Shropshire - Paranormal Database Records

Councillor

Location: Shrewsbury - Railway station, entrance from Castle Street and platform three
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local Councillor was killed when part of the roof collapsed and landed on him. He has been seen waiting around, either sitting or standing, in the area.


Bedded Woman

Location: Shrewsbury - Rowley's House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of an unknown woman has been seen lying on the bed displayed in this museum, wearing old period dress. Another ghost, that of a man wearing similar period clothing has also been reported.


Banging

Location: Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Library
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June and September 2009
Further Comments: The West Midlands Ghost Club carried out an investigation that recorded the sound of female vocals in June. Returning in September, they recorded a clanging noise which ended in a loud bang.


Grey Lady

Location: Shrewsbury - The Lion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A lady in grey reputedly haunts the Adam Ballroom, and is seen standing on the balcony. The Tudor bar is said to be the home of an old soldier in uniform.


Relocation

Location: Stoke upon Tern - Church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The church was supposed to be built on top of a hill, but every night the stones were moved to the bottom by an unknown force. The church was constructed at that place instead.


Giant's Gold

Location: Stokesay - Stokesay Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two giants stored their gold in a large locked chest under the castle. One giant managed to drop the key in the castle moat, where it is said to remain to this day. The chest has to be approached with the key in hand, to do so otherwise invites an attack from a large raven.


Black Puma

Location: Telford - Areas including Blockleys Brickmaker's and Donnington Wood
Type: ABC
Date / Time: September 1999 (Blockleys), 1992 (Donnington Wood)
Further Comments: Clear CCTV footage taken at Blockleys showed a large (around two meters in length) black cat stalking the neighbourhood. The RSPCA stated the creature was indeed a puma. Another witness spotted the creature in woodland at the bottom of their garden.


Woman in White

Location: Telford - Arleston Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2008
Further Comments: Travelling along the road, a driver and his passenger spotted a white glowing figure which crossed the road ahead of their car. The figure broke apart as if made from dandelion seeds. The driver said that the figure he observed was in her mid 20s, although the passenger described her as looking old and evil.


Screams

Location: Telford - Lilleshall Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Cries unknown, monk seen in May 2004
Further Comments: The tortured cries of persons unknown can often be heard coming from under this building, sometimes drowned out by the singing of hymns. The photographer Lawson Clout spotted a ghostly monk here in 2004, though the figure vanished before he had a chance to take any images. The apparition was described as being dressed in a black robe and was holding a book. (Image 2006 Lawson Clout)


Yellow Eyed Cat

Location: Telford - Silkin Way
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Early 2011
Further Comments: After hearing rustling in nearby bushes, a walker approached closer only to hear loud cat-like screeching. As they backed away, a large black cat with yellow eyes was spotted.


Box Pusher

Location: Telford - Wellington Indoor Market
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: May 2013
Further Comments: CCTV footage caught a pile of boxes falling unaided, some declaring that the supernatural was at work (and others declaring they were just poorly stacked).


Battle

Location: Titterstone Clee Hill - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several giants once met on the hill and proceeded to fight. The large stones which are scattered around the area are the leftover missiles that the giants tossed at each other (in reality they are the remains of a hillfort).


Crockery goes Crash

Location: Wem - The Woods farm
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1883
Further Comments: Plates would throw themselves onto the floor, loaves of bread 'attacked' people, and, most disturbingly, the baby's cradle caught fire, with the infant in it.


Little Girl

Location: Wem - Town Hall
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: Photographed by Tony O'Rahilly during the fire that engulfed the town hall, the girl can be seen in the flames - an impossible position for a living person. Months after the blaze, builders continued to report a ghostly figure on the site. However, an old postcard came to light in 2010 which shows a young girl identical to the ghost in the photo, proving that the original photograph was a composite image (ie hoax).


Trapped Bandits

Location: Wenlock Edge - Ippikin's Rock
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A rockslide here trapped a band of brigands and their loot in a cave. If you stand on the rocks and say 'Ippikin, Ippikin, keep away with your long chin', the leader of the gang appears and tries to push you off the edge of the cliff. It was also once said that lights would flit around the area at night, as if the long-dead brigands still patrolled the area.


Arthur's Court

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle - Bury Walls
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One folk belief has King Arthur's court as being based at Bury Walls.


Arthur's Enemies

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle - Red Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A family of giants once lived at Red Castle, until killed by King Arthur and his knights. A nearby brook ran red with blood for three days after the fight.


Pianist

Location: Whitchurch - Civic Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom notes of a piano were heard for several nights, drifting from the unmanned civic centre. An investigation failed to find the cause of the noise.


Voice of a Girl

Location: Whitchurch - Old Eagles
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 17 June 2005
Further Comments: While the building was being investigated by a paranormal group, the voice of a young girl in the main cellar was recorded on video via CCTV.


Small Children

Location: Whittington - Whittington Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen peeking out from the gatehouse windows, these children are never found when looked for.


Changed Site

Location: Worfield - St Peter's Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was said that the Devil did not want this church to be built on a nearby hill, so spent every night undoing the construction work which had been performed the day before and moving the materials to the site the church now stands.


Well Rich

Location: Wroxeter - Buried well close to Bell Brook
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An old local poem stated, 'Near the brook of Bell, there is a well, which is richer than any man can tell'.


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