Calver - Derwentwater Arms
Three women intrigued to discover why guests were walking out after spending a night in a certain bedroom tried sleeping there. During the night they heard something open the door, and the room filled with an evil presence which stayed for several minutes before leaving, closing the door.
Calver - Stocking Field
People once believed the fairies came out at dusk and celebrated by dancing around a blindfolded midwife (also a fairy) in this field.
Castle Gresley - White Lady Springs, wooded area just outside the village
This small pool of water is haunted by the pale ghost of a woman who is said to have drowned in it many years ago.
Castleston - Dunscar Farm
Writing in Memorials of old Derbyshire (1907), John Charles Cox says that he was told that a human skull was placed on a windowsill here, and that if removed crops would fail. However, when he visited the site there was no skull, and the tenant had never heard the story.
Castleton - Activity centre in the area
A visitor staying at this centre awoke to find two Victorian children, one male and one female, standing over the bed. Both apparitions stared at the visitor while pointing to a wall on the other side of the room. When the visitor looked, upon the wall was a large, bluish wavy mass. In a trance like state, the visitor moved across the room and placed their hand on the mass, which was just above where a friend was sleeping. The friend awoke, their voice snapping the visitor out of the trance.
Castleton - Area around the post office, Co-op and NatWest bank
People parking in this area experienced electrical problems with their cars - alarms would go off, engines would not turn over, and doors failed to lock or unlock. Many residents blamed the radar at nearby RAF Fylingdales, though the base Commander dismissed these claims as unlikely.
Castleton - Castle Hotel
Left standing at the altar, this bride who never was now haunts the place where her reception should have been. A maid who saw her ran screaming from the building, while another witness said the ghost was cut off at the knee. A more recent ghost is that of a man in a blue pinstripe suit, seen by two different proprietors.
Castleton - Goosehill Hall
The little old lady in grey was frequently seen in a bedroom.
An old postcard of Peveril Castle in Derbyshire
Castleton - Peveril Castle
A shuck is said to walk the area near the castle, while a phantasmic knight stands motionless on the ramparts. Author Wayne Anthony reports that an old lady and a phantom horse have also been reported in the area.
Castleton - Peveril Castle
The knight has been observed standing by the keep, while his riderless horse trots around nearby. Banging and clanking has been reported in the castle after dark, with searches revealing no apparent source.
Chapel-en-le-Frith - Horderns Road area
A phantom dog was once a common sight here, as it sat on the corner of the road near a railway bridge waiting for an owner which never came.
Chapel-en-le-Frith - Skies over village
30 March 1716, 21:00h - 00:00h
Now thought likely to be Aurora Borealis, parish records mention a bright light over the skies of the village, changing from white to the colours of the rainbow. Occasionally flashes of light and smoke could be seen.
Charlesworth - Main road running out of moors
Late twentieth century, estimated 22:00h - 00:00h
Four people driving into Charlesworth watched a semi-transparent lady in Victorian dress complete with ruff walk across the road and through a gate.
Chatsworth - Chatsworth House
Late twentieth century?
Wayne Anthony, in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, writes that Bess, who finished constructing her home around 1560, is one of several shades to haunt this house. Mary Queen of Scots is rumoured to walk where she was once held captive, while a grey lady and a white woman haunt other parts of the building. The library is haunted by a transparent figure which drifts from shelf to shelf. The bridge on the grounds is haunted by a screaming woman who was forced to watch her baby drowned after it was thrown into the river by her partner.
Chesterfield - Williamthorpe Colliery
A road man spotted a figure walking along a shaft in the dark. Throwing his light up to illuminate the figure, the road man recognised the figure as a person named Marren, who had died a few days previous. The witness ran screaming from the site and terminated his employment. Another story from the mine concerns two senior electrical apprentices working on a pump. The men forced themselves through cobwebs which completely covered the tunnel for hundreds of yards to reach the pump. On completion of the tests, one man asked, 'is the pump running right?'. Before the other man could reply, they both heard a voice say, 'yes it is'. They searched the area to ensure that they were not victims of a joke but were totally alone.
Chesterfield - Church - Crooked Spire
Legend - Old Nick
The Devil, resting against the church, was so taken by the beauty of a bride that he spun around to have a better view, warping the spire in the process. Another story says the first couple to be married in the church were so innocent that they caused the spire to warp. The damage will not be undone until another innocent couple are wed on the site. More recently, people have reported the sensation of being followed as they walk around the church.
Chesterfield - M1, close to Junction 29
10 December 2011, 22:15h
Travelling south along the M1, the passenger of a car spotted a tall man dressed in a purple hooded coat standing in the road ahead. Before the witness could warn the driver, the figure vanished.
Chesterfield - North Wingfield Church
It said that apparitions are occasionally seen carrying young children in their arms.
Chesterfield - Pomegranate Theatre
The strange movement of objects by no human hand is attributed to a grey lady who is occasionally spotted. Another phantom thought to be George Stevenson has been seen walking across the stage and taking a seat.
Chesterfield - Private residence along Goytside Road
1990s - 2000s
A woman living here was the target of a prolonged poltergeist attack which lasted over 20 years. The entity would move and throw items around the property, and on occasion threw the woman into a wall. The woman would later discover the house was previously occupied by a man who had murdered his wife in the early twentieth century.
Chesterfield - Private residence along Holme Road
Neighbours would ask the resident of this property whether he had a guest staying, as they would spot an older woman wearing a dark dress and white lace collar standing by a window. The resident had no guest, and even though he would hear footsteps ascending the staircase at night, never felt threatened by the presence.
Chesterfield - Private residence, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels (house likely to no longer stand)
1952 or 1953
The ghostly grey figure seen in the upper part of the building may have also been the presence felt by the cellar door.
Chesterfield - Private residence, St Augustines Avenue
The local paper in the 1970s reported that there was a strange grey mist creeping from the corners of bedrooms, along with sudden chills and unusual burning smells. More recently, a paranormal investigator claimed to have recorded a human-like shape in a room.
Chesterfield - Private residence, Tennyson Avenue
Mid-late twentieth century
It was claimed that the phantom known as Daphne was the daughter of the person who built the house.
Chesterfield - Rosehill House (since demolished and replaced by the town hall)
This large house was subjected to the continuous ringing of any bell on site. The occupier eventually tired of the strange phenomenon, and no one would take up residence after his departure.