Cheshire - Paranormal Database Records


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.



Location: Runcorn - Norton Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: A trespasser on the site claimed to hear beautiful singing while on the site, as well as seeing a couple of glowing monks.



Location: Runcorn - Town Park area and a location close to the Royal British Legion
Type: Other
Date / Time: September 2012
Further Comments: On two occasions witnesses claimed that a figure dressed all in black with red glowing eyes had prevented crime. The first instance the figure had prevented a motorbike theft, and in the second had taken on a gang of six young people, disarming them before disappearing into the night.



Location: Sandbach - Lower Chequer Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The only thing known about this spooky entity is that is named only 'You'.


Sir John Radcliffe

Location: Sandbach - Old Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A sixteenth century owner of the building, Sir John is said to be only one of fourteen entities which have been reported on site, including a lady dressed in a beekeeper's outfit.



Location: Sandbach - Private house along Park Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s onwards
Further Comments: This phantom monk was said to have manifested to Christmas Carollers during the 1930s, and although not malevolent, continues to wake people who sleep in the house. The figure is said to wear shoes which curl upwards at the toe.



Location: Sandbach - Scotch Common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A battle occurred here between Scots and locals in 1651 - the shades of the defeated Scottish troops are reported to be still at unrest.



Location: Sandbach - Territorial Army Drill Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A large door would be heard closing itself, while others reported the sound of heavy boots coming from the empty hall. It was reported that locals believed the sounds to be created by the ghost of a sergeant who had died some time previous.


Traffic Deadlock

Location: Shocklach - Area around the church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a year, the Brereton family return from the grave to rendezvous at this church - their phantom coaches are reported to create tailbacks!


Moving Island

Location: Siddington - Redes Lake
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: A knight was convinced that his girlfriend was seeing another man, and told her he would never see her again until the island in the lake moved - it promptly started drifting, and has done so ever since.


Floating Bowl

Location: Smallwood - Private residence
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A former occupier of this property reported witnessing mild polt-like effects while here, including a bowl floating in mid air, the pulling of hair, and sounds of crashing plates in the kitchen.


Headless Kidnapper

Location: Spurstow - Dead Man's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A member of the Spurstow family was beheaded as a kidnap attempt that he had masterminded went wrong. His headless shade now walks along the road that the body was taken.


Dwarf Attack

Location: Stockport - Abney Hall, Cheadle
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1998
Further Comments: A small group of students reported being attacked by a dwarf-like alien wearing martial arts clothing. Some believed that the entity was trying to drain their life-force.


Scarlet Rider

Location: Stockport - Bramall (also known as Bramhall) Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This figure on horseback, dressed in an unmistakable red, appears once a year - in 1630 he is said to have taken the life of the owner of the hall.



Location: Stockport - Dukinfield Chapel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1646
Further Comments: During a service in the chapel, an invisible entity moved around the church, drumming so loud the sound drove all the congregation away.



Location: Stockport - Gardener's Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former member of staff claimed the pub's cellar was haunted by a ghost named John - failure to say 'good morning' to the ghost would result in him wolf whistling in your ear. The phantom would also object it the cellar was rearranged and would move things around and turn taps on.


Glowing Lady

Location: Stockport - St Thomas's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death
Further Comments: This radiant woman appears dressed as either a nurse or a nun, and always just before the death of a patient on a certain ward.



Location: Stockport - Star and Garter public house and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young boy who was murdered nearby in 1861, George is still said to play with living children.


Figure in Hat

Location: Stockport - Stockport Grammar School, Victorian convent house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1964 and onwards
Further Comments: A group photograph taken at the school in 1964 shows a figure in a hat standing at the rear of the group, at an angle otherwise impossible to be caught on film. Witnesses say that the convent house is haunted by footsteps coming from empty parts of the building.



Location: Stockport - Thatched House public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lurking in the cellar, this female shade is said to horrify anyone who encounter her. Another ghost, Doctor James Briscall, is said to sit at the bar - the doctor set the building up as the town's first infirmary.


Former Workers

Location: Styal - Quarry Bank Mill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The National Trust named the mill in their top ten most haunted locations, claiming a gang of former workers were still residing there.


Old Man Marriott

Location: Sutton Lane End - Rossendale wood (known locally as Marriott`s Wood)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, said to occur around midnight
Further Comments: A ghostly figure of Old Man Marriott is said to walk down the road with his sheep dog and his gun.


Cromwellian Victim

Location: Tarvin - Bridal path near The Headless Woman inn, running from Hockenhull Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old servant woman was decapitated by agents of Cromwell, after she refused to betray her master's fortune to them. She was once seen so often, they named a public house after her!


Aging Woman

Location: Thurstaston - Thurstaston Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The artist Reginald Easton reported waking during the night and seeing an old woman standing by his bed when he spent a night at the hall. He was so impressed he spent a further week at the hall, drawing the ghost when he saw it. She is believed to have murdered a child in the hall.


Old Woman

Location: Toft - Seven Sisters
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shade of an old woman is reported to sit under this group of trees.

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