Church Stretton - Area once known as Copper Hole (north of village, close to Hazler Road/B4371 junction)
A man walking from the village towards Hope Bowdler spotted a woman moving slowly behind him. He stopped to let her catch up with him, and even though she appeared to be walking, she never moved any closer. The man could hear the rustling of her dress but no footsteps. He paused his journey a couple more times, and finally the woman moved towards him, only to drift silently through a hedge and out of sight.
Clee Hill - Kremlin Inn
The outside of this public house is said to be haunted by a ghostly black dog. The inn took the name 'Kremlin' after people reported hearing Russian voices and music emerge from the jukebox during the Cold War.
Cleobury Mortimer - Talbot Hotel
Mary is said to haunt the inn; her presence often accompanied by blasts of cold air. A tunnel running between here and a nearby church is also reputedly haunted, this time by a group of ghostly parishioners attempting to escape religious persecution.
Condover - Condover Hall
Sixteenth century onwards
Knyvett, lord of the manor, was murdered by his son even though the finger of blame was pointed at the butler. Just before being hanged, the manservant cursed the descendants of Knyvett's family, vowing that they would not prosper while living in the hall. Knyvett's bloody handprint, left on a wall where he fell, could not be washed away so the stone was chipped away. More recently, the sound of footsteps and doors closing have been at night, and a couple dressed in Victorian clothing spotted.
Coton - Coton Hall
Kynaston's ghost became too much for the locals to bear, so they called upon the services of six ministers to banish the spirit. After a long round of praying and candle burning, the holy men convinced Kynaston to enter a glass bottle which they quickly sealed and threw into a nearby pool.
Cressage - The Wrekin
Angry at the town of Shrewsbury, a giant gathered a mound of earth and set off to dam up the River Severn. After the giant became lost, he approached a man heading home towards the town. The local lied and managed to convince the dim-witted villain it would take months to reach the town. The giant sighed and dumped the earth where he stood, forming the Wrekin.
Dawley - Swan Hotel
Wearing a long coat with untanned leather trousers, Humphrey is said to appear quite friendly. He is said to also walk up and down the corridors, heard outside the bedrooms.
Ditton Priors - Between village and Clee Hills
While camping in a small piece of woodland, a couple of women clearly heard fiddles being played. The following morning, they asked the rest of the camp whether anyone else had listened. No one else had heard the music, although one man said he had previously heard the music, and that fairies were responsible.
Easthope - St Peter's churchyard
The sounds of two monks fighting can be heard in the churchyard, even though both men died as they fell down the stone staircase to the cellar.
Edgmond - Lane between Edgmond and Adeney
A drunk wagon driver who was killed after being run over by his own cart was said to have returned to the scene.
Ellesmere - Unidentified house at Hampton Wood, and road
After a series of murders occurred at the house, the area became haunted by a man who could apparently choose whether to have a head or not. On one occasion the ghost manifested on a horse which was being ridden through the area. A minister banished the ghost after a three-day battle, forcing it into a glass bottle which was placed inside three iron chests and buried under a barn, to remain for 99 years.
Ellesmere - Otley Park
The spirit of this white woman is said to occupy a house chimney on Otley Park.
Ellesmere - Lyneal Mill Cottages
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.
Ellesmere - Lake and deep ponds in the area
Concealed under floating pond weeds, Jenny Greenteeth waits for unsuspecting children that she can drag down into the deep waters.
Ellesmere - Crossroads along Lyneal Lane
A headless phantom woman was blamed for causing horses pulling a cart to panic. The cart they were pulling turned over, killing the driver. Twelve months later, the man's son was said to have been killed in an identical accident caused by the same ghost. The crossroads was said to be the burial place of an unknown man who had a stake pushed through his body to ensure he did not return.
Ellesmere - Colemere (aka Cole Mere, aka Crose Mere, aka Crosmere) lake
21 May (reoccurring)
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.
Enchmarsh - Road leading through the village
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.
Fitz - Area was known as Cuthery or Cutberry Hollow
Unknown Ghost Type
Robbed of her jewels after death, a wealthy local woman came back post-mortem, taking the form of a white horse. The phantom horse was reputed to be so bold that it would occasionally manifest during the daytime.
Frodesley - Area once known as five acre field
The phantom coach pulled by a team of horses across this area was said to appear every night, although their current status is not known.
Haughmond - Abbey
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 copyright 2006 Lawson Clout)
High Ercall - Former airbase
Spoken about by locals, the ghost known as Henry, an USAF pilot in flying kit, is said to have ginger hair.
Hodnet - Bear Inn
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.
Hopton - Hopton Castle
14 March (reoccurring)
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 copyright 2006 Lawson Clout)
Hyssington - Hyssington church, and Bagbury Bridge
Unknown Ghost Type
This ghostly bull, the animalistic ghostly manifestation of an evil squire, haunted a local farmhouse - a group of clergymen lured it into the church, where it was exorcised. The exorcism was said to have been so fierce that the wall of the church cracked. However, locals once believed the bull was only relocated to Bagbury Bridge, and they always walked their horses across in fear of waking the spirit up.
Ightfield - Path between Ightfield Hall and village
A phantom horseman is said to appear and charge at pedestrians before vanishing.