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From the A15 terror who jumps on cars to the rabbit demon ... our haunted highways

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: October 30, 2010

Haunted highway

On the road to terror: Have you seen a ghost on the roads of Lincolnshire?

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A RABBIT demon and an olive-skinned phantom make Lincolnshire's roads some of the spookiest in Britain.

Lincolnshire has been ranked 12th in a list of counties with the most haunted highways, with 23 roads currently showing paranormal activity.

The list has been compiled by paranormal researcher Daren Mann, 37, of Ipswich, who records ghost sightings on his website ParanormalDatabase.com

Other famous ghost sightings include a ghoulish black dog, legless military personnel and a Victorian cyclist who haunts Louth.

Mr Mann said: "A legend says that a country lane near Willoughton was home to a rabbit-sized demon, which could run as fast as a bicycle.

"That same area is said to be haunted by a shuck, which is the name given to a large demonic dog, traditionally seen as a bad omen.

"The dog is said to be the size of a calf with large, red, glowing eyes. People would see it as a sign of bad luck and whoever saw it would die soon after.

"The rabbit demon could be a shuck-like creature, seen by people who have done something morally questionable as a warning to mend their ways or risk being dragged to hell.

"A terrifying figure is also said to haunt the A15 at the turning close to Ruskington. The phantom is described as possessing olive-coloured skin with a pitted face and would jump onto the bonnets of passing cars, clinging on for a few dozen metres before vanishing.

"I've been to visit Lincolnshire in the past to collect ghost stories and take photographs. It's just such a wonderful place, with a paranormal edge to it."

Lynne Reeve, 49, of Lincoln, has been an investigator with Shadow Seekers Paranormal Investigation Team for seven years. She said roadside ghosts were common in the county.

She said: "Ghosts are often confined to the roadside because it's the last walk of life and they're trapped there.

"There's a stretch of road just before Wigsley Road in Lincoln that is haunted.

"There's an S-bend and a blind corner. We were driving there one day and just before that blind corner I could see a man walk across the road.

"It was during the day and quite light when I saw him. He seemed to be wearing khaki trousers and a grey shirt with squares. He must have only been in his mid-30s when he died.

"He was only about 4ft in front of the car, but all of a sudden he disappeared. I saw him disappear with my own two eyes."

* Have you seen a ghost on the roads of Lincolnshire? Tell us by posting a comment below.

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  • Scoobyjimbo  |  April 08 2013, 11:52PM

    I recently went to Higson Road in Lincoln where the steps lead to St George's Hospital, I had 3 photos taken at the very beginning of the steps at the end of Higson Rd and a mist appeared in front of my face on all 3 photos. A few seconds my wife took a couple of pictures of my daughter in the same spot and they are normal. I was showing my wife and 3 children where I used to go when I was younger and got out to look down the hill and was returning to the car when my wife took the photos, and the strange thing was there was a young couple a little down the steps I took to be lovers but my wife says they never moved the whole time we were there.

  • Miss_Guided  |  October 25 2011, 4:25PM

    MCDonald, Nice one. I nearly fell off my chair laughing.

  • M_C_Donald  |  October 25 2011, 4:21PM

    Mr Mann said: "A legend says that a country lane near Willoughton was home to a rabbit-sized demon, which could run as fast as a bicycle." A rabbit then.

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  • Bill_Door  |  October 25 2011, 3:57PM

    legless military personnel in Louth, eh? Similar to weekends in Lincoln,then.

  • Miss_Guided  |  October 25 2011, 3:50PM

    Boultham Park Road is very strange nowadays. It seems to be full of whining, crying voices. They mutter bitterly in the night. If you listen closely you can faintly hear voices say "Planning Committee" and "The end is nigh". Hopefully a religous group will take route in the loacl community and drive out these demonic voices and leave this area in peace. Keep smiling!

  • louthparanorm  |  October 25 2011, 3:39PM

    on our website we have a list of these type of sightings reported by the public louthparanormal.co.uk

  • louthparanorm  |  October 25 2011, 3:32PM

    we have a list of personal accounts that people have sent to us. http://tinyurl.com/5w5jl3q

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    adam, lincoln  |  November 04 2010, 2:24PM

    another tale from the crypt.... the other night (31st october i believe) i drove up the high street and could have sworn i saw a vampire and a zombie staggering along the pavement holding kebabs. i just had to do a u-turn to check my eyes were not deceiving me and bejesus - there they were again. well, to make absolutely sure i turned round south park roundabout to check 1 final time and they had disappeared. the hairs on the back of my neck still stand on end every time i drive past kfc...

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    adam, lincoln  |  November 04 2010, 2:21PM

    "dog barks at something, for some reason" shocker!!!! what next? i left my back door open on a windy day and it seemed to mysteriously close all by itself for some reason?? purleeeze, go jump on a boat and sail off the edge of the earth for me....

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    adam, lincoln  |  November 04 2010, 2:18PM

    i was driving down the a15 once and it started chucking it down right out of nowhere. just 2 minutes later it stopped. could this be paranormal activity too?

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