Ghosts can take on all manner of strange forms. Reports across the ages range from floating orbs of light through to flesh-and-blood like apparitions. That said, the Hammersmith Hiss is in a class of its own. The strange green ghost is said to inhabit the streets of Hammersmith, appearing only as a colourful and acrobatic puff-of-smoke.
The Gurning Man of Glasgow is a particularly disturbing apparition. Thankfully, his reign of terror now seems to have come to an end, but for a few years during the 1970s the Gurning Man terrorized the women of Crosshill in Glasgow with his creepy antics. British Paranormal discusses this unusual life-like ghost with knack for disappearing. Variously described by eyewitnesses as “twisted”, “demented” and even “insane”, the Gurning Man of Glasgow is definitely not for the fainthearted.
When 344 workers were killed in a mining explosion near Bolton in 1910, the local community was devastated. There wasn’t a home or family left untouched by the disaster at Pretoria Pit. It was perhaps the enormous grief at this loss which acted as a trigger to a now famous haunting that occurred in and around the area of the old mine many years later. British Paranormal discusses reports of a phantom explosion that was witnessed by scores of people, followed by mass sightings of dismembered ghosts.
Ever wondered who slept in your bed before you whilst staying at a hotel? Even worse, who died in your bed? Rumour has it that during the 1980s a hotel in Portsmouth was rocked by a series of three mysterious suicides that shared eerie similarities with each other. Dig a little deeper and you find that these suicides almost precisely mirrored a fourth suicide that took place at the hotel over a hundred years before. Could it be that some malevolent ghost was driving these poor individuals to take their own lives? Or was the emotional energy of the hotel so powerful that even the living succumbed to the sorrow of the past? British Paranormal reports on Portsmouth’s suicide hotel.
It is rumoured that during the early 1990s, managers of the London Underground were baffled by a series of inexplicable breakdowns and faults that kept occurring on one particular stretch of the Circle Line. When passengers started reporting paranormal activity and the presence of ghosts on the track, the mystery of the Circle Line became all the more creepy. British Paranormal examines the story of this haunted section of London Underground track.
Is it possible for an entire street to be possessed by an evil spirit? British Paranormal discusses the case of the Stockwell Possessions, reported to have taken place between 2007 and 2009 and effecting a number of different people on the same street. Dig a little deeper and you discover the street in question has a very long history of mysterious and tragic deaths, suggesting the Stockwell Possessions may have been more than a purely modern phenomenon.