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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

Ireland’s 8 Most Terrifying Headless Ghosts

ANN O’REGAN tells us of Ireland’s most frightening beheaded ghosts

Langley Castle Hotel has a haunted storybook appeal

A tragic spirit from Langley Castle Hotel's past haunts this fairytale hotel in Northumberland, says RICK HALE

Mrs Baird’s Burden or The Ghost of Chaplains’ Court

DR FIONA-JANE BROWN tells of ghostly goings-on in an Aberdeen manse ...

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Secret Devil’s Standing Stones in Marston Moretaine

MELISSA ELBORN follows in the Devil’s footsteps in Bedfordshire village, Marston Moretaine.

Gurning Man of Glasgow Mystery: Fact of Fiction?

Gurning Man is a Glasgow urban legend that may well have been invented by the internet. MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at whether there's any truth in the legend.

What is the London Stone?

JON KANEKO-JAMES tells us why The London Stone is so crucial to our nation's health and prosperty!

Strange History

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

A Very British Witchcraft REVIEW

KATIE DOHERTY reviews A Very British Witchcraft TV documentary

Winter’s Gibbet – Northumberland’s Strange Monument to a Murder

LEE D. MUNRO tells the story behind the bizarre remnants of a Northumberland murder long ago

Murder and Martyrdom, 7 Saints and Sinners of Ireland

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN celebrates St Patrick's Day by selecting seven of the best and worst historical figures Ireland has to offer

When Animals Attacked in Victorian Times

ANDREW GARVEY looks at Victorian animals attacks

The Wizard Earl of Kildare

ANN O'REGAN recounts the folklore surrounding the mysterious Earl Gerald Fitzgerald

UFOs & Aliens

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…

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

Unearthly force tests Cold War allies over 1950s Suffolk

The Bentwaters-Lakenheath Incident saw a UFO appear to US and Royal Airforce personnel over England in 1956, RICK HALE reports...

5 Unexplained UFO sightings in London

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

Horror & Supernatural Films

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews Terence Fisher and Peter Cushing's final Frankenstein film, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) REVIEW

ADAM SCOVELL reviews the first sequel in Hammer's legendary Frankenstein series

Top 10 She Monsters in British Horror

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at some memorable female creatures and villains in British horror

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 REVIEW

Unlike Colin Clive’s sappy scientist in Frankenstein (1931), Peter Cushing revels in lust, cruelty and murder in The Curse of Frankenstein 1957

10 things you (probably) never knew about Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARD stitches together some amazing facts about Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee...

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Ep 2: How is Lady Pole? REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews the second episode of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell titled How is Lady Pole?

Podge and Rodge: A Scare at Bedtime

ANN MASSEY says hello to Podge and Rodge O'Leprocy, stars of Ireland's A Scare at Bedtime

Beasts: Baby, Nigel Kneale's most primal and disturbing TV

CHRIS NEWTON looks back on 1970s classic horror television from Nigel Kneale with Beasts: Baby episode

Penny Dreadful, Episode One, TV REVIEW

JON KANEKO-JAMES sits down to review the first episode of Showtime's new TV series Penny Dreadful

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... 

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Ep 4: All the Mirrors of the World REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY looks at the third episode of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell titled the Education of a Magician

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!

Duncannon Fort: Where History and Hauntings meet…

Lots of creepy goings on at County Wexford's Duncannon Fort, writes PAUL MOYNIHAN

13 Shades of Fear: Ireland's Most Colourful Female Ghosts

ANN O'REGAN look at 13 of Ireland’s lady spectres recognised by colour.

13 spooky things you didn’t know about County Wicklow, Ireland

CHRIS RUSH tells us 13 spooky things about his native County Wicklow, Ireland