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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 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...
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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...

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...

Repton School Ghosts and Folklore

Despite their macabre associations, churchyards are not normally more liable to ghosts than anywhere else, for in normal circumstances churchyards are simply resting places...
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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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Shoe Factory Ghost – 1970s

Another trip down memory lane and this time to 1970s Birmingham and to the demolished factory of Thomas Haddon and Stokes. One witness...

The Ghosts and Spirits of North-East Pubs

In the North-East of England there are hundreds of public houses, but only a minority claim to be haunted, I explore the drinking houses...
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Strange Ghost Scare in Coventry

During my researches for Year One project I uncovered  a story that suggested St Michael’s Cathedral, often known as Coventry Cathedral, was the scene...

Learning more about American Ghosts

I have spent nearly four months researching and delving into America's archives hunting for reports of ghostly sightings and occurrences, and what an informative...

The Alien Abduction Insurance Scam

In the late 1990s Joe Tagliarini appeared in the news and UFO media as someone selling insurance against paranormal phenomena including Alien Abduction and...