Peak Forest - Unnamed farmhouse
Two sisters once lived here and fell in love with the same man. One sister murdered the other, but before dying, she said that she would never rest in any grave. The dead sister's bones were stored in a container on the property and if moved, strange noises could be heard at night and the farm's cattle would die.
Pikehall - Private residence, The Green Road
A visitor to this house, together with two others, witnessed a phantom small child on a landing. Their visit was also disturbed by banging emerging from doors and floors.
Renishaw - Renishaw House
In 1885, this spook woke a female guest to the house by kissing her in bed three times - the lady jumped up and turned on the light, only to find her locked bed chamber empty. Another guest a few years later watched a woman dressed in blue and white dart down a corridor, her arms outstretched, to promptly banish as the staircase was reached. An empty coffin was later found concealed under the staircase.
Ripley - Butterley Station railway museum
6 May 1991
A visitor to the museum reported seeing a dark-haired man dressed in green clothing that looked like it was from the First World War. The entity sat in an old box coach, used mainly for storage because of bad condition. Other people have complained of a strange atmosphere in the car.
Ripley - Cock Hotel
Strange sounds have been heard coming from empty parts of the hotel, and several staff have reported seeing a young lad with cigarette burns who quickly vanishes in the blink of an eye.
Rowarth - Aspinshaw Hall
New tenants moved into the property after the death of the former occupier, a well-liked local lawyer. However, when the new residents started removing the lawyer's belongings, they found themselves subjected to poltergeist attack; bed sheets were pulled from the beds, and loud banging at night would prevent the new occupants from sleeping.
Rowarth - Long Lee Farm
This phantom woman in white who once frequently walked through walls and closed doors may be connected to the 'Boggart Room', where an infant's coffin was stored to avoid paying Shroud Tax.
Rowsley - Rail station
Members of the Society for Paranormal Research claimed to have seen a man dressed in soldier's uniform walking along the track, only to vanish when they went to investigate.
Rowsley - Road by an unnamed retail outlet
03 August 2015
Richard and Helen Jephson were reported in local news as having witnessed a Lancaster bomber which flew low and silent above them. They expected the aircraft to crash into a nearby wooded area, but it did not happen.
Shardlow - The Lady in Grey public house, Wilne Lane
Rumoured to haunt the pub, the lady in the pub's name has been seen or felt as she pushes past those in her way. One businessman staying on the site said he had watched a phantom lady enter his room just before dawn. When he mentioned it to the landlord, he was told, 'Why do you think this place is called The Lady in Grey?!'.
Shardlow - The Malt Shovel, The Wharf
During renovation work on the property, workers reported being pushed, nipped and poked by an invisible entity.
Shatton - Area near the Noe Bridge, and other general areas
Early twentieth century
Wearing a long smock and carrying a lantern, this bearded farmer once put in fleeting appearances around the hamlet.
Shirebrook - Shirebrook Colliery
Two separate miners reported seeing the glowing form of Wilfred Hales, a worker at the colliery who had died three years previous.
Shirland - Mine (closed 1965)
Late October or Early November, 1867
Two miners fled the pit after one of them claimed to have seen a man-shaped ghost. Word spread through the camp and almost 200 men refused to work that day.
Smalley - Former Old Nag's Head public house (closed)
Walking past this derelict site, a witness spotted a female figure standing by the window who vanished soon after.
Smisby - Forties Lane
Unknown Ghost Type
Walking the area in silence, this phantom is described as dressed in a long open jacket with many small buttons, a waistcoat, tie, short trousers with matching stockings and a top hat.
Spondon - Church and Vicarage of St Werburgh
The blonde lady wearing a blue dress has been seen (and once photographed) within the church and leaving the building via the vestry door. The vicarage is home to an old lady, monk and bishop. A local legend speaks of the 'Devils Gravestone', which from the nearby path you can see the image of Old Nick upon, but up close there is nothing.
Stainsby - Hawking Lane
A group of five people spotted a figure in a monk's habit walking towards them. The figure had no legs which could be seen. One of the witnesses later spoke to a person who lived in the village who said that many people had seen the monk.
Stanton - Moor
A small stone circle, it is said that a fiddler and nine women were turned into these stones for dancing on the Sabbath.
Staveley - The Hagge (aka Hagg) (former mansion, now a farmhouse)
Harrington was a former Maid of Honor to Queen Henrietta and is thought to be the phantom woman in white who haunts this building. A mighty oak which stood in the garden was thought to scream and bled when cut; unfortunately, the tree blew down during a gale in 1883.
Stoney Middleton - Isolated house outside of village
A story told claimed the ghost of a murdered woman would appear in the house and poke holes in bread. The couple living here stayed up to witness the phantom, and even though they did not see her, large holes appeared in their loaves.
Stoney Middleton - Jacob's Ladder (an old, steep bridle road)
A young driver was left in a state of shock after he watched a cloaked figure wearing a hood pass through a stone wall and continue heading towards the Riley slate mine.
Stoney Middleton - Sallet Hole Mine
Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes that an elderly gentleman in flat cap and long coat takes his dog for a walk around the mine. The apparitions quickly vanish when seen.
Stubley - Stubley Old Hall
24 December (reoccurring)
Appearing once a year, the shade of Fatima gently pucks her harp strings. A Roundhead has been reported less regularly, while a young girl skips around the fields outside.
Sutton Scarsdale - Scarsdale Hall (ruined)
Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes that the sounds of echoing footfalls have been reported coming from this shell of a former grand hall. Strange floating lights have also been seen after dark.