Staffordshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Robed Man

Location: Hanford - The Bull's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A member of staff quit after encountering a tall, dark stranger dressed in a long white robe. The daughter of the landlord awoke one night to also find the entity standing by her bed.


 
 


Young Victorian Girl

Location: Hoar Cross - Hoar Cross Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This young girl was mistaken for one of the owner's daughters, until she vanished in front of the witnesses.


 
 


Farm Dog

Location: Ipstones - Area around Hermitage Farm, and Indefont Well
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lane outside of the farm was once the haunt of a phantom black hound. The same dog (or maybe another) also haunted the area around Indefont Well.


 
 


Puritan

Location: Keele - M6 motorway services
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: January 1974
Further Comments: A puritan dressed in worn clothing and a wide brimmed hat was spotted in the men's toilets by two Ipswich Town football fans returning home from an away game. The puritan left the room and the two fans followed him, wanting to ask if he was an actor, but he vanished. The two men asked around if anyone had seen the strange man, but no one else had.


 
 


White Rabbit

Location: Kidsgrove - Clough Hall area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly rabbit is reported to haunt this area, normally appearing to warn of an impending death.


 
 


Cutlery Thrower

Location: Kidsgrove - Harecastle public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: A poltergeist was said to inhabit an upper room of this old building. People had objects, including cutlery, thrown at them, and the room was sealed off because of the activity. By 2013 the activity had reduced to windows being opened.


 
 


Dick

Location: Kinver - Whittington Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dick Whittington once owned this building, and now occasionally returns to keep an eye on things. Other ghosts on site include Lady Jane Grey, a monk, and an entity that reportedly tries to strangle people as they sleep.


 
 


Coach

Location: Leek - Ashbourne Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom coach can be heard travelling the area.


 
 


Killer Mermaid

Location: Leek - Blakemere, the Mermaid's Pool
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The fish woman surfaces to comb her hair at midnight - anyone approaching too close are dragged down into the deep waters with her.


 
 


John Naden

Location: Leek - Countryside around the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The gallows that once stood in Leek were dismantled and used as stiles in the surrounding countryside - Naden was hanged just prior to this for murder and his ghost now walks around the area, seemingly emotionally attached to the pieces of wood used to kill him.


 
 


Fred

Location: Lichfield - Acorn Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The Acorn Inn, like several other pubs scattered across the UK, is home to a presence that has been nicknamed Fred.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Lichfield - Langton House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1962 - August 1964
Further Comments: After this building was taken over as a Theological College, seminarians reported hearing screams and seeing a figure stalking the building. After the Bishop of Stafford conducted a exorcism, the building returned to normal.


 
 


Legless Men

Location: Lichfield - M6 toll road near town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2005
Further Comments: Sue Cowley was driving her husband and child home stopped when she saw what she first thought were animals crossing the road. As Sue stopped, she realised that they were actually shadowy figures; dressed in Roman clothing, the group of twenty or more men crossed the road waist deep in the tarmac as if it was water, though it did not impede their movement.


 
 


Serving Wrench

Location: Longton - Albion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: This female entity, accompanied by a Caviller, moves along the bar area, only to vanish when reaching the wall. Other misty figures are reported to have been seen by regulars.


 
 


Pounding Hooves

Location: Manifold Valley - Road leading to Throwley Hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The local stories state that many years ago, a coach returning guests to the hall crashed along the road, killing all on board. The horses (and sometimes the wheels of the coach) can still be heard on occasion, thundering along the road.


 
 


Headless Woman

Location: Manifold Valley - Throwley Hall (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A farmer reported seeing a headless female standing amongst the ruins of the hall, a large bloody stain running down her front. The hall was once owned by the Cromwell's, and it is thought the ghostly figure was beheaded after upsetting the family. Another phantom reported on the grounds is a ghostly coach and horses, which charges along the former driveway.


 
 


Greyhound

Location: Micklow - Eccleshall Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This phantom greyhound began to haunt the area after a local lady drowned herself nearby.


 
 


Mr Drewrose

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme - Comfort Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: This ghost had been seen for a number of years, and is said to have passed on a message to a visiting medium which revealed an unsafe amount of petrol under the building - Health & Safety Officials removed the hazard.


 
 


Orange Ball

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme - Over Wolstanton Marsh
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 03 February 1985
Further Comments: A police officer reported watching a spherical orange object pass directly overhead, moving from north to south. Three other witnesses were with the officer at the time.


 
 


Woman

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme - Rex and Rio Cinema (demolished 1970s)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1960s
Further Comments: A member of staff locking up at night after everyone had left watched a woman walk past him towards the toilets. The man shouted after the lady to be quick; she appeared to ignore him and disappeared into the restroom. After several minutes of waiting he knocked on the door. There was no reply, so he entered the room to see if she was okay - it was empty.


 
 


Man Monkey

Location: Norbury - Bridge
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: January 1879
Further Comments: A man driving a horse and cart crossed this bridge at around ten in the evening. A black creature with white eyes leapt from a bush upon the horse, causing the horse to panic and bolt. The rider used his whip to lash out at the creature, only for the whip to pass through the entity. The man eventually arrived home, with little memory of how he managed to shake off the attacker. Speaking to another local man, he was told the creature was a man-monkey, which came into being after someone drowned in the river.


 
 


Man Eating Family

Location: North Staffordshire Moorland - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A family who lived on the moor were tried and executed for murder - it was discovered they supplemented their diet by feeding off the flesh of those lost on the moor. For years after their deaths, sounds could be heard of them giving chase to their victims over the desolate moor land.


 
 


Stafford Beast

Location: Norton Bridge - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 2008
Further Comments: There were several reports of a large cat in this region over the 2008 summer, including one report of a pet sheep that was found dead, a local 'expert' saying that a big cat had attacked it.


 
 


Staked Giant

Location: Offley Hay - Unidentified sycamore tree in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This sycamore grew from a stake used on the body of a giant. It is unclear whether this implies that if removed, the giant shall return.


 
 


Headless Horseman

Location: Onecote - Road from Leek to Onecote, and Butterton Moor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This headless horseman is said to either be a murdered pedlar or a knight killed in combat with the Scots. Either way, the figure is said to be unlucky (with witnesses either dying or losing livestock) and an exorcism once performed on the phantom horseman by seven preachers failed.


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