Lancashire - Paranormal Database Records

Grey Monks

Location: Bebington - Church and graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These robed figures float above the ground, 'walking' where the path was once much higher.

Father and Son

Location: Bebington - Leasowe Castle (also known as Mockbeggar Hall)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Many years ago, this couple were captured by the castle's owner. Rather than be tortured, the father killed his son and then killed himself - their ghosts have since been reported standing over peoples beds.


Location: Bebington - Poulton Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 1970
Further Comments: This phantom woman is believed to be a nun who was killed travelling back to the nunnery. A driver in 1970 stopped his car when he saw a woman standing in the middle of the road. She vanished.

George Lyon

Location: Billinge - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: Riding on his horse, this former highwayman passes through the village where he once hid out.

Drunken Cavalier

Location: Billinge - Stork Hotel (aka Stork Inn)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This drunken Cavalier was once seen in the men's toilets, and can sometimes be heard moving around at night.

Moving Elevator

Location: Birkdale - Palace Hotel (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 1969
Further Comments: The hotel, in particular the lift and the second floor, suffered from ghostly activity while demolition of the building was occurring; the lift often moved on its own accord (or failed to move when required), even though all power to the building had been cut. The ghost was named as the designer of the building, who leapt from the roof after he discovered the hotel had been built facing the wrong way.

Face at the Windows

Location: Birkenhead - Car park on the corner of Argyle Street and Canning Street opposite the Cheshire Lines building, Merseyside
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This phantom is said to peer into windows of stationary vehicles in this car park. On the site once stood a factory, reputedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who hanged herself there.

Little Old Lady

Location: Birkenhead - Former Cammell Laird site, Merseyside
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: Lights turn themselves on and off, door open and close, and a handful of staff have reported seeing a strange old lady walking around the site. Men in boiler suits have been watched walking past windows only to vanish shortly after.

White Dog

Location: Bispham - Bispham Hall, grounds of
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pale little hound has been reported hanging around the area of its grave.


Location: Bispham - Rail tracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Swinging his lantern, this ghostly lone figure walks slowly along the tracks.

Old Tram

Location: Bispham - Tram station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 02:30h
Further Comments: An old tram is said to travel along the tracks to the station at the same time every morning. A paranormal team known as Spirits and Sinners investigated, and while they did not see the tram, their electrical equipment played up and they spotted a strange light which illuminated a display teddy bear.


Location: Blackburn - BBC Radio Lancashire studios
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This radio station is haunted by a man who fell down a flour chute and snapped his neck in the days when a bakery once stood on the site.

Strange Trees

Location: Blackburn - Billinge Wood - Crow Wood
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Current
Further Comments: Sounds of footsteps can be heard in the wood, even when no one is immediately visible. The trees are also said to dramatically change appearance.

Young Child Running

Location: Blackburn - Entwistle Station - Entwistle Halt
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A child running around the fields was once commonly seen here just prior to World War Two, even though he was killed on the nearby railway tracks as World War One raged.

Tina Turner Fan

Location: Blackburn - Fox and Hounds public house, Ewood
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: A poltergeist at work within this pub enjoyed playing Tina Turner's Be Tender with Me Baby on the juke box, as well as throwing items around and moving ornaments.

Man in a top hat

Location: Blackburn - King George's Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: A local story says that a man died after falling into a large pipe in the organ room. In 2012 a ghost hunting team claimed to have seen a man in a top hat with a damaged face and children running around corridors.

Galloping Horses

Location: Blackburn - Mill Hill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A woman waiting for the bus watched a herd of horses stampede close by, but no one else had seen them. A few years later she discovered someone else had also, more recently, seen the herd in the same area.


Location: Blackburn - Old Infirmary
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - 2000s?
Further Comments: Cleaning staff in this building are reported to occasionally see figures through doorways, although one member of staff came face to face with a Victorian man wearing a top hat.

Dorothy Southworth

Location: Blackburn - Samlesbury Hall (part of the building now a restaurant), and road outside
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 May 2006
Further Comments: This pale female spectre haunts an area of the garden where her lover was killed. It is said she is sometimes accompanied by a knight. A bus driver travelling on the road by the hall reported stopping to let a pale girl climb on board, only for her to vanish. In May 2006, the owner of a newly opened restaurant within the building reported a white figure which ran past him, cross the road, and vanished into nearby fields.

Unnamed Problem

Location: Blackley - Unnamed nursing home
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A council care worker was disciplined after drawing a crucifix on the wall of this home to try to reduce what she believed was paranormal activity. During the 1990s, a Catholic priest had been summoned to the same location to lay reported ghosts.


Location: Blackpool - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost train attraction is reportedly truly haunted by an entity known as Clogger. He was a former fairground worker who always wore clogs, and his footwear can be heard still echoing down the dark passageways. The Alice ride home to a phantom hanging man, while the 'tunnel of love' is also said to be haunted, this time by a blood stained woman.

Green Face

Location: Blackpool - Carleton Crematorium
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1936 (face), 31 October (reoccurring) (horse)
Further Comments: Harry Hodges, a taxi driver, was taking his fare to the crematorium. Pulling up outside the gates, he suddenly spotted a green face belonging to a man with long dark hair and sunken eyes. Harry's passenger screamed and ran off, and the face disappeared after moving across the front windscreen. A less detailed local legend says that a horse manifest at midnight on Halloween and races towards the gates before vanishing.


Location: Blackpool - Eagle and Child public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former highwayman, Murph can sometimes be heard mumbling and moaning at the bar late at night.

Sex Staved Ghost

Location: Blackpool - Exact location unknown
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: A woman in Blackpool reported sexual harassment from a spirit which would climb into bed with her.


Location: Blackpool - Former Regent Cinema, Church Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: February 2013
Further Comments: A photograph of mist (or breath in the cold) resulted in one local news outlet stating this building was haunted.

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