Ghost History

Exploration of the history of ghosts and spirits through newly discovered ghost stories and theories if ghosts are real or not. Join MJ Wayland, Ghost Historian into a journey into the unknown.

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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A Ghost at Nottingham Castle

Is Nottingham the most haunted city in England? Nottingham Castle is one location that has its fair share of ghostly activity and here is...
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A Braybrooke Ghost Story

A tiny village near Market Harborough was the focus of many ghost hunters in 1933 after a series of sightings hit the local and...
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Henry Sutton shoots a ghost

While researching Victorian ghost hunters, I don’t mean the toffs behind the Society of Psychical Research or the Ghost Club, but the common person’s...

A 1934 ghost hunt with a spiritualist medium

Haunted House Ghost Hunt While exploring the archives there are many tales of students, groups of gentlemen and spiritualists ghost hunting in haunted houses, lanes...
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Frightened to Death – by Ghosts

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Mitchell may seem fairly unremarkable names, however both of them died of fright after encounters with ghosts. In my book “Real...
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Haunted Lancashire Families

Dramatic and often short lives were lived by some of Lancashire’s most powerful and religious families. In the face of adversity of religious persecution...
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The Lantern Man

Marsh gas may have been suspected to be a source of UFO sightings during the 1950’s but in the 1800’s it give rise to...
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The Haunted Chest

In March 1950, an auction at Stanbury Manor, Morwenstow in Cornwall brought an unusual item to the fore – a haunted chest. Sadly the...
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Royalist Devil of Woodstock

From Woodstock Manor House comes the tale of the “Royalist Devil of Woodstock”, whether the spirit was the devil or an ingenious follower of...