When Britain and her allies finally achieved victory in 1945, they did so in the knowledge that a far greater foe could now be confronting them. By the end of the Second World War humanity was no longer alone in the Universe. It had been discovered!
Living in fear of pirate attacks was a reality for the inhabitants of early modern European coastal settlements. However, the tale of Cruel Coppinger took the terror to an altogether different level. According to legend, a small village in 18th Century Cornwall was seized single-handedly by a mysterious stranger who arrived by sea one night. British Paranormal takes a look at the tale of Cruel Coppinger and asks what truth may lay behind the story of the demon pirate of Cornwall.
A curse can be picked up as easily as the common cold if you frequent the wrong sort of places. Just ask Howard Carter. Typically an ancient tomb or burial site is rife for hexes and black magic. With that in mind, would you be tempted to remove and keep part of a prehistoric skeleton in order to have a memento of a trip to Cairo? That’s precisely what Lady Seton did in 1937 and surprise, surprise, she brought a curse upon her household. British Paranormal takes a look at this little known story.
London can lay claim to having one of the densest populations of ghosts in Europe. You cannot walk down a street in London without running the risk of bumping into a hapless ghoul or wandering spirit. So declaring any home within the British capital to be the “most haunted house in London” is quite some claim. For years, 50 Berkeley Square enjoyed this dubious accolade, but in recent times the Victorian ghost story has come under increasing scrutiny. We revisit this intriguing tale.
In March 1970 Highgate in London experienced a mass panic when reports of a demonic vampire living in the area caught the attention of the public. Hundreds of people descended on the creature’s alleged home, Highgate Cemetery, hoping to rid their streets of this evil entity. We take a look at the strange case of the Highgate Vampire, which offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of paranormal urban legends.
As unlikely as it seems, countless British men and women have reported sighting a large Bigfoot-like creature roaming the hills and dales of the Britain. Could it be that England has its own Sasquatch? British Paranormal discusses three alleged sightings of the English apeman coming from Leeds, Bristol and Tunbridge Wells.
In July 1682, the little Devonshire village of Bideford was rocked by accusations of witchcraft made against three local women. A number of witnesses came forward to accuse the trio of having consorted with the Devil in order to bring misfortune and misery to the village. British Paranormal takes a look at the case of the Bideford witches and asks what lay behind this strange and tragic episode of West Country history.
The Lady of Humber is a barely known water ghost that is alleged to have haunted fisherman in the Humber Estuary during the Second World War. British Paranormal discusses this fascinating case and asks whether there may be an alternative explanation to this strange apparition.
The Black Dog is an archetype of British paranormal tradition. Reoccurring across history, the Black Dog has come to represent death, destruction, evil, loneliness and misery. British Paranormal takes a look at one of England’s most famous Black Dog stories – Black Shuck, an enormous and vicious hell hound with a propensity for attacking churches and killing Christians.
British Paranormal retells the little known story of the Witch of Windemere, a lake hag from Cumbria, who is said to have terrorized children and young people during the early 20th Century. Was she a shapeshifter, a witch, an alien or merely a colourful story invented to terrify the young into avoiding idleness?