West Midlands - Paranormal Database Records

Tiny Frogs

Location: Sutton Coldfield - Sutton Park
Type: Other
Date / Time: June 1954
Further Comments: Baby frogs, no bigger than a thumbnail, were said to have fallen from the sky during a heavy rain shower. The downpour lasted for around five minutes, depositing thousands of the amphibians.

Man in Red Cloak

Location: Sutton Coldfield - The Gate Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This brightly cloaked figure is one of two figures which haunt this building - the other is named as a lost cavalier.

Patter of Doggy Footsteps

Location: Walsall - Private building along Lysways Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: A woman living here at the time reported twice hearing what sounded like a small dog following her down the staircase, late at night. On both occasions, when she turned around nothing could be seen.

Young Girl

Location: Walsall - Private house, Tennyson Road, Blakenall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999
Further Comments: The ghost of a two year old girl drove a family from their home along this road - the father stayed in a caravan in the garden, while other members of the family moved away until the activity died down.


Location: Walsall - Starting Gate public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: February 2003
Further Comments: This entity, named by locals as a former Black Country landlady, has been known to clean and tidy up after messy customers have left.


Location: Walsall - Tattooist, George Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 02 July 2011
Further Comments: A worker in this shop reported loud bangs, as if someone was jumping up and down, emanating from an empty room. The door to the room also opened twice on its own accord.

Randy Spirit

Location: Walsall - Victoria House, Leamore
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid 1990s
Further Comments: The building was haunted by a male presence that entered two ladies beds at night, placing icy hands over their bodies. A ghostly figure was also spotted in the building lift, and would move furniture around in empty flats.

Serving Girl

Location: Walsall - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in Victorian clothing, it is though this girl was a maid who took her life in the building.

Ghostly Lover

Location: Wedley Castle - Shenley Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 1978
Further Comments: The News of the World covered the story of Jenny Price and the ghost that made love to her in a house down this street, for a period of three years.


Location: West Bromwich - Bus Station, and different bus routes
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September - October 2017
Further Comments: A shout has been heard coming from the back of a bus when the rear seats are empty.

Old Lady Looking In

Location: West Bromwich - Manor House (currently a public house?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A small ghostly face has been observed looking into the building after the lights are put out - the same figure has also been observed inside. Another shade, a bearded man, also haunts the property, while guests have reported hearing strange whisperings and singing coming from empty rooms.


Location: West Bromwich - Old Oak House Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: This location, which doubles as a 'ghost hunting experience' by night, is claimed to feature entities which prod and push witnesses.

Zigzagging Lights

Location: West Bromwich - Sky over Hateley Heath
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 25 July 1997
Further Comments: This witness observed between ten and twenty slow moving lights zigzagging across the sky in formation. Each light was semi-transparent, yellow with a red centre and moved silently from the south east, heading towards Walsall.


Location: West Bromwich - Victorian house along the high street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1939
Further Comments: The sound of a woman repeatedly calling out the name Duncan until her voice rose to screams haunted this property for a three month period. The sounds of someone walking around the house could also be heard once everyone had gone to bed. The family later found out that a murder had occurred on the site a few years prior to them moving in.

Hand of Glory

Location: West Bromwich - White Hart Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1870 to 1970
Further Comments: A hand of glory discovered within the attic was removed from the property. For one hundred years after, the building was haunted by ghostly footsteps.

Pauline Kelly

Location: Willenhall - Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Local stories tell of three phantoms said to haunt this area - a mad nun, a suicide, and a white woman. Although not much is known about the first two, the white woman is said to be Pauline Kelly, who vanished in the mid nineteenth century along with her daughter. Her shade is supposed to appear if 'white lady, white lady, I'm the one who killed your baby' is spoken.


Location: Wolverhampton - Atlantis Nightclub, cellar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former cinema, this building is home to an entity that laughs, smashes glasses, and sings in the style of a club singer.


Location: Wolverhampton - Disused railway line
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: This large brown cat was blamed for attacking a dog being walked by a child. It was seen a number of times walking along disused rail tracks in and around the Wolverhampton area.

Blue Mist

Location: Wolverhampton - Express & Star building
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s?
Further Comments: A blue odourless mist was said to have filled a office, while some believe the building to be haunted by a small child who felt to their death in a lift shaft.

Stone Fall

Location: Wolverhampton - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: June 1860 & May 1869
Further Comments: 'Many' small dark pebbles rained down on the city during a storm - they had to be shovelled away. The same event happened almost a decade later.

Working Girl

Location: Wolverhampton - Giffard Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is said to be home to three phantoms. A prostitute who committed suicide haunts the upper parts of the building, while a child and a former landlord are said to loiter in the bar area.

Percy Purdey

Location: Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid to late twentieth century?
Further Comments: A former theatre manager and creature of habit; for years after his death Purdey could be heard mixing himself a drink in the bar after the start of every performance.

The Peel Street Monster

Location: Wolverhampton - Peel Street and Brickkiln Street
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Winter, 1933 - 1934
Further Comments: After several attacks on children by an unknown creature, one seventeen year old boy managed to kill the 'monster'. No one could identify the creature, larger than a rat with bulging eyes, although another unknown entity was found dead within 24 hours and was named as a coatimundi, a mammal from the raccoon family.

Blue Woman

Location: Wolverhampton - St John's Vaults public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be the ghost of a woman who jumped to her death from the upper part of the building, this figure wearing a blue dress was seen drifting around the property. Ghostly footsteps in the building have also been attributed to her.

White Lady

Location: Wolverhampton - Stag's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: Seen walking around the cellar, this phantom also enjoyed turning the beer pump taps off, sometimes up to twenty times a month. The entity disappeared after structural alterations were made to the building.

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