Peterborough Ghosts & other Paranormal Events

 
 


Dashing Woman

Location: Peterborough - A1 north of Peterborough, 2 - 4 miles outside of city
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: During a clear day, a driver and his wife overtaking a lorry at 70mph watched a woman in 1950s clothing, carrying a bag, dash in front of their car to the central reservation. The driver had no time to slow down, but didn't hit the woman.


 
 


Choir

Location: Peterborough - Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several ghosts are said to haunt the cathedral. The sounds of an invisible choir have been reported, while phantom monks appear in the graveyard (one of whom vanishes through a closed side doorway. Also, a light resembling a candle has been spotted floating around the upper floors at the front of the building.


 
 


Victorian Man

Location: Peterborough - Cherry Tree public house, Oundle Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is said to be haunted by a man wearing Victorian clothing.


 
 


Snatchers

Location: Peterborough - Cowgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once the site of a cemetery, the area at the end of Cowgate is said by some (but not many) to be haunted by people who had their earthly remains removed by body snatchers.


 
 


Monk

Location: Peterborough - Eight Bells public house, Lincoln Road, Millfield (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This pub was said to be home to a phantom monk, a ghostly woman, and the occasional mild outbreak of poltergeist behaviour.


 
 


Those Shadows

Location: Peterborough - HG's public house, Cathedral Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dark shadowy figure has been spotted ascending the staircase, but when staff check to see who the intruder is, no one can be found.


 
 


Hounds All Black and Wide-Eyed

Location: Peterborough - In all the woods between Stamford and Peterborough
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Between Lent and Easter (reoccurring), but last reported 1100s
Further Comments: These woods were the scene of a wild hunt, which included large black hounds and loathsome riders on the backs of mares and goats.


 
 


Thomas Hunter

Location: Peterborough - Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Anzac during the 1970s, others unknown
Further Comments: Sergeant Thomas Hunter, with the Anzacs during the First World War, died in the building 31 July 1916 when it was a hospital. Hunter was last seen drifting up the staircase, though he is blamed for moving items around the building at night or placing icy cold hands on people. Other entities said to haunt here include a scruffy man in the cellar, a white woman in the upper part of the building, a young girl in the former operating theatre, and a phantom Roman soldier who stands by a sword that is on display.


 
 


Pale Lady

Location: Peterborough - Orton Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Staff and visitors have reported seeing a phantom white lady around this building.


 
 


Victorian Lady

Location: Peterborough - Prezzo Italian restaurant (was O'Connell's public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom woman dressed in Victorian era clothing is not alone here - the building is also home to a ghostly male figure dressed in eighteenth century garb.


 
 


Giggling

Location: Peterborough - Queensgate Shopping Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sometimes heard once the shopping centre is closed to the public, the sound of a young child giggling and disembodied footsteps have been reported.


 
 


Engines Overhead

Location: Peterborough - RAF Westwood (aka RAF Peterborough)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Even though the area is now a housing estate, this former RAF base is still said to be haunted by the sound of old engines flying overhead and airmen dressed in old uniforms.


 
 


Scareship

Location: Peterborough - Skies over Peterborough
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 23 March 1909
Further Comments: Seen by two police officers, this UFO resembled a large airship, travelling at a then unheard of speed.


 
 


Horse and Carriage

Location: Peterborough - Sutton Heath Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2007
Further Comments: While travelling along the Sutton Heath road, one man watched a figure driving a horse and carriage emerge from a bush on the right hand side and cross the road ahead of him. The driver stopped, not believing what he had witnessed.


 
 


Jangling

Location: Peterborough - The Bull Hotel, Westgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Footfalls and the sound of keys have been heard here, but the source never seen. A ghostly dog is also said to haunt the building.


 
 


Cellar Shenanigans

Location: Peterborough - The Verve Bar
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that the cellar of this establishment is not averse to a little poltergeist activity.


 
 


Monk

Location: Peterborough - Tourist Information Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom monk is reputed to haunt this building.


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