Tag: North-West England

10 English Civil War Ghosts Re-enact Historical Horrors

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The ghosts of the English Civil War still roam our once-ravaged countryside. Here are 10 sightings of these 17th century phantoms...

Pardon the Pendle Witches: Sign The Petition

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Pendle Hill Witches
Spooky Isles supports a campaign to Pardon the Pendle Witches...

Muncaster Castle, a haunted fortress of terror

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Muncaster Castle
Muncaster Castle has a long and dark history. No wonder paranormal researchers have long been fascinated by the ghosts and hauntings of this Cumbria castle...

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

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Wycoller Hall
Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions

The Fylde Witch author Chris Newton INTERVIEW

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The Fylde Witch
Lancashire author, Chris Newton, has released a spellbinding new book The Fylde Witch Spooky Isles spoke to him about the inspirations behind his latest offering.

Blackpool’s Horrible Flaherty Sisters and Their Trail of Blood!

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Flaherty Sisters
Behave yourself or the Flaherty sisters will get you, says guest writer DEBORAH CONTESSA, of a gruesome tale from Blackpool's dark history!

The South Shields Poltergeist – 15 Years On

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South Shields Poltergeist
Paranormal investigator and author DARREN W. RITSON looks back on his involvement in one of England's most shocking paranormal cases, The South Shields Poltergeist...

Martin Mere’s strange tales of mermaids

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Martin Mere
Martin Mere in Lancashire is steeped in forklore, including tales of mermaids, says guest writer DEBORAH CONTESSA

Henry Bertram Starr, the Case of the Blackpool Ripper

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Henry Bertram Starr became known as the Blackpool Ripper following the vicious 1903 killing of his wife, guest writer ZOWIE SWAN says

Moresby Hall: Most Haunted REVIEW

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Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Moresby Hall

England’s Scariest Screaming Skulls

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Screaming skulls are a terrifying phenomena in English ghost lore, says RICK HALE

Was the Byron Street Thing a Poltergeist?

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Unknown forces terrorising a Byron Street Runcorn family in the 1950s were as scary as any better-known poltergeist case, says RICK HALE

UK’s Scariest Ghosts: 4 Shocking Real-Life Paranormal Tales

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EDDIE BRAZIL looks into four accounts of real-life scariest ghosts, which could have come straight from a Hollywood horror film.

Evil ghost priest paralyses investigators at The Blackie’s ghost hunt in...

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The Blackie in Liverpool
Guest writer ANNIE RAMBLER tells of her experiences investigating Livepool's The Blackie!

Shadows of Pendle: Barry McCann author INTERVIEW

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Barry McCann, editor of Spooky Isles’ new anthology, Shadow of Pendle, talks Pendle Witches with CHRISTINE MILLER

Top 5 Haunted Lancaster Pubs to visit

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CHRIS NEWTON visits some of Lancaster's most haunted pubs to check out the spirits for us…

Charnock Hall, Most Haunted REVIEW

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Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Charnock Hall in Preston, Lancashire

Souter Lighthouse, Most Haunted REVIEW

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Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
CHRISTINE MILLER takes a look back at Most Haunted: Souter Lighthouse

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, get ready for some ghostly fun!

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RICK HALE takes us to the seaside to discover the haunted Blackpool Pleasure Beach and all its ghosts...

The Ghosts of Manchester Airport, tales of flying phantoms!

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Manchester Airport is one of Britain’s busiest transport links, it’s also one of the most haunted, says RICK HALE

Lancashire’s 10 Most Haunted Pubs

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BARRY McCann picks his top 10 haunted pubs from Lancashire, England

Why is Grange-over-Sands a spooky place to visit?

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One of the strange gateways to nowhere in Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria, England
Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria is an unusual setting for the paranormal, says guest writer FIONA GLASS

Britannia Adelphi Hotel: Liverpool’s most haunted place to stay!

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Britannia Adelphi Hotel
The Britannia Adelphi Hotel is Liverpool's most haunted place to stay, says RICK HALE

What is haunted Chingle Hall’s darkest secret?

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BARRY McCANN looks at the dark paranormal secrets that surround Lancashire's most haunted house, Chingle Hall

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

Cumbria: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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BECKY KEANE takes a look at haunted places to visit in Cumbria

A Beginners' Guide to Hauntings: How to tell a spirit from a ghost!

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JANET QUINLIVAN explains how a ghost is not just a ghost by giving us a beginners guide to the types of hauntings that may occur.

Britain’s weirdest May Day rituals

May Day Rituals
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It's May Day so POLLYANNA JONES is going to tell us about some of the UK's more bizarre rites of spring

The Corpse Bird: A Guide to Welsh Owl Folklore

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