Tag: Death

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

10 Creepiest Ireland Burials

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Here are some of the creepiest and most disturbing Ireland burials ever seen, from ANN MASSEY
A Highland Funeral by Sir James Guthrie, 1883.

5 Scottish death customs you never knew existed

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KATE CHERRELL looks at five unusual Scottish death customs
Welsh funeral

5 strange British funeral superstitions

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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

Top 10 scariest Banshee appearances 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!
The Afterlife

Do you believe in the Afterlife?

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

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

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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... 

Black dogs and other terrifying warnings of death

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Guest writer K.B. GODDARD ponders the legends of portents of death around the Spooky Isles

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
Mortsafe protect against bodysnatchers

Britain’s Forgotten Bodysnatchers

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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
Irish Funeral

5 Irish Funeral Traditions you’re dying to know

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

Bean Nighe, Celtic Washerwoman, Prophetess of Doom

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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?
Highgate Cemetery

Haunting Beauty of Highgate Cemetery

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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

Premature Burials in England

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

The Communal Coffin of Easingwold, Yorkshire

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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 ...

The Overcrowded Afterlife

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Crunching bones saves grave space, so DAVID SAUNDERSON discovered digging up his family tree. (The Spooky Isles' Guest Blog for The Skull Illusion.)

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Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...