Cheshire - Paranormal Database Records

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.

Pet Duck

Location: Tushingham - Blue Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This tame bird was killed by a landlord after it took to attacking patrons. Unfortunately, death failed to prevent the ankle pecker continuing its work, and it fell on members of the clergy to exorcise the spirit.

Trapped in a Bird

Location: Utkinton - Utkinton Hall
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Sixteenth century
Further Comments: A priest who was called in to deal with a troublesome spirit trapped it within the body of a blackbird. It is said that all the blackbirds on the grounds of the hall today are descended from that particular bird.

Mr McGraw

Location: Wallasey - Oldershaw Grammar School
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Dressed in his headmaster's gown, this figure has been both seen and heard on different occasions - when seen by a cleaner, she convinced the caretaker to arm himself with a pistol and search the area!

Man with Slick White Hair

Location: Warrington - A50 leading to Warrington from Knutford
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: May 1995
Further Comments: A driver speeding down the A50 passed a man in the road who was trying to flag him down. The figure had slicked back white hair, and wore black clothing. The driver decided to go back and help the man, stopping about a kilometre further along the road, but to his horror realised the man was now standing a couple of metres behind his car - it would have been impossible for the figure to catch up with the vehicle in such a short period of time. The driver drove off again, not wanting to engage with the man with the white hair.

Murder Victim

Location: Warrington - Bewsey Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: His life snuffed out at some point in the 1930s, this shade has remained earthbound since. The hall may also be haunted by a white Lady, thought to be Lady Isabella le Botelor.


Location: Warrington - Black Horse Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One story says that the area around the inn is haunted by a stumbling and / or crawling figure who vanishes when approached. Some name him as Giles Boston, mortally injured during a fight with Royalist troops.

Grey Lady

Location: Warrington - Hollins Park House (aka Winwick Hall, former hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 2005?
Further Comments: This part of the old hospital site was said to be haunted by a grey lady and the sounds of children running and shouting. Other parts of the hospital, since demolished and replaced with an housing estate, were home to a phantom nun reputed to walk into one room here and take a seat before disappearing. She was said to be only visible from the knees up. Other phantoms included an American GI, white ladies, and former members of staff.

Dick Peabody

Location: Warrington - Lower Angel tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghostly figure is blamed whenever a member of staff has their bottom pinched...

Tearaway Kids

Location: Warrington - Marsh House Lane, private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A ghostbuster claimed to have rid this house of a total of five spirits, all teenagers or younger, who were making the home owners life a living hell.

Banging Door

Location: Warrington - Walton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 1915
Further Comments: A young married couple reported being woken by their bedroom door being thrown open by an invisible entity, and slammed shut a few seconds later. They were later told an old woman was supposed to haunt their bedroom.


Location: Widnes - Asda store, Hale Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s?
Further Comments: Fortean TV reported this superstore as possessing ghosts in its EPOS room and bakery.

Human Fireball

Location: Widnes - Halton College
Type: SHC
Date / Time: 1985
Further Comments: A girl walking down stairs with a group of friends suddenly burst into flame. They quickly beat the flames out, but she later died of her injuries.

White Woman

Location: Widnes - The Clinc pond, off Alder? Lane
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local story states that the Clinc is haunted by a white lady who tries to pull people into the water.

Greenish Grey Craft

Location: Wilmslow - Behind Hooper's, Alderley Road
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 04:10h, 07 January 1966
Further Comments: While patrolling the town centre, PC Colin Perks spotted a hovering craft that glowed a greenish grey colour. Colin said the UFO was around thirty foot long and that he could see portholes along the side. After several seconds it flew off.

Young Woman in White

Location: Winnington - Winnington Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870s?
Further Comments: This unnamed woman managed to accidentally lance an artery and bled to death in the 1770s. Her phantom was last encountered by an Irish labourer who spotted her surrounded by mist.

Man in Overcoat

Location: Winsford - Bostock Road, Wharton Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 November 2010, 00:20h
Further Comments: While cycling home, this witness spotted a man drifting along the road. The phantom wore a heavy long coat with a hat not too dissimilar to that which a cowboy would wear. The figure's legs were not visible. The witness watched the figure for around ten seconds and when eye contact was made, the apparition vanished.

Mirror Smasher

Location: Winsford - De.bees nightclub
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: An orb was blamed for smashing a mirror in the toilets when no one was present - footage of the incident was uploaded to Youtube.

Pig the Builder

Location: Winwick - Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The foundations of the church was set in another location, but a squealing pig moved them all in one night to the spot where St Oswald had fallen. A carving of the pig exists in the church wall.

Hitchhiker in Leather

Location: Wybunbury - A51 near to the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 October 1996
Further Comments: A driver picked up a male hitchhiker wearing old style motorbike leathers - a short while into the journey, driver realised that the hitcher had vanished, though the seatbelt was still in place and the door was locked.

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