Many thanks to Uncanny UK reader Marian (full name and address supplied) for letting us know about this, as far as we know, previously unrecorded haunted house in a small town in north Lincolnshire. Naturally, we can’t give precise details of the location because the house is rented accommodation and the landlord probably wouldn’t be too happy with us identifying it as haunted – especially since, according to Marian, no one seems able to stay there long.
My partner and I had moved into rented accommodation in Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire. We ended up renting and moving into a modern semi-detached house in 2007. We were informed the house had been built in the last 18 months. My partner and I are both professional people and have full time jobs. We are not the type to believe in ghosts, supernatural etc. and have often scoffed at those who do.
Everything was ok with the house (it wasn’t our first choice but was alright for an interim measure) for about a month. Then when sitting downstairs we starting noticing the sound of someone walking across the floor above us. We also heard other sounds like a window opening. Now normally we would have put these sounds down to general creaking but this was a new house and the floors upstairs were chipboard flooring and the windows were modern and had locks. We did go to investigate but of course found nothing. After a while we started to get used to them and simply ignored the sounds.
Then one night (about 10.30pm) I was watching television and saw 2 figures in the corner of the room. One was standing and the other sitting down. I wasn’t frightened but there was no ‘bad’ presence around the figures. When I blinked, they vanished. I never saw those figures again.
After that things became more sinister. I woke one night to see a tall man in black at the end of my bed. This was a frightening sight and I woke my partner. We turned on the light but the man vanished. I put this down to a nightmare at the time but saw this figure on another occasion.
During the night, I daren’t go outside the bedroom door and if I needed the loo (luckily we had an en suite) I would run back to bed.
This progressed to feeling scared about also going upstairs during the day. Although there was no drop in temperature it just felt as though there was some kind of presence there.
We moved out of that house after 10 months and bought a house in the village. I had spent most of my childhood in a Georgian house but never experienced any strange atmosphere or seen figures before. In fact, I didn’t believe in ghosts etc as I thought they were the results of an overactive imagination or too much drink. The really strange thing is that it was a new house but we both felt the sinister presence.
I believe the people who moved in after us didn’t stop long either and the house is up for rent once again.