Leicestershire - Paranormal Database Records

Five to Four Fred

Location: Newton Burgoland - The Belper Arms
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03:55 or 15:55 (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Only acting at certain times of the day (hence his nickname), Fred has been known to slap or stroke female witnesses, and to try to smother male ones.


Location: Oxenden Magma - St Helen's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly person with a hunch back has been reported around the church area.

Decapitated Figure

Location: Quorndon - Footpath between Quorndon and Barrow upon Soar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A headless phantom has been reported in this area.


Location: Rothley - Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1980s (porter), woman in blue 2000s (normally during winter months)
Further Comments: A ghostly porter was spotted at the station by a member of the public returning from a party at 2am one Sunday morning. The building is also home to a ghostly dog and its owner (they were killed on the line a short distance away prior to the start of World War Two), and a phantom woman in blue who appears in the waiting room.


Location: Rothley - The Grange public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: The enthusiastic polt at work in this pub was well known to the locals.


Location: Rothley - Woodman's Stroke public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A tall ghost nicknamed Gregory is said to bring luck to anyone who spots him in this pub.

Woman in White

Location: Seaton - B672 Road, under the Seaton Viaduct bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 April 2007, 01:01h
Further Comments: While travelling home, a driver spotted a woman in white clothing, with a pale face, standing by a gate by one of the bridge arches. Finding it strange for someone to be there, the driver slowed down to take a closer look. The figure was completely motionless. The driver passed her, and looking into the rear view mirror, realised the figure had vanished.

Nun with a Bag

Location: Shepshed - Grace Dieu Priory and road running by
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This aging figure is thought to be a nun, though the fact that she carries a shopping bag appears to cast doubt on this belief. She has also been seen on the roadside, and at least one bus has stopped to pick her up.

Flashing Lights

Location: Stanton - Exact area not known
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: A low flying circular object was spotted by two friends as it moved across the sky towards them. As it approached they noticed two small flashing lights on the side of the craft that grew in intensity until the glare became blinding. The witnesses shielded their eyes to avoid the light; as they did so the object made a strange sound and disappeared - no trace could be seen in the sky.


Location: Stoke Golding - Three Horseshoes public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: In the early twentieth century, Esmeralda fell into the well at this pub and drowned. Nothing supernatural occurred until renovations took place in the 1970s, after which poltergeist activity was experienced in the kitchen, footsteps were heard around the site, and occasionally a young woman in a long skirt was seen walking through a wall.

Large Saucer

Location: Stoney Stanton - Skies over the village
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 01 October 2011, 19:00h
Further Comments: With lights on either side and a flashing one on top, this large saucer shaped object was reported moving slowly across the sky.

Mary McDonnagh

Location: Sutton Cheney - Hercules Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Mary McDonnagh had her hands cut off for stealing brandy. She has been reported to be seen wearing a white cap, wandering through the restaurant area. Staff to this day report sightings, and objects have been seen to move from place to place.

Tapping Crucifix

Location: Syston - Newly built private residence
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2016
Further Comments: A couple in bed heard a nearby rapping. In the dim light they could see a crucifix, hanging on a wall, moving. The motion was described as if an invisible hand was lifting the bottom of the cross and tapping it against the wall. As soon as the light was turned on, the tapping ceased.

Who Woke the Vicar's Wife?

Location: Thornton - St Peter's Church, and vicarage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A vicar here was once forced to exorcise his own home after his wife complained she was being woken during the night by a ghost.

Lady in White

Location: Thringstone - A512, near Grace Dieu Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1961
Further Comments: The pale spectral form of a woman has been reported on the roadside near the ruins of the priory. She was last seen by a police officer in 1961.

Grey Lady

Location: Wigston - Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's offices
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 Century
Further Comments: Workers in the building are said to have seen a grey lady and heard a child crying. The building featured in the Channel 4 programme 'Man vs Weird' broadcast June 2014, although nothing paranormal was recorded.

Hairy Earth

Location: Wistow - Wistow's Grave
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 01 June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Concealing the heir to the kingdom of Mercia's body, this grave is reported to sprout hair throughout the month of June, starting on the first of the month.

Monk walking his Dog

Location: Woodhouse Eaves - Beacon Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Escorted by his phantom pooch as he drifts along the hillside, this monk has the grinning face of a skull.

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