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Southampton Fields and The Brothers Footsteps

An area behind the British Museum was known as Southampton Fields. Read More »

Watton Abbey

A private residence, Watton Abbey is a Grade I listed building dating from fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and built on the location of Watton Priory, which was a Gilbertine double monastery founded by Eustace fitz John (died 1157) in 1150, as a penance for having fought in the Battle of the Standard (aka Battle of Northallerton) (23 August 1138) on the Scottish side. Read More »

Lord Brougham’s Experience

Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (Born 19 September 1778 – Died 7 May 1868), Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, was born and brought up in Edinburgh. According to his autobiography, ‘The Life and Times of Henry, Lord Brougham’ he had a strange experience whilst travelling in Sweden. Read More »

Lochan-wan (Lambs' Loch)

The following extract is taken from Folklore [A Quarterly Review of Myth, Tradition, Institution & Custom] Vol III (1892). ‘Lochan-wan* is a small loch, in a fine grazing district, lying on the upper confines of Aberdeen and Banffshire. Read More »

Archibald Boyle and The Glasgow Hell Club

Archibald Boyle is said to have been the leader of ‘The Hell Club’ in Glasgow during the 18th century. There is a story associated with his death which has appeared in Catherine Ann Crowe’s ‘The Night-side of Nature’ (1848), and repeated again in ‘The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain’ by John Ingram (1897). Read More »

Major Thomas Weir’s House

According to an article by Oliver Norton in the Daily Mail on 7 February 2014, part of the home of the occultist Thomas Weir still survives. Read More »

Caisho Burroughs

In his account of "Apparitions," Aubrey relates some curious particulars of one that was believed to haunt Caisho Burroughs, eldest son of Sir John Burroughs; and if the antiquary's record, derived from his friend Monson, might be credited, it is one of the best authenticated stories of its class now extant. Read More »

Bedminster Crocodile (2014)

The Bristol Post published the following article entitled 'Bristol police hunt for crocodile in Bedminster after bus driver reports seeing one on the loose' (3 February 2014)

Police carried out a 'big game' hunt today after a bus driver reported seeing a six foot crocodile on the loose. Read More »

Willington Mill

Owned by Unthank and Proctor, Willington Mill (Also known as Kitty's Mill) was built in 1805 and was one of the first steam powered corn mills in Europe. It is however the adjacent, yet separate Mill House that is of interest to this website as in the 19th century it developed a reputation as being very haunted. The story of the Willington Mill haunting has been retold many times. Read More »

Cholesbury Camp

The oval shaped Cholesbury Camp or The Danish Camp is a multivallate Iron Age hill fort covering 15 acres with ramparts measuring between 9.5 ft. and 34 ft in height. Within the defences can be found the Church of St Lawrence and if stories are to be believed, phantom animals that have been heard snorting and fighting each other.

Calverley Old Hall

Now a holiday let, parts of this Grade I listed building date from the 15th Century and it was the home of the Calverley Family. Read More »

The Result Of A Curse

The following account of an apparition being witnessed outside an unnamed West End church appeared in The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain (1897) by John Ingram. Read More »

Warblington Castle

An octagonal turret or tower from the gatehouse is all that remains of the Grade II listed Warblington Castle, which could have been described as a moated manor house. Situated on private land, the castle is not accessible, which reputedly does not stop its ghostly visitors. Read More »

Flookburgh Big Cat (2012)

On 16 July 2012 the following North West Evening Mail story by Ross Tyson entitled ‘Big cat’ spotted on road' was published.

A COUPLE claim to have spotted a mysterious panther-like big cat while on holiday in the Lakes. Read More »

Tynedale Big Cat (2000)

The Hexham Courant published the following article by J Marley entitled 'Mystery of big cats' on Friday 3 March 2000.

THE descriptions all seem to match != black, the size of a labrador and with a long tail sweeping down to the ground != and over the past few years there have been dozens of reports from across the district of sightings of big cats. Read More »

Botcherby Big Cat (2013)

On 20 May 2013 the following article by Emily Parsons entitled 'A BIG cat spotter claims a recent “lynx” sighting in Carlisle is not the first', was published in the News and Star. Read More »

Walney Bridge Big Cat (2004)

The following article by R Herbert entitled ' Big cat seen close to Walney bridge' was published in the North West Evening Mail on Thursday, 06 May 2004.

POLICE have told people not to panic after a mystery creature was spotted on Barrow Island. Read More »

Walney Bridge Big Cat (2004)

The following article by R Herbert entitled ' Big cat seen close to Walney bridge' was published in the North West Evening Mail on Thursday, 06 May 2004.

POLICE have told people not to panic after a mystery creature was spotted on Barrow Island. Read More »

Warblington Parsonage

The parsonage in Warblington was said to be haunted in the late 17th century. Though I do not believe the building to exist today, I understand it may have stood on Pook Lane. Below is how the story was published in 1897 in ‘The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain’ by John Ingram. Read More »

Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee, NSW, is reputed to be Australia's most haunted house. Unlike its British equivalent, Borley Rectory however, Monte Cristo still stands and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Read More »

St. Catherine's Hill

St. Catherine's Hill is a prominent chalk hill not far from Winchester in Hampshire's South Downs. The hill appears to have had a significant place in local life since early times, and indeed the remains of an iron age hillfort can still be seen there today, hinting that St. Catherine's Hill was of military, economic and perhaps spiritual importance. Read More »

Big Cat Sightings In Cumbria

On 14 November 2011, the following article by S Crawford entitled 'Police open big cat sightings files' was published in the News and Star. 'CUMBRIA police have opened their files on big cat sightings in the county.

Since 2003 there have been 40 reports, the majority being of big black panther-type creatures or lynxes. Read More »

The Cailleach

From high mountain pass, exhaling ice breath, (2).
Comes Cailleach clothed in summers death.
Cold fingers search under starlight’s lantern
Staff cracks dew to frosted mantle, (3).
In the stags hoary frosted bark,
Riding with wolves on the cloak of the dark. (4).
From mountain, hillock, stone and spring (5). Read More »

Newark Penny Loaf Day

Penny Loaf Day in Newark-on-Trent dates back to the English Civil War (1642–1651) and a local man named Hercules Clay, who lived in Market Place (next to the Town Hall). Read More »

Fingest Lane Black Dog

A phantom Black Dog is said to haunt Fingest Lane between the village of Fingest and Skirmett



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