Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records

Black Human Shape

Location: A442 - Between Telford and Bridgenorth
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 11 March 2009, 20:00h
Further Comments: Halfway between Telford and Bridgenorth, both passenger and driver of a car spotted a black human shape wearing a long coat, on the side of the road. They thought the figure would step out in front of the car, but it disappeared before doing so.

Girl in White Lace

Location: Acton Burnell - Acton Burnell Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: A ghostly girl dressed in white lace is said to haunt this ruined site. A student managed to photograph a strange misty 'face' in 2004, and reported hearing scratching noises. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


Location: Acton Burnell - Acton Burnell house
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spirit only appeared once, entering a bedroom and announcing 'Mass is at eight o'clock' before disappearing.


Location: Albrighton - Cosford Aerospace Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The last remaining Avro Lincoln Bomber situated here is said to be haunted by a pilot seen in the cockpit, while a tape recorder left on board overnight picked up the sounds of a busy airport, though the hanger and the area were devoid of life.

Landing Craft

Location: Albrighton - RAF Cosford (now Aerospace Museum)
Type: UFO
Date / Time: December 1963
Further Comments: This ufo report was based on a story made up by two young people returning late from a leave pass. As time went on, the story grew, and it eventually became that an UFO had touched down near a hanger on the base, and was recovered and removed for reverse engineering.

Hooded Monk

Location: Ash Magna - Ash Grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A motorcyclist reported seeing a ghostly monk, his face covered by a hood, floating around thirty centimetres from the ground.

Floating Figure

Location: Ash Magna - Road just outside of Ash Magna
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Seen several years apart by two brothers, a floating figure is reported to haunt a road just outside of this village.

Hannah Phillips

Location: Astley Abbots - Main road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Hannah died a few days before her wedding day, slipping into the river where she drowned. Her ghost, wearing a long dark dress, has been observed by motorists along the road.

Mad Jack

Location: Atcham - Mytton and Mermaid Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 September (reoccurring)
Further Comments: John 'Mad Jack' Mytton was a local eccentric who lived with 2000 dogs and 60 cats while drinking six bottles of port per day. His money eventually ran out and he died in a debtors prison. However, once a year on his birthday, his ghost is reputed to visit the hotel that has now taken his name.

Tom Moody

Location: Barrow - Willey Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Tom was paranoid about being buried alive, and took elaborate steps to ensure it never happened. His phantom still walks the hall, often accompanied by one of his favourite hounds.

Headless Man

Location: Baschurch - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but may have been heard 17 October 2009, around 22:30h
Further Comments: Having hanged himself, this headless gentleman is reported to still drive his horse and trap around the neighbourhood. One witness heard the sound of a horse passing close to her late at night, but nothing could be seen.

Cries for Help

Location: Benthall - Benthall Edge - area of former limestone pit
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man carrying the week's wages for his mining crew was robbed and buried alive in this area in the late nineteenth century. Cries and screams are still reported coming from his living grave.

Caught in the Tread

Location: Bishops Castle - Lea Stone, located near the castle ruins
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: The Lea Stone was created when the Devil picked the rock from his boot and tossed it aside.

Meeting Point

Location: Bishops Castle - Stiperstones (aka Stiper Stones)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 21 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: It is a curious local legend that states that once a year all the ghosts in the UK meet at the stones, one assumes for their AGM..!

Edric's Sword

Location: Bomere Heath - Pool (may no longer exist)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Legend has it that Wild Edric's sword was placed in a pool on the heath, ready for the day that Edric was ready to wield it once more. The blade was protected by a magical fish, which may or may not have used the sword to cut through fishermen's nets.

Running Lady

Location: Bomere Heath - Small road between Bomere Heath and Walford, near the railway bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter 2005
Further Comments: A driver and his wife watched an elderly lady wearing grey with a headscarf run across the road ahead of them. The scene was weird, as the figure looked wispy, and her clothes appeared to be moving slower than the woman herself. Stranger still, while the driver had watched her cross the road from the left hand side, his wife saw her cross from the right.

Black Lady

Location: Bridgnorth - Magpie House Restaurant (now Bassa Villa public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom's children were drowned in the cellar of Magpie House when the River Severn broke its banks. The woman in black has been observed moving around the building and is sometimes heard crying.

Black Dog

Location: Broomfield - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gentleman who committed suicide in the village is said to have returned in the form of a large black dog.

Talking Faces

Location: Broseley - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1986, 1988
Further Comments: One person at this property watched two faces which spoke appear in a wall .Others reported seeing a servant girl manifest on the end of a bed. A couple of years later, witnesses outside spotted a man standing by a window, although the property was empty. Disembodied footsteps were also reported.

Woman with a Candle

Location: Broseley - Ruined churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This white figure, seen wearing a poke bonnet and carrying a candle, appeared in front of three witnesses before quickly disappearing. A photographer claims to have captured her on film, though this author has yet to see the image.

Black Monk

Location: Buildwas - Buildwas Power Station (aka Ironbridge Power Station)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Built partly on the site of a ruined abbey, several workers at the power station have reported seeing a ghostly black monk walking around the modern building. One employee also reported seeing a phantom woman floating in his path who vanished before his eyes. Both audio and visual paranormal experiences have been reported by local residents from Leighton village. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

Bottled Ghost

Location: Burleydam - Combermere public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that a ghost was bottled and buried under the steps of this pub by two clergymen. When the steps were replaced hundreds of years later, no bottle was found.

Bleeding Builder

Location: Cardington - Plaish Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: After Judge Leighton sentenced a builder to die, the judge agreed to lessen the punishment if the man helped build a new chimney stack on Leighton's roof. The builder agreed, but after the work was complete the judge hanged the man from the chimney before entombing the corpse within it. The chimney occasionally drips blood, and the ghost of the builder (sometimes accompanied by an unknown woman) is still said to walk the hall. Another legend attached to the site says a group of clergymen met one night to play cards. The devil appeared, and all but one man ran away - his friends later found a man-sized blood stain on the floor that could never be washed away.


Location: Chatwall - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: The ghost of a Royalist on horseback is said to ride silently around the lanes leading to this village.

Madam Pigott

Location: Chetwynd Aston - A41, and Chetwynd Hall & surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: Having died in childbirth, Madam Pigott was seen dozens of times carrying her baby and combing its hair. Some also reported the lady also having a cat with her. She was eventually exorcised by twelve parsons, though in 1969 two motorists separately reported a white figure on the road near the church.

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