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.

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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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 Peterhouse College Haunting

Who is the Peterhouse College ghost? What happened when a series of paranormal incidents at the oldest college in Cambridge triggered off an investigation...
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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...
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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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The Ghosts of Renishaw Hall

Are there Renishaw Hall Ghosts and Spirits - is Renishaw haunted by a fearsome ghost? Renishaw Hall, about which the following stories are related,...
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Middletons’ Bucklebury Manor

With reports of Kate Middleton’s family moving to a new home – Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire, there have also been misconceptions that the home...
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All Saint’s Bristol – A very English ghost story

While promoting my book “50 Real Ghost Stories” I have been interviewed by many regional radio stations, one of which was BBC Bristol. Before...
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Brinklow Hill

With its tales of hauntings, UFO activity and alleged satanic murder, Brinklow Hill, Leicestershire is one of the mysterious sites in Britain. In 2003 I...
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The Haughton Castle Ghost

Haughton Castle sits on the banks of the North Tyne and is a well-known area for fine trout fishing. The castle overbears the neighbouring...