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.

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Haunted Hands of Devon

It is said that many roads in Devon are haunted, by a phantom either visible or audible to some. Often there is a vague...

Year One Project

Ten years ago I first discussed 'Year One' - a project that would reinvestigate and evaluate 'classic' hauntings based on its contemporary evidence rather than what was written after 'Year One'. The project started successfully...
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Miners refuse to work in haunted mine

In 1902 the Yorkshire Evening Post reported from Glyncorrwg Colliery near Port Talbot in Glamorganshire after miners went on strike due to the appearance...

50 Northern Ghosts and Hauntings

Is Northern England really the most haunted part of the UK? Sheffield lays claim to have more ghosts per mile than any other English...
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Portrait of a Spring Heeled Jack Hoaxer

Much has been written about the exploits of Spring Heeled Jack's attacks in England. Each time an article appears regarding Jack, the author will...
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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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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....

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...
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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...

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...