Sussex - Paranormal Database Records

 
Blind Beggar

Location: Brighton - Victoria Gardens
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: The figure of a man in rags with empty eye sockets has been seen shuffling around this neighbourhood.


 
Monk

Location: Brighton - Queens Road Rest Garden, Brighthelm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A group of boys in the garden were left unnerved after encountering this cowled phantom.


 
John Robinson

Location: Brighton - Old Steine
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: Robinson was an eighteenth century adventurer and soldier of fortune whose luck ran out in Persia - his eyes were burnt out with hot irons after supporting a failed rebellion. A sympathetic merchant helped Robinson return to England; the adventurer finally made it back to his home town of Brighton, only to die along Old Steine. John's phantom was seen lying in the road by a police office who was physically sick after looking at his face, and by a woman who was so shocked by the appearance of the entity she spent a night in hospital.


 
Hooded Figure

Location: Brighton - Druid's Head public house, Market Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Always seen from the corner of one's eye, a good description of this spirit was never forthcoming (although it may be the ghost of a smuggler who died after tripping on the staircase in the basement). However, another ghost in the building moves slightly slower - a woman in a red dress has been seen on one occasion in vicinity of the main bar.


 
White Lady

Location: Brighton - Sussex Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Nothing is really known about this phantom white lady, and it is questionable whether she still exists.


 
George

Location: Brighton - Odeon Cinema, West Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: Local legend says George was killed during the construction of the cinema and now makes his presence felt. He was once seen standing on the top of a flight of stairs by a manager, and has a habit of tapping customers on their shoulder.


 
Footsteps

Location: Brighton - Plough Inn, Vicarage Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1977 - 1991
Further Comments: The former manager of this inn claimed he heard footsteps at night, sometimes moving slowly, other times running. Each time he investigated, no one would be found.


 
Grey Smoke

Location: Brighton - Gardner Arts Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1979
Further Comments: A grey mist accompanied by clanking and a drop in temperature was reportedly seen on stage by cleaning staff at this theatre.


 
Anthony Stapley

Location: Brighton - Patcham Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The ghost of Stapley was said to wander the hallways after dark. A malevolent sensation is said to occasionally be felt in the ground floor restaurant.


 
Choir

Location: Brighton - St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Silently singing, a choir was observed within this church before fading away.


 
Darkroom Presence

Location: Brighton - Evening Argus Offices, North Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: The photographic darkroom was said to be home to a paranormal presence which climbed upon the back on a man while he worked. Another member of staff spotted a man in a tricorn hat in one of the offices.


 
Misty Figure

Location: Brighton - Dr Brighton's (bar)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: When this building was an hotel, it was said to be haunted by a misty male figure who would sit in the chair in one room.


 
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.


 
Old Lady

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Devonshire Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: It was reported that a child who would talk to an old lady in her bedroom found out many years later that the woman was not a friend of her mothers, like she had assumed, but was most likely the ghost of a previous occupant.


 
Sister Geer

Location: Brighton - Royal Sussex County Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A member of staff who heard and felt someone invisible walk by was later told it was Sister Geer, a former nurse whose presence had been encountered by other staff on the ward.


 
Shouting

Location: Brighton - King & Queen Public House, Marlborough Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - 2000s
Further Comments: Windows have been known to open themselves and shouting has been heard coming from an empty bar.


 
Woman in Green

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Wykeham Terrace, Dyke Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards?
Further Comments: This phantom middle aged women wearing a green dress is said to have been observed through a window. The figure appears to be reading, and she fades away after being seen.


 
Cary Grant

Location: Brighton - Rottingdean Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1987 onwards
Further Comments: In life, Cary was said to have made several bids on this club, as he fell head over heels in love with it. However it has been claimed that Grant's haunting of the site is little more than a publicity stunt.


 
Footsteps in the Attic

Location: Brighton - Private residence, Montpelier Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: An occupant of this residence would hear footsteps moving around the empty attic room on this site. On one occasion, three people heard a strange voice with an asexual timbre call out to one of the witnesses by name.


 
Fred

Location: Brighton - Horse and Groom, Islingword Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A former customer, the ghost of Fred was said to take up residence in his favourite chair. A glass of beer was also seen to move unaided across a shelf before falling on the floor.


 
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.


 
Mr Webster

Location: Brighton - Wahoo Bar, West Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Mr Webster, nicknamed Claude, hanged himself in 1903, when the building was an hotel. His ghost, wearing chef garb, was reportedly seen by members of staff in the late twentieth century.


 
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.


 
Shadow

Location: Brighton - Franklin Tavern, Lewes Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A former barmaid claimed to have seen a shadowy figure on three different occasions behind the bar while working here. Whether this sighting relates to the rumour the site is haunted by a former owner and his wife is unknown.


 
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.


First Previous

Records 51 - 75 of 401

 

return to Sussex page

Next Last