Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Ellesmere - Colemere (aka Cole Mere, aka Crose Mere, aka Crosmere) lake
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 21 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Sunken bells on a long forgotten chapel can still be heard ringing from the mere. One version of the story says they ring to mock Oliver Cromwell, who pulled down the church, while another version say they ring on St Helen's day, the patron saint of the chapel.

Jenny Greenteeth

Location: Ellesmere - Lake and deep ponds in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Concealed under floating pond weeds, Jenny Greenteeth waits for unsuspecting children that she can drag down into the deep waters.

White Lion

Location: Ellesmere - Lyneal Mill Cottages
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 1997
Further Comments: This large albino cat was seen close to the cottages and was reported to resemble a lion. The same area is reportedly haunted by a headless white woman.

White Lady

Location: Ellesmere - Otley Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The spirit of this white woman is said to occupy a house chimney on Otley Park.

Seventeen Century Boy

Location: Enchmarsh - Road leading through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: April 1965
Further Comments: Two men driving through the village encountered a 'colourless' horse and rider standing in the middle of the road. The rider appeared to be dressed in 17th century clothing. The horse then galloped away across a nearby field.

Obrick's Colt

Location: Fitz - Cuthery Hollow?
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Robbed of her jewels after death, a wealthy local woman came back post mortem, taking the form of a white horse.


Location: Haughmond - Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen exploring the abbey ruins, this monk has popped up several times over the past hundred years. Other phantom monks have been seen walking through the arched doorways before fading away. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


Location: High Ercall - Former airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Spoken about by locals, the ghost known as Henry, an USAF pilot in flying kit, is said to have ginger hair.


Location: Hodnet - Bear Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom known as Jasper found in this pub is said to be friendly. One paranormal group said the phantom was Jasper Neilsen, a merchant who died of hypothermia late in the sixteenth century.


Location: Hopton - Hopton Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14 March (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The ghosts of twenty eight Parliamentarians return on this date. They held out in the castle against a force of five hundred Royalists for two weeks, the siege only ending when the defenders were tricked into surrendering in exchange for their lives - they were slaughtered as they left the building. A maid is also reported to walk the site. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


Location: Hyssington - Hyssington church, and Bagbury Bridge
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This creature haunted a local farm house - a group of clergymen lured it in to the church, where it was exorcised. However, locals once believed it was only relocated to Bagbury Bridge, and they always walked their horses across in fear of waking the spirit up.


Location: Ightfield - Path between Ightfield Hall and village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom horseman is said to appear and charge at pedestrians before vanishing.

Devil Playing Cards

Location: Ironbridge - Boat Inn, Jackfield
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Old Nick once paid a visit to the public house, dealing several of the locals into a game of cards. Before the hand was over one sharp eyed witness noticed the Devil's cloven foot. The Devil quickly vanished, leaving only a strong wind in his wake. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

Cries of Children

Location: Ironbridge - Ferry Road, Jackfield
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two young children were drowned in the waters of the nearby river, their limp bodies recovered too late from the water for resuscitation. Crying has since been reported in the area they were first taken to.


Location: Ironbridge - Tontine Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Room 5 of the Tontine Hotel is rumoured to be haunted by the antagonist of a murder which occurred in the dim and distant past. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)

Sir George Blount

Location: Kinlet - Area around village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1500s / 1600s?
Further Comments: Angered to such a degree by his daughter eloping with a man he hated, Sir George Blount gained his revenge by coming back from the dead and terrorising this village. He was seen on horseback, and would scare locals washing their clothes in a long gone pond. A group of clergymen finally bottled the ghost, and cast it into the sea (or burying it in the local churchyard).


Location: Llanymynech - Ogo Hole
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Locals say that the hill contains a doorway into the fairy realm.

Battle Cries

Location: Longden - Fields in the area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 11 October 2010, 04:10h
Further Comments: This female witness reported waking up in the early hours and hearing the distant shouts and cheers of hundreds of men. She awoke her husband who also heard it, and the sounds appeared to upset the local dogs which began to bark.

White Lady

Location: Longnor - Black Pool (now filled in)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1881
Further Comments: This white lady drowned in the pool, and now dances around the area. One man who saw the entity thought she was real and tried to dance with her, only to find his arms passed straight through her body.

Girl in Mini Skirt

Location: Ludlow - Area around Feathers Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This unlikely shade has long black hair and looks around eighteen years old - at least two witnesses have seen her walk through parked cars before vanishing.

The Officer of the Tower

Location: Ludlow - Blue Boar public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s onwards
Further Comments: This phantom is connected to the nearby castle, and is named as the Officer of the Tower. When last seen in the 1950s, he wore a blue tunic with shiny silver buttons. Other phantoms said to be residing here include a cavalier, an aging Victorian woman, a pipe-smoking man, and a teenage girl.

Bee Respectful

Location: Ludlow - Corner of Bell Lane
Type: Other
Date / Time: June 1994
Further Comments: After local bee keeper Margaret Bell died, a swarm of hundreds of bees massed on the Corner of Bell Lane, opposite where Mrs Bell had left. Some traditional stories say that bees will mourn the loss of their keeper.

Vanishing Gentleman

Location: Ludlow - Corve Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Evelyn Sheppard reported seeing a well dressed man walking quickly down the street, who proceeded to vanish before her eyes.

White Monks

Location: Ludlow - Friars Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Walking near where their priory once stood, a small procession of these spooks could be seen after dark.

Wigged Soldier

Location: Ludlow - Globe Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have been murdered in the inn, this long haired soldier wearing a cloak has been spotted walking around the corridors of the building. One guest spoke to the phantasm, mistaking it for a real person.

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