Derbyshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Decapitated Man

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


 
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.


 
Cloaked Figure

Location: Derby - Royal Hospital, built on site of Derby City Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2009 (media reports), November 2011 (nurses)
Further Comments: Staff had reported seeing a figure wearing a black cloak in various parts of the new hospital, particularly around the morgue. While initially the media reported that an exorcism would take place, a later statement from the hospital denied this. Some believe the figure to be a Roman soldier who died nearby, as the old Derby City Hospital was constructed on an ancient Roman road. In November 2011 a witness reported seeing two nurses in old fashioned clothing, one male and the other female, standing by the foot of her bed. They watched the witness in a caring way.


 
Lady in Grey

Location: Derby - Seymour's Wine Bar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be a non-threatening presence, this elderly woman dressed in grey is accompanied by the smell of lavender. Mild poltergeist behaviour is also reported, with small items disappearing, only to reappear days or weeks later.


 
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.


 
Figure in Overalls

Location: Derby - Showroom, West Meadows Industrial Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1999, 02:00h
Further Comments: While working as a security guard, this witness and his dog observed a figure dressed in white overalls walk along the side of a building. The guard and dog followed the figure who disappeared around a corner. When the guard turned the corner he was faced with a dead-end; a locked gate with barbed wire along the top. Two days later the guard spotted the same figure, once again at two in the morning. The guard chased the overall clad stranger, taking his eyes off the figure momentarily, only for him to vanish.


 
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.


 
Young Woman

Location: Derby - Spondon area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young woman is said to walk the streets calling out for her brother who died during a war. The form is said to be faint and blurry.


 
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.


 
Nun in a Carriage

Location: Derby - St Mary's Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Travelling in a royal carriage, a nun passes over the bridge only to vanish shortly after reaching the other side.


 
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.


 
Screaming

Location: Derby - Well Street - St Mary's Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The bridge was once used to display the bodies and limbs of executed criminals and priests - their cries are a reminder of the method of their deaths.


 
I Live Here

Location: Derby - William & Glyn's Bank, Corn Market
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1973
Further Comments: Three builders demolishing walls within the bank's basement knocked through to a hidden cavity where they spotted a young boy. One of the men asked the youngster what he was doing there. The boy replied 'I live here', before vanishing before their eyes.


 
Bump

Location: Derby - Ye Olde Dolphin Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 February 2002
Further Comments: A family sitting at one table felt it move slightly, as if someone had bumped into it, although no one could be seen. At the same time a picture on the wall moved slightly. The inn is said to be haunted by a grey figure, seen in the restaurant.


 
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: In 1859 PC Moss became the first police officer to be shot and murdered in Derby. His ghost haunted the police station, and when it was demolished and replaced by the fish market, Moss remained in the area.


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