffin in his room. After a night filled with screaming, Barrett's friends found him dead the following day, his body laid out in the coffin. On the anniversary of Barrett's death, his screams are said to echo around this building. Peter Haining claimed the cries likely belonged to a Mr Pote, who cursed the building after being forced to move away.
Cambridge - New Court, Trinity
Unknown Ghost Type
Author T C Lethbridge reported seeing a ghost during his time at university. He mistook the figure as a porter, though upon reflection realised that the man was wearing a top hat (which porters only did on a Sunday, and it was not Sunday!). Lethbridge's friend, present in the same room during the sighting, failed to perceive the figure.
Newmarket Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Newmarket Road
Once seen in Merton Hall, this strange creature has been more recently reported waddling along the Newmarket Road. A local paranormal group examining the case came to the plausible conclusion that the ghost may be that of a doctor in a cloak, wearing a beak-like mask which they believed would protect them from the plague.
Cambridge - Peterhouse
Dawes was a former Peterhouse bursar who hanged himself in September 1789 after an election scandal resulted in an unpopular fellow becoming Master of Peterhouse. In April 1997, a butler and a waiter spotted a white figure as it moved between the spiral staircase and the centre of the Combination Room, the location where Dawes is thought to have committed suicide. In November of the same year, unexplained knocking was heard and once again a strange figure was spotted by butlers. Around the same time, Andrew Murison, the college treasurer, also heard knocking prior to seeing a benign figure in the dining room. At the time an exorcism was considered if the entity appeared again, but Dawes appears to have fallen silent once again.
Newmarket Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Private building along Newmarket Road
A former student who stayed in this residence reported that one room (her bedroom) was always freezing cold. The witness also reported hearing a moaning sound close to her head as she lay in bed, unsettling her so much she could not stay in the room any longer, and moved out of the building soon after.
Cambridge - Private house along Trumpington Street
Several witnesses were said to have encountered a ghostly woman wearing a green dress with a red feather in her hat. One man commented on a portrait of the woman that hung in a room he had just left, only to be told that no such painting existed.
Cambridge - Private house, Bristol Road
Unknown Ghost Type
After modernising the building, the owners became aware of the presence of an old man, who materialised before the mistress of the house.
Montague Road, Cambridge.
Cambridge - Private residence, Montague Road
A witness saw a young lady in the summer house lying on a hammock. Sometime later he was told the description matched that of his aunt, who had died of tuberculosis a few months before his visit.