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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

The Pig-Man Roams Cannock Chase

LEE BRICKLEY reveals the paranormal portal in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire - the home of the mysterious Pig-Man!

Belfast’s 30 Most Haunted Places to Visit

ANN MASSEY reveals her 30 most haunted Belfast locations.

Biddy, the Ghost of Smithfield Market, Belfast

WARREN COATES tells the hauntingly romantic tale of Smithfield Market's ghost in Belfast


Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

Born Behind The Veil: 5 Famous British Caul bearers

RICK HALE looks at five famous Britons who were born en caul, a mystical mark believed to make the caulbearer usually lucky or talented...

Ireland’s Headless Horseman – The Dullahan

ANN O'REGAN tells us about Ireland’s Headless Devourer of Souls - The Dullahan

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

Christianity and Paganism clash at Dorset’s mysterious Knowlton Henge

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES visits Knowlton Henge, one of Dorset's hidden spooky treasures

Witch of Saratoga, Northampton’s forgotten magickal emigrant

Angeline Tubbs left England in 1761 and became the infamous Witch of Saratoga, writes JJ MERRYWEATHER

The Dark Origins of Halloween, the night the dead haunts the living

JON KANEKO-JAMES takes a special look at the origins of Halloween - the night the dead come back to haunt the living

What happens in Newgrange on Winter Solstice?

Today is Winter Solstice - the shortest day and longest night of the year. Newgrange in County Meath is a magical place to visit on this very special day, ANN O'REGAN reports.

Who were the Pendle Witches?

L.H. DAVIES looks back at the infamous Pendle Witch Trials of 1612

Sleep Paralysis, a Visit from an Old Hag

ROSIE McCLUNE explores the terrifying medical phenomenon of sleep paralysis

UFOs & Aliens

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 Warminster Thing, UFO over Wiltshire

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

Berwyn Mountains UFO Crash, Britain’s Area 51

Berwyn Mountains in Wales was central to a 1970s UFO coverup, similar to the Area 51 conspiracy, says RICK HALE

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…

Horror & Supernatural Films

Link (1986) REVIEW

SIMON BALL reviews the Richard Franklin-directed shocker Link (1986)

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) REVIEW

ADAM SCOVELL reviews Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941)

The Beast Must Die (1974) REVIEW

SIMON BALL reviews The Beast Must Die (1974)

Fanatic (1965) REVIEW

This Richard Matheson-penned thriller is over-the-top but has awesome cast

Barbara Shelley stakes her place in UK Horror History

Barbara Shelley, one of Hammer's leading ladies, has had a impressive career, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Ep 5: Arabella REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY looks at the fifth episode of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell titled Arabella

Love sucks for the modern vampire girl

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS takes a looks at the trend in television of killing of female vampires unless they successfully attach themselves to a man

Dark memories of Tales of the Unexpected

DONNA CUTTRESS looks back on the dark and mysterious television series, Tales of the Unexpected

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

Apparitions goes deep for scares

SIMON BALL looks at Apparitions, a spooky yet short-lived supernatural drama with Martin Shaw

Dr Who: 10 Things You Might Not Know About The Daemons

CHRIS NEWTON reveals some interesting facts about 1971 Dr Who serial The Daemons...

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!

Shankill Castle: Murder, Ghosts and Mystery

Shankill Castle in Kilkenny, Ireland, has no shortage of ghosts, says PAUL MOYNIHAN

Piseóg – The Curse of the Irish?

ANN O’REGAN says eggs - piseogs - are at the core of evil Irish folk magick!

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