Leicestershire - Paranormal Database Records

Captain

Location: Market Harborough - Harborough Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: The theatre is haunted by the spirit of a sea captain. The ghost is also said to have haunted the hotel which once stood on the site before the theatre was construction. Though the spectre itself was not seen, a team of ghost hunters detected cold spots when they investigated the site in 2004.


Typewriter

Location: Market Harborough - Market Harborough Building Society
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid-late twentieth century
Further Comments: This building was haunted by the sound of a typewriter clacking away. One member of staff seeing a typewriter by her side start to type by itself.


Dark Torpedo

Location: Market Harborough - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: May 1909?
Further Comments: Reported as being over thirty metres long, this long, thin scareship of unknown origin passed over the town late at night.


Hanged Man

Location: Market Harborough - The Sun public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The cellar is reported to be haunted by male criminal who was hanged many years ago. When the Northants Haunted team investigated the building, they reported shouting coming from the empty cellar, as well as making contact with the spirit of a twelve year old boy.


John Fothergill

Location: Market Harborough - Three Swans Hotel
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The portrait of John Fothergill that hangs above the bar is no longer touched - if removed from its spot a disaster befalls the handler or hotel.


Grey Figure

Location: Markfield - Graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1918
Further Comments: Several witnesses are said to have seen the grey phantom as it walked past gravestones.


Busy Cats

Location: Measham - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: The start of the twenty first century saw a record number of puma sightings in Leicestershire, exceeding 150 reports of the creature(s).


Dark Figures

Location: Measham - Michael's Plaice fish & chip shop (no longer open)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: After the owner encountered ghostly dark figures and experienced poltergeist activity, Spirit Team UK were called in to investigate. They reported an old man hanging around in the upper part of the building, while a small child was encountered downstairs.


Bloody Footprint

Location: Misterton - St Leon's church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Cornered in the churchyard by a band of robbers and faced with certain death, a peddler declared that whomever struck him down would be forced to haunt the site of his murder. This failed to prevent the peddler being murdered, but after the killer was caught and executed, a bloody footprint appeared at the scene of the crime and is still said to appear once a year.


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.


Hunchback

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.


Porter

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.


Mover

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.


Gregory

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.


Figure

Location: Sapcote - Bridge between village and Stoney Stanton, was known as Scholar's Bridge (may no longer stand)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A supernatural agency which lurked at this bridge at night was said to be a reoccurring terror for local villagers.


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.


Esmeralda

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.


Dances

Location: Stoney Stanton - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This village was once said to be well known for its fairy rings and fairy dances.


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.


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