London - Paranormal Database Records

Pall Bearing Women

Location: SE10 - Greenwich Park, Crooms Hill Gate
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1934
Further Comments: A female witness watched a group of red haired women carrying a coffin in the area; the entities legs ended at the kneecaps, and they totally vanished when they reached the gate. Another entity that materialised by the side of a man in the park was described as being short and ugly, and not quite human - needless to say, the witness to this one quickly moved away. Elliott O'Donnell stated this park is full of phantom birds.

Sir George Livesey

Location: SE10 - Site of Millennium Dome
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Once standing proud and erect on the land, the South Metropolitan Gas Works Company was haunted by the ghost of a former chairman. Some reports say that workers on the dome project witnessed the ghost on the site while building work was taking place.

Black Mastiff

Location: SE10 - Spanish Galleon public house, Greenwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is reputed to be the home of a phantom black mastiff hound.

Tom Potter

Location: SE10 - St Mary's Lodge, Croom's Hill
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 September 1866
Further Comments: Tom Potter knocked on the door of the lodge looking for his mother, who had worked there as a maid a few months previous. When the new housemaid informed Tom she didn't know his mother, Tom walked away. The mistress of the house was curious about the event, and soon discovered that at the time Tom had died in Jamaica two days prior to the encounter.

Lord John Angerstein

Location: SE10 - Trafalgar Road to Vanbrugh Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lord John's coach, pulled by four headless horses and driven by the lord himself, is said to leave Trafalgar Road and return to his former home on Vanbrugh Road.

Victorian Gentleman

Location: SE10 - Trafalgar Tavern, Trafalgar Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Seen walking in the upper part of the building, this ghost is also blamed when items are moved in the cellar.

Robert Francis Bailey

Location: SE11 - 49 Auckland Street, Lambeth
Type: SHC
Date / Time: September 1967
Further Comments: This homeless man's burning body was found in an empty building, blue flame still coming from his charred body. It was though Robert was still alive when he combusted, as his teeth were dug deep into a wooden stair banister pole.

The Insane

Location: SE11 - Imperial War Museum, Lambeth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: World War Two onwards
Further Comments: The site of the second Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane, the site was used by the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force during World War 2. Staff based there reported hearing ranting and screaming at night, and the sound of chains being rattled. More recently, a security guard reported hearing shouting and screaming on the site.

Slamming Doors

Location: SE11 - Kennington Loop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: All passengers disembark at Kennington and the carriages are checked just prior to trains turning in the loop. However, as the train drivers sit waiting in the dark loop tunnel, at least two have reported hearing the connecting carriage doors open and close as if someone is moving from the rear of the train towards the driving compartment.


Location: SE11 - Side street by Kennington underground station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984, around 03:00h
Further Comments: Two employees at the station, while smoking outside and sitting on a wall, heard a woman sobbing no further than three or four yards (2.7 - 3.6 metres) away, although no one was visible. As the crying moved away, one of the workers followed the sound, which travelled down the road and into a side street behind the station, where it ceased.

Murdered Maid

Location: SE12 - Former Gatekeeper's Lodge (no longer standing, and a cottage is on the site), Brandram Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Working for Lady Dacre when she was killed, the maid came back, and has even been seen in the new building that has replaced the old.

Robert Smith

Location: SE12 - Pentland Manor House, Old Road, Lee
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seaman Smith was killed in action during the Napoleonic Wars, and now returns to scare students based at the building.

Small Flame

Location: SE13 - 122 Conington Road, Shepherd's Bush
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A witness here said she watched a small flame, the size of a candle's, flicker around her bed.


Location: SE13 - Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: Footprints resembling those of a kangaroo were reported in the park, while another witness reported the creature had kicked her dog. No sightings of the roo have been reported since.

Dylan Thomas

Location: SE13 - Bush Theatre (Shepherd's Bush Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former BBC worker, Thomas enjoyed drinking and socialising at this site.

Cries of the Trapped

Location: SE13 - Lewisham Station, & St Johns area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 04 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A crash in 1957, caused partly by fog, killed ninety people and injured over one hundred. It is their cries which can be heard on the anniversary on the accident.

Bed Sharing

Location: SE13 - Private house along Georges (or George) Lane, Lewisham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The guest bedroom of the Smithies family was haunted by an entity which would kiss female visitors on the cheek. One woman ran screaming from the room when she felt something clasp her hand. Men who stayed in the room would complain of icy coldness, no matter how many blankets they piled onto the bed.

Boy with Cat

Location: SE13 - Private property along Roxley Road, Lewisham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2009
Further Comments: The London Ghost Hunters group investigated this property after the owners reported strange knocking and phantom footsteps. A little boy with a cat was also spotted by one witness.

Blitz Victims

Location: SE15 - The King's Arms, Peckham Rye (demolished during 1990s, replaced by flats)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Between World War 2 and 1990s
Further Comments: Hit by a bomb during the war, around a dozen people died in the pub, which was rebuilt soon after. The ghosts of those dead were reported to occasionally return to prop up the bar or sing wartime songs in the dead of night.

Elizabeth the Faceless Nun

Location: SE15 - The Nun's Head public house, Peckham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman, her ghost showing no facial features, was executed in 1534 of treason after denouncing Henry VIII.


Location: SE15 - Tower Cinema, Peckham (now demolished, a car park built on top)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: Several staff and workers at the cinema encountered a ghostly figure which walked 3.3 metres off the ground. Research showed that a chapel had once stood on the site, its floor 3.3 metres higher than the cinema's. It is said that during the demolition process, several workmen fled the area after encountering figures passing through walls.

A Murder Repeating?

Location: SE16 - New Kent Road, small park by bus stop with a subway nearby, Southwark
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 October 1998, 04:30h
Further Comments: The witness to this spooky event reported hearing a man running and calling out for help along the road. Though it had been a very windy night, the gusts resided and the rest of the road fell strangely silent except for the voice shouting for assistance. A few moments later, the witness heard a second disembodied voice say that no one could help the runner, quickly followed by the sounds of a person being tackled and a man's terrifying scream. The police were called and on the scene with in 30 minutes but found no one, nor any evidence of violence. The witness was told that a murder had occurred at the park two years previous to the reenactment.

Father Moore

Location: SE16 - St George's Cathedral, Southwark
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1893, 3 December 1908
Further Comments: Seen by his friend Father Wilderspin, Father Moore appeared post mortem in 1893 shortly after his death, standing by a window. Father Wilderspin offered several Masses for Moore's soul, and the ghost was not seen again. A few years later, in 1908, Canon Cooksey saw the ghost of a man he didn't recognise, though he later identified him from a photograph as a Father Ford. The Canon also found out that Ford had died at the same time that he had been seen.

Sad Old Lady

Location: SE16 - The Bishop's House, Southwark
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Now exorcised, this lonely old woman would only appear in a certain room


Location: SE17 - Bakerloo line, Elephant & Castle and other stations along the line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is reported that occasionally, while travelling northbound, some passengers can see the reflection of someone sitting next to them, even though there is no one in the seat.

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