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Disappearing figures have been seen on the staircase leading to the Observation Tower, and an icy coldness has been associated with this area on at least one occasion. In the area of the Victorian prison, the smell of urine and sickness have been detected, cell doors heard to slam, and moaning and crying and the jangling of keys heard. Part of this area was used to incarcerate women and a "White Lady" has been seen occasionally - she may be the phantom seen walking down the stairs in the old women's prison, carrying a baby. A female matron is another claimed phantom, rushing to the aid of a female prisoner who, rather than be the subject of a public execution, killed herself. According to stories, footsteps have been heard as the spectral inmates are led up to the gallows, and soon after comes the echo of the trapdoor opening. It is here that another female ghost, dressed in black, has been observed "walking up and down the steps to the gallows." Executed prisoners who had no-one to claim their bodies were buried in a graveyard and it is here that sobbings and growling noises have been heard. Other stories recount the sounds of horses hooves, unexplained lights and doors opening and closing by themselves in the chapel, the appearance of figures attired in armour, people hanging and a phantom dog, which has also been heard scratching and whining and is connected to the nearby Strugglers Pub. There are many other stories connected with this location too!

Update 22/4/22: Lincoln Castle Business Support replied to my query regarding any recent phenomena: "I have spoke with our Duty Manager who has confirmed who has confirmed after walking around the site at various times of night over the year hasn’t seen, heard or felt anything at all and in face the site has quite a calm, feel to it, there is no threatening or scary feel even at 2am in the pitch dark." A follow-up query asking if any visitors or other members of staff had experienced anything over the last four or five years was ignored.

Link: Lincolnshire Live

Link: Lincolnshire Live

Link: Lincolnshire Live


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