DANIEL CODD relates a first-hand account of a ghost seen in a modern building in historic Lincoln, together with an interesting update from last year.
T.C., the former driver-handyman at Ceres House, a nondescript government building on Nettleham Road, Lincoln, would often tell me that in the mid-1980s he was amazed and mystified by the appearance one morning of a misty human figure that walked like a man and which appeared through the southern wall, walked through the room past him, and disappeared through the opposite wall in complete silence.
T.C. was always adamant about what he saw, although he made no attempt to explain it, merely stating what he had seen. The cleaners here all know of this ghost today, and one who left a couple of years ago would shush people up whenever the incident was mentioned, since it frightened her to a certain degree. Any time anything goes missing it is jokingly blamed on ‘the ghost’ these days.
Most recently (2010) a staff member driving past the building at midnight observed that there were lights on in the place; these are on sensors and need to be ‘triggered’ by movement to make them come on. Needless to say that at midnight no-one would have been in the place (security close and lock the building about 7pm). The building only dates to about 1977.