Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records

Heavy Breathing

Location: Much Wenlock - Spar shop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: After digging on the site disturbed ancient bones and pottery, a number of strange things have occurred in the shop, including misty figures appearing, the sounds of heavy breathing, and trolleys moving themselves across the floor.

Children Playing

Location: Much Wenlock - Renold's House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several children in Victorian clothing have been spotted playing with wooden toys on the balcony of this building.

Mary Way

Location: Much Wenlock - Crossroads two miles southeast of town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This crossroads was said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Way, murdered on the site. The phantom is reputedly headless and wears a shimmering white dress.

Upset Mermaid

Location: Newport - Aqualate Mere
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The last time this area of water was cleaned, a mermaid popped up out of the water and threatened to destroy Newport and Meretown if the pool was emptied.

Wild Edric

Location: No fixed abode - Lead Mines
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: A county hero, Wild Edric is said to emerge from the lead mines where he lives and charge off towards England's enemies when required. Once flesh and blood, it is thought his fairy wife may have had a hand in making him and his troops immortal.


Location: Oswestry - King Oswald's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This spring was created when the severed arm of King Oswald of Northumberland hit the ground, dropped by an eagle who had taken it from a battlefield. The nearby hillfort was once thought to have belonged to Guinevere's father, though this is now discounted.

Raining Frogs

Location: Oswestry - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: Summer 1912
Further Comments: During a heavy rainfall, dozens of frogs fell from the sky. They had vanished within two hours after the rains had stopped.

Black Cat

Location: Poynton Green - Field in the village
Type: Other
Date / Time: 22 October, every ten years (next in 2021) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Two Czech pilots died here on 22 October 1941, crashing in the field as they ran out of fuel. A local farmer rushed to the field in an attempt to save them, but was beaten back by the flames. He did, however, see a black cat emerge from the burning wreckage. The creature made its home with a local old woman, and when she died, the cat vanished, but appears once every ten years at the crash site.


Location: Prees - RAF Tilstock
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2010
Further Comments: The group Ghost Shropshire investigated this site and reported recording the voices of children and witnessing apparitions and strange shadows.

Fast Moving Procession

Location: Ratlinghope - Road towards village, along the Long Mynd
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large group of people following a horse drawn hearse have been seen on a number of occasions, moving much more swiftly than one should expect.

Misty Horseman

Location: Ruyton - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Sometimes, around midnight, a thick mist rolls into the churchyard. Soon after, a headless horseman rides in, vanishing into the mist, heading towards an old castle keep.


Location: Salop - Wormelow (barrow)
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dragon was said to protect hidden gold in this barrow.

Tall White Figure

Location: Selattyn - Glyn Road, approximately 200 metres outside of village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2011, approx 23:00h
Further Comments: Near to the Pant Glas junction, a witness spotted a tall white human figure twenty metres ahead. He switched on his torch and shouted a warning, but the figure disappeared. The witness said that there are many sightings of white hooded figures around Selattyn, and some believe that they are the guardians of the tomb belonging to a Celtic Prince who is buried on Selattyn hill.

Angry Old Nick

Location: Shelve - The Devil's Chair
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This rocky outcrop is named after Old Nick after he accidentally dropped stones here instead of Hell's Gutter. A local legend says the Devil hates the area so much that he continues to bring heavy boulders to the area, hoping the county will sink beneath the sea.

Whiston Lady

Location: Shifnal - Pool close to Kilsall Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom woman in white, named as a member of the Whiston family, was said to haunt the Dark Walk which ran by a pool here.

Black Panther

Location: Shrewsbury - Field behind Travelodge at Bayston Hill
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 2003
Further Comments: Police land and air units were called out to investigate the reports of a long black cat seen sitting in the field, though a search failed to find the creature.

Sleeping Dragon

Location: Shrewsbury - Earl's Hill and Pontesford Hill
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Some locals say that the two hills are actually a sleeping dragon. Another legend connected with the area says that either the king of Mercia or the king of Wessex lost a gold arrow here in the seventh century, and it can only be found by a seventh daughter of a seventh son.


Location: Shrewsbury - Dun Cow public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980
Further Comments: Seen in the pub by the wife of the landlord, this phantom monk was said to have bright colours speckled over his habit. A Dutch officer is also rumoured to haunt the building.

Grey Lady

Location: Shrewsbury - The Lion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A lady in grey reputedly haunts the Adam Ballroom, and is seen standing on the balcony. The Tudor bar is said to be the home of an old soldier in uniform.


Location: Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Library
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June and September 2009
Further Comments: The West Midlands Ghost Club carried out a investigation that recorded the sound of female vocals in June. Returning in September, they recorded a clanging noise which ended in a loud bang.

Bedded Woman

Location: Shrewsbury - Rowley's House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of an unknown woman has been seen lying on the bed displayed in this museum, wearing old period dress. Another ghost, that of a man wearing similar period clothing has also been reported.


Location: Shrewsbury - Railway station, entrance from Castle Street and platform three
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local Councillor was killed when part of the roof collapsed and landed on him. He has been seen waiting around, either sitting or standing, in the area.

Eerie Sounds

Location: Shrewsbury - Nag's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While the haunting entities have yet to be seen, the combined sounds of crying, moaning and footsteps are said to be enough to unnerve the bravest of souls.

Lady Sarah

Location: Shrewsbury - Hole in the Wall public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Appearing during the dead of night, this female phantom walks through the bar area before vanishing.

Lost Bell

Location: Shrewsbury - Bomere Pool
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Several stories surround this pool. In one, a village once stood here, but the villagers mocked God, He sent forth a storm that flooded the area. The church bell can now be heard pealing once a year. Another story says the pool is home to a massive fish - it was caught only once, but escaped, taking the sword of the fisherman (or knight) with him. He now uses the sword to cut any net which falls near him. The final story says the pool is bottomless, and that when any attempt to drain the pool is made, the waters always return overnight.

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