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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

13 Jack the Ripper locations the tour guides won’t show you!

Ripperologist TREVOR BOND reveals some lesser known Jack the Ripper sites you won't see on your standard tour...

Is Mary King's Close haunted? The scary truth behind the top Edinburgh spooky attraction!

Guest writer RYAN O'NEILL reveals the paranormal and dark side of Mary King's Close in Edinburgh, Scotland

Prospect of Whitby: A ghostly guide

Ghosts, violence and pirates are all part of London's Prospect of Whitby's murky past, says RICK HALE


Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

6 Magical Places to Visit from the life of St Patrick

SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON celebrates St Patrick's Day by pointing to the places important in the life of Ireland's patron saint

6 Strangest Beings from Scottish Highland Folklore

MJ STEEL COLLINS reveals creatures that might be encountered in a good Highland folktale

Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies

NIA JONES looks at the fascinating case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Cottingley Fairies

Strange History

Time Slips: What is it and how does it happen?

Time slip phenomenon is more common thank you think. NIA JONES finds some really strange goings-on ...

Lancashire’s 5 creepiest Graveyards to visit for Halloween

CHRIS NEWTON reveals the ghost stories and disturbing activities behind the creepiest graveyards in Lancashire, England

The Wizard of Gordonstoun

Guest writer JOHNNY MARTIN looks at the legend of The Wizard of Gordonstoun, the man who made a pact with the Devil!

Does St Mark's Eve rival Halloween as the spookiest day of the year?

K.B. GODDARD tells of St Mark's Eve, 24 April, when the souls of the living leave their bodies and tell the future!

Elizabeth Stile, the Witch of Windsor who loved being bad!

POLLYANNA JONES introduces us to Elizabeth Stile, a 16th century wicked witch who loved her black arts!

Girvan Old Street Burial Ground: Are ghosts of your family scarier?

ARE the ghosts of your ancestors spookier than those of strangers? I visit Girvan Old Street Burial Ground to find out!

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

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

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

Was the terrifying Bat Beast of Kent really an Alien UFO?

Tthe Bat Beast, scared many in Kent during the 1960s. It may have been an alien, says RICK HALE

Horror & Supernatural Films

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947) REVIEW

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square is a fictionalised fantasy inspired by the infamous London haunting, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

Darby O’Gill and The Little People (1959) REVIEW

Today's St Patrick’s Day and to celebrate Ireland’s National Day I shall discuss my favourite spooky Irish film - Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

Did 'Drakula halála' predate Nosferatu as the first Dracula film?

BARRY McCANN looks at the legend behind the first Dracula film - Drakula halála (1921)

Witchfinder General (1968) REVIEW

L.H. Davies reviews Witchfinder General

Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) REVIEW

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

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Friday Night Frights, Horror on 1980s TV

New horror film column, The Brit Crypt, with RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES stars today

Hammer House of Horror: Charlie Boy (Episode 6)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Charlie Boy, the sixth episode in Hammer House of Horror Television Series

Beasts: Special Offer (1976) REVIEW

DAVID SAUNDERSON counts down to Christmas with another 1970s paranormal TV show - Beasts: Special Offer (1976)

Hammer House of Horror: Rude Awakening (Episode 3)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Rude Awakening, the third episode in Hammer House of Horror Television Series

5 alternatives to ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ you may not have seen

Guest writer DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!

Penny Dreadful, Episode One, TV REVIEW

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

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!

5 most terrifying Irish poltergeist hauntings

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN reveals five of Ireland's scariest poltergeist cases

The Dolocher, Dublin's Night-Prowling Demonic Pig

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN tells how a prison in 18th Century Dublin was terrorised by a murderous demonic pig

See St Oliver Plunkett’s Decapitated Head

Say hello to St Oliver Plunkett's Head, a religious relic which was once attached to the rest of the last Roman Catholic martyr to be executed in England