Warwickshire - Paranormal Database Records

Plantie's Ghost

Location: Princethorpe - Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1922 - 1929
Further Comments: This phantom, curiously not named Plantie (the name came from a former owner who failed to banish the spirit), was disturbed by workers on the roof. It is not clear why the haunting ceased.

Black Dog

Location: Princethorpe - Road known as Banbury Gap, between Princethorpe and Marton
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Midnight
Further Comments: This black shuck was said only to appear at midnight.

Mr Boulton

Location: Royal Leamington Spa - Jack & Jill Inn, Newland Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Seen sitting on the patio roof and moving around the cellar, this former pub owner has the consistency of a 'reflection in a window'.


Location: Royal Leamington Spa - Rail station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2014
Further Comments: After reports of disembodied footsteps, slamming doors and electrical disturbances, this station featured in several news outlets when a 'supernatural liaison officer' was hired to work there.

The Shoemaker Vanishes

Location: Royal Leamington Spa - Road between Leamington Spa and Coventry
Type: Other
Date / Time: 03 September 1873
Further Comments: Shoemaker James Worson undertook a bet, while drunk, that he could run non-stop from Leamington Spa to Coventry, a distance of approximately 9 miles. He started to run, accompanied by the unnamed receiver of the bet, a linen draper named Barham Wise and a photographer named Hamerson Burns, who followed him in a wagon. During the run, Worson stumbled and fell, 'with a terrible cry', and vanished before he hit the ground. He was never seen again. While often believed to be true, this 'myth' was a short story created by Ambrose Bierce.

Bottled Squire

Location: Rugby - Brownsover Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost of a squire driving his coach and horses raised hell in the neighbourhood until exorcised; trapped in a bottle now hidden within the walls of the hotel, he now waits until released again. A recent email received suggests that late night drivers in the area still encounter the phantom coach along Leicester Road.


Location: Rugby - Rugby Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The theatre is thought haunted by two ghosts. One man fell to his death from the balcony and now haunts the stalls, while the other phantom is of an old actor who died of natural causes at home, but his love for the theatre ensured his return.


Location: Ryton on Dunsmore - A45 near Ryton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: An RTA black spot, several accidents and near misses are said to have been caused by a lorry driving down the wrong side of the road - the HGV vanishes just before impact.


Location: Shipston on Stour - B4086, between Shipston on Stour and Atherstone
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The area of road where a farmer once met his death in an accident is now haunted; the ghost has been seen crossing the road in front of traffic before disappearing through a brick wall.

Lieutenant Sharp

Location: Shuckburgh - Shuckburgh Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh deemed Lieutenant Sharp not worthy of courting his daughter. This pushed Sharp over the edge, and he shot Shuckburgh's daughter before turning the gun on himself. Although the hall is now reputedly haunted, it is unclear whether it is Sharp, the daughter or both.

Black Dog

Location: Snitterfield - Brook House (AKA Bell Brook Inn)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: An unnaturally large dark hound was seen running across the lawn.


Location: Southam - Olde Mint (now a public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This medieval building, and a neighbouring building, were said to be haunted by a servant who could be heard but not seen.

Red Head

Location: Stockton - Blue Lias public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: between March and November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Seen walking through the pub after opening hours, this red headed male is thought to have been killed long ago when he was discovered in bed with another man's wife.


Location: Stratford Upon Avon - River Avon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that the river is haunted by a woman who stands waist-deep in the water.

Catherine Lucy

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Charlecote Park, certain room, and area near the pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A member of the Lucy family, Catherine is believed to have drowned in the pond on the grounds - her wraith has been seen running towards the body of water, vanishing beneath the water, though never making a noise. She also retains a presence in the Green Bedroom in the household.

Charlotte Clopton

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Clopton House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Accidentally buried alive in the family vault, the mistake was realised too late, and Charlotte now traverses her home in torment. Blood issues from her mouth, where she bit off her own tongue while prematurely entombed. Two others also haunt the building - another female member of the Clopton family who drowned herself in the well, and a murderer who committed his crime in the chapel.

Icy Mist

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Falstaff's Experience museum, Sheep Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2004
Further Comments: A team of ghost hunters holding a vigil on the site claimed to have seen a room fill up with a cold mist at one point during the night. The museum claims to be haunted by several entities, including a young female pickpocket, a dark figure with glowing red eyes, and roundheads.

Shakespeare's Grave

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Holy Trinity Church
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The tomb of Shakespeare has the following curse written upon it: Good frend for Jesus sake forebeare, To digg the dust encloased heare; Bleste be the man that spares thes stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.

Lucy and Friend

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Mercure Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: A number of entities are said to haunt this location. A member of staff claimed to have spotted an old soldier running down a corridor, while Lucy haunts one of the rooms, having committed suicide after an assault.

Five Fliers

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Skies over the town centre
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 21 July 2007
Further Comments: Over 100 people watched five objects moving over the town centre for a period of around thirty minutes. One witness said three of the lights formed a triangle, another hovered to one side, while the fifth light darted around. Another witness claimed they looked like little balls of flame.


Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - The Creaky Cauldron, Henley Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A museum / magic shop, The Creaky Cauldron claims the upper part of the building is haunted by a six year old child named Jack.

White Horse

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Walton Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 October, every five years (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This pale riderless horse gallops over the gardens, twice a decade. The hotel itself is haunted by a young man, who some speculate to be the rider of the aforementioned creature.


Location: Stretton Baskerville - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: A highwayman, some say Dick Turpin himself, hid some of this takings in this deserted medieval village. He died before managing to retrieve the money, and now he rides towards the village on horseback.

John Alcock

Location: Temple Grafton - Alcocks Arbour (aka Rolls Wood Hill), Croft Lane
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Present
Further Comments: Highwayman John Alcock stashed much of his ill-gotten gains in a cave under this hill, in a chest protected by three locks and guarded by a cockerel. The bird will only let treasure hunters pass if they possessed one of Alcock's bones. Another legend says that the hill was created by the Devil. Out picking nuts on Devil's Nutting Day (21 September), Old Nick stumbled across the Virgin Mary who ordered him to drop the nuts. The Devil did, and so the hill was created.

Lying Landlord

Location: Warwick - Anchor Inn
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlord of the inn was involved in looting the dead bodies from the Battle of Edgehill; during a trial to establish his guilt in which the crook lied through his teeth, the Devil appeared and took the man straight to hell.

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