Sussex - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Strangeness

Location: Brighton - Preston Circle Fire Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the ghost said to haunt this fire station, although it may be connected to the next door cinema's ghost Tim.


 
 


Lady Ellen Stamford

Location: Brighton - Preston Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This white figure, believed to be a former owner of the building, was seen by a group of witnesses as she walked through a wall on the outside of the building. Other supernatural visitors to the building include disembodied hands seen on bedposts and a doorknob, strange noises emerging from a cupboard, and a grey lady who would descend the main staircase before vanishing.


 
 


Box Mover

Location: Brighton - Prestonville Arms public house, Hamilton Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This presence has been known to move heavy boxes and crates around in the cellar without ever making a sound.


 
 


Slim Lady

Location: Brighton - Private flat (exact location withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2008
Further Comments: After signing a six month tenancy agreement, the occupier spent very little time in this flat. They reported feeling drained of energy every time they entered, and on one occasion, awoke and spotted a blonde slim woman in her 20s, wearing jeans and a tight top, standing by the door. The occupier screamed and the figure vanished.


 
 


Footfalls in the Hallway

Location: Brighton - Private flat in Sussex Square
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: This flat is home to an entity which turns lights and taps on and off, and creates footfalls along the hallway and in the bedroom.


 
 


Small Figure

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Albert Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: A small white figure was seen by one witness as it climbed into a recently emptied cupboard. Encounters with the presence continued for several months until the occupiers moved out.


 
 


Misty Figure

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Duke Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A number of spooky happenings occurred on this site, including a misty figure in a long coat being spotted looking out of a window, loud running footsteps being heard, something invisible that brushed past witnesses, and a presence which upset dogs.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Meeting House Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unmarried mother killed herself out of shame (or the pressures placed upon her by an intolerant society) by leaping from the staircase, breaking her neck. The female figure in a Victorian dress is thought to be her.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Rugby Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This phantom Victorian woman is said to wear a dress with puffed shoulders and a white pinafore and bonnet. A ghostly child, around ten year old, is also said to haunt the location.


 
 


Piano

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Tidy Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A friend of the owner was awoken to see the owner's deceased husband standing over the bed. The site was also home to phantom piano music and poltergeist activity in a bedroom.


 
 


Mummy

Location: Brighton - Private flat, Wykeham Terrace, Dyke Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: An ill woman at home sat down and was shocked to see a phantom mummy, complete with old bandages, appear in front of her. The woman felt the mummy had a calming aura and the entity told her she would soon recover from her illness (which she did).


 
 


Nocturnal Nigel

Location: Brighton - Private house along Ditchling Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: August 2003 onwards
Further Comments: A couple who moved into this property in 2003 reported an entity that turns on the radio and water taps, and groans when discussed.


 
 


Maid in Brighton

Location: Brighton - Private Residence in Regency Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A ghostly servant or maid was seen running into the kitchen of this residence during the early hours of the morning. One of the current occupants is awoken during the night by constant nudging.


 
 


Sheet Removal

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Black Lion Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995 - 1997
Further Comments: In what could be explained by sleep paralysis, it was reported that in one room of this property, bed sheets were whipped off one person's bed. A few months later and in the same room, another witness heard footsteps and felt someone climb into bed - the witness leapt out and turned on the light, but nothing was there. Author Robert Marks has recently written that the location is still haunted, and that an old sea captain sits in a living room chair.


 
 


Flying Knife

Location: Brighton - 7 New Road (was Leadbelly's, currently El Mexicano)
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: A knife was thrown through the air by an unseen hand and a set of keys vanished only to reappear in plain view an hour later, when this restaurant was Leadbelly's. Since that time, banging has been heard coming from the restaurant when empty, and a member of staff reportedly spotted a phantom old man in the basement.


 
 


Groaning

Location: Brighton - Ali Cats public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: During refurbishment work in this pub, workmen were said to have heard strange human groans and encountered unexplained cold spots.


 
 


Pale Woman in Grey

Location: Brighton - All Saints church, Patcham
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ill looking woman appeared along a pew during a Christmas service, disappearing after a kind gentleman placed his coat around her shoulders, trying to keep her warm.


 
 


Nuns

Location: Brighton - Ape (formally Lawleys), North Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former manager is said to have seen three phantom nuns in this property. The entities reportedly glide across the floor before vanishing through the back wall.


 
 


Known by Name

Location: Brighton - Aquarium Public House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unknown voice is said to call out to staff and customers using their first names.


 
 


Child in Pyjamas

Location: Brighton - Area around the library
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to early 1990s
Further Comments: Thought to have been killed during a Second World War bombing raid, this small ghostly child dressed in pyjama is said to carry a wooden toy. It is not clear whether the ghost has been observed since the 1990s, when the last of the bomb damaged buildings were fully demolished.


 
 


Black Belly

Location: Brighton - Area surrounding Churchill Square Shopping Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1911 onwards
Further Comments: The area surrounding this shopping centre is reputedly home to Black Belly, an apparition which is normally observed from the corner of the eye. The figure is said to resemble a large bald man, wearing a shirt which doesn't quite cover his stomach, revealing a bloated and bruised stomach. The figure is also said to hover a few centimetres from the ground. One of the last witnesses to see Black Belly is reported to be a telecoms engineer who reported the sighting to the police.


 
 


Gaunt Girl

Location: Brighton - Bandstand along Kings Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: One person reportedly spotted this phantom, thought to be the ghost of a homeless girl who died of an overdose, as they stopped behind the bandstand to urinate. The ghost is said to be wearing ragged clothing and be very pale with sunken skin.


 
 


Barefooted Woman

Location: Brighton - Bat & Ball public house, Ditchling Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A witness cashing up at the end of the night watched a barefooted woman wearing a nightdress appear and start to dance. The figure passed through the bar and vanished when reaching the corner of the room. This dancing woman may or may not be the same as the phantom grey haired, middle aged woman who is said to vanish into thin air here.


 
 


Victorian Man

Location: Brighton - Bath Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Victorian man in 1990s
Further Comments: This phantom is said to be a middle aged Victorian man who was seen standing by a pillar. Another phantom reported to haunt the site wears a tricorn hat.


 
 


Large White Dog

Location: Brighton - Beach
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Last dog sighting unknown, tall man seen in Spring 1977
Further Comments: Reportedly the size of a small horse, this phantom dog will follow lonely walkers on the beach for short distances before vanishing. A witness reported seeing a tall man in old fashioned clothing and a tall hat walking along the sidewalk during the night in 1977 - the figure vanished into the mist.


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