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)


 
Maid

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.


 
Demonic Frogs

Location: Acton Burnell - Frog Well
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The Devil and three imps are said to live here, manifesting in the form of frogs. While the imps are happy to be seen, Old Nick takes the form of a larger frog and spends most of the time hiding away.


 
RF398

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.


 
Drover

Location: Boningale - Horns Of Boningale Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A drover murdered in a fight is reputed to haunt this inn. A energy-conscious poltergeist is also said to switch lights off during the night.


 
Arnold

Location: Bridgnorth - Severn Valley Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century, September 2004
Further Comments: Arnold was the name given to the ghostly figure who was seen by Mr and Mrs Reynolds, who believed he would manifest to warn of an impending accident. It may have been the same entity spotted by a soldier on duty during the Second World War. More recently, a phantom steam locomotive has been reported, although this 'ghost' could have been generated by activities surrounding the local annual steam gala.


 
Walter

Location: Bridgnorth - Boycott Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Walter is said to be the ghost of a former landlord who now haunts the pub.


 
Woman in Black

Location: Bridgnorth - Croft Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A mystery woman in black is said to haunt the dining room. Bells have been heard ringing in other parts of the hotel after dark.


 
Chambermaid

Location: Bridgnorth - Crown and Raven Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a chambermaid. While living, the woman discovered her husband was having an affair and, in a fit of rage, murdered the adulteress. The chambermaid was hanged for the crime.


 
Screaming

Location: Bridgnorth - Friars Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Screaming was once heard emerging from an empty cellar.


 
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.


 
Man in White

Location: Bridgnorth - Swan Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man dressed in white clothing is said to manifest once the building has been closed for the night.


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