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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

A Druid’s Tale by Cat Treadwell (Coming 29th June 2012)

A Druids Tale

A Druid Priest tells the story of living her spirituality in the modern world, based on the popular blog. What do people think of when they hear the word ‘Druidry?’ The realquestions, not the ‘old men in white robes’ stereotypes. What makes a Druid? What do they do? Read More »

Whuppity Stourie

March 1 - Is Whuppity Stourie Day in Lanark, where primary children run around the church clockwise three times twirling paper balls. The original festival involved young men from neighbouring parishes and was much more violent.

P.R.O.O.F Paranormal Research Team

We at P.R.O.O.F are a group of professional paranormal researchers that operate across the United Kingdom, investigating reports of hauntings, poltergeists, residual energies and all forms of paranormal phenomena to find out if a location is truly active or not.

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The Star, York Street

The following description about the haunting of the The Star’s building is extracted from an article by Alex Evans entitled ‘Halloween: Sheffield’s Top 10 most haunted places revealed’ which was published in The Star on 26 October 2015. ‘Campo Read More »

Highcliffe Road, Ecclesall

According to the following extract from an article by Alex Evans entitled ‘Halloween: Sheffield’s Top 10 most haunted places revealed’ which was published in The Star on 26 October 2015, Highcliffe Road is haunted by ‘A phantom woman who lurks along the road a Read More »

West Bar Roundabout

The following description is extracted from an article by Alex Evans entitled ‘Halloween: Sheffield’s Top 10 most haunted places revealed’ which was published in The Star on 26 October 2015. Read More »

Spinkhill to Killamarsh Black Dog

Apparently there have been reports of a black dog that has been seen seen on the road between Spinkhill and Killamarsh. It is thought to appears to lone drivers.

The Radclyffe Arms

There is a story that an apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar with a pint of beer. It has been suggested that it could be the ghost a man who killed himself in the cellar. This haunting is mentioned on several websites but I am unsure of its origin.

Cavendish Court Job Centre

According to an article by Alex Evans entitled ‘Halloween: Sheffield’s Top 10 most haunted places revealed’ which was published in The Star on 26 October 2015, the Cavendish Court Job Centre on Meetinghouse Lane may be haunted. Read More »

Pond Hill, Sheffield

The Old Queens Head public house is a Grade II listed building that dates from 1475 and is thought to be the oldest domestic building in Sheffield. Read More »

Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge

The wonderful four-star Oatlands Park Hotel is built within the grounds of a Royal Palace and may have a reputation of being haunted. The Tudor Palace of Oatlands was demolished following the execution of King Charles I (Died 1649). A house, possibly a hunting lodge associated with Palace survived and was eventually enlarged, extended and renovated into a mansion. Read More »

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