Brighton

 
 


Piano

Location: Brighton - Planet (club)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former member of staff reported that they and other staff have heard a piano being played when the club is quiet and no one else around.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Brighton - Plough Inn, Vicarage Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977 - 1991
Further Comments: The former manager of this inn claimed he heard footsteps at night, sometimes moving slowly, other times running. Each time he investigated, no one would be found.


 
 


Strangeness

Location: Brighton - Preston Circle Fire Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the ghost said to haunt this fire station, although it may be connected to the next door cinema's ghost Tim.


 
 


Lady Ellen Stamford

Location: Brighton - Preston Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This white figure, believed to be a former owner of the building, was seen by a group of witnesses as she walked through a wall on the outside of the building. Other supernatural visitors to the building include disembodied hands seen on bedposts and a doorknob, strange noises emerging from a cupboard, and a grey lady who would descend the main staircase before vanishing.


 
 


Box Mover

Location: Brighton - Prestonville Arms public house, Hamilton Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This presence has been known to move heavy boxes and crates around in the cellar without ever making a sound.


 
 


Slim Lady

Location: Brighton - Private flat (exact location withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2008
Further Comments: After signing a six month tenancy agreement, the occupier spent very little time in this flat. They reported feeling drained of energy every time they entered, and on one occasion, awoke and spotted a blonde slim woman in her 20s, wearing jeans and a tight top, standing by the door. The occupier screamed and the figure vanished.


 
 


Footfalls in the Hallway

Location: Brighton - Private flat in Sussex Square
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: This flat is home to an entity which turns lights and taps on and off, and creates footfalls along the hallway and in the bedroom.


 
 


Small Figure

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Albert Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: A small white figure was seen by one witness as it climbed into a recently emptied cupboard. Encounters with the presence continued for several months until the occupiers moved out.


 
 


Misty Figure

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Duke Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A number of spooky happenings occurred on this site, including a misty figure in a long coat being spotted looking out of a window, loud running footsteps being heard, something invisible that brushed past witnesses, and a presence which upset dogs.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Meeting House Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unmarried mother killed herself out of shame (or the pressures placed upon her by an intolerant society) by leaping from the staircase, breaking her neck. The female figure in a Victorian dress is thought to be her.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Rugby Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This phantom Victorian woman is said to wear a dress with puffed shoulders and a white pinafore and bonnet. A ghostly child, around ten year old, is also said to haunt the location.


 
 


Piano

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Tidy Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A friend of the owner was awoken to see the owner's deceased husband standing over the bed. The site was also home to phantom piano music and poltergeist activity in a bedroom.


 
 


Mummy

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Wykeham Terrace, Dyke Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: An ill woman at home sat down and was shocked to see a phantom mummy, complete with old bandages, appear in front of her. The woman felt the mummy had a calming aura and the entity told her she would soon recover from her illness (which she did).


 
 


Nocturnal Nigel

Location: Brighton - Private house along Ditchling Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: August 2003 onwards
Further Comments: A couple who moved into this property in 2003 reported an entity that turns on the radio and water taps, and groans when discussed.


 
 


Maid in Brighton

Location: Brighton - Private Residence in Regency Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A ghostly servant or maid was seen running into the kitchen of this residence during the early hours of the morning. One of the current occupants is awoken during the night by constant nudging.


 
 


Sheet Removal

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Black Lion Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995 - 1997
Further Comments: In what could be explained by sleep paralysis, it was reported that in one room of this property, bed sheets were whipped off one person's bed. A few months later and in the same room, another witness heard footsteps and felt someone climb into bed - the witness leapt out and turned on the light, but nothing was there. Author Robert Marks has recently written that the location is still haunted, and that an old sea captain sits in a living room chair.


 
 


Old Lady

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Devonshire Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: It was reported that a child who would talk to an old lady in her bedroom found out many years later that the woman was not a friend of her mothers, like she had assumed, but was most likely the ghost of a previous occupant.


 
 


Footsteps in the Attic

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Montpelier Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An occupant of this residence would hear footsteps moving around the empty attic room on this site. On one occasion, three people heard a strange voice with an asexual timbre call out to one of the witnesses by name.


 
 


Booted Footsteps

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Stone Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008 - 2009
Further Comments: After moving into this property, the occupiers soon encountered a door which would bust open every night without reason. Booted footsteps would be heard ascending the staircase, the smell of cigarette smoke would fill the air and men's voices heard coming from the empty living room.


 
 


Face on the Wall

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Woodingdean
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1970s - early 1980s
Further Comments: Several happenings led the occupiers to believe their home was haunting, including the manifestation of a face on a wall, the sensation of someone sitting on a bed, items moving on a table, and a photograph which showed a strange bald head in the middle of the living room.


 
 


Woman in Green

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Wykeham Terrace, Dyke Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards?
Further Comments: This phantom middle aged women wearing a green dress is said to have been observed through a window. The figure appears to be reading, and she fades away after being seen.


 
 


Woman in Black

Location: Brighton - Pump House public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A barmaid spotted a woman in black standing at the bar and spoke to her - the figure faded away. When the building is closed, footsteps and voices have been heard by witnesses working in the cellar, although when investigated, no one is found.


 
 


Monk

Location: Brighton - Queens Road Rest Garden, Brighthelm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A group of boys in the garden were left unnerved after encountering this cowled phantom.


 
 


Man in Long Cloak

Location: Brighton - Queens Road, former location of Clocktower Antiques
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2002
Further Comments: This ghostly figure appeared quite frequently as the time came closer to the demolition of Clocktower Antiques building. Neighbouring buildings also reported hearing noises coming from rooms that were empty.


 
 


Tall, Thin Woman

Location: Brighton - Regency Tavern, Russell Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This figure, possibly a former landlady and seemingly made of misty material, was seen as it drifted through a startled barman. It may have been responsible for the brief outbreak of poltergeist activity that occurred earlier in the twentieth century, or that could be attributed to the ghost of a young disabled girl who jumped from a window.


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