Warwickshire - Paranormal Database Records

Grey Ladies

Location: Napton on the Hill - Church
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: While two Elizabethan ladies have been seen in the area before, the 1960s sighting was of an older lady who was thought to have died locally about twenty years previous.


Highwayman

Location: Nuneaton - A5 between town and Hinckley (Watling Street)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1926 (wearing jacket), February 1927 (riding horseback), 1979 (shimmering shape)
Further Comments: One version of this tale says that, wearing a jacket with sleeves of bright crimson, a phantom highwayman lurks along the roadside with a tricorn hat hiding the face. Another version names him as Dick Turpin and when last seen, he was riding his horse across common land. It may have been the same entity seen in 1979, reduced to a shimmering shape which swirled like water. The witness to this event had an accident close to the spot later in the day.


Older Woman

Location: Nuneaton - Bull's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlord watched an older woman in Victorian clothing walk through a wall.


Lord Hop

Location: Nuneaton - Dun Cow Inn (demolished 1957)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: The ghost of Lord Hop was exorcised and banished into a bottle, which in turn was thrown into a clay pit. Unfortunately, when the pit dried out, curious locals opened the bottle; Lord Hop returned and took up residence in the Dun Cow Inn.


Grey Man

Location: Nuneaton - Field along Ashley Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 October 2015, 07:30h
Further Comments: While walking the dog, a witness spotted the dark grey outline of a man walking behind a hedge. When the witness approached, the man vanished.


Accident

Location: Nuneaton - Railway line and bridge near the Bomb Hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa October 1986
Further Comments: Two people walking home spotted steam coming from under a bridge. Looking down from the bridge they could see a stationary steam locomotive and dozens of people laying across the tracks - the scene was semi-transparent. The witnesses ran off to find someone, and returned several minutes later, by which time the scene had gone.


Mrs Stubbs

Location: Nuneaton - Stubbs Pool, Camp Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s?
Further Comments: Mrs Stubbs is said to have be caught up in weeds and drowned while swimming in this pool (alternatively, according to other stories, she had her face bitten off by a horse). She now haunts the area.


Farmer

Location: Preston on Stour - Alscot Park, and road by the entrance
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom figure who haunts the area around the entrance of the park is believed to be a farmer who died after falling from his horse. He reputedly appears by the entrance and crosses the road before vanishing into a wall.


Plantie's Ghost

Location: Princethorpe - Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1922 - 1929
Further Comments: This phantom, curiously not named Plantie (the name came from a former owner who failed to banish the spirit), was disturbed by workers on the roof. It is not clear why the haunting ceased.


Black Dog

Location: Princethorpe - Road known as Banbury Gap, between Princethorpe and Marton
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Midnight
Further Comments: This black shuck was said only to appear at midnight.


Mr Boulton

Location: Royal Leamington Spa - Jack & Jill Inn, Newland Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1971
Further Comments: Seen sitting on the patio roof and moving around the cellar, this former pub owner has the consistency of a 'reflection in a window'.


Footsteps

Location: Royal Leamington Spa - Rail station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2014
Further Comments: After reports of disembodied footsteps, slamming doors and electrical disturbances, this station featured in several news outlets when a 'supernatural liaison officer' was hired to work there.


The Shoemaker Vanishes

Location: Royal Leamington Spa - Road between Leamington Spa and Coventry
Type: Other
Date / Time: 03 September 1873
Further Comments: Shoemaker James Worson undertook a bet, while drunk, that he could run non-stop from Leamington Spa to Coventry, approximately nine miles. He started to run, accompanied by the unnamed receiver of the bet, a linen draper named Barham Wise and a photographer named Hamerson Burns, who followed him in a wagon. During the run, Worson stumbled and fell, 'with a terrible cry', and vanished before he hit the ground. He was never seen again. While often believed to be true, this 'myth' was a short story created by Ambrose Bierce.


Bottled Squire

Location: Rugby - Brownsover Hall Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost of a squire driving his coach and horses raised hell in the neighbourhood until exorcised; trapped in a bottle now hidden within the walls of the hotel, he now waits until released again. A recent email received suggests that late night drivers in the area still encounter the phantom coach along Leicester Road.


Thespian

Location: Rugby - Rugby Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The theatre is thought haunted by two ghosts. One man fell to his death from the balcony and now haunts the stalls, while the other phantom is of an old actor who died of natural causes at home, but his love for the theatre ensured his return.


Lorry

Location: Ryton on Dunsmore - A45 near Ryton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: An RTA black spot, several accidents and near misses are said to have been caused by a lorry driving down the wrong side of the road - the HGV vanishes just before impact.


Farmer

Location: Shipston on Stour - B4086, between Shipston on Stour and Atherstone
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The area of road where a farmer once met his death in an accident is now haunted; the ghost has been seen crossing the road in front of traffic before disappearing through a brick wall.


Lieutenant Sharp

Location: Shuckburgh - Shuckburgh Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh deemed Lieutenant Sharp not worthy of courting his daughter. This pushed Sharp over the edge, and he shot Shuckburgh's daughter before turning the gun on himself. Although the hall is now reputedly haunted, it is unclear whether it is Sharp, the daughter or both.


Black Dog

Location: Snitterfield - Brook House (AKA Bell Brook Inn)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: An unnaturally large dark hound was seen running across the lawn.


Servant

Location: Southam - Olde Mint (now a public house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This medieval building, and a neighbouring building, were said to be haunted by a servant who could be heard but not seen.


Red Head

Location: Stockton - Blue Lias public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: between March and November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Seen walking through the pub after opening hours, this red headed male is thought to have been killed long ago when he was discovered in bed with another man's wife.


Catherine Lucy

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Charlecote Park, certain room, and area near the pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A member of the Lucy family, Catherine is believed to have drowned in the pond on the grounds - her wraith has been seen running towards the body of water, vanishing beneath the water, though never making a noise. She also retains a presence in the Green Bedroom in the household.


Charlotte Clopton

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Clopton House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Accidentally buried alive in the family vault, the mistake was realised too late, and Charlotte now traverses her home in torment. Blood issues from her mouth, where she bit off her own tongue while prematurely entombed. Two others also haunt the building - another female member of the Clopton family who drowned herself in the well, and a murderer who committed his crime in the chapel.


Hand

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Factory along Birmingham Road (now demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s/70s
Further Comments: A burnt hand was seen several times pressed against windows, but when searches were made, the hand's owner could never be found. Doors would also be slammed and one member of staff was said to have quit after hearing a voice calling for help in an empty part of the factory.


Icy Mist

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon - Falstaff's Experience museum, Sheep Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2004
Further Comments: A team of ghost hunters holding a vigil on the site claimed to have seen a room fill up with a cold mist at one point during the night. The museum claims to be haunted by several entities, including a young female pickpocket, a dark figure with glowing red eyes, and roundheads.


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