Bolton is the home of British textiles, but there’s more to this town than Cotton Mills. Bolton plays hosts to a terrifying array of ghosts and ghouls, including a drunken Viking, a pair of disembodied legs and a highwayman with bulging eyes. British Paranormal explores some of its favourite ghost stories and super natural tales from in and around Bolton.
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.