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Haunted House

O'er all there hung the shadow of a fear,

A sense of mystery the spirit daunted,

And said, as plain as whisper in the ear,

The place is haunted!

The Haunted House by Thomas Hood

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Haunted Calendar


22nd - A ghostly white donkey haunts the beach at Studland, Dorset. It is believed that it returns every year looking for its owner who was murdered.

24th - At Roos Hall in Beccles, Suffolk the ghost of a headless groom driving a phantom coach and four horses has been seen.

24th - The ghost of Charles Dickens haunts the graveyard near Rochester Castle, Kent. It is thought he wanted to be buried there.

29th - At Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, Kent the church is haunted by a ghost in armour, who is thought to be one of the killers of Thomas a Becket who died on this day in 1170.

 31st - At Purse Candle Manor, near Sherborne in Dorset, a ghostly pack of hounds has been seen on the Bowling Green.

Featured Book

A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof

The fascinating true history of ghosts - how we see them and why we believe in them. What explains spectral sightings? Why do we fear the supernatural? What proof is there? Growing up in a haunted house, From the terrifying true events behind Henry James's The Turn of the Screw to the frenzy of the Cock Lane poltergeist, this book takes us on a journey of belief with ghosts of every kind. (Click on image for more details.)

 Previous featured books can be found in the library.



Browse this site to find out about the places the ghosts haunt and why they haunt them. Read their stories of sadness, passion and hate.

Haunted places in Great Britain are covered including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Isle of Man.

If you're looking for stories about haunted places near where you live, in the UK, you can either search this site or go to the location page.

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