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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 few 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 an office. 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.


Location: Wolverhampton - Little Civic
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: The bar manager claimed to have heard the word 'Mama!' being called out while alone in the cellar. It was claimed that the cellar was home to three ghosts - a little girl, a young woman, and an angry man.

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.


Location: Wolverhampton - Talisman public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: Tapping has been reported in the bar, while in 2013 CCTV footage showed a 'strange' light darting around after the building was closed (although the light source could be from outside the pub).


Location: Wolverhampton - White Ladies Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 October 2010, 19:30h
Further Comments: A small group of people who visited the site reported hearing faint whisperings and bangs, although only the female members of the group could perceive them. One legend says that Queen Guinevere retired to the priory after the death of King Arthur.

Screaming Horses

Location: Wythall - Black Greve Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 24 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Locals say that the horses belonged to a Roman chariot; the driver lost control in the ice and snow, and the entire team fell into a deep ditch and died.

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