Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Ludlow - Ludlow Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Marion, her castle besieged by rivals, lowered a rope for her secret love to enter the building, which he dutifully did. Unfortunately, he also brought with him the castle's enemies. Realising too late she had been betrayed, Marion stabbed her lover and jumped from the window of the tower, dying upon impact with the ground. Her shade now reenacts this tragedy, while the sound of her lover dying has also been reported.

Tall Grey Woman

Location: Ludlow - St Lawrence's Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This elderly female wearing a dressing gown runs around the graves after dark, occasionally heard screaming.

White Cow

Location: Lydham - Michell's Fold stone circle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pre eighteenth century
Further Comments: During times of drought or hardship, a white cow would appear in the middle of the circle and allow everyone in the neighbourhood to fill one bucket with milk. Michell, a local witch after whom the circle was later named, milked the cow into a sieve until the creature vanished.

Smiling Old Lady

Location: Madeley - Madeley Court House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as shadowy phantom monks, this building is also the haunt of an old woman who is seen smiling before dematerialising. Cries of a woman in pain have been heard coming from the surrounding gardens. (Image İ2006 Lawson Clout)

Headless Monk

Location: Madeley - Mount Hill (next to Courthouse)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This decapitated entity terrified a teenage girl to such a degree she never returned to the area.

Jilted Maid

Location: Market Drayton - Corbett Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A chambermaid who hanged herself in room 7 after her boyfriend ran away remains trapped there. Single men staying in the room have been awoken to find the bedcovers thrown to the floor.

Shadowy Figure

Location: Market Drayton - Country lane known as 'the rudge', Ashley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2003
Further Comments: A shadowy figure which quickly and silently vanishes has been observed in this area. A pedestrian was said to have felt a heavy weight climb onto his back as he walked down the lane.

Kitchen Worker

Location: Market Drayton - Loggerheads public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It has been reported that this pub has three phantoms. A female form is said to work in the kitchen, a man has been observed in the garden, and a dog.

Misty Figure

Location: Market Drayton - Sandbrook Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011?
Further Comments: During building work, joiner Eddie Chapman Smith witnessed a 'misty outline'. Fearing he had fired a nail into the pipes, he rushed to the spot, but the mist had vanished.

Wild Edric Rides Out

Location: Minsterley - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1914
Further Comments: Just before the outbreak of World War One, Wild Edric and his troops on horseback were seen passing through the area. Prior to this sighting, the presence of the ghostly army marked the start of the Crimean War.

Milking Witch

Location: Mitchell's Fold - Stapeley Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: A fairy gave the villagers a white cow that could yield enough milk for everyone in the area. A local witch attempted to fool the cow, placing a bucket under the creature filled with holes. As the woman went to milk the creature, a storm erupted - the cow ran off and the witch was transformed into rock.

Cursed Castle

Location: Moreton Corbet - Moreton Corbet Castle
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Fifteenth century
Further Comments: During its construction, the owner of this building was cursed by a neighbour for being uncaring, and the castle was never finished. It is also said to be haunted by an aging man and a younger gentleman, who were caught on camera in 2003. (Image İ2006 Lawson Clout)

White Man

Location: Morville - Acton Arms Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A former landlady at the inn said that she sometimes spotted this ghost several times a day. The phantom was described as a man-shaped white form that quickly vanished if seen.

Mary Way

Location: Much Wenlock - Crossroads two miles southeast of town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This crossroads was said to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Way, murdered on the site. The phantom is reputedly headless and wears a shimmering white dress.

Children Playing

Location: Much Wenlock - Renold's House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several children in Victorian clothing have been spotted playing with wooden toys on the balcony of this building.

Heavy Breathing

Location: Much Wenlock - Spar shop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: After digging on the site disturbed ancient bones and pottery, a number of strange things have occurred in the shop, including misty figures appearing, the sounds of heavy breathing, and trolleys moving themselves across the floor.

Humphrey Kynaston

Location: Nesscliffe - Old Three Pigeons public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wild Humphrey Kynaston, a local highwayman who robbed the rich to give to the poor, is said to haunt the building where his chair still remains.

Upset Mermaid

Location: Newport - Aqualate Mere
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The last time this area of water was cleaned, a mermaid popped up out of the water and threatened to destroy Newport and Meretown if the pool was emptied.

Wild Edric

Location: No fixed abode - Lead Mines
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: A county hero, Wild Edric is said to emerge from the lead mines where he lives and charge off towards England's enemies when required. Once flesh and blood, it is thought his fairy wife may have had a hand in making him and his troops immortal.

Raining Frogs

Location: Oswestry - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: Summer 1912
Further Comments: During a heavy rainfall, dozens of frogs fell from the sky. They had vanished within two hours after the rains had stopped.


Location: Oswestry - King Oswald's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This spring was created when the severed arm of King Oswald of Northumberland hit the ground, dropped by an eagle who had taken it from a battlefield. The nearby hillfort was once thought to have belonged to Guinevere's father, though this is now discounted.

Black Cat

Location: Poynton Green - Field in the village
Type: Other
Date / Time: 22 October, every ten years (next in 2021) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Two Czech pilots died here on 22 October 1941, crashing in the field as they ran out of fuel. A local farmer rushed to the field in an attempt to save them, but was beaten back by the flames. He did, however, see a black cat emerge from the burning wreckage. The creature made its home with a local old woman, and when she died, the cat vanished, but appears once every ten years at the crash site.


Location: Prees - RAF Tilstock
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2010
Further Comments: The group Ghost Shropshire investigated this site and reported recording the voices of children and witnessing apparitions and strange shadows.

Fast Moving Procession

Location: Ratlinghope - Road towards village, along the Long Mynd
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large group of people following a horse drawn hearse have been seen on a number of occasions, moving much more swiftly than one should expect.

Misty Horseman

Location: Ruyton - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Sometimes, around midnight, a thick mist rolls into the churchyard. Soon after, a headless horseman rides in, vanishing into the mist, heading towards an old castle keep.

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