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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.

31st - The ghost of a young bride has been seen by the yew tree near St Bartholomew's in Arborfield, Berkshire. She was murdered on the eve of her marriage, possibly by a jealous would-be lover.

Featured Book

They Walk At Night: Real British Ghost Stories

Best-selling author, ghost historian and researcher MJ Wayland has carefully selected some of the most intriguing and scary ghost stories that Britain has to offer. From Black-eyed children ghost sightings, the ghosts of Kate Middleton's family home to a guide to Britain's most haunted locations.

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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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