Category: Folklore

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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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Clay’s Light

In Halton Holegate, Lincolnshire, it is said that whenever someone in the village is about to die, a mysterious light will appear above their home. The origins of this legend stretch back to the...

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Miller’s Tomb

John Oliver built his tomb, known as the ‘Miller’s Tomb’, at Highdown Hill while he was still alive. It is said that he wanted to be buried in it upside down so as to...

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Th’ Pob Hole, Springhead

A pit in a farmer’s field at Springhead called ‘Th’ Pob Hole’ was thought to be a dark place where a local witch named Nan o’ Pob’s committed suicide. Her ghost is said to...

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Haunted Saddle, Craigdarroch

At the battle of Killiecrankie on 27th July 1689 the Jacobites of ‘Bonny Dundee’ (John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee (who died in the battle), defeated the government’s army. Among the thousands that...