Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ghostly Top Tip by Ross Noble

I always enjoyed the Top Tips in Viz back in the 1980s and am equally enjoying those posted by subscribers on Twitter (now called Twop Twips). A very funny one was posted today via Geordie comedian Ross Noble: ‘For fun … Continue reading

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Ghosts of the Theatre Royal, Bath

What a fool I am! I completely forgot to alert people to John Stoker’s excellent short article on the spooks of perhaps the UK’s most haunted theatre (of many): the Theatre Royal in Bath. This a really starry article. As … Continue reading

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Man with spooky faces in his knees

Well, if you thought the Coventry poltergeist story was ‘impressive’, how about this one from South Yorkshire? Quick drum roll – a man with haunted knees! Does he also have a tape recorder up his nose? This is pure Monty … Continue reading

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Poltergeist caught on camera in Coventry?

The Daily Mail, which delights in stories like this, has reported on an allegedly haunted house in Coventry – an exorcist has been called in and handed out crucifixes, a medium has told the family the house is a ‘portal’ … Continue reading

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Gawsworth Hall in Phenomena Magazine

I really don’t understand why it takes me so long to get round to reading my copy of Phenomena Magazine when it arrives in my Inbox every month. Phenomena never fails to feature some cracking articles and March’s is no … Continue reading

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More folklore on a bottle of booze

After finding an odd yarn about a ‘Black Fox’ on a similarly named bottle of cider (see below), I’ve just found another intriguing legend, this time on a bottle of beer. I’ve just picked up (and indeed started quaffing) a … Continue reading

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Janet Bord lists Top 10 fairy sites in Britain

It’s St Patrick’s Day but forget the Leprachauns for a moment: the UK has more than its share of the Little People. Janet Bord, author of ‘The Traveller’s Guide to Fairy Sites’ and many other books on British folklore, has … Continue reading

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