Hereford & Worcester - Paranormal Database Records

Money Coffin

Location: Longtown - Longtown Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown - still present
Further Comments: A local myth says that one thousand guineas are buried on this site, concealed within a coffin.

Station Porter

Location: Lyonshall - Disused railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940 onwards
Further Comments: Since closing, this station has become a haunt for a sad looking man, who is said to have once been a porter at the building.

George Bernard Shaw

Location: Malvern - Festival Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: The loud footsteps heard throughout the building are attributed to Shaw, though no one has seen his form.

Eagle Man

Location: Malvern Hills - Exact area unknown
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown - circa late twentieth century?
Further Comments: Two women and their partners out hill walking were hounded by a large eagle-like figure. All four people were left terrified by their encounter, and one of the women collapsed with shock. One man with whom they discussed their encounter with suggested it was a 'gatekeeper entity'.

Lost Soul

Location: Malvern Hills - Upper reaches of the hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The higher parts of these hills, over a thousand feet above sea level, are home to a shade which drifts around lost and confused.


Location: Marden - Marden Pool
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Both the sounds of bells and singing can be heard coming from this small body of water.

Thieving Mermaid

Location: Marden - River Lugg
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An accident sent a church bell into the waters of the local river - a passing mermaid took the opportunity to steal the bell and can sometimes be heard ringing it.

Giant's Grave

Location: Merbach Hill - Arthur's Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This large stone on Merbach Hill is said to be the final resting place of a giant slain by the king.

Sometimes Headless

Location: Michaelchurch - St Michael's Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The shuck which haunted this churchyard sometimes appeared headless.

The Mordiford Dragon

Location: Mordiford - Village and surrounding countryside
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Raised in secret by a local lass after she found the creature on the roadside, this dragon grew up and began to eat the locals and their livestock; the beast never touched its surrogate mother. The creature was finally killed, though the stories differ to whom actually carried out the slaying.

Hetty Walwyn

Location: Much Marcle - Hellens Manor (aka Hellen's House)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Locked in the house by her mother after trying to run away with the stablehand, the ghost of Hetty remains trapped in the building. Another room in the building is reportedly haunted by a priest who was murdered by roundheads.

Moving Land

Location: Much Marcle - Hill
Type: Other
Date / Time: 7 Feb, (17th century?) the move started
Further Comments: A local legend says that the hill in the village moved around 300 metres down the road over a three day period - it destroyed the village church, and killed livestock.


Location: Pershore - Angel Inn and Posting House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994?
Further Comments: This phantom sailor, dressed in a dark blue donkey jacket resembling World War Two uniform, has been observed several times in the dining room. He always stands in front of the fireplace.

Tall Glowing Shape

Location: Pershore - Area around the River Avon
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: August 1965
Further Comments: During a week in August several strange entities were seen, including a glowing square and a six foot high figure floating a metre above the ground, heading towards a local churchyard. A group of fifty (!) ghost hunters formed a circle around one misty shape but it vanished.

Horse-Drawn Coach

Location: Pershore - High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1975
Further Comments: A woman heard the sounds of a horse drawn coach outside her place of employment, but when she looked out of the window, nothing could be seen.

Black Panther

Location: Pershore - Outside of Croome Estate
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 01 June 2012, April 2016
Further Comments: A witness reported seeing a black panther moving through a rapeseed field in 2012, while in 2016, another couple reported seeing another black cat in the same area.

Shadowy Figure

Location: Pershore - Pershore Working Men's and Old Comrades Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1976-1977
Further Comments: Late at night a shadowy figure was frequently seen moving from the entrance to the club through to the ballroom. Numerous witnesses, including local police officers, who insisted on investigating would never find anyone. Poltergeist activity was also reported in the club, including glasses breaking and temperature fluctuations. One man who dismissed the sightings tried to spend the night there - he fled after being overwhelmed by a sense of fear.

Green Flash

Location: Pershore - Skies above the area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Circa 2005
Further Comments: One witness reported seeing a green flash in the sky, followed by a green light 'swirling' before vanishing.


Location: Pershore - Talbot public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom Royalist soldier, connected to the 1651 Battle of Worcester, is said to haunt this pub.

Steam Whistle

Location: Redditch - Along the A441 by Oakenshaw McDonalds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: On quiet nights you are said to be able to hear a steam whistle from a train which once passed along this area before the line was closed by Beecham.


Location: Redditch - Blackhill (or Brockhill) Women's Prison, on the grounds of Hewell Grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Several people reported seeing a ghost in a habit pass through a wall inside the prison complex. Staff at the prison have also reported feeling 'uneasy' at night.

Lady Mohun

Location: Redditch - Moon's Moat
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 January (reoccurring) but last seen 21 January 2003
Further Comments: This small, moated island is reportedly haunted by this woman, who is reported to appear every St Agnes Eve.

Sound of Horses

Location: Redditch - The Lane, Church Hill South
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that the phantom horses heard in this area belonged to Roman riders who fell into a large pit trap dug by their enemies.

Woman Rower

Location: River Wye - General Area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to tragedy
Further Comments: This lowly figure, heard screaming and crying in pain, appears to those who will shortly undergo grief and loss.

Figure with a Lamp

Location: Ross on Wye - King Charles II public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A photograph taken at the pub during the 1970s shows what appears to be a Victorian gentleman holding a lamp in the cellar. There have also been reports of apparitions and icy chills in the corridor above the cellar.

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