Kegworth - Thomas Moore's House (aka The Cedars)
Circa 1812 onwards
This phantom butler was said to have been murdered in the house; at one time his bloodstain was reputedly impossible to wash away. Thomas Moore (Irish Poet, songwriter and entertainer) complained about the ghost in a letter to a friend in 1812. A grey lady has also been reported as haunting the building.
Kegworth - The Hermitage
This phantom white lady, quite possibly a nun, was said to live in harmony with a former owner (a Doctor Bedford). She was seen on the landing and near the staircase. It may be fair to speculate that a white lady that haunts several other local buildings may be the same entity.
Kegworth - Red Lion public house
The temperature is said to drop sharply as the phantom white lady materialises. One workman fled the site after encountering her.
Kegworth - Great House, London Road
Circa Late twentieth century
Observed in the garden, walking through a wall where a gate once stood, this old lady wearing grey tweeds once lived here. The house is also haunted by elderly man who sits by a fireplace, the smell of tobacco smoke, and phantom voices engaged in conversation that one cannot quite hear properly.
Kegworth - Cottage Restaurant
A female ghost (or at least a presence) is said to haunt the ladies' toilets.
Kegworth - Churchyard and Market Place
A lorry driver was left slightly unnerved after watching a headless person leave the churchyard, cross the Market Place and vanish through the closed door of a house (that no longer stands).
Kegworth - 42 High Street
A phantom cat is reputed to haunt this building, though tends to be felt rather than seen.
Kegworth - 18 High Street
This house was once haunted by the phantom of an ill boy, though the ghost has not been recently seen.
Kegworth - 16 High Street (old building demolished)
This ghostly old woman was seen by several former occupants of the old house. Her hunched form was said to wear a dark dress with a lighter coloured shawl.
Kibworth - Church
Church still present
The site where the church now stands is around two miles from the original build site. It was said that spirits moved the stones night after night, so in the end, construction occurred on top of the hill.
Kilncote - Village Church
Manifestation of the Living
St Mark's Eve, 23:00-01:00h, other sighting 1790
A particular ritual had to be carried out here. For three consecutive years, one could spend St Mark's Eve sitting in the church porch, from 11pm until 1am. At the end of the third year's period, the ghosts of all those who were doomed to die during the following year made themselves visible in the churchyard. A more general ghost, if such a thing exists, was said to periodically appear in the church porch and was said to have been observed by the rector's wife.
Knipton - Road from Belvoir castle towards village, at T-junction
Witnesses in a car saw a floating figure with no legs thumbing a lift at the junction. The ghostly man appeared to be wearing a long coat. The driver intended to pass him by rather than stop, but the mysterious figure stepped out in front of the car causing them to brake hard - the apparition vanished as they came to a screeching halt.
Knipton - Belvoir Castle rally track
January 1967, & 1994
Mounted on horseback, this figure stands in the way of oncoming traffic, though by all accounts only the driver can see him. The last known witness to see the entity only saw the man and not the horse.
Knipton - Belvoir Castle
While walking around the castle with a group, two witnesses spotted a man in Puritan-style clothing tending to a fire. Other members of the group were unable to see him.
Knipton - Belvoir Castle garden
Two people walking dogs in the grounds were alerted to another figure when the dogs began to bark. Around twenty-five metres away they could see a woman in a dark gown and a hood looking in their direction. After a few seconds she moved behind a tree and did not reappear on the other side. The two witnesses walked towards the area where they had seen the woman, occasionally calling out 'hello', but there was no trace of the figure once they reached where she had stood.
Leicester - Wigston district
29 July 2002, around 18:30h
An eleven year old girl, Jade Greenwood, was struck on the head by a red glowing ball, most likely ball lightning. A red mark was left on her forehead, and the girl experienced an electrical shock and a burning sensation in her leg.
Leicester - Unidentified house, Sanvy Gate
It was reported that a house here became haunted, although the finer points are not known.
Leicester - Between Leicester and 'Bambury, upon Dunmothe' (ed note - latter place cannot be located on modern maps)
Possibly fifteenth century?
An old account states that several men encountered a headless phantom crying out 'Bowes! Bowes!'.
Leicester - Belgrave Hall Museum
23 December 1998
Recorded by CCTV, two ghostly figures were briefly seen in the grounds. Though the image was later explained as being 'leaves caught in the light', the building is reportedly haunted by a middle aged woman in a pale dress, who gives off a friendly aura.
Leicester - Belgrave
The area is said to be named after a giant who died in the area - he tried to travel between Mountsorrel to Leicester in three leaps but failed.
Leicester - Aylestone Hall
A phantom woman dressed in black with a white face was spotted by a park ranger while on night patrol.
Leicester - Area of land north-east of the Hoston Stone, Humberstone (was known as Hell-hole Furlong)
Legend - Old Nick
How the area of land gained its name was unknown even to nineteenth century folklorists, so it was conjectured that it was an area of human sacrifice.
Leicester - Admiral Beatty public house, Wellington Street (no longer standing)
The ghostly figure of a man wearing a long coat would be seen looking out a window. Even when not present, the area where he stood would be colder than the rest of the pub (although it could just have been draughty).
Leicester - Abbey Pumping Station Museum
An engineer fell to his death in the beam engine house. His spirit still lingers, playing with lights and making noises in the basement.
Leicester - West Street
This headless shade was watched by witnesses as it drifted down the middle of the road.