Derbyshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
Lady

Location: Derby - Old Vicarage, Wilmorton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: The owners of the house claimed to have seen a ghostly lady walking down the central corridor of this building.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Derby - Private residence, Canal Street (original residence since demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1951
Further Comments: A witness living in this house would hear the name 'Jack' be spoken as they lay in bed. On one occasion the witness awoke to see a woman in a grey laced dress standing in the room, laughing hysterically, her hands on her forehead. Muttered conversations and the sound of furniture being moved around could also be heard on the site.


 
Figure

Location: Derby - Etches Park Rail Depot
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2014
Further Comments: A certain Class 222 train was reputed by workers to be haunted by a shadowy figure which would move around on board, though the engine was known to be empty. The 222 was said to have been involved in several incidents that had resulted in deaths.


 
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 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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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 - 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.


 
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 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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Decapitated Man

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


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