Birmingham - Warstones Lane
A giant who lived at Birmingham castle was killed when the Giant of Dudley threw a stone at him (launched from Dudley!). The rock also demolished the castle. The stone was erected as a memento, and the lane named after the War Stone used as a weapon. The rock is now on a plinth within the cemetery.
Birmingham - Warstones Lane Cemetery
Though seen wearing several different sets of clothing over the past fifty years, this young girl with blonde hair is thought to be Victorian and has a habit of passing through parked cars.
Birmingham - White Swan public house, Harborne
John went mad with grief when he found out his secret love had died in a coach accident - he shot his dog before turning the gun on himself. He has been heard moving around the building and has been known to tap people on their shoulder.
Birmingham - Witton Cemetery, Moor Lane
A driver was convinced that he had run over a figure outside the cemetery (he felt and heard the 'bump' of the body on the car's bonnet), but the 'victim' vanished without trace. A police search of the area also failed to find any evidence of the accident.
Artist Wayne Lowden's sketch of a female ghost in modern clothing.
Birmingham - Witton Lakes Park, Erdington
1960s / 1970s
This female phantom who lurks at the edge of the lakes is said to dress in modern clothing, though her skin is frightening pale in colour.
Birmingham - Fountain Close
A family of five is said to haunt this area - two boys aged 9 and 12, a 7 year old girl, and their parents. The mother is said to have died during childbirth, and the rest of the family died mysteriously soon after.
Falling stones are sometimes associated with poltergeists.
Birmingham - General area
12 June 1858
Hundreds of thousands of little stones rained down on the city, smashing greenhouses and littering the streets.
Birmingham - Glen Park Road (Ward End) and Saltley, Small Heath and Alum Rock areas
A gentleman, described as black and in his twenties, bit another man walking along the street before pouncing on neighbours who came to the victim's aid. One woman present was said to have had a chunk bitten out of her hand. Police, however, stated that they had received no reports of such an incident and dismissed the story as an urban myth.
Birmingham - Gunter Road, Erdington
Winter 1970, 07:30h
A young lad on his way to school spotted a glowing orange man. The entity's features were not clear, and it remained for around twenty seconds before vanishing. The figure is also said to have appeared along other streets in the area.
Birmingham - Icknield street, Hockley
A couple in their car watched as a grey humanoid creature jump across the road, kangaroo-like, although seemingly gaining momentum by swinging its arms. The entity stopped in the road and looked at the car before turning and moving back into the grounds of a cemetery.
Birmingham - Kang's Discount Store
There were supposedly several witnesses who watched as a lollypop floated up and moved itself out of this shop.
Birmingham - Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley
Reported by Birmingham Investigators of the Unknown, activity in this location includes banging or clanking sounds, dark shadows, feelings of heaviness and sickness, and a lantern light moving across the rear of the cemetery.
Birmingham - Kings Norton Park
The dark shape of a man has been reported crossing the park. A swing in the playground is also said to rock itself at night, even though there is no wind.
Birmingham - M6 near Birmingham
Unknown Ghost Type
Author Paul Devereux reported overtaking a phantom pickup truck along this stretch of motorway, apparently with no driver. The truck disappeared once Mr Devereux had finished overtaking.
Birmingham - Maxstone Castle
Mary was pushed down the staircase here after a furious argument with her husband - her shade lingers on.
Birmingham - Nokes'z Hair, Church Road, Northfield
Several incidents have been reported coming from this hairdressers, including the manifestation of a face in the darkness, appliances switching themselves on, objects being thrown, and a black mist forming at the rear of a room.
Birmingham - Old Crown public house, Deritend
21 August 1999
A couple staying here reported a strange white mist in their room. One witness felt compelled to move towards the window. Two ghosts are said to haunt the inn, though who or what form the second one takes is unknown.
Boudica in battle.
Birmingham - Parsons Hill, Metchley Camp, field next to McDonald's, Kings Norton
When Roman remains were discovered in this field, a few declared the area to be Boudica's final resting ground. Unfortunately, there is nothing to indicate that this is really the case.
Birmingham - Pebble Mill Studios
This man was killed during construction of the studios and was seen and heard around the sets once they were up and running.
Birmingham - Police station, Canterbury Road (no longer operating)
Although some believed the strange sounds heard at the police station to have been created by an old heating system, it was reported that some officers refused to work there at night.
Birmingham - Private house along Garrison Lane, Small Heath
Identified by a medium as Samuel Greatrex, this ghost created loud knocks, rattled chains, and generated footsteps day and night. It was later discovered that Greatrex had been arrested for stabbing someone and had died during his time in prison. When occupier Mrs Keogh moved away, Greatrex followed her.
Birmingham - Private house along Upper Thomas Street, Aston
Mrs Keogh fled her previous residence to escape the phantom Samuel Greatrex, but the ghost accompanied her, as did the loud raps it created Through a medium, Greatrex apologised to Mrs Keogh and promised to quieten down.
Bloxwich - Hills House Farm
Most often on Sundays
This place was haunted by the sound of slippered feet walking across the carpet and sudden loud cracking noises. A shadow would pass by the living room window, and the sound of a car could be heard pulling up on the driveway, though nothing could ever be seen.
Brooke End - Railway passing through Brooke End, near signal box
Marion was decapitated by a train on the tracks, slipping over in front of it as she headed to the signal box to meet her lover in the early 1900's. She has been seen several times since, always stepping in front of an incoming train before fading from view. One driver reported seeing her ghostly form wearing a bloody dress without a head.
Coombe - Coombe Abbey (currently a hotel)
Seen by witnesses as he floats around the grounds of the abbey, this monk is thought to have been murdered in 1345. Phantom footsteps have also been reported on the stable yard cobbles and are thought to belong to a young gypsy girl who cursed the family after they mistreated her. Finally, a phantom cyclist, thought to be a Victorian woman, has been observed on the road just by the former abbey.