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St. Nicholas Churchyard. Birmingham

Witnessed back in 1977, was a ghostly figure of a woman in the graveyard in Cardworth.

Witnessed back in 1977, was a ghostly figure of a woman in the graveyard in Cardworth.

Described as a tall ghostly figure in a long flowing green gown, she is believed to be the spirit of a woman buried in a mass grave after a battle during the Civil War.

Alexandra Theatre. Birmingham

Although never appearing in solid form the ghost of a former Theatre director haunts this site.

Although never appearing in solid form the ghost of a former Theatre director haunts this site.

A strange and eerie presence can be felt in the stalls, and the sound of ghostly foot steps can be heard in one office. The office is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former wardrobe master who died in the room one evening unexpectedly.

Aston Hall. Birmingham

Constructed in 1618 for Sir John Holte. Holte was a Royalist, who supported the king against the roundheads during the Civil War.

Constructed in 1618 for Sir John Holte. Holte was a Royalist, who supported the king against the roundheads during the Civil War.

Holte had a fearsome reputation and locked his daughter in the Tower Room (after she attempted to elope), he kept her in the room for 16 years and the poor girl eventually became insane and died. Her grey, but solid ghost has been seen by three visitors in the last two years.

The Ghost of Mrs Walker who was in life a housekeeper at Aston in 1645, has also been see by staff. Her apparition wares a green dress with a high collar. Another of Aston’s spirits is that of Dick the Houseboy. In his lifetime he was accused of theft and hung himself in the servants quarters. The room has since become known as Dicks Garret, and a caretaker has witnessed the ghost swinging in the room.