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.

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Warwick Castle Ghosts – A Re-evaluation

Year One continues to provide an insight into Britain’s hauntings, and ultimately raises questions about the origins of many of our best loved ghosts....
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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...
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Fields of Whitechapel

There are indications that from it's early establishment Whitechapel was always going to be the place where Jack the Ripper would strike and weirdness would ensue.
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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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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...

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...

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...
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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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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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At last found a ghost!

“Rumour is going about that the Psychical Society has at last found a ghost.” The Society for Psychical Research, one of Britain’s longest running psychical...