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Paull Lighthouse stands on the banks of the River Humber about five miles East of Kingston Upon Hull in Yorkshire. It was built by Trinity House in 1836 to guide ships leaving Hull. Due to the constantly changing channels in the River Humber it was eventually taken out of service and became a private residence when two new lights were built further up the Humber.

 

There are many stories linked with Paull lighthouse, there are rumoured to be tunnels running from the building to the beach whose actual purpose is unknown and the entrances have been blocked up but the local legend is that these tunnels were used for smuggling!!

The Lighthouse is also supposedly haunted: the current owner told us that on several occasions he has heard footsteps in the tower while he has been alone in the house, and various people have witnessed lights switching on and off on their own, as well as the TV turning on when entering the room. Items move themselves around the house: in one instance an electric razor moved - without human help! - from a downstairs room to an upstairs bedroom. It disappeared from a desk and reappeared in the middle of the bedroom floor, in full view : the rooms are both used daily but the razor took over a fortnight to get there. The Ghost is said to be female and (fortunately) friendly.

Every lighthouse needs a cat but this one has four! One in particular is known as Walker - the disappearing cat who has moved out of the lighthouse but still returns at very special times to the current owner, for example at the exact time he was born on his birthday and on the 2nd anniversary of his mother's death Walker turned up at the exact time she died. So the lighthouse has some ghostly goings on that even affect the cat!

 

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