Reports of Haunted Inns from the Paranormal Database

 
Flashing Lights

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Bugel Inn, St Martins Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: This public house was once plunged into chaos by a poltergeist - it played with door locks, moved furniture around, and would flick the lights on and off at speed.


 
Charlie

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Bugle Inn, St Martins Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: Locals christened this entity 'Charlie', and blamed him for moving furnishings, flicking lights on and off, locking and unlocking doors, and generating other minor mischief.


 
Pale Man

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - Cricketers Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Bottles and glasses would fall off shelves, doors were heard to slam shut, and footsteps were heard climbing the stairs. On several occasions a pale man wearing a long black cloak was spotted by one manager. In addition, the grey nun which haunts the Lanes has been seen just outside the inn.


 
Footsteps

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - 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.


 
Albert

Location: Brighton (Sussex) - The Stag Inn, Upper Bedford Street, Kemp Town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The locals named him Albert; this tall man once made frequent appearances wearing a large apron, though it would now appear he has disappeared for good.


 
Beaten Children

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - Lamb Inn, Lawford Street and West Street (no longer standing)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 5 November 1761 - November 1762
Further Comments: This polt remained on the site for a year. It became infamous for throwing glasses, disturbing the occupants through constant tapping and rapping, and beating the children.


 
Aloysius

Location: Bristol (Somerset) - White Hart Inn, Lower Maudlin Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The wife of a former landlord named this mischievous spirit Aloysius. The poltergeist would throw small items around the bedroom and has smashed plates in the kitchen.


 
Rapper

Location: Brixham (Devon) - Globe Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The rapping and tapping have reportedly kept previous landlords awake at night, and the poltergeist also enjoys hiding various belongings around the establishment.


 
Ear Twister

Location: Broad Hinton (Wiltshire) - Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late 1970s
Further Comments: At least three people reported having their ears twisted by an invisible presence.


 
Incense

Location: Broadhempston (Devon) - Church House Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Christmas and Easter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a cottage for monks, the sweet smell is thought to come from the long dead monks celebrating their festivals.


 
Abe Beer

Location: Buckland Monachorum (Devon) - Who'd Have Thought It Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The aptly named Abe, a former landlord at the pub, still returns to his bar. A Cavalier also haunts the premises, a sad look on his pale face.


 
Tom Crocker

Location: Burgh Island (Devon) - Pilchard Inn, and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 August (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A smuggler by trade, Crocker met his match outside the pub, where he was shot dead (by customs or by rivals, we do not know). He returns on that fateful day. Other sources state that he was hanged.


 
Mabel?

Location: Burham (Kent) - Toastmaster Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A former landlady, Mabel may have been photographed during a New Year's Eve party in 2001, reflected in a picture on the wall. There are also reports of glasses that move themselves and strange sounds.


 
Peter Warne

Location: Burley (Hampshire) - Queen's Head Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former smuggler, Warne is now said to haunt this inn.


 
Figure

Location: Burnley (Lancashire) - Swan Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Strange sounds have been heard around this inn, and cleaning staff have seen a figure walk into the men's toilet, yet never coming out.


 
Rustling Skirts

Location: Burton on Trent (Staffordshire) - Leopard Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The sound of a rustling skirt was reported in several parts of the building, and doors were heard to open and slam shut.


 
Anvil

Location: Burton Pidsea (Yorkshire) - Nancy Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: Once a blacksmiths, this public house still has an anvil within which, it is said, if removed causes strange things to occur. One member of staff moved the anvil, only to see it rise and fall again on its own accord. Talking, laughing and the clink of glasses can be heard coming from an empty room.


 
George Whewell

Location: Bury (Lancashire) - The Pack Horse Inn, Affetside
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: If removed from the public house, this discoloured skull is said to scream until returned.


 
Headless Shadow

Location: Buxton (Derbyshire) - Newhaven Inn, between Buxton and Ashbourne
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One witness described this entity as a black and grey shadow without a head. Thankfully, the ghost is more likely to manifest phantom footsteps along the corridors.


 
Fisherman

Location: Cadgwith (Cornwall) - Cadgwith Cove Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Fisherman / smuggler unknown, footsteps circa 2008
Further Comments: The inn is reputedly home to a phantom old fisherman and a ghostly smuggler. A witness outside the front of the inn, smoking a cigarette after the bar had closed, heard a set of disembodied footsteps pass by and around the pub.


 
Woman

Location: Cadham (Hampshire) - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Though never seen, this woman's perfume has been reported on several occasions, while her presence is also denoted by a sudden change in temperature.


 
Nun

Location: Caernarfon (Gwynedd) - Black Boy Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom nun passes through the inn, heading in the direction where a nunnery once stood.


 
Self propelled Objects

Location: Caerphilly (Mid Glamorgan) - Panteg Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This polt makes his presence felt by animating inanimate objects.


 
Charlie the Drunkard

Location: Cannock (Staffordshire) - Four Crosses Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Local psychic Mystic Ed was called to the inn after several strange events, including the smashing of glasses and the fire place igniting itself. Ed claimed that several spirits were at work; a nineteenth century drunk named Charlie, a middle-aged woman, a soldier, and the ghost of a young boy called Scotty.


 
Ellen Blean

Location: Canterbury (Kent) - Bishop's Finger Inn, St. Dunstan's Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Every Friday night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Blean, a housekeeper to a Canon in Canterbury, poisoned him and his mistress when she discovered their affair. Blean disappeared soon after, and many years later her body was discovered walled up in a nearby building. The story goes that Blean's ghost haunts the street and appears in the inn itself, although the story's connection to the inn is said to be fictitious.


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