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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

5 Haunted Places to Visit in Barry, South Wales

CLAIRE BARRAND explores five of the most haunted places to visit in Barry, South Wales

Dunnottar Castle, the haunted Scottish fortress

GREGOR STEWART looks at the spooks inside Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire

West Midland's 30 most haunted transport links

Apparitions associated with transport links are more common than might be thought, says ANDREW HOMER


Discover the folklore of United Kingdom and Ireland

Walpurgis Night: What is it and why is it spooky?

Walpurgis Night - 30th April - is a spooky event named after a British saint

5 Irish Funeral Traditions you’re dying to know

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN says Ireland has long-held beliefs and tradition when it comes to honouring the dead

13 Creepy Welsh Superstitions for Friday the 13th

CLAIRE BARRAND tells us about Friday the 13th superstitions from Wales...

Strange History

The Scotsman Who Discovered The Devil

18th Century Scottish explorer James Bruce set out to find an ancient text to strengthen his faith. Guest writer JACOB MILLSTEIN says what he actually found was The Devil himself!

Helen Duncan, the fate of Britain’s last jailed witch

TODAY is the 55th anniversary of the death of Helen Duncan (1897-1956), the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act 1735.

What evil lurks inside the haunted St Osyth Witches Cage in Essex?

JON KANEKO-JAMES talks to John Fraser about his report into Essex's St Osyth Witches Cage

The curse of William Shakespeare's skull

POLLYANNA JONES suggests it's not a good idea to go messing with William Shakespeare's skull

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

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

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

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 Alien Abduction of Yorkshire’s Alan Godfrey

In 1980, Yorkshire policeman Alan Godfrey claimed he was abducted by aliens. RICK HALE looks back on this fascinating case.

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

England’s Weirdest UFO Encounters from History

England has experienced many UFO sightings since ancient times. RICK HALE describes some of the weirdest and unexplained alien encounters.

Horror & Supernatural Films

Lust for a Vampire 1971 REVIEW

STEPHEN MOSLEY reviews the second in the Hammer Karnstein Vampire Trilogy - Lust for a Vampire!

28 Days Later (2002) – 10 things you didn't know

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS reveals some interesting facts from Danny Boyle's groundbreaking zombie horror, 28 Days Later (2002)...

10 things you didn’t know about Dead of Night (1945)

Guest writer JEZ CONOLLY, co-author of a new book...

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1913) FULL VIDEO

Watch King Baggot's transformation in the 1913 version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour REVIEW

SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON takes a tour through the Harry Potter Studios in Watford, North London

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Hammer House of Horror: The Thirteenth Reunion (Episode 2)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews episode 2 in Hammer House of Horror Television Series, The Thirteenth Reunion

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...

Inside Number 9: ‘Dead Line’ Live Halloween Special 2018 REVIEW

CHRIS NEWTON reviews Inside Number 9's innovative live 2018 Halloween Special...

Thriller (series 1, episode 6): Murder In Mind (1973) REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES continues his trawl through Brian Clemens' classic 70's anthology series with Murder in Mind

Against the Crowd: Murrain (1975) REVIEW

DAVID SAUNDERSON counts down to Christmas by tonight looking at Against the Crowd: Murrain, a TV movie from Nigel Kneale

Hammer House of Horror: Carpathian Eagle (Episode 9)

ANDREW GARVEY reviews Carpathian Eagle, the ninth episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series

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!

Visit Spike Island, Ireland's most haunted place for chills and thrills

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN visits Spike Island in Cobh, County Cork, to discover one of Ireland's most haunted and eeriest landmarks

Fairy Shock Troop of Ireland

ANN MASSEY O'REGAN tells us why you should always have a piece of iron in your pocket should you cross the Slua Sidhe in Ireland.

Back in Time Paranormal’s Favourite Irish Haunting

NATALIE FOWLER PHELAN talks to Back in Time Paranormal Team about their favourite haunting in Ireland to investigate