Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Ironbridge - Tontine Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Room 5 of the Tontine Hotel is rumoured to be haunted by the antagonist of a murder which occurred in the dim and distant past. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

Devil Playing Cards

Location: Ironbridge - Boat Inn, Jackfield
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Old Nick once paid a visit to the public house, dealing several of the locals into a game of cards. Before the hand was over one sharp eyed witness noticed the Devil's cloven foot. The Devil quickly vanished, leaving only a strong wind in his wake. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

Sir George Blount

Location: Kinlet - Area around village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1500s / 1600s?
Further Comments: Angered to such a degree by his daughter eloping with a man he hated, Sir George Blount gained his revenge by coming back from the dead and terrorising this village. He was seen on horseback, and would scare locals washing their clothes in a long gone pond. A group of clergymen finally bottled the ghost, and cast it into the sea (or burying it in the local churchyard).


Location: Llanymynech - Ogo Hole
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Locals say that the hill contains a doorway into the fairy realm.

Battle Cries

Location: Longden - Fields in the area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 11 October 2010, 04:10h
Further Comments: This female witness reported waking up in the early hours and hearing the distant shouts and cheers of hundreds of men. She awoke her husband who also heard it, and the sounds appeared to upset the local dogs which began to bark.

White Lady

Location: Longnor - Black Pool (now filled in)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1881
Further Comments: This white lady drowned in the pool, and now dances around the area. One man who saw the entity thought she was real and tried to dance with her, only to find his arms passed straight through her body.

The Officer of the Tower

Location: Ludlow - Blue Boar public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s onwards
Further Comments: This phantom is connected to the nearby castle, and is named as the Officer of the Tower. When last seen in the 1950s, he wore a blue tunic with shiny silver buttons. Other phantoms said to be residing here include a cavalier, an aging Victorian woman, a pipe-smoking man, and a teenage girl.

Girl in Mini Skirt

Location: Ludlow - Area around Feathers Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This unlikely shade has long black hair and looks around eighteen years old - at least two witnesses have seen her walk through parked cars before vanishing.

Vanishing Gentleman

Location: Ludlow - Corve Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Evelyn Sheppard reported seeing a well dressed man walking quickly down the street, who proceeded to vanish before her eyes.

White Monks

Location: Ludlow - Friars Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Walking near where their priory once stood, a small procession of these spooks could be seen after dark.


Location: Ludlow - Ludlow Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Marion, her castle besieged by rivals, lowered a rope for her secret love to enter the building, which he dutifully did. Unfortunately, he also brought with him the castle's enemies. Realising too late she had been betrayed, Marion stabbed her lover and jumped from the window of the tower, dying upon impact with the ground. Her shade now reenacts this tragedy, while the sound of her lover dying has also been reported.

Tall Grey Woman

Location: Ludlow - St Lawrence's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This elderly female wearing a dressing gown runs around the graves after dark, occasionally heard screaming.

Wigged Soldier

Location: Ludlow - Globe Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have been murdered in the inn, this long haired soldier wearing a cloak has been spotted walking around the corridors of the building. One guest spoke to the phantasm, mistaking it for a real person.

Bee Respectful

Location: Ludlow - Corner of Bell Lane
Type: Other
Date / Time: June 1994
Further Comments: After local bee keeper Margaret Bell died, a swarm of hundreds of bees massed on the Corner of Bell Lane, opposite where Mrs Bell had left. Some traditional stories say that bees will mourn the loss of their keeper.

White Cow

Location: Lydham - Michell's Fold stone circle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pre eighteenth century
Further Comments: During times of drought or hardship, a white cow would appear in the middle of the circle and allow everyone in the neighbourhood to fill one bucket with milk. Michell, a local witch after whom the circle was later named, milked the cow into a sieve until the creature vanished.

Headless Monk

Location: Madeley - Mount Hill (next to Courthouse)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This decapitated entity terrified a teenage girl to such a degree she never returned to the area.

Smiling Old Lady

Location: Madeley - Madeley Court House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as shadowy phantom monks, this building is also the haunt of an old woman who is seen smiling before dematerialising. Cries of a woman in pain have been heard coming from the surrounding gardens. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

Misty Figure

Location: Market Drayton - Sandbrook Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011?
Further Comments: During building work, joiner Eddie Chapman Smith witnessed a 'misty outline'. Fearing he had fired a nail into the pipes, he rushed to the spot, but the mist had vanished.

Shadowy Figure

Location: Market Drayton - Country lane known as 'the rudge', Ashley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2003
Further Comments: A shadowy figure which quickly and silently vanishes has been observed in this area. A pedestrian was said to have felt a heavy weight climb onto his back as he walked down the lane.

Jilted Maid

Location: Market Drayton - Corbett Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A chambermaid who hanged herself in room 7 after her boyfriend ran away remains trapped there. Single men staying in the room have been awoken to find the bedcovers thrown to the floor.

Kitchen Worker

Location: Market Drayton - Loggerheads public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It has been reported that this pub has three phantoms. A female form is said to work in the kitchen, a man has been observed in the garden, and a dog.

Wild Edric Rides Out

Location: Minsterley - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1914
Further Comments: Just before the outbreak of World War One, Wild Edric and his troops on horseback were seen passing through the area. Prior to this sighting, the presence of the ghostly army marked the start of the Crimean War.

Milking Witch

Location: Mitchell's Fold - Stapeley Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: A fairy gave the villagers a white cow that could yield enough milk for everyone in the area. A local witch attempted to fool the cow, placing a bucket under the creature filled with holes. As the woman went to milk the creature, a storm erupted - the cow ran off and the witch was transformed into rock.

Cursed Castle

Location: Moreton Corbet - Moreton Corbet Castle
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Fifteenth century
Further Comments: During its construction, the owner of this building was cursed by a neighbour for being uncaring, and the castle was never finished. It is also said to be haunted by an aging man and a younger gentleman, who were caught on camera in 2003. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

White Man

Location: Morville - Acton Arms Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A former landlady at the inn said that she sometimes spotted this ghost several times a day. The phantom was described as a man-shaped white form that quickly vanished if seen.

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