All posts tagged "Yorkshire"

  • Books
    Dracula by Bram Stoker – Thoughts on Chapter 6

    DAVID SAUNDERSON discusses his thoughts on Chapter 6 of Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    Spooky Diary (8 June to 14 June)

    SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS marks this week's spooky anniversaries and events in the UK and Ireland

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    Spooky Diary (1st June to 7th June)

    SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS begins her weekly diary of spooky anniversaries and events around the UK & Ireland

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    Stuart Dawson, Simply Ghost Nights, Paranormal Investigator Q&A

    Spooky Isles interviews STUART DAWSON, of Simply Ghost Nights

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    Mark Riley, Abbey Ghost Hunters, Paranormal Investigator Q&A

    Spooky Isles interviews Mark Riley, paranormal investigator with Abbey Ghost Hunters, based in Scarborough

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    Dark Legends of Bolton Strid

    KAI ROBERTS looks at the many legends surrounding the Bolton Strid, a dangerous river in North Yorkshire

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    Do Ghosts still haunt the Battlefield of Marston Moor?

    Ghosts of the English Civil War still haunt Martson Moor, says author KAI ROBERTS

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    5 Haunted Places to Visit in Bradford

    Author KAI ROBERTS hunts down five haunts in Bradford where you're most likely to find a ghost!

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    5 Haunted Places to Visit in Leeds

    Author KAI ROBERTS lists his top haunted places in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds

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    5 Haunted Places to Visit in Huddersfield

    KAI ROBERTS, author of Haunted Huddersfield, picks five places in the city with paranormal goings-on!

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    Ghost of Victorian Girl Appears in String of York Castle Museum Family Photos

    A family browsing photos taken on a trip to York Castle Museum in 2012 have spotted what appears to be the ghost of a little girl in a Victorian-era dress in several of the pictures. John Burnside, 27, and Shona Backhouse, 25, from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, took their 18-month-old son Jonthomas...

  • Books
    Ghosts and Gravestones of Haworth by Philip Lister REVIEW

    DONNA CUTTRESS reviews Ghosts and Gravestones of Haworth by Philip Lister

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    Tales From the North Yorkshire Exorcist

    In a lifetime dealing with the supernatural, he says he has seen things that cannot be explained, including ornaments flying through walls and bodiless voices calling to him from beyond the grave has been dismissed by sceptics who believe it is the stuff of Hollywood horror movies rather than real life. But...

  • Films
    Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2013 Preview

    ANDY BOYLAN takes a look at Whitby's upcoming Bram Stoker International Film Festival

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    Wakefield link with Bram Stoker’s tale of Whitby Dracula

    A West Yorkshire link with Whitby’s tale of Dracula by Bram Stoker has been highlighted on national radio. Dublin-born Stoker relied on a number of sources for his 1897 novel, including Whitby Gazette reports of the Russian ship the Dmitry of Narva crashing ashore at Whitby, re-titling it the Demeter of Varna....

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    Veronica Carlson, Spooky Star Profile

    Profile of British Horror Star Veronica Carlson

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    Dracula’s Daughter (1936) REVIEW

    Review of Universal's Dracula's Daughter (1936)

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    Chester graphologist’s verdict after time up close with Yorkshire Ripper

    Chester-based graphologist Diane Simpson spent hours face to face with one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers, the Yorkshire Ripper. Earlier this month, reports circled that he could soon launch a bid for freedom following a landmark judgement that whole-life jail terms were ‘inhuman’. Reporter Ellie Cullen spoke to Diane to find...

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    Labour politician admits an affair… with an ALIEN! Father-of-three talks of his belief in extra-terrestial life and claims he fathered a love child with one

    Politicians often make claims that seem out-of-this-world. But now a councillor in Whitby, North Yorkshire, has made one that really is – Labour’s Simon Parkes says he fathered a child with an alien. The married father-of-three, who represents Stakesby, said his wife had rowed with him after revealing he had a child...

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    Emmerdale soap stars in spooky scenes with their fans

    Dozens of Emmerdale fans will see their dreams come true this weekend when they get to spend the night with their favourite TV stars. Viewers of the ITV soap are travelling from as far afield as Finland to take part in an overnight ghost hunt with cast members at what has been...

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    When the Lights Went Out (2012) REVIEW

    When The Lights Went Out is a creepy horror film about a real life haunting that makes no apologises for liking a good scare

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    Leeds: Boggarts, ghost dogs and secret passages

    Local author Kai Roberts explores leeds’ folklore. Grant Woodward reports. WITH a dad who would take him up and down the country as he researched his latest work on local folklore, you could say it was inevitable that Kai Roberts would grow up to develop an interest in the unusual and outlandish....

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    Whitby’s ‘Dracula’ church landslip attracts world’s media

    The vicar of the Whitby church which features in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, says a landslide which exposed human bones, has attracted the international media. St Mary’s Church made headlines last month when human bones fell down the cliffside after heavy rain washed away part of the graveyard. The church, built 900 years...

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    John Markham: Do ghosts avoid East Yorkshire?

    Why don’t you write about ghosts? I’ve been asked. The answer is that history relies on proven facts. When it comes to ghosts, who are by nature vague, there is uncertainty. Not that I disbelieve the anecdotes of trustworthy people who have no reason to exaggerate. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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    Engineers dig in as work starts to protect Dracula graveyard

    Work has begun to secure a cliff to try to prevent more landslips under the graveyard of a Yorkshire church which inspired Bram Stoker to write his classic novel, Dracula. Land near the historic St Mary’s Church, which overlooks the harbour in Whitby, dropped away at the end of last year during...