Real Ghost Stories

MJ Wayland researches and discovers "lost" real ghost stories from historical and newspaper archives over the last three hundred years. With hundreds of real ghost stories, delve in and explore the boundaries of human existence.

Ghosts of Reculver Towers

“Sinister hooded figures approached the towers that night. It was a stormy night and every time the lightning flashed you could see the hooded...

Hickleton Skulls

The Hickleton Skulls, sadly missing the third after a theftHickleton on the outskirts of Doncaster is a pretty village that once stood as an...
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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...

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...

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...

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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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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The Bishop’s House, Sheffield

One of the first cases I investigated transpired at a medieval building in Sheffield called “The Bishop’s House”. As well as being one of...
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Balgonie Castle – Scotland’s Most Haunted Castle?

The Sibbald family built Balgonie Castle in Fife in the 14th century, with additions made to the structure over the following three centuries. The...

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.