West Midlands - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Bella

Location: Stourbridge - Badgers Sett public house (was Gypsy’s Tent pub)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: Nicknamed Bella, the phantom woman said to haunt the cellar and bar area is said to be connected to the body of a female which was found in Wych Hazel nearby. A ghostly male in uniform has also been spotted on the road outside the pub.


 
 


Tall Nurse

Location: Stourbridge - Old Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1927
Further Comments: Arthur Robinson Wright wrote that hundreds of people flocked to this house after a ghostly, seven foot tall nurse appeared.


 
 


Shelf Disruption

Location: Stourbridge - The One Stop Shop, Norton
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2003
Further Comments: This shop was plagued by poltergeist like behaviour, the management putting the blame on 'bad electrics', while staff and visitors saying that the contents of the shelves were being pushed to the ground by 'something else'. A local psychic claimed the ghost of an old woman was to blame, and that he had moved her on.


 
 


Old Man with a Walking Stick

Location: Sutton Coldfield - Private residence, Wylde Green area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1967, 02:00h
Further Comments: While staying in a converted attic, paranormal writer Mike Coutts encountered a smartly dressed old man holding a walking stick in the early hours of the morning. The figure vanished when Coutts turned the light on. The author also said that the tapping of a walking stick would be heard moving up the staircase towards the room. According to the local press, Coutts only spent a couple of weeks at the property, and was looking for help to find the exact location where his encounter occurred.


 
 


Man in Red Cloak

Location: Sutton Coldfield - The Gate Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This brightly cloaked figure is one of two figures which haunt this building - the other is named as a lost cavalier.


 
 


Headless Man

Location: Sutton Coldfield - New Hall Hotel and Wylde Green Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1820s onwards
Further Comments: This headless figure is thought to have been a local man mistakenly found guilty for being a Jacobite spy. The man was executed and his head left in an oak tree where it remained until the 1820s - the tree was cut down and the skull rediscovered. Since then, the headless phantom is said to walk around the area.


 
 


Mary Ashford

Location: Sutton Coldfield - Private house along Penn's Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of a young girl has been observed here, closely matching the description of Mary who was murdered in the early nineteenth century.


 
 


Tiny Frogs

Location: Sutton Coldfield - Sutton Park
Type: Other
Date / Time: June 1954
Further Comments: Baby frogs, no bigger than a thumbnail, were said to have fallen from the sky during a heavy rain shower. The downpour lasted for around five minutes, depositing thousands of the amphibians.


 
 


Patter of Doggy Footsteps

Location: Walsall - Private building along Lysways Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A woman living here at the time reported twice hearing the sound of a small dog following her down the staircase, late at night. On both occasions, hen she turned around nothing could be seen.


 
 


Young Girl

Location: Walsall - Private house, Tennyson Road, Blakenall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: The ghost of a two year old girl drove a family from their home along this road - the father stayed in a caravan in the garden, while other members of the family moved away until the activity died down.


 
 


Ethel

Location: Walsall - Starting Gate public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: February 2003
Further Comments: This entity, named by locals as a former landlady, has been known to clean and tidy up after messy customers have left.


 
 


Bangs

Location: Walsall - Tattooist, George Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 02 July 2011
Further Comments: A worker in this shop reported loud bangs, as if someone was jumping up and down, emanating from an empty room. The door to the room also opened twice on its own accord.


 
 


Randy Spirit

Location: Walsall - Victoria House, Leamore
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1990s
Further Comments: The building was haunted by a male presence that entered two ladies beds at night, placing icy hands over their bodies. A ghostly figure was also spotted in the building lift, and would move furniture around in empty flats.


 
 


Serving Girl

Location: Walsall - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in Victorian clothing, it is though this girl was a maid who took her life in the building.


 
 


Ghostly Lover

Location: Wedley Castle - Shenley Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 1978
Further Comments: The News of the World covered the story of Jenny Price and the ghost that made love to her in a house down this street, for a period of three years.


 
 


Old Lady Looking In

Location: West Bromwich - Manor House (currently a public house?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A small ghostly face has been observed looking into the building after the lights are put out - the same figure has also been observed inside. Another shade, a bearded man, also haunts the property, while guests have reported hearing strange whisperings and singing coming from empty rooms.


 
 


Prodding

Location: West Bromwich - Old Oak House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: This location, which doubles as a 'ghost hunting experience' by night, is claimed to feature entities which prod and push witnesses.


 
 


Zigzagging Lights

Location: West Bromwich - Sky over Hateley Heath
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 25 July 1997
Further Comments: This witness observed between ten and twenty slow moving lights zigzagging across the sky in formation. Each light was semi-transparent, yellow with a red centre and moved silently from the south east, heading towards Walsall.


 
 


Duncan

Location: West Bromwich - Victorian house along the high street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1939
Further Comments: The sound of a woman repeatedly calling out the name Duncan until her voice rose to screams haunted this property for a three month period. The sounds of someone walking around the house could also be heard once everyone had gone to bed. The family later found out that a murder had occurred on the site a few years prior to them moving in.


 
 


Hand of Glory

Location: West Bromwich - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870 to 1970
Further Comments: A hand of glory discovered within the attic was removed. For one hundred years after, the building was haunted by ghostly footsteps.


 
 


Pauline Kelly

Location: Willenhall - Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local stories tell of three phantoms said to haunt this area - a mad nun, a suicide, and a white woman. Although not much is known about the first two, the white woman is said to be Pauline Kelly, who vanished in the mid nineteenth century along with her daughter. Her shade is supposed to appear if 'white lady, white lady, I'm the one who killed your baby' is spoken.


 
 


Singing

Location: Wolverhampton - Atlantis Nightclub, cellar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former cinema, this building is home to an entity that laughs, smashes glasses, and sings in the style of a club singer.


 
 


Puma

Location: Wolverhampton - Disused railway line
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: This large brown cat was blamed for attacking a dog being walked by a child. It was seen a number of times walking along disused rail tracks in and around the Wolverhampton area.


 
 


Working Girl

Location: Wolverhampton - Giffard Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to three phantoms. A prostitute who committed suicide haunts the upper parts of the building, while a child and a former landlord are said to loiter in the bar area.


 
 


Percy Purdey

Location: Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid to late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A former theatre manager and creature of habit; for years after his death Purdey could be heard mixing himself a drink in the bar after the start of every performance.


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