ghostly monk at the power station
Power Station looks at odds with the surrounding countryside - even more so when
you see the ruined abbey next door.
would seem that the power station cuts into the old boundaries of Buildwas Abbey
- especially the station's coal bay, where a ghostly monk has been seen.
Black Monk is said to haunt the abbey ruins, but has more recently scared the
pants off people in the power station itself.
Power Station is haunted by the ghost of a monk from the monastery that used to
occupy part of the site
worker was loading the great bucket upon his digger with coal when, in the space
left by the bucket, he noticed a shape of what he thought was a woman.
he'd stumbled across a murder victim, the worker got down from his cab.
before he even reached the ground, the figure floated toward him before it vanishing,
just a few feet in front of him.
He broke all world records getting out of the building!
Victorian ghost at Benthall Edge
During the late Victorian period a gentleman was carrying the wages of his workers
at the limestone works along Benthall Edge, when he was set upon by robbers.
relived of his money he was tied and gagged before being thrown into a pit. Over
this was put a heavy stone.
man's shouts went unheard due to the noise from his nearby workings.
he was eventually missed a search was organised, only to find that the man's efforts
to get out from under his tomb had led to his being crushed to death when the
still hear his calls for help echo along the edge and from below the stone.
at Madeley Court House
fine Elizabethan manor house has many strange goings on, both inside and out.
time there was a small terrace of coalminers' cottages in the hollow.
their destruction the cottages and occupants sometimes make a ghostly return.
An old lady is also sometimes seen before the entrance of the house, smiling
Monks were said to walk the grounds, one family
suffered an influx of monastic figures sitting upon the cross beams in the great
hall - very off putting during lunch!
drowned children of Ferry Road, Jackfield
During the winter months the River Severn rises and becomes very treacherous.
at such a time that two young twins were playing on the spoil heaps from the Craven-Dunnhill
Tile Works when the bank collapsed into the river taking the two boys with it.
were swept to a point below the footbridge at Jackfield where they were caught
in branches from an overhanging tree.
bodies were spotted some time later and recovered, still holding hands, from the
this day young children can be heard crying in the house where they were first
where the Devil plays cards
Many years ago the Devil is said to have visited the Boat Inn, Jackfield, just
before Christmas to play cards with locals.
was only when a card dropped to the floor that other players noticed his club
sooner was this discovered than a great gust of wind blew through the door to
sweep the devil out.
More recently the landlady awoke to find a young
lady standing beside her bed, beckoning her downstairs.
she plucked up courage to descend she found a ground floor window forced open
although nobody had got in.