Staffordshire - Paranormal Database Records

Mr Drewrose

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme - Comfort Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: This ghost had been seen for a number of years, and is said to have passed on a message to a visiting medium which revealed an unsafe amount of petrol under the building - Health & Safety Officials removed the hazard.

Orange Ball

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme - Over Wolstanton Marsh
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 03 February 1985
Further Comments: A police officer reported watching a spherical orange object pass directly overhead, moving from north to south. Three other witnesses were with the officer at the time.


Location: Newcastle Under Lyme - Rex and Rio Cinema (demolished 1970s)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1960s
Further Comments: A member of staff locking up at night after everyone had left watched a woman walk past him towards the toilets. The man shouted after the lady to be quick; she appeared to ignore him and disappeared into the restroom. After several minutes of waiting he knocked on the door. There was no reply, so he entered the room to see if she was okay - it was empty.

Man Monkey

Location: Norbury - Bridge
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: January 1879
Further Comments: A man driving a horse and cart crossed this bridge at around ten in the evening. A black creature with white eyes leapt from a bush upon the horse, causing the horse to panic and bolt. The rider used his whip to lash out at the creature, only for the whip to pass through the entity. The man eventually arrived home, with little memory of how he managed to shake off the attacker. Speaking to another local man, he was told the creature was a man-monkey, which came into being after someone drowned in the river.

Man Eating Family

Location: North Staffordshire Moorland - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A family who lived on the moor were tried and executed for murder - it was discovered they supplemented their diet by feeding off the flesh of those lost on the moor. For years after their deaths, sounds could be heard of them giving chase to their victims over the desolate moor land.

Stafford Beast

Location: Norton Bridge - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 2008
Further Comments: There were several reports of a large cat in this region over the 2008 summer, including one report of a pet sheep that was found dead, a local 'expert' saying that a big cat had attacked it.

Staked Giant

Location: Offley Hay - Unidentified sycamore tree in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This sycamore grew from a stake used on the body of a giant. It is unclear whether this implies that if removed, the giant shall return.

Headless Horseman

Location: Onecote - Road from Leek to Onecote, and Butterton Moor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This headless horseman is said to either be a murdered pedlar or a knight killed in combat with the Scots. Either way, the figure is said to be unlucky (with witnesses either dying or losing livestock) and an exorcism once performed on the phantom horseman by seven preachers failed.

Yellow Lady

Location: Pattingham - Private resident along Hall End Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1952 (Lady), 1958 (Eye)
Further Comments: This phantom girl was seen only twice, during the same year. She was reported to be in her 20s, possessing long blonde hair and wearing a yellow dress. A few years later, a strange blue eye was spotted by two people starring from a knot hole in the floorboards - it remained looking around for several minutes before slowly vanishing.

Tall Figure

Location: Perton - Field by Richmond Drive
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 August 2014, 22:30h
Further Comments: A witness walking their dog reported seeing a 'very tall' figure with a flowing coat appear, vanish, reappear and vanish again. While the witness was not afraid, the dog froze and began to whine.


Location: Rocester - Mill Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This country lane is reputed to be haunted by a nun who was hanged in a nearby field, thought have occurred in the 1100s when Rocester Abbey was operational. The ghostly nun is sometimes seen as a scarecrow looking figure, and locals claim to have developed goosebumps when driving through the area, too afraid to look in their rear-view mirrors as they feel something is sitting just behind them.


Location: Rolleston - Railway station and level crossing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom of a man killed at this junction is said to walk along the platform looking for his lorry which was destroyed in a collision.

Disturbing Figure

Location: Rugeley - A460 between Rugeley and Hednesford
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s - 2001
Further Comments: This phantom man with a disturbing face is said to manifest on the rear seat of a vehicle, and is only visible to the driver if they turn around. The entity is said to have caused several accidents along the road.

Grey Lady

Location: Rugeley - Aelfgar Further Education Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen several times over the years, this phantom woman in grey clothing wears her hair up in a bun, a large hairpin holding it up.


Location: Rugeley - Albion Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but in living memory
Further Comments: While walking along this street at night, one witness reported seeing a shadowy figure resembling a monk.

Popping Bottles

Location: Rugeley - Ash Tree Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1998 - 2000
Further Comments: A number of poltergeist tricks were reported from the inn, including the tops popping out of bottles, sounds of smashing glasses, till trays full of cash flying off the bar, and flickering lights.

Grey Lady

Location: Rugeley - Blithfield Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Home of five ghosts in total, the grey lady has been seen within the building with a set of keys dangling from her belt. The screams of a man falling down a well (no longer present) are still heard in the garden, a tall man dressed in black rubbing a ring stands in the drawing room, while two other ghostly woman have been reported, one seen and the other heard as her dress rustles down a corridor.


Location: Rugeley - Britannia Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom black dog, unlikely to be a shuck, has been reported to walk around the corridors of the inn.

Sweeping Brush

Location: Rugeley - Bush Drive
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A yard brush was seen sweeping a path without human help and a lawnmower rolled uphill at this residence. Other more 'normal' poltergeist occurrences included the ringing of doorbells and self opening and closing doors. Some attributed the paranormal happenings to the ghosts of three people killed in an aircraft crash that occurred in 1938 on the corner of Fortescue Lane and Green Lane.

Ford Capri

Location: Rugeley - Hednesford Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: While travelling along this road at dusk, one driver spotted a Ford Capri type car following them out of Rugeley in their rear view mirror. The Capri appeared to only have parking lights on. Checking their mirror again after taking a corner, the driver noticed the other car had vanished - there were no other turnings it could have taken, and was travelling too fast to stop.

The Graduate

Location: Rugeley - Old Chancel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Old Grammar School once stood by the side of this building, and the ghostly young man wearing his graduation gown and cap is believed to be one of its former residents. The murderer Dr William Palmer is also thought to haunt the site, as his former home stands by the Old Chancel grounds.

Christina Collins

Location: Rugeley - The Bloody Steps, along the canal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Murdered in 1839, the ghost of Christina Collins is said to manifest in the early hours of the morning. A variant of the legend says Christina's blood seeps from the steps (even though the current steps are not the ones present in her lifetime). The witness of a more recent sighting of a phantom woman here said that the entity was wearing 1950's clothing.


Location: Seighford - Seighford Hall Hotel, Room 8
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A governess based at the hall two centuries ago, the woman killed herself when her love for the master of the property became clear. She manifests to children who stay in room 8. The rustling of her dress may also be heard down the corridors of the building.

Wolf on Hind Legs

Location: Stafford - German War Cemetery, Camp Road, between Stafford and Cannock
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: April 2007
Further Comments: In two separate sightings, two men reported a large hairy creature standing on its hind legs, between 180 - 200 centimetres in height. One of the men approached it, but the creature ran off.

Perhaps Nothing

Location: Standon - Standon Hall
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A number of ghost hunting events were organised at the site, although it is not thought the property had a history of any hauntings.

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