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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

There's Something Mysterious about Milton Keynes

JAMES WIlLIS discusses his new book "Mysterious Milton Keynes"

Who is Beelzebub demon? All you need to know

CHRIS RUSH continues his look at the Demons and possession with Lord of the Flies, Beelzebub demon.

Dunvegan Castle, a Spooky Place to Visit

MJ STEEL COLLINS profiles the fairies of Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye


Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

Werewolves of Wales: Everything you need to know

RHEA SEREN PHILLIPS shines a light on the Werewolves of Wales!

The Corpse Bird: A Guide to Welsh Owl Folklore

Owls feature prominently in Welsh and wider Celtic folklore, says CLAIRE BARRAND

The Legend of Gelert, the Faithful Hound

NIA JONES tells us about the sad story of Gelert, the faithful hound who died saving a baby

Strange History

The Bloody History of British Witches

Guest writer NIXIE VALE takes a look at the history of witchcraft through the ages...

Medieval Vampire Legends in UK and Ireland

KELLIE HAULOTTE looks at some British and Irish vampires over the centuries

The Hexham Heads and the Werewolf

M J STEEL COLLINS tells the frightening tale of ancient curses and modern day werewolves in North East England

Discover the Witch of Woodplumpton's spooky grave

A boulder in a Lancashire burial ground marks the grave of Mag Shelton, but according to BARRY McCANN, the 'witch of Woodplumpton' may still walk the earth!

Massacre at Dún an Óir, Ireland’s Fortress of Gold

ANN O'REGAN recalls the 16th Century bloody massacre at Dún an Óir, County Kerry, Ireland

Victorian Ghost Hunting in 1869

ANDREW GARVEY reveals Victorian attitudes to the paranormal via the newspapers on the day

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

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 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

4 sceptical reasons against Alien Abduction

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

Horror & Supernatural Films

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) REVIEW

SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON reviews Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Charles Ogle and the first Frankenstein (1910)

Did you know the first ever Frankenstein film, starring Charles Ogle, was made by the Edison Company in 1910?

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1931 REVIEW

ADAM SCOVELL reviews the first sound version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931)

The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

ADAM SCOVELL reviews the John Gilling Hammer Horror classic The Plague of Zombies

The Mummy (1932) REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews the Karloff classic, The Mummy (1932)

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Ep1: The Friends of English Magic REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY takes a look at the first episode of the new BBC series, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

30 things you never knew about BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths some facts on the production and locations of a much loved British TV institution.

Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape, the TV show changed paranormal research

The legacy of The Stone Tape, a classic 1970s BBC supernatural thriller by Nigel Kneale, continues to be felt, says MATTHEW E BANKS

Why TV's Sherlock has lost the plot

Author MATT WINGETT describes TV's Sherlock as 'Moffat and Gatiss's slow descent into nerddom'.

Hammer House of Horror: Guardian of the Abyss (Episode 10)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Guardian of the Abyss , the 10th episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series

Shadows: The Eye (1976) REVIEW

DAVID SAUNDERSON takes a look at Shadows: The Eye, a strange tale of a girl, a vase and dead people on posters...

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!

The Irish Widow and her Real Life 'Scooby Doo' Ghost Moment

A priest saved a widow from a ghostly conman in this Scooby Doo-like tale from 1800s Ireland

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

Irish woman told to sell pigs by ghost: Belfast Morning News 1862

Interesting tale of an Irish woman told to sell her pigs by the 'ghost' of her 'husband' back in the 1860s...