Derbyshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Children Playing

Location: Derby - Assembly Rooms, the Darwin Suite
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This suite is reportedly haunted by a group of spectral children, singing and dancing. Elsewhere in the same building, a Victorian woman has been seen walking.


 
 


Maid in Derby

Location: Derby - Bell Hotel, Sadler Gate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former employee at the hotel, the maid dressed in eighteenth century clothing continues to work post-mortem. A Victorian woman has also been reported as she slowly fades away before witnesses.


 
 


Lady in Blue

Location: Derby - Bell Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: One of three entities purported to lurk within these walls, the lady in blue is dressed in Victorian clothing, while a phantom maid wears a uniform which dates her back to the eighteenth century. The third presence takes the form of a poltergeist that throws small items around when distressed.


 
 


Roman Centurion

Location: Derby - Chester Green
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Though only one has been seen, many believe this area to be haunted by a division of Roman troops who can be heard matching late at night.


 
 


Unknown

Location: Derby - Dagenham's department store
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A brief article from the Ghosts_UK Newsgroup only mentioned this shop was allegedly haunted.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Derby - Derby Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen on the steps behind the structure, this white lady is known to make brief appearances. A woman in tears has also been seen near the cathedral, carrying a young child. The same location is home to a man wearing old fashioned clothing, not forgetting the former executioner who killed his father and brother who jointly haunts the area.


 
 


Joseph Moss

Location: Derby - Derby Fish Market
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: PC Moss was the first police officer to be shot and murdered in Derby, 1859. His ghost once haunted the police station, but when it was made way for the fish market, Moss remained in the area.


 
 


The Condemned

Location: Derby - Derby Gaol (former prison), Friargate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: An Australian tourist who decided to spend the night in this haunted building, a former jail, reported hearing a number of strange sounds during the night. She also reported that her pillow moved by itself.


 
 


Fish Fall

Location: Derby - Exact location unknown
Type: Other
Date / Time: 8 July 1841
Further Comments: A mixture of fish, some 50 mm in length, and ice fell on the city.


 
 


Irish Bare Knuckle Fighter

Location: Derby - Falstaff Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This pub claims to be haunted by four separate ghosts; a young boy, an ex-landlord, an Irish prize-winning bare knuckle fighter and a sergeant-major. In addition to these spooks being seen, items are moved and hidden, electrical appliances are switched on and off.


 
 


Slamming Doors

Location: Derby - Former Howard Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once housing prisoners in the basement, the cell doors can still be heard being slammed closed - even though they were removed years previous. People have reported seeing an apparition that could be a former guard or a prisoner, though why the shade of a little child heard crying is here is anyone's guess.


 
 


Black Monk

Location: Derby - Friary Hotel, currently the Friar Gate Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: One of the corridors in this building, built on the site of a friary, is haunted by a monk dressed in black robes. Other witnesses claim to have seen more than one monk here, sometimes headless. Another shade is that of a Victorian gentleman, who may have killed himself on site.


 
 


Man in Blue Coat

Location: Derby - George Inn (currently Lafferty's)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This man with long hair is normally seen on the landing. It is unclear whether he is responsible for the poltergeist activity which throws items around the bar and shattering beer glasses.


 
 


Pin Striped Man

Location: Derby - Georgian House Hotel, Ashbourne Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom guest of this hotel, the man in the pin striped suit is blamed for slamming doors and falling items.


 
 


George

Location: Derby - Green Man public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After several Saxon bodies were discovered under the pub, there was a brief paranormal outbreak - the landlord encountered a figure standing by the piano (which was also moved), a pan containing food flew across the floor (emptying the bar), lights were switched on and off, and banging and thumps at night ensured the landlord had very disturbed sleep.


 
 


Alice Wheeldon

Location: Derby - Guildhall, tunnels that run underneath the building
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A suffragette who tried to poison a Prime Minister, Alice has since been seen lurking in these tunnels. Workers down here have also spotted a ghostly young lad passing though.


 
 


Monk

Location: Derby - Jimmy's public house, St James Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While the sound of plainchant haunts this pub, outside a ghostly monk heads towards his monastery that was demolished many years ago.


 
 


Black Clad Figure

Location: Derby - MacDonald's restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This entity, wearing a long black raincoat, reputedly emerges from a wall after first appearing in Miss Selfridge clothing store.


 
 


Cloaked Man

Location: Derby - Manufacturing site, Alfreton Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: During a nightshift a worker at the site spotted a black cloaked figure glide by a glass door. The figure turned to look at the witness and they reported seeing his Adam's Apple.


 
 


Black Clad Figure

Location: Derby - Miss Selfridges clothing store
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This entity, wearing a long black raincoat appears in this store before vanishing into a wall, only to reappear in MacDonald's.


 
 


Old Soldiers

Location: Derby - Normanton Barracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Squadies tell tales of seeing strange people in the newer buildings who vanish if approached, while outside a phantom horse and cart are occasionally seen.


 
 


Drink Obsessed

Location: Derby - O'lafferty's public house (once known as The George), Sadlergate
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This entity, which enjoys switching the barrels off and causing general mischief, could be related to the thousand year old skull discovered in the basement.


 
 


Former Workers

Location: Derby - Pickford's House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A long dead gardener still walks along the lawns he once worked so hard on, while a woman haunts the kitchen. The child seen dancing in the house is thought to be a member of the Pickford family.


 
 


Slumped Man

Location: Derby - Private house along Derby Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The haunting first came to light during a house warming party, at which a visitor to the house spotted the body of a man slumped over a banister. The figure was seen again a bit later, reflected in the mirror in the bathroom. Doors would also unlock themselves.


 
 


Asian Man

Location: Derby - Private residence along Dexter Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977
Further Comments: A family sold their house for less than market value to escape the haunting apparition of a young Asian man. An elderly woman was also seen, and crying heard from the attic.


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