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Liverpool Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Is there a ghost in the window?

A Five Shilling Encounter

Location: Liverpool - Unknown house in Field Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: September 1904
Further Comments: Hugh Morgan was fined five shillings after being caught smashing a window of an empty house which was said to be haunted. Hugh claimed he was attempting to lay the ghost.


Location: Liverpool - Unnamed Ladies' School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1900s
Further Comments: A classroom in this school was locked up after staff and students heard heavy footsteps walking in the adjacent room but could find no one within. Dust on the floor was undisturbed. A local story said that a murder had been committed in the room many years previous. Before the building was taken over as a school, stories of ghosts were rumoured.

William Kennedy

Location: Liverpool - Walton Gaol, prison cell G2
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Executed for murdering a policeman in the 1920s, Kennedy's shade remains in his former cell and continues to unnerve inmates.

Overwhelming Presence

Location: Liverpool - Walton Junction Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: It is said that ever since the last steam engine left this site, an evil, repressive presence has descended upon the area.

Monk and Nun

Location: Liverpool - Walton Park / Rice Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: A local legend says that a monk and a nun were executed in the area after they were discovered having an affair. Another legend says that the children which the nuns had out of wedlock were buried along the lane. All are said to haunt their respective areas. A photograph taken in the area in 2012 was said to show a nun, monk and some of the children.

Ghost in the well.

Brother or Sister

Location: Liverpool - Well in Everton area, but covered over pre 1859
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-1850s
Further Comments: The site of a fratricide, the well was at one point considered haunted by the dead sibling before being covered over.

Young Man

Location: Liverpool - Westfield House, Westfield Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975/76
Further Comments: This phantom figure came and sat with one witness as he lay in bed, entering and leaving the room though a wall. The ghost's voice was said to be kind and gentle, and during life the man would come and play with the children here - the sighting occurred in a former childrens' playroom.

Figure with Green Light

Location: Liverpool - Woolton Road, Allerton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2019
Further Comments: Walking home late at night, a witness came across a shadowy figure holding an old fashioned lantern which glowed green. The figure walked quickly, crossed the road close to the cemetery and vanished into thin air.

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