Drakelow Tunnels, on Drakelow Lane between Kinver and Wolverley in Worcestershire, is aptly named. Drakelow in Anglo Saxon refers to a ‘dragon’s mound’ or burial ground. Drakelow Tunnels are themselves buried deep into the...
When Andy first got in touch regarding his new book I was intrigued by the concept of a paranormal book which contained a collection of stories from what I consider to be one of the most reliable forms of evidence – Police Statements.
The following story concerning a fairy encounter was published in ‘English Fairy and Other Folk Tales’ (1890) by Edwin Sidney Hartland.
In his‘English Fairy and Other Folk Tales’ (1890), Edwin Sidney Hartland gives the following account of a siting legend.
Osebury Rock (or Rosebury Rock) is a remarkable cliff with dense woodland on the River Teme which, according to Edwin Hartland in his ‘English Fairy and Other Folk Tales’ (1890), has an association with fairies.
The Anglican Parish Church of Pershore Abbey was originally part of an Anglo Saxon abbey, the ruins of which were thought to be haunted in the early 20th century.
John Ingram gives the following of an encounter with an apparition in his book entitled ‘The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain'(1897). ‘The Rev. Dr. Bretton, towards the close of his career appointed rector of Ludgate, early in life held a living in Hereford. He had married a daughter of Dr.
Drakelow in Worcestershire derives its name from a mythological creature – the dragon. The word for dragon in Germanic mythology and its descendants is worm (Old English: wyrm, Old High German: wurm, Old Norse: ormr), meaning snake or serpent. In Old English wyrm means "serpent", draca means "dragon" (Skeat).
In ‘The Folk-Lore of Herefordshire’ (1912), Ella Mary Leather gave the following account of a bridge associated with the Devil. This bridge crosses the River Monnow which separates Gwent from Herefordshire.
Ye Olde Black Cross at 70 Worcester Road in Bromsgrove dates back to 1640 and as well has being linked to King Charles II it has a reputation for being haunted, evidence of which it has been suggested was caught on CCTV (Closed Circuit Televison) camera footage.