Northumberland - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Silky

Location: Chirton - Chirton Hall (no longer standing?), also referred to as Churton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: Once the home of the Duke of Argyle, this building was said to be haunted by his former mistress, the sound of her silken dress giving her nickname.


 
 


Gliding Woman

Location: Chirton - Unnamed road leading down to the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century
Further Comments: A tall elderly woman in a black dress and bonnet, accompanied by a black dog, was encountered by a miner walking towards the river. The phantom emerged from a hedge and touched the top of the man's head, paralysing him, before drifting back fro where she had come. The snapping of a twig broke the man's petrification, and he ran off.


 
 


Lovesick Woman

Location: Cleadon - Windmill on the Cleadon Hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman leapt from the windmill after being jilted by her lover - her shade is still said to linger in the area.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Craster - Craster Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Condemned to walk the same path for evermore, the grey lady enters the front door before walking up the stairs to the drawing room. Another pair of ghosts have been heard duelling, their swords clashing outside the building, while others say the invisible wheels of a coach crunch on the driveway.


 
 


Wicked Priest

Location: Cullaby - Cullaby Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost was once bricked up in the castle's walls, however the wall was knocked down, and the spirit freed to create havoc.


 
 


Victorian Gentleman

Location: Cullercoats - Dove Marine Laboratory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s - 1990s
Further Comments: Said to have been spotted by late working PhD students, a tall, dark Victorian looking figure wearing a top hat has been seen.


 
 


Childrens' Party

Location: Dalton - Dalton Head Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This house has said to be haunted by the sounds of children laughing and enjoying themselves.


 
 


Silky

Location: Denton - Denton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Named after the sound of her silk dress, this spirit was often heard moving around the premises. The ghost may be that of a mistress of a former Duke of Argyll.


 
 


Lady Derwentwater

Location: Dilston - Dilston Hall and nearby woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Waiting for the return of her husband, Lady Derwentwater has been gazing out of one of the windows. Her spirit is also said to stalk the nearby woods.


 
 


Strange Toilet

Location: Dunston - Raine Engineering Company
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: A cleaner claimed to have heard the sounds of a boy falling to his death near the staff toilet, while several staff refused to go near the area, as they have heard a phantom voice call out 'Maria'.


 
 


Brown Man

Location: Elsdon - Elsdon Moor
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A stocky dwarf like figure, the brown man looks after the local wildlife, and has been known to kill anyone who persistently harms the natural balance.


 
 


Winter

Location: Elsdon - Winter's Gibbet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The last man displayed on a gibbet in England, Bill Winter now haunts the place he was displayed for the crime of murder. A local legend states that wood from the gibbet can be used to banish toothache.


 
 


Sir Guy the Seeker

Location: Embleton - Dunstanburgh Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Guy's spirit can not be laid to rest until he rediscovers the maiden that he once stumbled upon while hiding in these ruins from a storm. Another ghost on site is the Earl of Lancaster, who was executed on the site (though the executioner was so incompetent it took almost a dozen blows to remove the Earl's head). Finally, a woman lies enchanted somewhere in the ruins, and will awaken when the 'right knight' blows his horn.


 
 


Screaming Spirits

Location: Farne Islands - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown - still present?
Further Comments: St Cuthbert exorcised all the evil spirits which once dwelled on the island when he came to the islands. Sometimes one or two make a return, screaming their protests before vanishing again.


 
 


Grace Darling

Location: Farne Islands - Longstone Lighthouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1976
Further Comments: Grace became a notional hero after helping her father, a lighthouse man, save nine people from a stricken steamer during the nineteenth century. Although she died in 1819, two keepers in the 1970s claimed to have heard her walking around the engine room.


 
 


Lady in Green

Location: Featherstone - Featherstone Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure in a green & brown dress glides along the corridors of the castle. Another ghost, that of Sir Reginald FitzUrse, haunts a tower where he was held prisoner (and starved to death), while sometimes a phantom wedding party is seen in the courtyard.


 
 


Wedding Party

Location: Featherstone - Route between Pynkinscleugh & Featherstone Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year, date unknown
Further Comments: To celebrate a wedding, the guests, bride and groom went out hunting; it resulted in a fight that killed most of them, and now they all travel back to the castle once a year, covered in blood.


 
 


Man in Grey

Location: Forest Hall - Rose Villa
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1933 - 1936 (and onwards?)
Further Comments: Over a three year period, the occupiers of the house and their friends reported that it was quite common to see a phantom man dressed in grey walk up the driveway and disappear around the corner of the house. The sightings stopped after loud numbers of people descended upon the site wanting to watch the ghost.


 
 


Twenty-four Carat Gold Table

Location: Greenhead - Thirlwall Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A table of solid gold is said to be hidden somewhere in or under this castle, protected by a gruesome dwarf.


 
 


Wealthy Dragon

Location: Gunnarton Fell - Gunnarton Castle, aka Money Hill
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is thought that the wyrm which established its home in the hill brought with him a great deal of treasure.


 
 


Norse Huntsmen

Location: Hadrian's Wall - Skies over area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small army of hunters patrol the skies over the wall, searching for souls.


 
 


Hunters

Location: Haltwhistle - Area near Roman wall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The wild hunt is said to pass through this way, driving all the local pets mad. The same area is also home to a phantom bridal procession, dressed in medieval garments.


 
 


Minstrel

Location: Haltwhistle - Bellister Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old man often came and played his harp at the castle, so much so that the master of the building decided that the minstrel was a spy and had him killed. This was not the case, and now the musician's grey form is now seen about the castle.


 
 


Bandit

Location: Haltwhistle - Hardriding Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: A local villain once had a hideout on this site - he was followed from a scene of a crime and killed here. There have been sightings of the man himself, though more recent are the sounds of sword play in the farm house.


 
 


Drowned Girl

Location: Haltwhistle - Knarsdale Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year (date unknown)
Further Comments: Appearing on the date of her murder, this young girl silently drifts over the lawn towards where the lake once lay. On version of the story says the phantom girl screams (or it could be the wind).


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