Sussex - Paranormal Database Records

 
Tall Man

Location: Brighton - Easy Bar, Cranbourne Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A tall phantom man is said to sit in the corner of the bar watching people during busy periods.


 
Young Girl

Location: Brighton - Eatery along Old Steine
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The basement of this building is said to be haunted by the phantom of a young girl who died in a fire on the site. The ghost is also reported to haunt the building which backs onto this location.


 
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.


 
Disabled Girl

Location: Brighton - First floor rooms, Regency Hotel, Regency Square
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This young girl jumped from one of the upstairs windows - her ghost mirrors her actions, though it now vanishes as it leaps into a wall, as the window was bricked up many years ago. Another female shade that totters around the building is the Victorian landlady.


 
Young Girl

Location: Brighton - Fishbowl public house, East Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: Seen by a Mr Dutton in 1992, a phantom young girl is said to haunt the cellar. Another witness felt a presence push past while working alone - looking up, the witness briefly spotted the shadowy figure of a tall, twenty-something woman before the entity vanished.


 
Shapes

Location: Brighton - Fisherman's Rest public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The landlord was reported to have caught ghostly activity on CCTV in this public house. Strange shapes are said to have been seen, and draughts rise and fall without apparent reason.


 
Breathing

Location: Brighton - Flat along Western Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man was said to have problems breathing as he lay down to sleep at night, as if something was pushing down on his chest. There was no health related problems, although the case does sound like Old Hag Syndrome, aka Sleep Paralysis.


 
Grey Woman

Location: Brighton - Font public house, Union Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995 onwards
Further Comments: Seen peering through the window of this converted church, the phantom woman is wears a grey shawl over her head. One witness said the woman looked in her thirties and also wore a grey dress.


 
Steam

Location: Brighton - Former ABC Cinema, King's Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This cinema operated from the site of an old Turkish bathhouse. Cinema staff would report the sound of running water and clouds of steam which appeared from nowhere.


 
Nun

Location: Brighton - Former Debenhams store, Western Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have been spotted by staff and customers, the phantom nun wearing a white habit and black cloak would vanish up a stairwell. The east end of the building was a convent.


 
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 Child

Location: Brighton - Friends Meeting House, Prince Albert Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Spring, 2009
Further Comments: Said to be around three years of age, this young girl dressed in Victorian clothing was spotted on the back steps of this building.


 
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.


 
Female Jailor

Location: Brighton - George Beard public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman has been seen on the steps leading down to the cellar, though locals say she hasn't put in an appearance recently.


 
Seventh Floor

Location: Brighton - Grand Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The seventh floor of this hotel is said to be home to a phantom, although details are fleeting.


 
Stroking

Location: Brighton - Green Yard public house, Black Lion Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A former nineteenth century animal pound, this pub is now said to experience items which fall from shelves without reason, lights which switch off unaided, and invisible hands which stroked the forehead of a female customer.


 
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.


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