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Lincolnshire Ghost Hunter
I’m always keen to look into a mystery but it’s a little unerring to become the mystery :shock:
“Who Ya Gonna Call . . . ”

The Lincolnshire Ghost Buster ~ That’s me . . apparently :shock:
Firstly, my thanks go to our top man Angry Mutant who spotted this and kindly reported in, I’m very appreciative.

I’ll bet you’re surprised to know I’m an Esoteric Detective, Scourge of Spectres, Gumshoe of Ghosts, PI of Phantasms and a Seeker of Spooks - hands up if you knew - come on I’ll bet you’re surprised by the news . . . I know I was !!!

Add to that surprise, I’m also in print - the excerpt above is taken from Susana O’Neill’s book Folklore of Lincolnshire the reference number refers to this website in the source notes to rear of book, so it is me . . . Wraith Finder General.

It’s quite a surprise finding out that one’s a Ghost Hunter, especially when I don’t believe in ghosts, but I’m really quite enamoured by itt, in fact I may even adopt this mantle that’s been thrust unbidden upon me.
For quite some time I’ve felt my image needed a boost, I’ve wanted to be seen as more ‘dynamic’ and this could be just the job.

I’m also wondering what the opportunities are for meeting Hot Chicks in this line of work, remembering American Horror films the scenario seems to be one of impossibly spooky looking houses full of supernatural creatures and young women running around in lingerie desperately in need of assistance - this Ghost Hunting caper sounds like it may have possibilities :)

So if you’re being pestered by a Poltergeist or badgered by a Banshee then . . . who ya gonna call ?!?

Spectrally yours,


  1. v said,

    June 8, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    … I can envisage this you know. You would need an idiosyncratic trademark style of course, such as a Fedora and a Cape, maybe a top hat, smoking jacket and bow tie, a cane .

    Yes I can envisage this.

    I’m glad you don’t believe in ghosts though. They’ll be saying that you believe man landed on the moon next.

  2. Rod said,

    June 8, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    I’m seeing it too, cape, top hat and cane - frankly any excuse that would allow me to get away with it :)
    I shall be the most debonair of Ghost Hunters and if I fail to find anything spectral I shall at least cut a dash!
    Hauntingly yours,

  3. v said,

    June 8, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    Speaking of canes, I am dressed up tomorrow. Victorian classroom at a Free event in South Manchester, A very different type of cane though ;)

    It’s the very house where my workshops inadvertently started a whole host of local ghost stories, now supposedly well established in local history whereas in reality, I just invented them for a workshop four years ago. Shame on me. The last of the great debunkers on all things ghostly and look what I have started.

  4. angry_mutant said,

    June 8, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    If you have designs on Miss Sigourney Weaver, mate, you’re in the queue behind me! :-)

  5. pikey pete said,

    June 9, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    appa–rant–ly there is a friendly ghosts which as taken up residence in the closed welholme galleries many a moonlight night it can be heard too utter the ghostly words ..where as our bequethed treasure gone ,,,,,,where as our bequethed treasure gone…….where as our bequethed treasure gone. many a night security guard as tried to tempt this ghoul with a fresh kipper too keep the noise down but too no avail

  6. Rod said,

    June 9, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    I’ll pass on joining that queue :evil:

  7. Rod said,

    June 9, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    I wonder why there aren’t huge numbers of ghost sightings at museums - it would seem a likely place for them . . .

  8. Cid said,

    June 9, 2013 @ 11:01 pm


    Is it true that lately the women of Lincolnshire are queuing up for the ‘ghost walk’ around the City…. not for the ghosts I understand but the possibility of sighting the county’s answer to the Hooded Claw :) (that’s a Penelope Pitstop reference for those too young to know)


  9. Rod said,

    June 10, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I’m reminded of a comment some time ago by Mrs History Hunter

    I suggested, for a reason that now escapes me, that young women were queuing to see me.
    Enter Mrs HH
    “Why? Have you got a job at the benefits agency?”

    Fantastic :)

    We need more Penelope Pitstop - I’m a life long fan of Mutley :)
    Rod ~ Man of Mystery

  10. v said,

    June 10, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    You say,

    I wonder why there aren’t huge numbers of ghost sightings at museums - it would seem a likely place for them . . .

    I work in museums, Tudor and Victorian buildings at odd times of day and have also done Halloween
    ( Ok ok , I know but it pays ! ) .

    All I can say is that I have never encountered one yet and any supposed sightings or happenings have always been explained.

  11. bonnie r. said,

    November 13, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

    Rod, Wonderful—-now i know “who ah’m gonna call” on skeery nights…and p.s. yes i’ll be in my finest (Victoria’s Secret) lingerie…..if only you travelled….
    :twisted: :) yrs, bonnie r.

  12. Rod said,

    November 13, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

    I’d forgotten about my ghost hunter credentials - memory like a sieve

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