Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Brigg - Former shoe shop
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990 - 2000
Further Comments: Staff at this shop were said to have shoes thrown at them in the store room. Staff also felt the sensation of being pushed while on the staircase.

White Calf

Location: Brigg - Between Brigg and Wrawby, near a stream
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom white calf, sometimes headless, was said to emerge from a tunnel and attempt to lure people into the water, though the creature's entrance may no longer exist.

Heavy Cart Wheels

Location: Brigg - Queen Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2006, around 04:00h
Further Comments: From their home a witness heard the sounds of heavy cart wheels and horses' hooves on the road outside, but nothing could be seen. The witness was later told that the road was haunted by a horse and cart which still travelled to the Britannia Brewery, which closed in 1924.


Location: Brigg - Exchange Coach House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of disembodied footsteps is said to haunt this hotel, with a phantom headless monk and ghostly little girl also present.

Shades of Lovers

Location: Burgh-le-Marsh - Gunby Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A daughter of a former landlord fell in love with a servant, and they were caught in the act of running away. The servant was murdered and his body dumped in the nearby pond. Now, many years later, their ghosts are reunited and walk along the path near where his body was hidden.

Organ Player

Location: Caister - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1967
Further Comments: Recorded in the 1960s, this entity was heard to play the organ and pace the empty church.

Petrified Sack of Corn

Location: Caistor - Fonaby Top
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The large rock on top of the hill was once a sack of corn owned by a selfish farmer. The farmer refused to give a handful of grain to a passing holy man, who turned the sack into stone as punishment. A curse is said to fall on anyone who tries to move the stone - this was experienced by Gentleman John Walls, who used four shire horses to move the rock to his front door at Corn Sack Farm after taking a liking to it. Misfortune soon befell him, and he moved it back soon after (only requiring one horse for the return trip).

Small Girl

Location: Caistor - Psychiatric hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This hospital may no longer be operational, but still reports of a phantom young girl with blonde hair emerge from the site.

Cammeringham Light

Location: Cammeringham - Area around Ermine Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950
Further Comments: This large white misty shape has been observed as it travels around the village. Some believe this to be the ghost of Boadicea who fought her final battle nearby.

One Eyed Dragon

Location: Castle Carlton - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Hugh Bardolfe takes credit for slaying this dragon, noted for having a single eye located in its forehead. Man and beast fought during a storm, and when the dragon was blinded by a flash of lightning, Sir Hugh struck a wart on one of its legs, killing it.

Grey Lady

Location: Caythorpe - Holy Cross House (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Writing in the local media, Peter Clawson reported that this house was haunted by a grey female and that the smell of lavender would be a prelude to her manifestation.

Glowing Woman

Location: Chapel St Leonards - Seafront between Trunch Lane and Vickers Point Ingoldmells
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A glowing woman dressed in white was observed by four people here. The radiant figure walked towards them before turning towards the sea and vanishing. A local legend says the woman had been spurned by her lover and walked into the sea (which before then was further inland) to drown herself.

Pointy Humps

Location: Chapel St Leonards - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 16 October 1966
Further Comments: Two witnesses reported seeing seven pointed humps coming out of the sea, together with a serpentine head.

Aubrey Clark

Location: Claxby - Railway Signal box
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: Aubrey was found dead in the signal box which he had manned for many years. Since then, other railway workers have reported heavy breathing in the area.

Ghost Train Ghost

Location: Cleethorpes - Former Wonderland amusement park (now a market and car salesroom?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Owner of the former Wonderland Dudley Bowers reported a phantom old man haunting the site. Though non-threatening, the ghost would vanish into thin air when spotted. Some workers and visitors to the site would hear their name being called, though no one else would be around. A local legend said that someone had once hanged himself in the ghost train that once stood on the site, and it was speculated that the entity was connected to the suicide.


Location: Cleethorpes - Knoll House, aka The Knoll
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2011
Further Comments: Staff have reportedly heard footsteps walking along empty corridors and the sounds of doors being closed when there are none open. A local legend says the location is home of a phantom woman who floats in the air.

Woman in Green

Location: Cleethorpes - St. Peter's Avenue (opposite St Peter's Church)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2015, 11:00h (approx)
Further Comments: An older lady in a green coat sat on a bench as a car parallel parked next to her. The driver climbed out of the car, checked the car was within the parking zone and turned to comment to the older lady about it being a lovely sunny day. Both lady and bench had gone.

White Light

Location: Conisholme - Area around wind farm
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 2009
Further Comments: After a wind turbine was found damaged (one blade bent, another laying on the ground), a number of theories emerged to explain why the incident had happened. County councillor Robert Palmer reported seeing a round white light which hovered near the area, while the media reported that John Harrison had seen a massive ball of light with something akin to tentacles reaching for the ground. While the 'ufo hit our turbine' stories were popular with the media, there is a high chance that the blade just fell off, hitting the second blade as it fell...

Freddy's Photograph

Location: Cranwell - Runway of post World War I Naval Airport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1919
Further Comments: A group photograph taken here in 1919 shows the face of an engineer who died three days before; Freddy Jackson had tripped and fallen into the blades of an aircraft ready for take off. Fortean Times, issue 91, shows a good copy of the photo.

Leaping Horse

Location: Cranwell - Byard's (or Bayard's) Leap
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown, area now indicated by two groups of horseshoes
Further Comments: Bayard was the name of a knight's horse. As mare and master passed through the village they were attacked by a witch; the woman jumped on the back of the horse who, startled, cleared sixty metres in three leaps. During one of these jumps, the witch fell off the horse and was drowned in a pond.

Curse of Crowland

Location: Crowland - Crowland Abbey
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 870
Further Comments: The monks here embraced pagan ideals, and for their sins, the Devil appeared and told them that a new abbey would soon be built on the site, but all present would die before it became so. Soon after, a Viking raid levelled the building, and all the monks died.

Henry Girdlestone

Location: Crowland - Abbey Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Henry wanted to prove that he could walk 1000 miles in 1000 hours to his peers, and managed to do so in 1844. However, it would appear that post-mortem he has found it hard to stop, and the phantom footsteps reported in this building are just Henry doing what he did best.

White Lady with Cat

Location: Deeping St Nicholas - Barn, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman's shade remains earthbound, waiting for her lover who committed suicide in the barn to return.

Officer on Bike

Location: Digby - RAF Digby
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post World War Two
Further Comments: Cycling along on an old bike, this phantom RAF officer once stopped and asked two guards for the control tower to be opened for him. When they agreed, the officer vanished. On other occasions, lights were reported moving around the control tower, though it would be locked and empty.

Grey Pony

Location: Digby - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The churchyard is haunted by a man who rides around on a grey (or white) pony. A local superstition says that anyone who runs backwards around the tomb of Robert Cooke will hear crockery rattling in the grave.

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