Jervaulx Abbey Visit

This week I visited North Yorkshire's Jervaulx Abbey situated between Masham and Middleham just north of Harrogate.  Scant on hauntings, the Abbey's nearest bridge...
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Lastingham Church Crypt, Wells, Tunnels and Ghosts!

If you open any book dedicated to earth mysteries and it is likely to mention St Mary’s Church (Map Ref: 7281 9046) in the...

Shakespeare’s Ghost at Kirkstall Abbey

In this second article about the weirdness surrounding Kirkstall Abbey (see The Kirkstall Abbey Ghost Hunt) I uncover the claims of a Biggleswade medium...
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Spring Heeled Jack in Victorian Sheffield

Most people have heard of Spring Heeled Jack, apparently a ghost like entity with the ability to jump tremendous distances in height and length....

The Kirkstall Abbey Ghost Hunt

"Kirkstall Abbey, near Leeds, famous ruins of which are beloved by antiquaries and pleasure seekers is reported to be haunted," wrote The Evening News...
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Capturing a (Welsh) Ghost

For a fortnight in February 1888 the inhabitants of some unnamed village on the outskirts of Shrewsbury were afraid of night terrors, or to...

Most Haunted at Ostrich Inn

In my article about The Ostrich Inn being haunted by "Britain's first serial killers" - see here - I discovered that The Ostrich Inn's...

The Self Publishing Demise

Something dawned on me as I was browsing through my library. I was researching a ghost sighting in Scunthorpe and then I realised – what has happened to self-publishing?

The Ostrich Inn Murders

"Next event coming up, a cracker of a place. 50-60 murders have taken place at this inn by the landlord. The first documented case...

Old Haunting Ground

Today I visited an old haunting ground of mine. The Cross Keys Inn is one of the oldest pubs in Sheffield and being the only one built on holy ground.
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Syderstone reopened and the Ghosts of Old Somerset

In June 1833, the small, quiet Norfolk village of Syderstone hit the national headlines after a reported six weeks of strange occurrences. Centred on...

Illustrated Police News – Yorkshire Ghost

I always enjoy reading the archives of the Victorian Illustrated Police News for their plain silliness and over the top reporting.  However sometimes you...

Flashing Flowers, Glowing Owls

I’m always intrigued by really leftfield mysteries, and this one certainly seems incredibly bizarre. While researching in the Gentleman’s Magazine of 1789, I discovered a “Botanical Discovery”.

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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1963: Year of Magick

"I uncover evidence that the Black Alchemist could have made his first forays into the Black Arts 20 years before the famous Black Alchemist...