Cheshire - Paranormal Database Records


White Woman

Location: Macclesfield - Kendel Road (area known locally as the Birdy)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: This area is reputed to be haunted by a white woman with no feet.



Location: Macclesfield - Maggoty's Wood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A figure has been reported dancing about the woods, their clothing adjourned with bells. The grave of the last 'real' jester in England is housed in this wooded area, and it is believed that the shade is he.


Caroline and Friends

Location: Macclesfield - Paradise Mill, Silk Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 October 2007
Further Comments: After staff reported hearing children's ghostly laughter, the Shadow Seekers paranormal team were called in. Members of the group claimed to have used dowsing rods to determine that the spirits of four children remained in the mill - Caroline, Sarah, Rebecca and John.


White Dog

Location: Macclesfield - South of railway station
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: November 2011, around 21:45
Further Comments: Departing the station, this train driver reported seeing a white misty dog move quickly across the track from left to right. One side of the railway stands a six metre high wall, while on the other a 3.5 metre high mesh fence - nowhere where the dog could have come from or disappeared to.



Location: Malpas - The Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This pub spirit is heard walking around at night, opening and closing doors.


Headless King Charles

Location: Marple - Marple Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The headless ghost of King Charles has been seen here, though he never visited the place. The nearby river Goyt is haunted by a wailing woman who once lived at the hall - her lover was drowned in the river, and she waits and cries near the spot.



Location: Middlewich - Chadwick Fields (adult day care centre), Coronation Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: This noisy member of the building sings, walks around the upper part of the floor, slams doors, and sometimes locks the bathroom door, just for fun.


Slain Dragon

Location: Moston - Exact location unknown
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local story tells of how Sir Thomas Venables shot and killed a dragon here by shooting an arrow into the eye, just as it picked up a small child to eat.


Sister Ida

Location: Moulton - Vale Royal Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sister Ida's shade was thought to come back to bring attention to the suspicious death of the abbess. An unnamed road leading to the abbey is haunted by a decapitated head that rolls on the floor - this belonged to a monk who was murdered while taking a message to the building.


Fire Protection

Location: Nantwich - Churche's Mansion
Type: Other
Date / Time: Still standing
Further Comments: This house has a salamander carved into the wall to protect it from fire. It appears to have worked, as a large blaze in the community in 1583 levelled most of the town, but failed to touch the protected home.


Former Owner

Location: Nantwich - Lamb Hotel (now closed)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A former owner of the hotel killed himself with a shotgun after discovering his wife was having an affair. His ghost was blamed for ringing bells in the kitchen after it had been closed for the night.


Grey Lady

Location: Nantwich - Rookery Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom lady is reputed to walk the corridors of the hotel leaving the scent of flowers as she passes. Her portrait hangs in the drawing room. Another phantom is that of a young lad who cries over his missing dog (the grave of which is close to the walled garden).



Location: Neston - Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: An unknown priest once arrived here and gave mass before mysteriously vanishing. It was later discovered that his description matched that of a former priest who was buried in the churchyard.


Black Hound

Location: Neston - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: To see this huge black dog is normally a sign of ill fortune.


Sir Gaulter and Lady Friend

Location: Northenden - Area near the Mersea
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Stormy Nights
Further Comments: These two figures reportedly haunt the shore line of the Mersea.



Location: Northwich - Primary School in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A local myth tells of a young girl named Stephanie died in a fire (or a car crash, or run over by a steamroller, depending on the story); her ghost returned to the school and could be heard screaming 'Mummy, mummy, nooo..!'



Location: Northwich - Unknown private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: A mother called in a clairvoyant after she heard a man's voice whispering over her baby's intercom. The house had been reported as haunted by its previous occupiers, by an old man named Jack who had died there.


Dropped by Old Nick

Location: Over - Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The church once stood in the middle of the village, but the Devil tried to run off with it. He dropped the building where it currently stands when he heard the ringing of the bells at a nearby abbey.


Old Lady in Red

Location: Parkgate - Quay House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old woman often appeared wearing a large red cape, walking across one of the rooms before taking a seat and waiting for an unknown event.


Dueller and Wife

Location: Plumley - Tabley Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly male figure was killed after a fight, his wife taking her own life in grief. Both figures stand together on the balcony.



Location: Rostherne - St Mary's Church
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Newly married couples avoided passing through the Lychgate as it was believed the marriage would fail, either by discontent or death.



Location: Rostherne Mere - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Easter Sunday (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Her reasons unknown, this mermaid returns once a year to ring a bell hidden deep underwater and sing.


Musket Fire

Location: Rowton - Rowton Moor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Belonging to Civil War soldiers, the exchange of small arms fire still echoes around the area where a battle once raged. The sound of a crying child has also been reported at night.


Big Man

Location: Runcorn - 1 Byron Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1952
Further Comments: A ghostly figure seven foot tall has been seen at the farm. A number of poltergeist-like effects were also felt here, including many house hold items being found broken, banging, and tables violently shaking without anyone near.


Cattle Eaters

Location: Runcorn - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Pre town's construction
Further Comments: Before the town was built here, legend says the area was home to a huge fire breathing dragon that was slain by a local blacksmith annoyed at the amount of cattle he and his friends were losing.

Records 101 - 125, of 136

return to front page




For more paranormal tales online and in the media
follow us:
The Paranormal Database's Haunted Cork is now available on Amazon, featuring dozens of tales from supernatural Ireland.
The Paranormal Field Guide is now out - free for Android and only £1 for Nokia
breathing voids
Abject Ghost's new Breathing Voids is now available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon