Tag: Death

Death is a part of life – and afterlife – in the Spooky Isles.

The Church Grim: Guide or Ghoul?

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Black Dogs, or Church Grims, in graveyards may be a protector, or force for good, rather an evil spirit, says HELEN JR BRUCE

Suicides and Burials: Sacrilege in Days Gone By

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DEBORAH CONTESSA debunks the common misconception that murderers and people who had committed suicide could never buried in consecrated ground...

10 Creepiest Ireland Burials

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Here are some of the creepiest and most disturbing Ireland burials ever seen, from ANN MASSEY

5 Scottish death customs you never knew existed

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A Highland Funeral by Sir James Guthrie, 1883.
KATE CHERRELL looks at five unusual Scottish death customs

5 strange British funeral superstitions

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Welsh funeral
Death and funerals are surrounded by folklore and superstition. KATE CHERELL reveals some of the strangest beliefs concerning British funerals...

10 Bizarre and Unusual English Graves

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Guest writer KATE CHERRELL tells us about some of England's strangest graves

10 Scariest Banshee Hauntings in Ireland

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ANN MASSEY gives us her top 10 terrifying Banshee appearances from history in Ireland…

Top 7 must-see London Cemeteries: How many have you visited?

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Here's a list of London Cemeteries, known as the Magnificent Seven for their amazing graves and monuments!

Do you believe in the Afterlife?

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The Afterlife
Guest writer and paranormal investigator JAYNE HARRIS ponders life after death as she tells Spooky Isles about her new documentary 'The Afterlife'

How the Welsh bury their dead: Superstitions and death in Wales

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Welsh funeral
CLAIRE BARRAND tells us how to bury your dead in Wales and the superstitions and rituals that remain today.

Ghosts of the secretly buried haunted my South Wales childhood

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Guest writer CLAIRE BARRAND describes her haunted childhood in South Wales unknowingly living next to a secret mass grave... 

Haunted Kirkcaldy book reveals bizarre ‘Testimony of the Dead’

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GREGOR STEWART reveals how the dead would talk in ancient Scottish court cases in his book, Haunted Kirkcaldy

Britian’s Most Notorious Unsolved Deaths

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NIA JONES gives us 10 of Britain’s most notorious cold cases, reminding you to never forget them

Britain’s Forgotten Bodysnatchers

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Mortsafe protect against bodysnatchers
MJ STEEL COLLINS speaks to Suzie Lennox about her fascination for Britain's Forgotten Bodysnatchers….

The Demon Bride of County Monaghan

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ANN MASSEY explains the tale of the Demon Bride and why you should never be the last to leave a funeral

5 Irish Funeral Traditions you’re dying to know

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Irish Funeral
The Irish have some long-held beliefs and practices when it comes to honouring their dead. ANN MASSEY checks out these Irish Funeral traditions

Who is Bean Nighe, the Celtic Washerwoman, Prophetess of Doom?

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Bean Nighe
Bean Nighe, the Washerwoman at the Ford, is Scotland's harbinger of death, says AMY VAN DE CASTEELE

5 strange Victorian deaths that’ll make you laugh and cry

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ANDREW GARVEY gives us a few more odd Victorian deaths

What is Dead Man's Hole in London?

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Did you know under Tower Bridge in London there is an area called Dead Man's Hole?

Haunting Beauty of Highgate Cemetery

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Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery in North London is world-famous for its monuments to the dead and its lush, haunting atmosphere

Could ‘Near Death Experiences’ actually be painful?

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MJ WAYLAND explores stories of Near Death Experiences and how the "white light" can be a nightmarish experience

Premature Burials in England

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Premature Burials in England
STEPHEN JACOBS looks into premature burials in England with tales of victims who lived to tale their terrifying tale!

The Communal Coffin of Easingwold, Yorkshire

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Easingwold Church
In which Yorkshire village was kept a parish coffin for the common use of all?

8 strange things you never knew about Mummies!

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Englishman Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb 100 years ago this year and his actions were cursed. Here’s a list showing why mummies have good reason to be angry about how they’ve been treated in recent centuries ...

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The Woman in Black 2012 REVIEW

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The Woman in Black 2012, the big-screen adaptation of the Susan Hill ghost novel, was released 10 years ago this month. HEATHER ANDOLINA takes a look back on the spooky classic.

5 Unexplained UFO sightings in London

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RICK HALE delves through the archives to discover 5 Unexplained UFO sightings in London

Somerset: 13 Haunted Places to Visit

Somerset Haunted Places to Visit
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Somerset, in the South West of England, boasts more than its fair share of allegedly haunted locations, says CHRISTINE MILLER

Black Cats and Superstition: 13 things you didn’t know about

Black Cat
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ANN MASSEY reveals some strange and wonderful superstitions surrounding black cats through the centuries...

Jack the Ripper … from Hull?

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MIKE COVELL tells how Ripper mania spread to Hull following the Whitechapel murders in 1888