Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
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.


 
Monk

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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Councillor

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.


 
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.


 
Banging

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.


 
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.


 
Giant's Gold

Location: Stokesay - Stokesay Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two giants stored their gold in a large locked chest under the castle. One giant managed to drop the key in the castle moat, where it is said to remain to this day. The chest has to be approached with the key in hand, to do so otherwise invites an attack from a large raven.


 
Black Puma

Location: Telford - Areas including Blockleys Brickmaker's and Donnington Wood
Type: ABC
Date / Time: September 1999 (Blockleys), 1992 (Donnington Wood)
Further Comments: Clear CCTV footage taken at Blockleys showed a large (around two meters in length) black cat stalking the neighbourhood. The RSPCA stated the creature was indeed a puma. Another witness spotted the creature in woodland at the bottom of their garden.


 
Screams

Location: Telford - Lilleshall Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Cries unknown, monk seen in May 2004
Further Comments: The tortured cries of persons unknown can often be heard coming from under this building, sometimes drowned out by the singing of hymns. The photographer Lawson Clout spotted a ghostly monk here in 2004, though the figure vanished before he had a chance to take any images. The apparition was described as being dressed in a black robe, and was holding a book. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


 
Yellow Eyed Cat

Location: Telford - Silkin Way
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Early 2011
Further Comments: After hearing rustling in nearby bushes, a walker approached closer only to hear loud cat-like screeching. As they backed away, a large black cat with yellow eyes was spotted.


 
Box Pusher

Location: Telford - Wellington Indoor Market
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: May 2013
Further Comments: CCTV footage caught a pile of boxes falling unaided, some declaring that the supernatural was at work (and others declaring they were just poorly stacked).


 
Crockery goes Crash

Location: Wem - The Woods farm
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1883
Further Comments: Plates would throw themselves onto the floor, loaves of bread 'attacked' people, and, most disturbingly, the baby's cradle caught fire, with the infant in it.


 
Little Girl

Location: Wem - Town Hall
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: Photographed by Tony O'Rahilly during the fire that engulfed the town hall, the girl can be seen in the flames - an impossible position for a living person. Months after the blaze, builders continued to report a ghostly figure on the site. However, an old postcard came to light in 2010 which shows a young girl identical to the ghost in the photo, proving that the original photograph was a composite image (ie hoax).


 
Trapped Bandits

Location: Wenlock Edge - Ippikin's Rock
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A rockslide here trapped a band of brigands and their loot in a cave. If you stand on the rocks holding them and say 'Ippikin, Ippikin, keep away with your long chin', the leader of the gang appears and tries to kill you.


 
Pianist

Location: Whitchurch - Civic Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom notes of a piano were heard for several nights, drifting from the unmanned civic centre. An investigation failed to find the cause of the noise.


 
Voice of a Girl

Location: Whitchurch - Old Eagles
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 17 June 2005
Further Comments: While the building was being investigated by a paranormal group, the voice of a young girl in the main cellar was recorded on video via CCTV.


 
Small Children

Location: Whittington - Whittington Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen peaking out from the gatehouse windows, these children are never found when looked for.


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