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.

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...

Spring Heeled Jack returns

I came across the following stories quite by accident, I was actually investigating a claim by a witness that they had seen a UFO,...
bradford ghost terror

The Bradford Ghost Terror

A ghostly terror struck the suburbs of Bradford in 1926. Over a period of several nights a ghost appeared to the residents of...
real life ghost stories

Haunted Norton Hall

Norton Hall Sheffield sits with an area rich in ghost and folklore tales, surrounding the Hall are stories of phantom carriages, white ladies and...

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...

Coggeshall – Britain’s Most Haunted Place?

As one of Britain's most historic towns in the country, Coggeshall is situated between Colchester and Braintree and has over three hundred listed buildings!...

Clapham Wood Haunted or Cursed?

Nestling in the shelter of the South Downs in West Sussex, is a small village surrounded by dense woodlands that harbour chilling and unusual...
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Loxley Moorland Mystery

An article found in Sheffield Central Library from 1912 details a mystery that is now two hundred years old. It held a number of...
haunted coal mine

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...

The Ghost Plane of Wetwang

For years, the mystery of the ghost bomber has been part of the folklore of the district. On starless nights, sightings of the fuzzy...