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Lancashire Folk by Melanie Warren

Lancashire Folk by Melanie Warren

I've known Mel for over 20 years, meeting though ASSAP while investigating paranormal cases in the North of England. We share a passion for collecting stories and coming from Lancashire myself I have been looking forward to reading Mel's new book and revisiting some of the old stories, coming across some new ones..and of course, I can now add the book to my collection! Read More »

An Interview With Dr Jason Braithwaite

Dr Jason Braithwaite

We recently caught up with Dr Jason Braithwaite, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Birmingham with an interest in anomalous experience, hallucinations, and aberrations in self-consciousness. He also has a formidable reputation for being extremely well informed on matters of the brain / mind relationship, and high quality scientific research. Read More »

GhostNav: Black Country Ghosts

The Black Country GhostNav is a new Android smart phone app by Andrew Homer and Nick Williamson for lovers of ghosts and hauntings. Paranormal enthusiasts can use the app to discover haunted locations in and around the Black Country area. Read More »

Book Review

Paranormal County Durham by Darren W Ritson

Paranormal County Durham by Darren W Ritson

County Durham is an area of outstanding beauty that is primarily recognised for its lead mining and farming industries. With rolling hills, quaint countryside villages and a historic city as its capital, County Durham is a stunning region to behold and it is truly haunted. Join the North East's foremost ghost hunter, Darren W. Ritson on this spine-chilling tour. Read More »

Christmas, Yule and the Winter Solstice

Ghost of Christmas

The 25th of December is associated with the birth of Christ and the celebration of the nativity, but it is also an amalgamation of pagan festivals and traditions dating back before the birth of Christ. Read More »

Farsight Paranormal Research Society

Farsight Paranormal Research Society (or Farsight PRS) is a team of investigators, brought together by their common interest and that all believe in finding reputable and solid evidence of the paranormal. Founded more recently in March 2009 at the request of friends, Ashley Knibb soon saw its potential and began to put together his team. Read More »

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Grace Dieu Priory

The ruins of Grace Dieu Priory have a reputation of being haunted. The Priory was founded between 1235 and 1241 for Augustinian nuns by Rose de Verdon and was closed during the Dissolution in October 1538. Read More »

Bradgate Park

Acording to an article entitled ‘Leicestershire's Most Haunted’ which was published on the BBC website on 31 October 2006. ‘Any true Leicestershire man or woman worth their salt will know about the legend of Lady Jane Grey. But did you know, some people still believe she's still around in the county? Read More »

Grace Neill's

The following extract is taken from an article by David Brandon and Alan Brooke which was published in The Guardian on 31 October 2009. ‘Grace Neill's at Donaghadee, County Down, opened for business in 1611 and is the oldest inn in Ireland. Read More »

Dobbin's Inn Hotel, Carrickfergus

The following extract is taken from an article by David Brandon and Alan Brooke which was published in The Guardian on 31 October 2009. ‘Dobbin's Inn stands close to Carrickfergus Castle, and in the 1700s the landlord's wife was said to have had a steamy affair with a soldier from the garrison. Read More »

Sham Castle

The Sham Castle at Bathampton is a Grade II listed building dating from 1762. It was built for the entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ralph Allen (Born 1693 – Died 29 June 1764), who perhaps haunts it still. The following extract is taken from an article by David Brandon and Alan Brooke which was published in The Guardian on 31 October 2009. Read More »

Shug Monkey

According to tradition Slough Hill Lane and the area between between Balsham and West Wrattling was haunted by a black dog with the face of a monkey. It was described in James Wentworth Day’s 'Here are Ghosts & Witches' (1954) as 'a cross between a big rough-coated dog and a monkey with big shining eyes. Read More »

Melton Shock

The following is extracted from County Folklore: Suffolk (1893). 'In Melton stands the 'Horse & Groom' inn - in the days of toll-bar gates (thirty years ago) occupied by one Master Fisher. Read More »

Wicken Fen Black Dog

Wicken Fen is a wetland area which has been cared for by the National Trust since 1899. A Black Dog is said to haunt the area around Wicken Fen.

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