Ghosts of Ipswich & other Paranormal Activity


Location: Ipswich - Railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013
Further Comments: Staff working in the early hours of the morning claim to have seen a woman in areas which should be empty. A feeling of unease is also present. The same female figure may have been seen in a mirror by cleaning staff. The sounds of childrens' laughter have also been reported.

Little Girl

Location: Ipswich - Shop in Tower Ramparts
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A member of staff reported several spooky occurrences in this shop, including spotting a little girl peering through the bars of a staircase, the image of a man in grey who would walk around (being mistaken for a customer), and boxes which fall off shelves without reason.,

Torso Reduced to Ash

Location: Ipswich - St Clement, Ipswich
Type: SHC
Date / Time: 1744
Further Comments: Grace Pett's burnt body was discovered in her house; other people living there were not aware of the fire that had killed her during the night.

Two Spinsters

Location: Ipswich - St Stephen's Church, Tourist Information Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s onwards
Further Comments: Staff working at this building have reported two elderly sisters who once played the organ in the church before it closed and was reopened as a Tourist Information Centre. They are said to have died shortly after their beloved place of worship shut its doors permanently.


Location: Ipswich - The Dales, Dales Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Two children playing on this piece of parkland spotted a Roman solider standing by a tree watching them. He vanished after a few seconds.


Location: Ipswich - The Rep public house (former theatre)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Frequently seen when this pub was still a theatre, a visit from Alfred was considered by the troupe to be a lucky omen. He would sit in the fourth or fifth row, silently watching performances.

Fred Speaking too Loudly

Location: Ipswich - The Woolpack Pub, Tuddenham Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Once named Fred by locals, this shade is now thought to be Admiral 'Grog'. This pub was once an old smuggler's haunt with tunnels running from here to the dock.

Big Black Cat

Location: Ipswich - Tuddenham Road (near pet cemetery)
Type: ABC
Date / Time: June 1996
Further Comments: Seen by a car full of people as it crossed the road, the cat was described as being as large as a tiger with a jet black coat. Locals were unconvinced, and named a local dog as the likely explanation.


Location: Ipswich - Willis Buildings, Friars Street and Grey Friars Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: One former worker reported hearing footsteps in empty parts of the building and ascending the escalator when it was turned off for the night. The witness also reported hearing a disembodied scream.


Location: Ipswich - WS Cowell's, now the site of the Buttermarket Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Once the site of a monastery, while the Cowell's building stood a number of people reported observing an old monk. Two women, on separate occasions, were supposed to have fainted after seeing the figure, and at least one man had fled during a night shift. Phantom footsteps were also heard in the factory. A local legend says that when under attack, the occupants hid their treasure down a well on the site - it was never recovered and remains to this day.

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