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The Bull's Head, Earlswood

Recently (April 2013) re-opened the The Bull’s Head on Limekiln Lane in Earlswood has been a public house since 1832, though the building dates back to 1740 when it was used by navies working on the Stratford Upon Avon canal. Their website states that it is rumored to be haunted by a ghost of a lime kiln worker.

A3400 Road Ghost

Reputedly a farmer who lost his life after hitting a branch during whilst racing between Atherstone on Stour and Alderminster haunts the A3400. Local tradition suggests that if he is seen once, he will appear on another two occasions.

Hitchhiker of Ragley Hall

Another Warwickshire road ghost has become known as the ‘Hitchhiker of Ragley Hall’. Drivers have apparently stopped and given an old lady described as wearing a shawl and bonnet a lift to Dunnington Cross only to have her disappear. Read More »

A435 Road Ghost

The Paranormal Database refers to a road ghost on the A435 near Coughton Court which dates from the 1990s.  Described as a middle aged woman in a beige raincoat she has been seen stepping out into the road then vanishing.  This has apparently been seen several times and caused at least Read More »

Coughton Court

A Pink Lady was said to haunt  the area around the Tapestry Bedroom in the Grade I listed Coughton Court, though she is thought to have been exorcised in the early 20th century.  The seat of the Throckmorton family, who owned the estate from 1409, Coughton Court is probably best known for its links with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Read More »

Southport Phantom Voice

John Roby recounted the following story entitled ‘The Phantom Voice’ in his ‘Traditions of Lancashire’ (1872) Read More »

Hoghton Tower

Dating from 1560-1565, Hoghton Tower is a Grade I listed fortified manor house situated on the highest hill in the Hoghton area. The following tale by John Roby was published in his ‘Traditions of Lancashire’ in 1872. He refers to it being left to decay and by the middle of the 19th century it was derelict. Read More »

Ince Hall, Ince-in-Makerfield

Ince Hall, wigan

John Roby in his 'Traditions of Lancashire' (1872) relates the following tale which he entitled 'The Haunted Manor House', which he identifies as being Ince Hall in Wigan. As Roby acknowledges, there are a few buildings known as Ince Hall which leads to confusion when trying to identify the exactly where this tale is said to be based. Read More »

Raven’s Castle

Raven’s Castle is a cluster of rocks on the moors about 6 miles north of Slaidburn and close to the Lancashire border with Yorkshire. John Roby in his ‘Traditions of Lancashire’ (1872) set the following folk tale amongst these rocks. Read More »

Mab's Cross

The remains of this 13th century (earliest known mention 1277) stone cross can be found on Standishgate and is thought to have been a medieval waymarker between Chorley and Wigan.  It was moved from its original position on the other side of the road in 1922 when the road was widened.  The cross’s name is derived from its legendary association with Lady Mabel Bradshaw.  T Read More »

Pickens County Courthouse

A mysterious and ghostly tale is told about the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama. It concerns a supposedly innocent man being lynched, the evidence of which is still there for all to see today. Read More »

Verdala Palace

Dating from 1586, the Verdala Palace was built from a hunting lodge by the (52nd) Grandmaster of the Order of Malta (Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta or Knights of Malta) Hughues Loubenx de Verdalle (Born 1531 – Died 1595) and has been the official summer residence of the President of Malta since 1987 as it had been for the British Govern Read More »

Hornby Park Mistress and Margaret Brackin

John Harland and T. T. Wilkinson give the following account of a haunting tradition in Lancashire Folk-lore (1867). 'The following story is told and believed by some persons in Hornby. The Park Mistress may be supposed to be the ghost of Lady Harrington, who committed murder three hundred years ago. Margaret Brackin was born in 1745, and died in 1795. Read More »

Hornby Castle

The Grade I listed Hornby Castle is a private residence and is not open to the public, though the castle gardens are opened up a few times a year for special events. Read More »

Saint Cybi’s Holy Well

Well Buildings

Saint Cybi’s Holy Well at Llangybi in North Wales is one of those mysterious and difficult to find places which turn out to be well worth the effort. Certain places have an almost otherworldly atmosphere about them and Saint Cybi’s Well is certainly one of these. Read More »

The Cardigan Arms, Leeds

On 13th October 2006 strange experiences was reported by three separate women at the Cardigan Arms, 364 Kirkstall Road, Leeds. One of the women briefly saw the reflection of a middle-aged/elderly woman with long, straight grey hair in the mirror of the ladies toilet. No one was there when she turned around. One of the girls waited for a cubicle to be vacated. Read More »

Miley Railway Tunnel, Preston

The Miley Tunnel running under Preston is 862 yards long and linked the Longridge line to the main Preston line. Opening in around 1840 for freight, the first passenger trains used the tunnel in 1856, though these stopped by 1930. Goods traffic also declined and by the 1980’s the line was unused. The tracks are still present but they are overgrown and the tunnel is abandoned. Read More »

Peg O'Nell of Waddow Hall, Waddington

The Grade II listed 17th century Waddow Hall has been owned by the Girl Guides Association since 1928. There is an old folk tradition associated with Waddow Hall and the ghost of Peg O'Nell or Peg o' th' Well. The following account of the tradition is extracted from 'Lancashire Folk-lore' (1867) by John Harland and T. T. Wilkinson. Read More »

Waddington Hall

Waddington Hall near Clitheroe is one of the locations that sheltered King Henry VI following his defeat at the Battle of Hexham in 1464 and it was shortly after leaving here that his was captured and taken to the Tower of London. The following story entitled ‘The Grey Man of the Wood or The Secret Mine’ appeared in John Roby’s ‘Traditions of Lancashire’ (1872) Read More »

Nutwood Big Cat (2012)

Add to that the eerie atmosphere of dense woodland at night and it is enough to make the hairs on your neck stand on end.

But, that is what greeted two men who were out on a shooting trip in an East Yorkshire wood. Read More »

Ravensworth Big Cat (2010)

Jennifer Bell published the following story entitled 'North Yorkshire big cat fears after sheep is savaged' in The York Press on 1st December 2010.

A BIG cat is feared to be on the prowl in North Yorkshire after a sheep was savaged and killed. Read More »

Tadcaster Tiger (2006)

In 2006 there was a tiger scare in North Yorkshire around Tadcaster. The following article appeared on the BBC News Website [23 June 2006] entitled 'Police alert over 'tiger' reports' and includes details of a sighting on the B1223, also known as Boggart Lane. Read More »

Shepley Big Cat (2011)

The following article by Chris Slack was published in the Daily Mail on 7 November 2011 and was entitles 'Lion on the line: Passengers are locked on train for two hours after sighting of big cat... in YORKSHIRE' Read More »

South Shields UFO (1966)

On 7 March 2013 Mike Hallowell published the article below in the Shields Gazette entitled ‘Did Barry have close encounter with a UFO?’ In the article the article he gives Gazzette reader Barry Alton’s account of a UFO he saw in 1966. Read More »

Church Ghost, Whitechapel (1864)

On 6 January 2010 the Shields Gazzette published the following article entitled ‘Crowds flock to see church spectre’. It concerns the reporting of an apparition in the 19th century outside an unnamed Whitechapel church. Read More »



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