Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records


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.


Location: Child's Ercall - Pool
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mermaid was so upset at the way she was treated by onlookers, she drove to the bottom of the pool and never returned. It was thought that she guarded a mass of treasure.

Roll Call

Location: Chirbury - Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 31 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Those who walk twelve times around the church at midnight on this date shall hear the names of the villagers due to die within the following twelve months.

Major Smalman

Location: Church Stretton - Area around Wilderhope Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1965
Further Comments: A diehard Royalist, Smalman's home was once besieged by Roundheads during the latter stages of the Civil War. The Major managed to escape on horseback, his ghost now seen galloping away from the building. The manor itself is also reported to be haunted by both Smalman and the shade of a young girl who smiles at any witnesses before screaming horribly.

Falling Down

Location: Church Stretton - Halzer Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The screams of a young girl haunt an old copper mine, where she fell to her death down an open shaft.

Wild Edric

Location: Church Stretton - Hills around the town
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The large hound with eyes that glow red like hot coals is said to be a manifestation of Wild Edric, local hero and protector of Britain.

Bloody Handprint

Location: Condover - Condover Hall
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Sixteenth century onwards
Further Comments: Knyvett, lord of the manor, was murdered by his son even though the finger of blame was pointed at the butler. Just before being hanged, the manservant cursed the descendants of Knyvett's family, vowing that they would not prosper while living in the hall. Knyvett's bloody handprint, left on a wall where he fell, could not be washed away so the stone was chipped away. More recently, the sound of footsteps and doors closing have been at night, and a couple dressed in Victorian clothing spotted.

Corbet Kynaston

Location: Coton - Coton Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1788
Further Comments: Kynaston's ghost became too much for the locals to bear, so they called upon the services of six ministers to banish the spirit. After a long round of praying and candle burning, the holy men convinced Kynaston to enter a glass bottle which they quickly sealed and threw into a nearby pool.

Giant's Droppings

Location: Cressage - The Wrekin
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Angry at the town of Shrewsbury, a giant gathered together a mound of earth and set off to dam up the River Severn. After the giant became lost, he approached a man heading home towards the town. The local lied and managed to convince the dim-witted villain it would take months to reach the town. The giant sighed and dumped the earth where he stood, forming the Wrekin.


Location: Dawley - Swan Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a long coat and untanned leather trousers, Humphrey is said to appear quite friendly. He is said to also walk up and down the corridors, heard outside the bedrooms.

Fighting Monks

Location: Easthope - St Peter's churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of two monks fighting can be heard in the churchyard, even though both men died as they fell down the stone staircase to the cellar.

White Lion

Location: Ellesmere - Lyneal Mill Cottages
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 1997
Further Comments: This large albino cat was seen close to the cottages and was reported to resemble a lion. The same area is reportedly haunted by a headless white woman.


Location: Ellesmere - Colemere (aka Cole Mere, aka Crose Mere, aka Crosmere) lake
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 21 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Sunken bells on a long forgotten chapel can still be heard ringing from the mere. One version of the story says they ring to mock Oliver Cromwell, who pulled down the church, while another version say they ring on St Helen's day, the patron saint of the chapel.

Jenny Greenteeth

Location: Ellesmere - Lake and deep ponds in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Concealed under floating pond weeds, Jenny Greenteeth waits for unsuspecting children that she can drag down into the deep waters.

White Lady

Location: Ellesmere - Otley Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The spirit of this white woman is said to occupy a house chimney on Otley Park.

Seventeen Century Boy

Location: Enchmarsh - Road leading through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 1965
Further Comments: Two men driving through the village encountered a 'colourless' horse and rider standing in the middle of the road. The rider appeared to be dressed in 17th century clothing. The horse then galloped away across a nearby field.

Obrick's Colt

Location: Fitz - Cuthery Hollow?
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Robbed of her jewels after death, a wealthy local woman came back post mortem, taking the form of a white horse.


Location: Haughmond - Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen exploring the abbey ruins, this monk has popped up several times over the past hundred years. Other phantom monks have been seen walking through the arched doorways before fading away. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


Location: High Ercall - Former airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Spoken about by locals, the ghost known as Henry, an USAF pilot in flying kit, is said to have ginger hair.


Location: Hodnet - Bear Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom known as Jasper found in this pub is said to be friendly. One paranormal group said the phantom was Jasper Neilsen, a merchant who died of hypothermia late in the sixteenth century.


Location: Hopton - Hopton Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 March (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The ghosts of twenty eight Parliamentarians return on this date. They held out in the castle against a force of five hundred Royalists for two weeks, the siege only ending when the defenders were tricked into surrendering in exchange for their lives - they were slaughtered as they left the building. A maid is also reported to walk the site. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


Location: Hyssington - Hyssington church, and Bagbury Bridge
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This creature haunted a local farm house - a group of clergymen lured it in to the church, where it was exorcised. However, locals once believed it was only relocated to Bagbury Bridge, and they always walked their horses across in fear of waking the spirit up.


Location: Ightfield - Path between Ightfield Hall and village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom horseman is said to appear and charge at pedestrians before vanishing.

Cries of Children

Location: Ironbridge - Ferry Road, Jackfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two young children were drowned in the waters of the nearby river, their limp bodies recovered too late from the water for resuscitation. Crying has since been reported in the area they were first taken to.

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