Derbyshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
Fireman

Location: Darley Dale - Rail station - area around the sheds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a fireman reportedly haunts the sheds at this aging station.


 
Pyromaniac

Location: Darley Dale - Quiet Woman Inn (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1966
Further Comments: An aging legend says that the inn was haunted by a woman with a taste for fire - the inn burnt down several times over the years, and after the final blaze in 1966, no one rebuilt the structure.


 
Peddler

Location: Darley Dale - Ghost Lane, runs past the churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom peddler who haunts this lane is said to have been murdered on the spot during the Seventeenth Century.


 
Hob Hurst

Location: Deepdale - Thirst House - cave below Topley Pike
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hob Hurst, the generic name for a helpful yet sometimes mischievous entity in this region, is said to have watched over a healing spring here.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Sounds of a Running Battle

Location: Derby - Alvaston area, near the castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Three girls reported listening to the sounds of a small battle here in the early twentieth century - gunfire, galloping horses, and men shouting. The sounds were also heard by four people out late at night during the 1980s.


 
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.


 
Lady in Blue

Location: Derby - The Haus, once known as the Jacobean House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Around 400 years old, the Jacobean House is home to a headless coachman who drives his carriage through a former archway of the building. Also seen is a lady in blue, who descends the main staircase, while another man (believed to have committed suicide) has also been spotted on the upper floors of the building.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Chained Man

Location: Derby - Agard Street (Court Four?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be the shade of Richard Thorley who murdered a woman here, his victim's ghost is also seen around the area, dressed in blue.


 
Tortured Woman

Location: Derby - Shire Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Interrogated by having heavy weights placed upon her chest, the 'questioning' proved too much for this woman who returned to haunt the holding cells.


 
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.


 
Decapitated Man

Location: Derby - Ascot Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A headless gentleman walks around this road.


 
Monk

Location: Derby - St Helen's House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen in the building, the monk is not the sole haunter - a ghostly girl has been seen running through the corridors. Workers in the building who have been there alone have reported hearing a mysterious voice whisper their names.


 
Crying Infant

Location: Derby - Silkmill, Bell Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Pushed to his death, this child can now be heard crying in pain.


 
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.


 
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.


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