Staffordshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Yellow Lady

Location: Pattingham - Private resident along Hall End Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1952 (Lady), 1958 (Eye)
Further Comments: This phantom girl was seen only twice, during the same year. She was reported to be in her 20s, possessing long blonde hair and wearing a yellow dress. A few years later, a strange blue eye was spotted by two people starring from a knot hole in the floorboards - it remained looking around for several minutes before slowly vanishing.


 
 


Driver

Location: Rolleston - Railway station and level crossing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom of a man killed at this junction is said to walk along the platform looking for his lorry which was destroyed in a collision.


 
 


Disturbing Figure

Location: Rugeley - A460 between Rugeley and Hednesford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - 2001
Further Comments: This phantom man with a disturbing face is said to manifest on the rear seat of a vehicle, and is only visible to the driver if they turn around. The entity is said to have caused several accidents along the road.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Rugeley - Aelfgar Further Education Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen several times over the years, this phantom woman in grey clothing wears her hair up in a bun, a large hairpin holding it up.


 
 


Monk

Location: Rugeley - Albion Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but in living memory
Further Comments: While walking along this street at night, one witness reported seeing a shadowy figure resembling a monk.


 
 


Popping Bottles

Location: Rugeley - Ash Tree Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1998 - 2000
Further Comments: A number of poltergeist tricks were reported from the inn, including the tops popping out of bottles, sounds of smashing glasses, till trays full of cash flying off the bar, and flickering lights.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Rugeley - Blithfield Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Home of five ghosts in total, the grey lady has been seen within the building with a set of keys dangling from her belt. The screams of a man falling down a well (no longer present) are still heard in the garden, a tall man dressed in black rubbing a ring stands in the drawing room, while two other ghostly woman have been reported, one seen and the other heard as her dress rustles down a corridor.


 
 


Hound

Location: Rugeley - Britannia Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom black dog, unlikely to be a shuck, has been reported to walk around the corridors of the inn.


 
 


Sweeping Brush

Location: Rugeley - Bush Drive
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A yard brush was seen sweeping a path without human help and a lawnmower rolled uphill at this residence. Other more 'normal' poltergeist occurrences included the ringing of doorbells and self opening and closing doors. Some attributed the paranormal happenings to the ghosts of three people killed in an aircraft crash that occurred in 1938 on the corner of Fortescue Lane and Green Lane.


 
 


Ford Capri

Location: Rugeley - Hednesford Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: While travelling along this road at dusk, one driver spotted a Ford Capri type car following them out of Rugeley in their rear view mirror. The Capri appeared to only have parking lights on. Checking their mirror again after taking a corner, the driver noticed the other car had vanished - there were no other turnings it could have taken, and was travelling to fast to stop.


 
 


The Graduate

Location: Rugeley - Old Chancel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Old Grammar School once stood by the side of this building, and the ghostly young man wearing his graduation gown and cap is believed to be one of its former residents. The murderer Dr William Palmer is also thought to haunt the site, as his former home stands by the Old Chancel grounds.


 
 


Christina Collins

Location: Rugeley - The Bloody Steps, along the canal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While these steps were thought to be haunted by the ghost of Christina Collins, the witness of a more recent sighting stated that the phantom woman was wearing 1950's clothing. Either way, the ghost is said to descend the steps in the early hours of the morning.


 
 


Governess

Location: Seighford - Seighford Hall Hotel, Room 8
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A governess based at the hall two centuries ago, the woman killed herself when her love for the master of the property became clear. She manifests to children who stay in room 8. The rustling of her dress may also be heard down the corridors of the building.


 
 


Wolf on Hind Legs

Location: Stafford - German War Cemetery, Camp Road, between Stafford and Cannock
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: April 2007
Further Comments: In two separate sightings, two men reported a large hairy creature standing on its hind legs, between 180 - 200 centimetres in height. One of the men approached it, but the creature ran off.


 
 


Man with White Hair

Location: Stoke on Trent - A34, from Manchester heading towards Stoke on Trent
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Sunday evening in September 1993
Further Comments: Two people driving towards Stoke on Trent watched a man with slicked white hair standing by the roadside. He stared into the car as they drove past, and as they rounded a bend a little further ahead, the white haired man was spotted once again, standing by the roadside in front of them.


 
 


Flying Mushroom

Location: Stoke on Trent - Above Buckhall
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 15 February 1985, 20:30h
Further Comments: A woman, her husband and his mother watched glowing orange, mushroom shaped object for an hour as it hovered overhead, before moving away quite quickly towards the Stoke area.


 
 


Children

Location: Stoke on Trent - City General Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The old block containing the paediatric ward was believed to be haunted by several children. One doctor running through the block after being bleeped saw seven children playing in the area. It wasn't until later she realised that the ward was closed and empty.


 
 


The White Rabbit of Etruria

Location: Stoke on Trent - Etruria suburb
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa late eighteenth century
Further Comments: This ghostly white rabbit appeared after the phantom cries and scream of a young boy. It was thought that the rabbit was the ghost of a fourteen year old lad who was murdered by another teenager while arguing over a wager.


 
 


Hiding from Vampires

Location: Stoke on Trent - Number 3, The Villas
Type: Vampire
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: A body found in the building was surrounded by garlic, salt, crucifixes, and other items reported to scare off vampires - tragically, the dead man was found to have choked to death on a clove of garlic that lodged in his throat as he slept.


 
 


Old Man

Location: Stoke on Trent - Potteries Shopping Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: The ghost of an old man wearing a cloth cap and a walking stick is said to haunt the shopping centre, and has reportedly been seen by two members of staff on separate occasions. Staff are also said to have heard disembodied footsteps and someone crying out from empty corridors.


 
 


Guard Dog

Location: Swinscoe - Leek to Ashbourne road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The site where three Jacobites are buried is haunted by a large black hound that ensures their graves are not disturbed.


 
 


Black Lady of Tamworth

Location: Tamworth - Tamworth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be the ghost of St Editha, this phantom nun has a room named after her within the building - she once appeared here and bullied a greedy landlord into returning stolen church lands. Another female, a white lady, also haunts the castle grounds.


 
 


Fragmented Soldier

Location: Tamworth - Unknown road in Fazeley area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 1972
Further Comments: A witness driving along the road slowed down to offer a lift to a tall man dressed in a soldier's uniform that was walking along the verge. However, the soldier appeared to shimmer and fragment like a broken reflection on water as the witness approached closer.


 
 


Blue & White Ladies

Location: Tanworth - Tanworth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The blue lady took her own life after watching her lover die during a jousting contest outside the castle - she now patrols the battlements. The white lady is thought to be a nun from a priory which once stood nearby.


 
 


Teenage Boy

Location: Tipton - Noah's Ark Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom teenager stood at the foot of the bed of a new landlord. The ghost vanished when the landlord, a former boxer, took a swing at it. Patrons of the pub said the description of the spook matched that of a former landlord's son, who died some years previous.


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