Boldon Colliery - Hedworth Church
Circa March 1896
Churchgoers reported being able to see a figure standing at the windows of this building. The ghost was said to resemble a former vicar and had regularly returned for over a month.
East Boldon - Black Bull public house
In an interview with local press, manger Kelly Hedley said chairs had moved unaided, darts were known to be thrown by an unseen hand, and glasses would slide and smash. Ghostly children and a sad Cavalier are reputed to haunt the site.
Gateshead - Albion Inn, Bill Quay
Charlie enjoyed the hospitality of this public house that he returned to it two years after dying. Seen dressed in a grey suit by the new landlady, she had no idea who he was until she described him to a couple of (living) regulars.
Gateshead - Angel of the North
One author has claimed that this modern piece of art is haunted by the ghost of a Nazi recruiting officer from the Second World War, though the reason why is not properly explained.
Gateshead - Bronte Street, unknown house
1963 / 1964
Poltergeist disruption in a council house here was said to be so bad that the tenant fled after bottles were smashed and their crockery broken. An exorcism was performed on the site.
Gateshead - Dead Man's Arch (former site of Bensham Station)
01 January (reoccurring), midnight
A local piece of folklore says a train driver took his life under the arch. If one walks along the footpath at midnight on New Year's Day, you can feel the bump of a body against your own.
Gateshead - Golden Lion public house, Winlaton
12 December 2004
A photograph taken in this pub purports to show a strange man sitting in the background, slightly out of proportion to the rest of the environment. As the floor in the pub had just been raised, it has been suggested that this is the reason why the image looks slightly strange.
Gateshead - Hedley Street and St Cuthbert's Church
Five-year-old Robert Hall, together with other children, encountered several strange figures shortly after observing an egg-shaped flying object. One of the figures resembled a short bigfoot, while another had a skeletal body and bat wings. After taking a sample of Robert's blood, the figures left. The following day, a short 'grey'-like alien appeared to Robert. The boy's screams brought his uncle to the scene, who killed the alien with a shovel. A local story says the alien's body is buried in a nearby churchyard (or concealed within a secret room).
Gateshead - Three Tuns public house, Sheriffs Hill
A member of staff was left in tears after being approached by a black shape. An article in the local paper claimed that there had been a hundred incidents over the years which resulted in people encountering something or leaving the site out of fear.
Houghton-Le-Spring - Robbie Burns public house
One of three ghosts reportedly haunting this building, the woman in black would be observed disappearing into a wall. A male shadow has been seen darting across the bar area, and finally, a young fair haired boy has also been spotted.
Houghton-Le-Spring - Seven Sisters Round Barrow
17 December 2019, 21:00h
While walking along the track passing close to Seven Sisters, a witness spotted cat's eyes reflecting in their torch beam. The witness turned off the light, and when they turned it back on about a minute later, the torchlight reflected multiple pairs of eyes. The witness said the eyes were between knee and waist height and moved very fast.
Jarrow - St Paul's Church
Newlywed brides who sit in this famous chair soon fall pregnant, according to local legend. Another version of the legend says that anyone to sit on the chair is granted three wishes.
Marsden - Marsden Grotto public house
A team of investigators claimed that this was the most haunted public house in England, with seven ghosts being 'detected' by their electro-magnetic apparatus. One of the shades is reportedly the ghost of a smuggler who tried to inform the authorities of his gang's actions - they found out and locked him away, allowing him to starve to death. A secret tunnel is said to run to another nearby haunted pub, the Jolly Sailor.
Ghostly figure in a churchyard.
Newcastle upon Tyne - All Saints Church, Quayside
Jack was a well-liked member of the community before being caught and tried for removing and selling lead from coffins. A local legend now places Jack's ghost in the churchyard.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Area around Broad Chare
The phantom woman haunting the area has been named as Martha Wilson, a suicide buried at a nearby crossroads. One man who encountered Martha said she wore a veil - she lifted it up as he approached, in time for him to realise she had no face.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Blackie Boy public house
A woman's voice was heard screaming 'Get out! Get Out!' from an empty cubical in the men's toilets, causing a member of staff in the room to flee.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Board Room public house, Stevenson Road
Landlord Richard Bell reported shattering glasses, moving pictures and upset furniture at his pub.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Carriage public house (former station), Archbold Terrace
George was said to have worked for the railways and died in an accident on the track. He is said to haunt the pub and is blamed when things fall or break. A woman and man are also said to haunt the site - they were killed while standing on the platform when a bomb exploded nearby during the Second World War.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Former La Dolce Vita nightclub (now closed)
Late twentieth century
A lover of dance when he lived, Joseph's shade would appear to have been kick-started when a nightclub opened near his grave. The tall monk dressed in his robes was seen dancing in the club several times by both staff and customers.
Newcastle upon Tyne - General area
Belief circa nineteenth century?
It was believed that a phantom dog would follow midwives as they travelled around the city. If the dog laughed as the midwife reached her destination, all would be well, but if the hound howled, then complications would follow. One report described the hound as Mastiff-like.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Hancock Museum
It was reported in 2004 that this Egyptian mummy's ghost is still active, and now walks around the museum at night.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Lit and Phil Library
25 October 2012
Video footage released showed a fire door opening on its own accord, although a gust of wind or change in air pressure are the more likely mundane explanations. The building is also used by ghost hunt organisers.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Maisonette built over an old coal mine, near Battle Hill
Reported on BBC Northeast, the occupants of several maisonettes were haunted by strange sounds, unexplained footsteps and moving objects. One family took to leaving at night and sleeping elsewhere. Another man reported his golf clubs and balls were scattered across a room - he fled from his home. A BBC sound engineer speculated that the building's construction could be responsible for creating and amplifying the sounds.
An old postcard showing Newcastle Keep in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle Keep
A four foot tall black mass was photographed here during a ghost hunt, seemingly coming out of a wall.
Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle Keep, the Black Gate
A small child is reputed to haunt this area. Steve Taylor, the local ghost walk organiser, reported several strange occurrences, including stone throwing, growling sounds and strange black shapes. People on the site have experienced being bitten or scratched by unseen perpetrators.