Nottinghamshire - Paranormal Database Records

Mr Straw

Location: Worksop - Mr Straw's House, National Trust property
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The contents and furnishings of this building have changed little since 1932, when Mr Straw senior died. His son kept the place unchanged, and when he died in 1990, the building became an instant museum. However, the footfalls heard walking about after all the visitors have left are thought by staff to belong to Mr Straw.


Location: Worksop - Private residence, Grafton Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2007, a three to four week period
Further Comments: For a short period, the occupier of this home was subjected to footsteps running up and down the staircase, mirrors swinging, doors being slammed and items vanishing, only to reappear a few hours later where they were originally left.

Lost Child?

Location: Worksop - Private residence, King Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1987 - 1994
Further Comments: For a period of eight years this building was subject to a number of poltergeist-like activities, including lights switching themselves on and off, the toilet self flushing, doors opening, the sound of footsteps in empty rooms, and small handprints appearing on the walls.

Dancing Lights

Location: Worksop - Scratta Wood
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The woodland is said to be home to dancing blue lights that emerge once the sun has set - it is not clear what these lights are locally thought to be.

Hot Coal Thrower

Location: Worksop - Unknown house, was located in an area of land called New Building Ground
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1883
Further Comments: This poltergeist littered the floor with hot coals, and threw kitchen items around - the events appeared to centre themselves on a teenage girl called Eliza Rose.

Blue Lady

Location: Worksop - Worksop Priory - church tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown (but reoccurring between 01:00h - 04:00h)
Further Comments: This entity is said to jump around on the roof of the building, before fading away. Some say that this figure is not a woman but a man. The blue woman has also been observed drifting around the grounds of the priory.

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