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Fire-gazing folklore: A guide seeing through the flames

CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about the folklore of fire-gazing

Piano-playing phantom shocks Padstow tourists

Guest writer MARY BRAZIL reveals how a holiday haunting in Padstow, Cornwall, has never left her memory...

Caeser’s Nightclub Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Caeser's Nightclub

The Clock House Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: The Clock House

Charnock Hall Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Charnock Hall in Preston, Lancashire

England’s 9 most puzzling ghost photos that can’t be explained

RICK HALE takes a look at some of the most unexplainable English paranormal photographs

Gravestones and Ghosts at George and Dragon Pub, Shipley

George and Dragon Pub in Shipley, West Sussex, is full of tales of fear, hate, suicide and hauntings, says guest writer PETULA MITCHELL

Pete the Poltergeist plays havoc with Cardiff shop

Pete the Poltergeist threatened the sanity of small business owners in Cardiff, says RICK HALE

South Shields Poltergeist, ‘a supernatural intelligence’

The South Shield Poltergeist remains one of England’s most frightening paranormal manifestations, says RICK HALE….

Ghostly convicts lurk within Wormwood Scrubs Prison

HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a Victorian-built prison with many tales of supernatural hauntings within its walls, says PATSY SORENTI

Treasure Holt, Essex: Most Haunted REVIEW

CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Treasure Holt

Sheridan Le Fanu’s Ireland: 11 historic places to visit

Walk the life and story locations of legendary Irish horror and ghost story writer Sheridan Le Fanu, thanks to this guide from ANN MASSEY

5 scariest Grey Lady ghosts that’ll give you the shivers!

Grey lady ghosts are known throughout the British Isles. RICK HALE presents five of the most intriguing ones...

Memory (2019), new documentary essential viewing for any Alien fan

LORCAN MAGUIRE reviews Memory, a new film delving into what made Alien (1979) a classic of the sci-fi horror genre

Three Crowns Hotel, Dartmoor, and its Cavalier Ghost

The Three Crowns Hotel in Devon is a charming haunted house in Devon, the perfect place for a spooky stay, says RICK HALE

Return to the Stones brings us back to Milbury BOOK REVIEW

Jeremy’s Burnham’s Return To The Stones is the 2013 sequel to Children of the Stones. CHRIS NEWTON takes a look…

Bucket of Blood Pub: The Macabre Story Behind its Gruesome Name

A macabre legend of a gruesome murder may have given The Bucket Of Blood its unique name, says RICK HALE

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin's haunted prison

Strange lights, phantom footsteps and haunting voices make Kilmainham Gaol one of Ireland's most haunted historical hotspots says PAUL MOYNIHAN

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Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

David Copperfield and other amazing caulbearers in fiction

David Copperfield, Hamlet and Danny from The Shining are all caulbearers in fiction, explains CLAIRE BARRAND

Banshees and other Omens of Death

The Banshee is just one of the many terrifying superstitions surrounding death and dyring in the UK and Ireland, says guest writer MATTI BEAL

Top 10 creepiest Welsh ghosts, monsters and creatures of the night

CLAIRE BARRAND reveals some of Wales' most disturbing folk legends...

Strange History

Horrific torture methods in Ireland through the ages

CHRIS RUSH looks at some of Ireland's most deadly and horrible torture methods used in history

Does St Mark's Eve rival Halloween as the spookiest day of the year?

K.B. GODDARD tells of St Mark's Eve, 24 April, when the souls of the living leave their bodies and tell the future!

Where the Witches Dance: Nine Ladies Stone Circle

KATIE DOHERTY takes a look at The Nine Ladies stone circle, a magical ancient monument based in Derbyshire

The Strange Prophecies of Scotland’s Brahan Seer

FIONA LANG describes how Brahan Seer used a small stone with a hole in it to see the future

The Demise Of The Great Lafayette

MJ STEEL COLLINS tells how a ghostly magician came to haunt an Edinburgh theatre

5 Interesting Deaths Found on Berkshire Gravestones

NICOLA CARPENTER has come across some strange gravestones in her travels around cemeteries. Here are some with some peculiar deaths from Berkshire.

UFOs & Aliens

5 Unexplained UFO sightings in London

RICK HALE delves through the archives to discover 5 Unexplained UFO sightings in London

The night Reg Presley told me about Crop Circles and Alien Moonshine

DARREN CHADWICK-HUSSEIN on the night he learned first-hand about Troggs frontman Reg Presley's passion for Crop Circles

The Alien Abduction of Yorkshire’s Alan Godfrey

In 1980, Yorkshire policeman Alan Godfrey claimed he was abducted by aliens. RICK HALE looks back on this fascinating case.

The Warminster Thing, UFO over Wiltshire

In the 1960s, Wiltshire became the centre of a UFO sensation known as The Warminster Thing , says RICK HALE

Horror & Supernatural Films

Waking the Witch REVIEW

PAUL MOYNIHAN looks at the taster of Waking the Witch, a new Irish horror film based on the Bridget Cleary witchburning

Photographing a Ghost (1898)

One of the first "horror films" ever made with trick photography used to tell the story of a photographer trying to take a picture of a ghost

Scars Of Dracula (1970) REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says Scars of Dracula (1970) isn't as bad as you would think

Horror Film Confessions of TV Bassist, Dave Swift

TV bassist Dave Swift is a huge classic horror film fan

Tales That Witness Madness (1973) REVIEW

Does this Amicus imitator hit the mark? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates...

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Enzo Cilenti interview: 'Childermass is a Yorkshire Jedi'

ANDREW GARVEY speaks to Enzo Cilenti about playing Childermass in Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and his upcoming role in Jekyll and Hyde

Children of the Stones: Essential Episode Guide

Children of the Stones was called the scariest TV programme every made for children, says CHRIS NEWTON

Spooky Christmas Seas: 5 TV Seaside Chillers

MARK FRYERS gives us five great instances of the haunted seaside on British television.

During Barty’s Party: Beasts REVIEW

CHRIS NEWTON takes a look at During Barty's Party, part of Nigel Kneale's memorable 1970s TV horror anthology Beasts

Nature and woodlands enhance spookiness of The Owl Service

DONNA CUTTRESS looks back on The Owl Service, the award-winning British ghost novel made into a supernatural 1970s TV series... 

5 alternatives to ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ you may not have seen

Guest writer DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!

Most Haunted

Is Most Haunted fake, real or somewhere in between?

Some call Most Haunted fake - guest writer FIONA GLASS takes a look at controversial paranormal TV programme, loved and hated in equal quantities...

Derek Acorah: 7 strange things about the TV psychic you didn’t know

Here are some interesting things you may not know about the Merseyside-born psychic, Derek Acorah

Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004 REVIEW

BARRY McCANN looks back on Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004

Most Haunted: Stockport Workhouse REVIEW

BECKY KEANE looks back on Most Haunted: Stockport Workhouse

Spotlight on Ireland
This month we're focusing on the hauntings and folklore of Ireland!

Loftus Hall’s phantoms and creepy card games

Loftus Hall's legend is thank to tales of creepy card games, phantom apparitions and the Dark Lord himself, says PAUL MOYNIHAN

Malachi Martin: 20 Shocking things you didn’t know about the Irish exorcist in Hostage to the Devil

ANN O'REGAN uncovers some strange things about controversial Irish priest and exorcist Father Malachi Martin

Changelings Fairies, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

ANN O'REGAN gives us some tips on protecting our infants from being swapped for Changelings!