Lincolnshire - Paranormal Database Records

Protective Shuck

Location: Scunthorpe - Road between Scunthorpe and Crosby
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1900s
Further Comments: This guardian dog appeared by the side of a woman, preventing a gang of labourers from attacking her. It vanished as she reached home.

Jinny On Boggard

Location: Scunthorpe - River Trent on Humberside / Lincolnshire border, area known as Jenny Hurn bend
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This little creature was like a small man or woman, though it had a face of a seal with long hair. It travelled on the water in a large pie dish. Another creature here, or possibly another form of the same one, had large tusks and swam in the water; it would only leave to feed.

Young Boy in Brown Suit

Location: Scunthorpe - Unnamed house in Avenue Vivian
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: A family living here were terrified by ghostly activity, including the manifestation of a boy with curly hair wearing brown, the moving of heavy objects, and knockings at night. At one time the sofa was covered with plastic sheeting, and an invisible presence was seen to sit on it.


Location: Scunthorpe - Ironstone Cottage, attached to the Borough museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about this alleged haunting.

White Cylinder

Location: Scunthorpe - Cemetery Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Mid to late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A cyclist was terrified by a tall white cylindrical shape which crossed the road in front of him before vanishing.

Nurse in Long Skirt

Location: Scunthorpe - Scunthorpe General Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: During the illness of a baby
Further Comments: If a baby is seriously ill on the ward, a ghostly nurse in a long skirt sometimes appears, accompanied by the smell of violets. The baby always recovers after her visit.

Ring O'Roses

Location: Scunthorpe - West Street, area near churchyard
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local myth says that visiting this site at night results in 'spirits' playing Ring O'Roses around you.

Train Sounds

Location: Scunthorpe - Viaduct over Scotter Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A train is said to be heard passing over the viaduct at night, though it is never seen.

Serpentine Beast

Location: Skegness - Area of sea between town and Maplethorpe
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1930s and beyond
Further Comments: This creature, or possibly creatures, has been reported on and off for many years now - its humped form moving quickly and quietly through the water.

Margaret Massingberd

Location: Skegness - Path near Gunby Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Margaret fell in love with a servant and tried to elope with him. Her father, however, found out about the plan and shot her lover dead as the pair set off to be married. Both Margaret and her lover are now seen reunited in death.

Greek Woman

Location: Skegness - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area is home to a number of ghosts, including a Greek woman who walks into the sea and a man who follows the path near the Pleasure Beach.

Vicar at the Door

Location: Skegness - Private residence, Winthorpe area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002 onwards
Further Comments: A number of spooky occurrences have been reported by a resident here, including a large man in priest's clothing with a bunch of keys hanging from his belt, a child who sits on the edge of the bed, and the sounds of furnishings moving unaided by human hand.

Kate and Friends

Location: Skegness - Church Farm Museum (now known as The Village - Church Farm)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Several phantoms were said to have made their home here. The farmhouse was reputed to be haunted by an old man and his wife, Kate, while the Exhibit Barn was home to a dark shape, thought to be male. A door slamming poltergeist was said to be found in the Withern Cottage.


Location: Skidbrooke - St Botolph's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer 2003
Further Comments: The church is said to be haunted by phantom monks. When the Bassetlaw Ghost Research Group visited in 2004, they did not encounter anyone who had previously lived the monastic lifestyle, though they did report picking up flying 'rods' on night vision cameras.


Location: Sleaford - Haverholme Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Phantom footsteps have been heard many times around the grounds of the priory, and are thought to belong to a former Gilbertine canoness.

Guilt Ridden Officer

Location: Sleaford - Colbey Grange - former RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This phantom officer in RAF uniform is thought to return briefly around May time, in regret for sending dozens of young men off to their deaths, in particular a close friend of whom he was particularly fond. The remaining control tower is thought to be particularly haunted, with footsteps and crashes heard and a poltergeist like entity throwing stones and broken glass at people who venture too close.


Location: Sleaford - Boundary Café, Colbey Grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Nicknamed 'Fred', this phantom resembles a young RAF pilot in overalls. Due to the proximity of the café to the former RAF base, it is speculated he was based there during World War Two.


Location: South Cockerington - Mill Hill Way
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 13 August and 15 August 2010
Further Comments: On two separate occasions, two different police officers reported seeing a monkey along this road. Both described the creature as 'a similar size to a squirrel, dark brown in colour with a long, straight, upright tail'.

Victorian Lost Boy

Location: Spalding - Red Lion public house, Hillgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A team of ghost hunters which stayed here one night claimed to make contact with a young boy wearing breeches and a flat cap who claimed to have arrived at the public house by train, and was now unable to leave. Another ghost took the form of an elderly gentleman dressed in grey.

White Lady

Location: Spalding - Ayscoughfee Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2006
Further Comments: After a long period of absence, this phantom woman was spotted by a member of the public in 2006. Staff who work at the building report feeling a strange presence in some of the rooms in this hall.


Location: Spalding - Gordon Boswell Romany Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 2013
Further Comments: Museum owner Gordon Boswell reported in the local press that he had seen and heard a phantom little girl who is thought to have with one of the caravans onsite. The Xstream Paranormal group also reported to have heard the little girl laughing.

Woman in Black

Location: Stamford - London Inn (closed in 2010)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Tuesday evening in December, early 1990s, around 19:30h
Further Comments: Together with a friend working behind a bar in an otherwise empty inn, this witness reported watching a young woman in black walk from the back of the pub and enter the toilets. They waited for her to emerge, wanting to comment to her not buying a drink but using the facilities, but after fifteen minutes one witness grew concerned and went to see if she was okay, but the toilets were empty...

Lancaster Pilot

Location: Strubby - WW2 RAF base
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This decapitated shade nicknamed 'Strubby' is the result of a Lancaster bomber crash near the hanger area during the Second World War.

Upset Husband

Location: Tallington - Footbridge over the railway line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 January, 17:50h (reoccurring)
Further Comments: After the death of his wife (see West Deeping, Lincolnshire) this grief-stricken individual jumped from the footbridge over the railway track and was hit by the train from London, which killed him instantly. The incident is reenacted once a year.

Patrolling Woman

Location: Tattershall - Tattershall Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white woman has been spotted moving around the battlements at night.

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