Ipswich - A12 bypass near Ipswich
Part of a rash of sightings of ABCs in and around the Ipswich area during 1996, and that have continued well into the 2000s.
Ipswich - A12 heading towards Orwell Bridge
A driver watched a pillar of smoke rise and form the shape of a young man. The driver believed that the figure was someone who had died nearby.
Ipswich - A12 towards Woodbridge, after Orwell Bridge
A family driving home one night watched as a bright light manoeuvred around the sky, before disappearing vertically into the clouds at a fantastic speed.
Ipswich - Belvedere Road / Cemetery Lane junction
18 December 2012, 08:50h
A driver braked as a man in dark grey clothing and a trilby-like hat stepped out in front of their car. The driver then realised the man had vanished, with no means of passing without the driver seeing. The figure may have also been spotted by a dog walker, who reported a man in old fashioned clothing who tipped his hat before disappearing.
Birkfield Drive, Ipswich
Ipswich - Birkfield Drive
A man walking home late had encountered a handful of police searching the edge of a small, wooded area. He asked the closest police officer if everything was okay, only to be told that they had had a report of a large black cat in this location and were searching for it.
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
Ipswich - Christchurch Mansion
Summer 1995, and prior
Pictures on the walls have been seen turning themselves, while a female witness with her daughter watched a Victorian woman walk by them, passing through a closed glass door. A much older report stated that the mansion was haunted by a maid with two children, who laughed and danced around the building.
Princes Street, Ipswich
Ipswich - Community building (no longer operating), Princes Street
Staff working late at night in the building would occasionally hear footsteps and whistling from empty parts of the building.
Ipswich - Crown Hotel, 346 Felixstowe Road (no longer operating)
A face of a woman looks down from the window in bedroom 2, even though the room is empty. Mild poltergeist activities have also been reported, the piano has been heard playing itself, and a crashing sound, as of a wardrobe falling over, also reported.
Eagle Street, Ipswich
Ipswich - Eagle Street - undisclosed house
Mid Twentieth Century
A local vicar was called in to exorcise this entity which threw items through the air and scattered an unknown powder around rooms.
Foxhall Road, Ipswich
Ipswich - East Ipswich (Felix Road, Foxhall Road areas)
21 August 2006
The local paper reported that two people had seen a large cat, 'very black' in colour, in separate incidents. The first was along Felix Road at around 03:30h, followed by the Foxhall Road sighting two hours later. One witness said that the cat was not as big as a panther but was much larger than a normal cat.
Ipswich - Flat along Foxhall Road
February 2003-July 2004
A medium who came to cleanse the flat failed to do so and the tenants finally moved out. They had reported poltergeist-like activity, loud bangs and footsteps, the muffled sounds of a baby crying, and black and grey shadowy figures.
Ipswich - Former Lakeland Plastics building
Believed to be the ghost of Mother Lakeland, a wise woman/witch who once lived in the area, this entity has been blamed for moving displays around the shop. As a side note, contained within the shop is a fifteenth century chapel that remained undiscovered for many years. It is now open to the public.
Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich
Ipswich - Gippeswyk Hall (currently occupied by Red Rose Chain)
Nights of the full moon (reoccurring)
This ghostly white lady has been seen by several witnesses in the upper part of the hall. One person reported a strange mist emerging from the chimney, though no fires were burning within.
Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
Ipswich - Great White Horse Hotel (no longer operational)
This ghostly woman who has been observed walking through a wall is said to have died in a fire on the site.
Ipswich Film Theatre, Suffolk
Ipswich - Ipswich Film Theatre (Cinema), Town Hall
Late twentieth century
Several staff at this building reported a shadowy figure walking around the rear corridors near the protection booths.
Isaacs public house on the docks, Ipswich
Ipswich - Isaacs public house
31 December 2017
While alone in the gents' toilets, one man heard the door open and close and heavy booted footsteps approach. Then, after hearing a loud sigh in his ear, the witness turned but to see who had come in, but realised he was alone.
Ipswich - Kelly Road
Part of a rash of sightings of ABCs in and around the Ipswich area during 1996. The cat was nicknamed 'Paws' by the local press and a reward was posted for evidence. In the 2000s a witness came forwards to say that the 'cat' was a black Labrador which would run freely around the area, and most locals were aware of this at the time.
Ipswich - London Road
12 September 2011, around 16:00h
A driver and passenger reported seeing a young kangaroo travelling along a busy Ipswich road.
Ipswich - McGinty's public house (currently Halberd Inn)
Heart from twentieth century, girl in July 2004
If you place your ear on one of the walls of this Irish theme pub, one can hear the faint beating of a human heart. Maybe it was the same entity which once turned the all the fuses off at a junction box, saving the landlord from electrocution. In 2004 a visitor staying at the pub awoke to see a little girl in the room, even though the only other person there was the publican.
Ipswich - Orwell Bridge and the A12 towards Felixstowe, and Nacton Road
26 August 2006, around 04:00h
Two dull, spinning lights followed a teenager driving across the bridge for several miles. The lights always remained in front of the car, turning at the same time as the driver. Several other witnesses reported seeing similar lights around the Nacton Road area at roughly the same time.
Pipers Vale, Ipswich
Ipswich - Pipers Vale, aka The Lairs
This pallid person spotted standing around the area could be the phantom of one of many suicides which have occurred on the nearby Orwell Bridge. At least one witness has heard an invisible horse.
Ipswich - Pipers' Court
This building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a teenager who died within. He appears on CCTV cameras but is not visible in the real world.
Ipswich - Private building along Waterford Road
The appearance of small child in a nightdress over this decade was also accompanied by strange noises and footsteps heard moving in the upper parts of the house. A mist with unidentifiable smell was also reported moving from room to room.
Ipswich - Private residence along Felixstowe Road
Unknown Ghost Type
A former occupier at this site recalled seeing a white, semi- transparent shape of a young boy with white or blonde hair. Though the clothing was hard to distinguish, the witness could clearly see the smiling face of the figure.
Ipswich - Private residence along Skylark Lane
1998 or 1999
A female witness alone in a house looked down from the landing to see a slim old man dressed in a 1930's suit and hat standing halfway up the stairs holding the banister while looking up at her. The man appeared 'real', but the witness knew he was not. He seemed to stare right through her as if looking at something else. The witness stared at him for what 'seemed like an eternity', trying to work out who or indeed what he was. Finally, the witness became unnerved and turned around to escape the scene - when she glanced back the man had vanished.