On Hallowe’en last year I began a chart of what I considered might fairly be described as the fifty most haunted places in Britain. My original plan was to complete this putative chart by the end of 2011 but all sorts of other things got in the way, as they tend to do. At last, on April Fool’s Day I posted the final entry – number one!
And what have a I chosen as the chart-topper, as the overall winner – the single most haunted place in the whole of the UK? Well, you’ll just have to find out for yourself, by clicking here: http://www.uncannyuk.com/888/top-50-most-haunted-places-in-britain-1/ I don’t think it will be considered a very controversial choice. On the contrary, I think most people will agree with me. But not everyone, of course.
And what of those other choices I have made? Have I left out anywhere obvious? Probably. Would you agree that such-and-such a mansion deserves its higher chart placing than So-and-So Hall? I really welcome your opinions. What would you have chosen and why?
The Top 50 chart has dominated the Uncanny UK site for months, so I’m going to have to get cracking on some articles under the Strange Creatures, Fairies and Witchcraft categories that have been sadly neglected. Indeed at this point I would certainly welcome some article submissions. Providing it’s about some incident, folklore or location in the UK, that it’s 500 words or fewer in length and not about some paid-for ghost hunt I’ll be interested.
In the meantime, I encourage you to explore the chart of the Top 50 Most Haunted Places in Britain. You can begin at number 50, if you like, and work your way back – http://www.uncannyuk.com/666/most-haunted-places-in-britain-50/. (And yes, that ‘666’ in the URL is genuine – the numbers are randomly generated by the software, I think, but look what it came up with on Hallowe’en! I guess we should expect this sort of thing when we meddle with the supernatural…)