Belper - Manor House
One report from this building concerns a phantom stranger. A woman sleeping here awoke to mounting pressure on her neck and the heavy breathing of a man. However, she could see no one in the light of the moon.
Birchover - Druid Inn
08 January 2012, around 23:00h
A worker at this public house watched the elderly lady drift through the older part of the building before vanishing into a wall.
Birchover - Rowter Rocks
Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes the phantom that haunts the area around the rocks is said to be a cloaked man who appears to travellers passing the area alone.
An old postcard of Derbyshire's Bolsover Castle
Bolsover - Bolsover Castle
Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes that the ghostly woman seen in the kitchen area of the castle carefully places a small child into the fireplace before vanishing. Phantoms have also been reported in the chamber under the castle - a man wearing ruffs and a woman in a scarf have been spotted standing together just before vanishing.
Bonsall - Over village
A UFO videotaped over the village was circular with a semicircle missing from an edge, rather like a digestive biscuit with a bite taken from it.
Bowshaw - Unknown road (led to Hullat Hall (likely no longer exists))
A second headless woman was said to haunt another road in this area.
Bradwell - Lumley Pool and nearby wells
25 December (reoccurring)
A local wiseman by the name of Master John transformed the spirit of a murdered girl who had taken to haunting the neighbourhood into a fish. This ghostly fish would appear in nearby waters on Christmas Day.
Bradwell - Town gates?
Only one of the two lead miners playing cards at the gates to the town could see a large black dog as it approached them. The man tried to point the creature out to his co-worker, but his friend was completely obvious to the phantom hound which then disappeared. Shaken, the witness refused to go to work the following day, and later heard his co-worker and several others had been killed when a shaft collapsed.
Bradwell - Wells in the village
Easter Sunday (tradition died out nineteenth century?)
Children in the area would drop pins in the village wells for luck. Each well had a fairy protector who would know whether a child had not performed the ritual. The following day, children had glass bottles tied around their necks on string; if a child had not dropped a pin, the fairies would break their bottle.
Bradwell Dale - Hazelbadge Hall
Margaret lost her mind after her lover married another woman - her shade is seen leaving the hall on horseback, riding off to the church where her boyfriend wed.
Bradwell Vale - Heading towards Hazelbadge Hall
Once yearly, though exact date not known
Travelling with a royal entourage, the ghost of Queen Elizabeth I heads towards the hall.
Branston - Clays Lane
10 March 2019
A local news outlet reported that a couple had encountered a misty figure which ran out in front of their car before vanishing.
Bretby - Mount Road and Ashby Road
A local newspaper carried two stories about drivers who had spotted a woman in a floral dress standing on the roadside. On one occasion she stood with a bicycle. As one driver passed her, they looked in their rear view mirror and noticed that she had vanished.
Bretby - Tree on the grounds of Bretby Hospital (no longer standing)
Tree felled during 1950s
A local legend said that Lady Margaret had thrown herself off a tower here, her blood spilling on the tree which resulted in it being cursed. If a branch fell from the tree, a member of the family residing at the hall was said to die soon after.
Bretton Clough - General area
Riding across the moorland with a pack of hounds, this phantom huntsman once ensured no one strayed onto his lands at night. The apparition was last heard by two friend who were unaware of the legend.
Brough - Traveller's Rest public house
24 December (reoccurring)
The pub is haunted by a local farm girl who died after falling down the stairs trying to escape a drunken labourer on Christmas Eve. A phantom woman in black has also been seen drifting around the inn holding a large set of old fashioned keys.
Burbage - Trafalgar House
One owner of the house heard doggy footsteps run along the corridor outside his bedroom that then entered his room and stopped under the bed. Believing the sound to have been created by his dog, the man turned on the light and looked but could see nothing there. He also realised that the door to the bedroom was closed, making it impossible for the dog to enter. The house was also haunted by an entity that opened and closed doors.
Burbage Bridge - Layby along Ringinglow Road
11 December 2016
Two witnesses in the back of a camper van heard horse's hooves outside their vehicle (even though they did not hear the creature approach). They heard the creature depart before it returned soon after, this time brushing against the rear window. The witnesses drove away, unable to see anything in the darkness. The driver turned the van around a few hundred metres down the road and returned to see what had been harassing them, but nothing was found.
Buxton - A6 northeast of Buxton
Although this creature is reported to resemble a normal wolf, it moves at fantastic speeds and covers great distances in a single bound. It is unclear whether the wolf is a physical entity, but the nearby village of Wormhill claims to be the location where the last wolf in England was killed in the sixteenth century.
Buxton - Harpur Hill area
Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes that the body of a man named as Ben was discovered here, and as no one knew his surname, locals referred to him as 'Stiles'. Maybe upset at this, Ben's ghost would appear at dusk and hang around until daybreak.
Buxton - Moorland near the Roaches
Appearing just before the witness went skinny-dipping, this thirty foot tall water elemental scared the potential swimmer away.
Buxton - Newhaven Inn, between Buxton and Ashbourne
One witness described this entity as a black and grey shadow without a head. Thankfully, the ghost is more likely to manifest phantom footsteps along the corridors.
Buxton - Old Hall Hotel
Mary Queen of Scots stayed in room 26 prior to her execution. Some believe her presence is still felt.
Buxton - Skies above Harpur Hill area
A phantom helicopter was reported flying around the area at night several times over a two year period. Press and police were unable to discover who or what was behind the mysterious craft.
Buxton - Yhelt Cottage
A pretty nun in her late twenties surrounded by light haunted this cottage for a couple of years, subjecting the occupants to poltergeist activities and infrequent visitations until exorcised.