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Phantom Cannons of Hull

While researching unrelated books and articles, I often uncovered strange articles or incidents buried within old literature. During one of many visits to the...
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Copgrove Mysteries

Little has changed in the Yorkshire village of Copgrove since the Roman legionnaires deserted the nearby fortification of Isurium Brigantum (the village of Aldborough...

Screaming Skulls and Headless Spirits

For thousands of years across many different cultures across the world people have believed that the head or skull has held the soul. Some...
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Belas Knap Haunted Burial Mound

Belas Knap, a neolithic burial mound that lies two miles south from the beautiful Cotswold village of Winchcombe is known as a place of...
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The Devil’s Arrows

Standing nearly 22 feet in height, the three Bronze age monoliths, The Devil’s Arrows are the tallest standing stones in the United Kingdom apart...
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The Hooded Ones

Is Britain not the land of the Ghosts of White Ladies and Black Monks? For many years the alleged ghosts of Black Monks have...
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Yorkshire Ghost Charm

On the moors just south of Bradford stands High Fernley Hall. Built in 1678, the hall was once far grander, a large mansion that...
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Hand of Glory : The Robber’s Charm

"The dead, shrivell'd hand, as she clasps it with glee And now, with care, The five locks of hair From the skull of the Gentleman dangling up...
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The Brentford Griffin

In 1985, one of the strangest tales to grip London was the alleged sightings of the legendary Brentford Griffin. Brentford is a district in West...
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Search for the Saint’s Hand

(This articles dates from 1997) For six hundred years one of York’s most powerful catholic relics, the hand of the martyred saint, Margaret Clitherow had...