The top 13 most haunted sites in Lincolnshire to terrify you this Halloween
Turn off the lights and prepare to be spooked as we take a look at the 13 most haunted sites in Lincolnshire.
From buildings built on top of old burial grounds, to ‘demonic’ churches and pub-based poltergeists - Lincolnshire’s rich history is brimming with terrifying tales of the macabre and the tragic - which some believe led to it becoming the hotbed of ghostly activity it is today. If you are reading this on a desktop computer, hover over each image for the full description.
5. Revesby Abbey
With its looming Jacobethan architecture and history of being built on top of a 12th century monastery - it's not hard to imagine troubled spirits wandering the darkened corridors of Revesby Abbey. The impressive building, located in Revesby between Spilsby and Horncastle, was built on the site of a former Cistercian monastery, dating back to 1143. The current building was completed in 1844 and has the reputation for being one the the most haunted sites in the country. Excavations in the late 1800s revealed skeletons of monks are buried under the site, along with the remains of the abbey church. Several ghost hunts have been carried out here over the years with investigators who ventured into the abbey's underground basement reporting terrifying experiences, including hearing ghostly voices, being overwhelmed by feelings of being watched - and of being unwelcome by whatever still resides down there.
Old prisons are notoriously a hot-bed for hauntings due to years of negative energy and suffering within their walls - and Lincoln is no exception, Many of the inmates of this 1787 jail over the years were said to have been kept in isolation - with some reportedly 'going insane' as a result, Many were also executed on site for their crimes, A number of creepy and sinister activities have been reported at the prison over the years. These have included terrifying 'growls' heard at the prison's old graveyard site, a black figure of a woman seen on the steps of the gallows, doors slamming, and ghostly screams and cries coming from the prison's male wing.
The ghost of Father Michael - aka 'Micky the Monk' ' is believed to have haunted the Blackfriars site since the former Dominican Friary there burnt to the ground in the 13th century. The theatre location is also believed to be the resting place of several monks - with many believing their burial site�lays deep underground. Indeed, monks' graves were actually uncovered on the nearby Boston Grammar School site in recent years. Those who have claimed to see Father Michael, describe him as a ghostly figure wearing a cloak shrouding his head - keeping his face, if he has one, completely hidden.
Several spooky spectres and mysterious goings-on have been reported at this beauty spot in Louth. Some visitors to the area claim to have seen the ghost of a Scottish soldier in a kilt with a phantom dog by his side. There have also been reports in the past of pet dogs not wanting to walk past the spot at the top of the hill. Some dogs have allegedly even gone missing near the hills without any trace. One parapsychologist investigating the site said there was an incident there during the First World War - when a soldier met a young girl at that spot who was frantically searching for her terrier dog after it ran down a rabbit hole. The dog could not be rescued, but the pair fell in love.