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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


11th and 22nd - The ghostly sounds of crying and wailing can be heard at Beeleigh Abbey in Essex. Sir John Gate was here awaiting execution; he was executed at the Tower of London on the 22nd.  Read the full story here.

15th - The ghost of a Grey Lady has been seen walking from South Charlton to Rock in Northumberland. It is thought that this is the anniversary of her husband’s death.

17th -  Chicksands Priory in Bedfordshire is haunted by the ghost of the nun Berta Rosata, who may have been walled up alive after seeing the execution of her lover.

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.

Visit the library for books about the most haunted places or see the featured book below.