Country and County: Crown Dependencies

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Spanish Head, Isle of Man

Spanish Head is a promontory rising measuring over 100m above sea level. So in the piece of Ghostlore below, the figure covered some height in his walk. “One of my neighbours was telling me...

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Parish Church of St Lupus, Malew

Back in the 19th century the Parish Church gained a local reputation of being haunted. A piece entitled ‘The Laying of a Ghost’, appearing in the Peel City Guardian, dated 28 December 1901 describes...

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Port St Mary Blacksmith

“A blacksmith in Croit-y-Kaaby, Port St. Mary, was asked to put a cross of iron on the grave to prevent the spirit from coming out, but it happened the ghos’ was out, and could not get...

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Whisky Smugglers using Ghost Story Cover

In an article entitled ‘Saw “Ghost” 88 Years Ago’ that was published in the Isle of Man Times [17 June 1955], 98 year old Ada Fisher describes how in 1867 she saw smugglers moving their...

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Ballakilpheric Ghosts of Twins

According to an article published in Isle of man Examiner, 6 September 1902, ‘An old woman from Ballakilpheric was telling about some one that had twins in the neighbourhood, and both died when they were beginning...

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Lhiannan Shee, Port St Mary

The following extract is from an Isle of Man Examiner article entitled ‘Port St Mary’s Two Ghosts’ (Published, 21 may 1937). The full article looks at the decline of boat or ship building in...

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Castle Rushen

Originally dating from the 10th century the imposing Castle Rushen has a reputation of being haunted by a female figure. The ‘Isle of Man Examiner’ ran the following piece entitled ‘Castle Ghost Walks Again!’ on Thursday,...

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Theatre Royal Public House, Douglas

Now long demolished, the Theatre Royal Public House stood on Wellington Street. This pub had a reputation of once being haunted and the following article was published in the Isle of Man Times, 20...

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Wren Day

Wren Day is celebrated on St Stephens Day (26 December) and generally comprised of a wren being killed, attached to a pole and presented on doorsteps within the township by wrenboys, singing a rhyme...