Something ghastly is stalking Brighton and Hove. For years, residents have been reporting a large, black cat-like creature prowling through the suburbs of the seaside city. Fear reached a peak when the eaten-out remains of a dead deer were found on a local golf course. Wildlife experts speculated that the predator responsible for the kill was very large and powerful and certainly not indigenous. British Paranormal takes a look at the curious case of the Portslade Panther.
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.
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?
12th Century England was in the grip of a paranormal panic and this time it wasn’t witches causing the problem. Revenants or medieval zombies are recorded in the annals of some of England’s leading ecclesiastical scholars during this period. British Parnormal takes a look at a few of these historic accounts of the living dead and asks why 12th Century England appears to have had such a problem with keeping its corpses in the grave. Read more
Spring-Heel’d Jack terrorized the people of London during the 19th Century. His dastardly escapades caused so much panic that even the Lord Mayor of London himself became embroiled in attempts to capture the fiend. Now recent reports suggest that this razor-clawed phantom with fiery-breath may have returned to South East England. British Paranormal reports on recent sightings of a leaping humanoid creature that has terrified hapless motorists.
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 ancient city of Chester is one of England’s finest historical settlements, with roots stretching back to the time of the Roman Empire. In the intervening 2000 years, Chester has borne witness to plagues, famines, wars, witchcraft prosecutions and revolutions. Countless lives have come and gone inside its city walls. It should come as no surprise therefore that Chester is considered one of the U.K.’s leading paranormal hot spots, with reports of ghosts and other supernatural phenomena coming from every part of the city. British Paranormal takes a look at 5 of its favourite paranormal stories from in and around Chester.
It is often the case that folklore-based supernatural stories have some strong moralizing element to them intended to prevent their listeners from engaging in undesirable behavior. This is especially true when it comes to the Welsh legend of Mud Maids (also known as Fenyw Afon). This supernatural creature punishes the intoxicated by using their own best intentions against them. British Paranormal explores this unusual legend and asks whether there could be any truth at all to their existence.