Glossop

 
 


Child with Blonde Hair

Location: Glossop - Co-Op food store, town centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: After this young girl was seen by staff in the building, she quickly faded away. The figure may be the same entity spotted in the Norfolk Arms public house. Another ghost, a more shadowy figure, is also reported to haunt the food store.


 
 


Malevolent Shadow

Location: Glossop - Former Woolley Bridge Inn, now a private home
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lounge area of this public house was said to be home to an apparition who never made itself fully visible. Former landlords of the building also claim the upper part of the building was haunted by a child, whose talking would wake them up at night.


 
 


Young Girl with Golden Hair

Location: Glossop - Norfolk Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: One of two ghosts sighted here, the jolly spirit of a young girl with golden hair runs and plays in the bar area. The other entity, a former coachman, has been observed in two places - sitting in a corner near the bar, and also standing by the side entrance.


 
 


Man with Thinning Hair

Location: Glossop - Pickering buildings - no longer standing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Dressed in 'old fashioned' clothing, this ghost only managed to scare a former worker at the plant once the witness realised the ghost's legs ended at the knees.


 
 


Old Man

Location: Glossop - Private residence along Queens Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - early 1990s
Further Comments: The family here experienced a number of strange occurrences, including seeing a large old man smoking in the bedroom, the sound of footsteps running up the stairs, and loud bangs.


 
 


Rocking Man

Location: Glossop - Private residence along Talbot Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1877 - 1986
Further Comments: An occupier reported several paranormal occurrences here, including a stained glass crucifix which shattered, balls flying off the snooker table, and tapping on windows. Another witness spotted a man sitting on a rocking chair in the bedroom. The site was eventually blessed by a priest, although it is not clear whether this service was successful.


 
 


Murdered Priest

Location: Glossop - Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The appearance of a phantom man in black robes caused the family cook to hand in her notice. Around the same time, a thin woman wearing a dark dress with an indistinct face was seen several times by the parson, his wife, and other witnesses. The ghostly man was thought to have been a former priest who was murdered by his wife, who in turn also returned to haunt the building.


 
 


Flying Square

Location: Glossop - Road between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type: UFO
Date / Time: August 1962
Further Comments: Teacher Michael Valance encountered a flying box hovering over the moors. He reported the UFO as glowing, and having four bright windows. The craft vanished after several minutes.


 
 


Marching Soldiers

Location: Glossop - Road between Glossop and Hayfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A small group of spectral soldiers were once said to march between Glossop and Hayfield, their presence marked by beating drums.


 
 


White Horse

Location: Glossop - Simmondley Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was once said that a phantom white horse haunted a spot at the hall where a former owner had concealed a cache of riches.


 
 


Hilda Knight

Location: Glossop - Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1989
Further Comments: A great theatre lover, Hilda died in 1958. However, it is widely believed her ghost remains at the building, playing with lighting rigs and sometimes manifesting in the form of a butterfly.


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