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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

Secret Places of West Dorset by Louise Hodgson

Secret Places of West Dorset by Louise Hodgson

Offering a deeper look at the landscape and our hidden past, this book describes over 40 inspiring and less-frequented places in West Dorset. Read More »

Plough Monday

This takes place on the Monday following twelfth night. Ploughs were traditionally blessed in churches at this time, to ready them for the coming of spring.

The Staffordshire Paranormal Study Group

The Staffordshire Paranormal Study Group is dedicated to the even-handed investigation of all paranormal activity. So far, we've investigated a variety of locations and had some interesting results with things like remote viewing. We're an ASSAP accredited group, too.

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Ye Hole In Ye Wall

Found on Hackins Hey, Ye Hole In Ye Wall is Liverpool’s oldest public house and dates from 1726. The landlord, Stephen Hoy gives the following description of the pub and its ghosts on Ye Hole In Ye Wall’s website. ‘Sitting with a pint of Liverpool’s finest, you can’t help but feel these walls contain many a story. Read More »

Penny Lane Poltergeist

The following article by Dawn Collinson was published in the Liverpool Echo on 17 May 17 2008. ‘PENNY Lane, made famous by the world-acclaimed Beatles, is one of Liverpool’s top tourist attractions today. Read More »

The Crown, Middlesbrough

The Crown public house in Middlebrough is currently closed. The building dates from 1923 and was originally a cinema before becoming a Bingo Hall and pub. Read More »

Swatters’ Carr, Middlesbrough

The Swatter’s Carr is a Weatherspoons public house that opened in 2011. Having previously been known as The Tavern, the House, Hogshead, The Empire or Empire Hotel, it has now reverted to back its name on the 1891 census. The name Swatter’s Carr was possibly taken from a farmhouse dating from the 17th century that stood in the vacinity. Read More »

Unidentified Church, Near Chapel Street

The following account was published in ‘Notes on the folk-lore of the northern counties of England and the borders’ by William Henderson. ‘Mrs. Hunt also told me of an experience she and a friend once had in a Liverpool church. I could not persuade her to name the church, she would only say it was near Chapel Street. Read More »

Newsham Park Hospital

Now derelict, Newsham Park Hospital is a grade II listed building with a reputation of being haunted. According to ‘The top 10 most haunted places in Liverpool’ by Jade Pike (Liverpool Echo 17/06/2015), ‘Now abandoned, the building was once an orphanage dating back to the Victorian era. It then later served as a medical hospital and a mental asylum before closing in 1997. Read More »

Stocksbridge Bypass

The Stocksbridge Bypass linking the M1 Motorway and the A628 Woodhead Pass Road was opened in May 1988. Since its construction the road has been associated with strange experiences and a ghostly monk. Read More »

Carbrook Hall Pub

Carbrook Hall is a Grade II listed public house. This building was a wing of the original Carbrook Hall which was added in 1620. Read More »

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