Sheffield - Area around parish church
These hounds are said to have the faces of men, and have been heard passing the church on dark, still nights.
Sheffield - Ashdell Grove house, Westbourne Road
Late twentieth century
This building is reportedly haunted by a maid who committed suicide after her secret lover, a local policeman, left her. Her pacing has been heard down a corridor, and she also moves items around in the building's offices. The figure of a middle aged man has also been seen.
Sheffield - Ball Inn, Darnall
This thin, grey ghost is said to be a member of staff who committed suicide at the inn when she discovered she was with child. She walks the upstairs corridors, while in other parts of the building, strange noises are heard in the night and well secured shelves fall without warning.
Sheffield - Barker's Pool
Around a thousand people assembled on the street to watch a glowing figure, named as the ghost of an apprentice, in the window of a building. A police officer pointed out that the 'entity' resembled a light being reflected in a window moving in the wind. Once the window had been secured, the ghost could no longer be seen.
Sheffield - Beauchief Abbey and Hall
This traditional white figure supposedly haunts the grounds of both the hall and the abbey. The latter location is also the home to a spectral monk.
Sheffield - Birley Woods and Golf Course
A local lad's grandfather told him that a wispy black figure in a cloak and hood was trapped in the wood and had been for hundreds of years. After the grandfather died, one of the lad's friends confided that he had encountered the figure while out in the woods.
Sheffield - Boggard Lane, Oughtibridge
This lane is said to be named after the entities which live (or lived) down there. A private house along the lane is also said to be haunted by a phantom woodworker.
Sheffield - Bowshaw House
Wearing a flowing dress, this pale spirit has occasionally been reported.
Sheffield - Bunting Nook
A pair of eloping lovers were thrown off their horse down this lane - the fall broke both their necks. They now haunt this area where no bird is said to sing.
Sheffield - Bunting Nook, Graves Park
This creature, with its unusually large eyes, has been known to turn itself into mist if threatened. A ghost hunter in the area reported to have spoken to a couple who witnessed a large black dog appear out of nowhere as they travelled down the lane.
Sheffield - Carbrook Hall public house (as of late 2019, a coffee shop)
A close friend and ally of Cromwell, the well-built ghost of Colonel Bright has been observed standing at the top of the stairs. Other ghosts reported here include the sounds of children, an elderly woman from the 1920s, a phantom Roundhead, a monk, and another shadowy figure who throws items around the bar.
Sheffield - Cholera Monument Grounds
Around two thousand men and young boys gathered at this site after a rumour started a ghost had been seen (although the local press declared the entity was really a 'young fellow of weak intellect'). Neighbours complained, the police arrived, scuffles occurred, no ghost appeared, and people went home. Rumours of a ghostly figure in the area continued throughout the rest of the month.
Sheffield - Dead Man's Lane (aka Dead Lane), Ecclesall (lane may have been renamed, but in Greystones area)
An overgrown lane in the village (now a Sheffield suburb) was said to be home to fairies, with distinct fairy circles spotted in the grass. A headless woman also haunted the lane.
Sheffield - Endcliffe Park
Late 1990s, around February
A man spotted a figure wearing a flying jacket and scarf walking across the foggy, open playing fields. While walking towards the witness, the figure suddenly vanished.
Sheffield - Field near Wales Bar Petrol Station, now a golf course
1987 or 1988
While crossing a field of sheep, a group of friends watched a large, cat-shaped creature amongst the sheep. The creature spotted the group and crouched, resulting in the friends fleeing the area.
Sheffield - Firth Park
Walking home one evening, a mother and daughter spotted a chip shop which they had thought was new, as they had not seen it before. The shop was open, lights were on, and people were inside. A couple of nights later, they decided to visit the takeaway, but it was not there - a DIY shop stood on the spot, twice the size of the chip shop they had seen.
Sheffield - Firth Park Brushes (former school), Barnsley Road
The maid, who committed suicide on the site two hundred years ago, is still said to wander the area. When the high school stood on the area, cleaning staff reported lights that would turn themselves on, amongst other strange phenomena. A priest was called to exorcise the land in 2003; there have been no reported incidents since.
Sheffield - Flat, School Street
The family that tolerated a poltergeist in their home for almost a year were eventually thankful for the entity - one night it banged so loudly the whole family awoke only to find their rooms full of smoke. They managed to escape as the fire engulfed their building.
Sheffield - Highcliffe Road, Ecclesall
Little is known about this phantom woman, other than an interesting point to note is that the road was once called Dead Man's Lane.
Sheffield - Hill between Solly Street and Allen Street
A Barghast was said by children to have taken up residence on this hill, which at the time was common land. It later emerged that the ghost was a hoax.
Sheffield - House along Campo Lane
Unknown Ghost Type
After a lodger spotted a ghostly white figure in the kitchen, this house was visited by a many people hoping to see the entity. One of these visitors, a Mrs Rollinson, collapsed after witnessing a white female form dash past her. After briefly regaining consciousness and sharing her encounter, Rollinson once again fell unconscious and died soon after. It is worth noting that other people were with Rollinson at the time of the encounter, but they did not see the reported ghost.
Sheffield - Industry public house, Darnall
When the Sheffield Paranormal Society carried out a vigil of this property, photographs were taken inside the back room. When they came back from being developed, a face could be seen peering through a window, even though nothing was seen at the time.
Sheffield - Mail Coach public house, 149 West Street
Wearing the clothing of a robber, this figure was seen lurking in the shadows prior to mysteriously disappearing.
Sheffield - Manor Castle public house
The landlord of this public house moved out after only three weeks, claiming that his child and pets had been constantly upset by a white human form.
Sheffield - Manor Lodge (aka Manor Castle)
Wearing a long black dress, Mary appears in the Turret House and has been seen gliding along corridors and passing through walls.