Mysterious Britain & Ireland

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The Stadium Of Light

The Stadium Of Light is the 49,000 spectator capacity home ground for the Sunderland Association Football Club. It is built on the site of the old Wearmouth Colliery which opened in 1835 and closed...

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Cissbury Ring Tunnel Legend

According to an article in the Worthing Herald dated 27th October 2016, a ‘legend surrounds a tunnel while supposedly led from the (now-demolished) medieval Offington Hall to the Iron Age hill fort at Cissbury...

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John Whitfield A6 Ghost

It has been suggested that the ghost of John Whitfield, a highwayman hung in chains by Barrock Fell can be heard crying for help. In his book ‘Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland’ (1899), Daniel Scott...

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St Aidan’s Crocodile (2020)

According to a Yorkshire Live article by Nick Lavigueur 24 May 2020, he mentions being told that someone ‘has taken a video of what they believe is a crocodile submerged in the water at...

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Tillington Headless Horse & Pig

According to ‘Some West Sussex Superstitions Lingering in 1868’ by Mrs Latham, “We have amongst us ghosts even of the brute creation; a headless horse tears madly up and down a lane in Tillington,...

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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...

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Dead-Bell

The dead-bell, described as a tingling in the ears was believed to announce a friends death, according to ‘Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland’ (1911) by J Maxwell Wood. I...