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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

Hauntings of Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin: A Ghost Guide

ANN MASSEY O’REGAN profiles the hauntings of Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel, once frequented by paranormal investigators Hans Holzer and Sybil Leek

Haunted London’s 27 creepiest places to visit

Are you brave enough to visit Haunted London’s most terrifyingly places? Here we list the capital's scariest haunts.

Drakelow Tunnels prove suspenseful for Paranormal Lockdown team

MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at Paranormal Lockdown's visit to the extremely haunted Drakelow Tunnels near Kidderminster, Worcestershire.


Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

Pearlin' Jean: A Ghost Story Of Umpteen Variations

MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at Pearlin' Jean, Scottish ghost legend, which has many versions, each as scary as the other!

How Finn McCool made the Giant's Causeway

This Saint Patrick's Day, JANET QUINLIVAN tells the story behind one of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway

Ireland’s 7 Darkest Goddesses

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN says Irish Goddesses are the perfect woman’s guide to revenge, infidelity, intoxication and death

Strange History

The Selkie Wife

Selkies are beautiful Scottish sea creatures. JON KANEKO-JAMES says you can make wives out of them if you can find them without their skin

Loch Ness Monster Mania – 1933-style

Guest writer ANDREW GARVEY looks at the British newspaper reactions to the sigthing of "Nessie" when the famous inhabitant was "rediscovered" in Loch Ness in 1933

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.

London’s Knights of the Living Dead

The Knights of St Lazarus were an ancient order of fighting lepers, who had the reputation as being "the undead". JON KANEKO-JAMES reports.

Rainy day tour in Brompton Cemetery

Rainy days are lovely days to visit cemeteries as we found out at Brompton today

Doing time in The Clink, a guide to the original London Gaol

The Clink in London is so old, the medieval gaol is now another word for prison.

UFOs & Aliens

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

England’s Weirdest UFO Encounters from History

England has experienced many UFO sightings since ancient times. RICK HALE describes some of the weirdest and unexplained alien encounters.

Winston Churchill versus The UFOs: WW2 coverup exposed!

Did Winston Churchill lead the world’s first UFO coverup? RICK HALE looks at this intriguing WW2 conspiracy theory…

Why is the Falkirk Triangle, Scotland’s UFO capital?

Falkirk in Scotland sees so many UFO sightings, some believe it may be a portal to another world, says RICK HALE

Horror & Supernatural Films

Dracula 1931 REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER PAGE reviews Tod Browing's Dracula (1931)

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

Harry Potterphile SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON headed to London's Kings Cross Station to check out the new shop at Platform 9 ¾

The Phantom of the Opera (1962) REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Phantom of the Opera (1962)

The Devil Rides Out (1968) REVIEW

ADAM SCOVELL reviews the Hammer occult classic The Devil Rides Out

Unearthly Stranger (1963) REVIEW

SIMON BALL reviews 1963 sci-fi horror, Unearthly Stranger

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Most Haunted

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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

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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!

10 Haunted Irish Pubs to visit for St Patrick's Day

As we celebrate St Patrick's Day, ANN MASSEY O’REGAN invites you into Ireland’s most haunted pubs

5 Haunted Places to visit in County Donegal

ANN MASSEY O’REGAN discovers five of County Donegal's most haunted locations.

5 Haunted Places to Visit in Dublin's City Centre

ANN O’REGAN takes a look at five of the most visited places in Dublin and the ghosts that dwell within.