Warwickshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Lady in Raincoat

Location: Alcester - A435, road near Coughton Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A couple driving along past the court spotted a pale middle aged woman standing by the roadside wearing a beige raincoat. She stepped into the road before vanishing. The figure has also been seen pushing a bike; another motorist reported hitting her as she stepped out of nowhere, and crashed his car as he span after trying to avoid her. A villager first on the scene reassured the driver that he was one of several people to have encountered the ghost that month. Separately, a phantom coach has also been reported along the road.


 
 


Sir Fulke Greville

Location: Alcester - Alcester church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Sir Fulke Greville has reportedly been observed standing by his own tomb. One witness fainted as he slowly faded from view, from head to toe.


 
 


Pink Lady

Location: Alcester - Coughton Court, the Tapestry Bedroom area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reportedly exorcised in the early 1900s, the pink lady, nor the sounds of her footsteps echoing down the nearby corridors, has been detected in recent years.


 
 


Lady in White

Location: Alcester - Ragley Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight
Further Comments: A woman in white is said to appear at midnight, sit for awhile, and move off to a nearby stream to drink.


 
 


Cockerel

Location: Alcocks Arbour - Area around the hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A demonic cockerel stands guard over a hidden treasure hoard within the hill - the last man to discover it was eaten by the bird.


 
 


Can

Location: Alscot - Parkland and roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghost-like entity said to be part calf, part man, was said to haunt this area.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Alveston - Exact location not known
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Late Nineteenth Century
Further Comments: Charles Walton (the same man who was murdered in Lower Quinton (see Quinton database entry for further information)) claimed to have seen a phantom black dog for several successive nights when he was younger - on the last night, instead of the dog, he saw a ghostly headless woman. He soon heard that his sister had died at roughly the same time as the last sighting.


 
 


Singing

Location: Alveston - Mill lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: A father and son out camping close to the River Avon were woken at around 03:00h by singing. The voice sounded like plainchant, and was just outside the tent. After a while, they opened the tent and the singing stopped - nothing could be seen, other than empty open fields surrounding them.


 
 


Pilot

Location: Ansty - Ansty Aerodrome
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996, 19:00h
Further Comments: A figure wearing a Second World War pilot's suit walked past one witness as he stood by a photocopier. The figure then passed through a pair of closed doors leading outside and disappeared in a field. The pilot is rumoured to be a Polish airman who hanged himself.


 
 


Duke of Suffolk

Location: Astley - Astley Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Father of Lady Jane, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, had his head lopped off and now haunts this building (headless, of course).


 
 


Willie

Location: Astley - Church of St Mary the Virgin
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be the ghost of a monk, this phantom vanishes so quickly after being spotted that witnesses have problems describing what he looked like.


 
 


Farmer, Farmer, Farmer

Location: Atherstone - A34, between Atherstone and Alderminster
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a farmer haunts this area - he was killed after hitting a low tree branch while riding his horse at breakneck speed. Legend says if seen once, it can be guaranteed that the wraith will be seen two more times.


 
 


Teenage Face

Location: Atherstone - Private house along Royal Meadow Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1981
Further Comments: This house was said to be haunted by the ghost of a teenager who committed suicide. One occupant in the building watched the phantom face of an adolescent youth hover around their living room for several hours.


 
 


Dead Farm Animals

Location: Austrey - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A number of attacks on animals, including a pregnant sheep which was stripped to the bone, has convinced many farmers in the area that a large cat is on the prowl.


 
 


Sheet Puller

Location: Barford - Westham House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1961
Further Comments: A guest at the house, staying in the former maid's quarters, lay in his bed half asleep when he heard someone enter his room. The covers of his bed were whipped off and thrown across the room; the man quickly turned the light to see who had removed the covers, but no one was there.


 
 


Bags of Gold

Location: Bearley (was Bearly) - Windmill (current status not known)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a former miller would hold down a flagstone, under which several bags of gold were said to be hidden. The hoard was only said to be accessible at the stroke of midnight during a full moon, when the phantom miller would take his ghostly horses to a pond to water.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Bedworth - Bedworth Road, aka Rabbit Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Seen 2005, 28 May 2012, 16 December 2012 (01:15h)
Further Comments: A woman who was attacked down this road later committed suicide as a result of her psychological trauma. Her phantom is said to stand by the roadside, waiting for a lift. One witness who spotted her said she wore a long white dress, possibly a nightdress, and had long black matted hair. Another driver heading towards Astley in May 2012 said she spotted a figure on the roadside with her hands against her face which was holding a dreadful expression. Two more witnesses in December 2012 described a figure standing by the road with long black matted hair, although this time the figure was dressed in black.


 
 


Short Swordsman

Location: Bedworth - Coal Pit Fields, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1950s / early 1960s
Further Comments: A young girl witnessed a man of short stature and dressed in Cavalier clothing carrying a sword. The phantom was surrounded by a green glow and beckoned the child to approach. Her reaction to this is undocumented.


 
 


Blonde Child

Location: Bedworth - Private residence, Derwent Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: While sitting on a sofa, this witness realised a young child with blonde hair was standing by their side. The child quickly vanished.


 
 


Nun

Location: Bidford - Salford Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The nun was murdered in the hotel, and has yet to check out.


 
 


Anne Whateley

Location: Bidford on Avon - Hilborough Manor, Evesham Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be the wife of William Shakespeare, this presence is reported to be quite strong in one of the bedrooms. The building is also reportedly haunted by a shepherd who died of the plague...


 
 


Flashing Orange

Location: Bubbenhall - Stoneleigh Road
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 11 February 2008
Further Comments: A couple in their car thought a falling flashing object was going to hit them. They reported the object as being half the size of their Vauxhall Corsa, flashing orange, and being similar to a dinner plate in shape. The ufo landed in nearby fields, but what became of it is unknown.


 
 


Jenny Burn Tail

Location: Burton Dassett - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Summer nights (reoccurring) - last seen twentieth century
Further Comments: Jenny's burning lights have been seen in the warm evenings, normally luring witnesses into nearby woodland.


 
 


Nuns

Location: Chadwick End - A41, near Chadwick Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: Several nuns were seen by police driving along this road at night, who narrowly missed hitting them. The police stopped and returned to talk to the nuns about the dangers of wearing black along unlit roads, but they had disappeared.


 
 


Old Lady

Location: Chalfont St Peter - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A phantom woman in a mob cap was said to have ceased appearing at the village pub and started manifesting in the local church.


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