Category: Apparitions

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A Ghost of a Suicide

A man was once going to Douglas to hear a great preacher. He left Surby soon after twelve o’clock on Saturday night, and as he was just going to cross the river near Ballasalla,...

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The Ghost of a Man on a Steamer

There was a man sailing in a steamer which was lost in the winter with all hands. When this man was sailing in her he had seen a man on the bridge in the night, when there was...

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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle is an impressive structure in rural Lincolnshire. A large, red-brick tower, it was built between 1430 and 1450 by Ralph Cromwell, then Treasurer of England. It is believed to have been built...

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Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam is a Grade I Jacobean House with a reputation of being haunted. The original house dates from about 1520 and was built on land seized by the Crown in from the Poor...

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The Empire Theatre, Sunderland

A 2004 the Sunderland Echo article stated ‘The Empire Theatre in High Street West is thought to be haunted by the White Lady, known to frequent the bar area. A staff member says she...

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Queen Street Masonic Temple, Sunderland

According to a Chronicle Live article by Sophie Finnegan (18/04/2020) entitled ‘Creepy tales behind 10 of the most haunted places in Sunderland’, ‘The Grade 1 Listed building is thought to be one of the...

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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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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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The Laird o’ Coul’s Ghost

An 18th century Chapbook describes the meeting of Reverend William Ogilvie, Minister of Innerwick, 1715 – 1729) and the ghost of Thomas Maxwell, Laird of Cuil (just south of Castle Douglas in the parish...