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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 5 Strangest Executions

CHRIS RUSH takes a look at five of the strangest executions of Ireland

St Alban’s Top 5 Haunted Places to Visit

PAUL ADAMS gives us the lowdown on 5 top haunted sites in St Albans

Is the Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh’s most notoriously haunted pub?

CHRIS NEWTON visits The Banshee Labyrinth, one of Edinburgh's oldest and most haunted pubs...

Featured

Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind them

KERRY GREENAWAY gives a little nod to the spirits around us with a look at Halloween traditions

The Legend of Cantre’r Gwaelod – the Welsh Atlantis

NIA JONES reveals the secrets of Cantre’r Gwaelod - the Welsh Atlantis.

Y Tylwyth Teg: Do You Believe in Welsh Faeries?

NIA JONES takes a look at the compelling folklore concerning Welsh Faeries aka Tylwyth Teg

Strange History

Ireland’s Top 10 Strangest Place Names

ANN MASSEY tells us of the top 10 strangest place names in Ireland.

Bram Stoker and the Legend of the Bisley Boy

NIA JONES recounts the intriguing tale of Bram Stoker and the Legend of the Bisley Boy

Victorian Lunatic Asylums – The Living Tombs!

ANDREW GARVEY'S new column looks at the tragic world of mental health care during Victorian times

CSI Exchange Street: The Murder of Brother Francis

DR FIONA-JANE BROWN tells of the shocking and ghostly history of two historic Aberdeen drinking establishments, Musa and Wagleys!

Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer by Geoff Holder BOOK REVIEW

MJ STEEL COLLINS reviews Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer by Geoff Holder

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

UFOs & Aliens

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

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

4 sceptical reasons against Alien Abduction

Think alien abduction is all codswallop? Here are four reasons why you might be correct, says RICK HALE

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

Horror & Supernatural Films

Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Hammer's Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)

7 Creepiest Female Characters In British Horror Film History

PAUL MOYNIHAN makes a list of creepy women in British horror films

The Medusa Touch (1978) REVIEW

SIMON BALL reviews The Midas Touch with Richard Burton

Dracula 1931 REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER PAGE reviews Tod Browing's Dracula (1931)

Jacqueline Pearce tribute: The Reptile on film, an angel in life

Guest writer JASON D. BRAWN pay a touching tribute to Hammer Horror legend Jacqueline Pearce

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Ripper Street: Review of First Episode 2012

Ripperologist MIKE COVELL runs his expert eye over the new BBC Victorian London crime series, Ripper Street

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

Moondial, a slow-burning 1980s children’s spookfest

SIMON BALL looks back on Moondial, one of the BBC's spookiest kids shows of the 1980s

The Tractate Middoth: 10 things you didn’t know

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths 10 interesting facts about M.R. James' The Tractate Middoth

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!

Whistle and I’ll Come To You 1968 and 2010 REVIEWS

ADAM SCOVELL reviews BBC Ghost Stories: Whistle and I'll Come to You released this week by the BFI

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!

13 spine-chilling Irish Ghosts facts

Spooky Isles Ireland editor ANN O'REGAN enlightens us with some little known Emerald Isles phantom facts!

Paul Moynihan, Paranormal Investigator Interview

Spooky Isles interviews PAUL MOYNIHAN, a paranormal investigator from Irish Ghost Hunters

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

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