Mysterious Britain & Ireland

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John Whitfield A6 Ghost

It has been suggested that the ghost of John Whitfield, a highwayman hung in chains by Barrock Fell can be heard crying for help. In his book ‘Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland’ (1899), Daniel Scott...

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Tillington Headless Horse & Pig

According to ‘Some West Sussex Superstitions Lingering in 1868’ by Mrs Latham, “We have amongst us ghosts even of the brute creation; a headless horse tears madly up and down a lane in Tillington,...

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A39 Highwayman

Reputedly the ghost of a highway man named Thomas Pocock haunts the A39 around Ashcott. According to Laura Linham in her article published in Somerset Live [6 October 2017]. ‘If you live in Ashcott,...

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The Loch Light of Rannoch

In his book ‘The Peat-fire Flame’ (1937), Alasdair Alpin MacGregor refers to a strange experience around Loch Rannoch. ‘A phenomenon…..is associated with Loch Rannoch, where a light in the form of a ball sometimes...

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The Great Paw

A common story in the Highlands is recounted here by John Gregorson Campbell in his 1902 book ‘Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands’. ‘In the big church of Beauly (Eaglais mhor...

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South Tawton Ghost Cow

According to Sarah Hewett in her ‘Nummits and Crummits’ published in (1900), ‘AT a hamlet near the parish of South Tawton, a small town on the borders of Dartmoor, there is an interesting story...

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Mill Road, Cambridge

The following Cambridgeshire News story by Nicola Gwyer was published 4 October 2019. There has been a report of a “quite annoying” ghost spotted on Mill Road. The spooky spirit was spotted just outside...