London - Paranormal Database Records

 
Elsie Marshall

Location: SE3 - St John's public library, Blackheath
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former missionary killed in China, Elsie has appeared to have returned to her former home, gently pushing past people if they stand in the way of the invisible entity.


 
Footfalls

Location: SE4 - 85 Breakspear Road, Brockley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1935 - 1955
Further Comments: The phantom footsteps once reported at this property would ascend and descend the staircase several times in succession. Towards the end of the haunting, the invisible entity would knock down ornaments and shake windows.


 
Man in the Chimneypot Hat

Location: SE4 - Private residence, Brockley Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1900
Further Comments: The occupants of this property claimed to have seen a figure behind the front door - he vanished when the door was opened. Disembodied footsteps that ran up the staircase were also reported.


 
Lion Tamer

Location: SE5 - The Palace music hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Torn apart when his act went slightly wrong, the failed lion tamer often returned to the stage where the accident occurred.


 
Alice Grant

Location: SE6 - Bromley Road & Southend Lane, Bellingham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Knocked from her bike and killed at this junction, Grant has since been seen at the location, dressed in black Victorian clothing.


 
Maid Carrying Dead Baby

Location: SE7 - Charlton House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The maid was watched as she drifted down a corridor, dead child cradled in her arms. Another spook, Sir William Langhorne, also haunts the building - he is said to be waiting for the perfect woman to discover him!


 
Woman in Hat

Location: SE8 - 34 Albury Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa September 1950
Further Comments: A phantom woman wearing a wide brimmed hat and a cloak was seen several times in this property. Footsteps would also be heard travelling up and down the staircase, and sash windows would open themselves.


 
Mouldy Smell

Location: SE8 - Private house, Watergate Street, Deptford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993 / 1994
Further Comments: Footfalls, the horrible smell of decay, and a young blonde haired girl were the components of this haunting, which was ended after the visitation of a London medium.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: SE9 - Avery Hill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A phantom woman wearing Victorian clothing is reputed to walk this region of London.


 
Jane Maria Clousen

Location: SE9 - Kidbrooke Lane, Well Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Jane was found dead along the lane in 1871, killed after someone took a hammer to her head. Since her death, people have reported screams and cries from the area, and the occasional sighting of a nonmaterial girl.


 
Crypt Dweller

Location: SE9 - MacDonald's restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Built on the site of an old United reformed church, this fast food establishment is said to have a haunted basement which was once a crypt. Some staff have reported encountering some kind of entity, though what it is has not been disclosed.


 
John Baldwin Buckstone

Location: SW1 - (Haymarket) Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2009
Further Comments: A welcome ghost, Buckstone only puts in an appearance when a performance is destined to make it big. Patrick Stewart reportedly spotted Buckstone during a performance of Waiting for Godot. Another former manager of the theatre, David Morris, is reported to return maybe once a decade to the theatre just to cause trouble for a single night, before returning to his grave.


 
Aunt Ann

Location: SW1 - 19 St James's Place
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1864
Further Comments: The ghost of an old aunt appeared to three members of the family just prior to the passing of another aunt who was staying in the house.


 
Ringing Bells

Location: SW1 - 9 Earl Street, Westminster
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1820s
Further Comments: Over a two and a half hour period, every bell in the house constantly rang out. The strange activity ended as suddenly as it had begun.


 
Chained Monk

Location: SW1 - Buckingham Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Said to predate the construction of the palace, this monk appears bound in chains once a year on Christmas Day. The sound of a suicide (the single shot of a pistol) is occasionally heard on the first floor - the private secretary to King Edward VII ended his life here.


 
Lillie Langtry

Location: SW1 - Cadogan Hotel, Sloane Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This quiet little spook is said only to come out when the hotel is nearly empty. During life, Lillie was the mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VII.


 
Misty Shape

Location: SW1 - Clarence House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: A misty shape scared a worker in the building, causing her to flee. The visitation had been preceded by much banging and crashing.


 
Headless Woman

Location: SW1 - Cockspur Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1975
Further Comments: A taxi driver watched a decapitated woman cross the road in front of him, vanishing once reaching the pavement. The figure is thought to be the same entity that haunts St James's Park


 
Grey Figure

Location: SW1 - Green Park underground station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: A young track engineer sat at the station waiting for the traction current to be cut off. The engineer felt a slap on the face and turned to see a grey figure vanishing along the platform. Another man present saw nothing, other than the victim flinch and swear.


 
Sir Henry Colt Duelling

Location: SW1 - Green Park, Piccadilly
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Sir Henry appears once a year (reoccurring), but date unknown
Further Comments: Sir Henry, along with fellow duellist Beau Fielding, meet over and over again to fight for the heart of the Duchess of Cleveland. The sounds of heavy breathing and fighting are heard emerging from the misty mornings. The park is also said to have a 'tree of death', where a large number of people have hanged themselves over the years; now a tall dark figure is sometimes seen standing behind it, disappearing if approached. Finally, an early twentieth century report says that phantom violin music would be heard around the site.


 
Greencoat

Location: SW1 - Greencoat Boy public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is a former hospital which housed seventeenth century children who had lost their fathers during wartime. The ghost is thought to date from this period, and now haunts the bar area.


 
Matron

Location: SW1 - Grey Coat School (Hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Stories are still told today about the murdered nurse, and how her ghost walks various parts of the building, scaring the young students.


 
Sir Herbert Beerbohm-Tree

Location: SW1 - Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Responsible for funding the theatre's rebuild in 1899, Sir Herbert was the manager and an actor, and his favourite seat in the theatre was the top box to the right. In recent years (so they say) people sitting here have felt cold spots and had the door open on its own accord.


 
Monks

Location: SW1 - Jubilee Line, from Westminster to Stratford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Since the construction of the Jubilee Line, reports of phantom monks walking the tracks have begun to emerge. The sightings may be connected to the large number of graves which were disturbed while work was commencing.


 
Old Face Puller

Location: SW1 - Lowndes Square, Kensington
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old white haired woman in a chair has been seen sitting along this street, making funny faces at anyone who looks at her.


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