Steeped in history and rich in culture, it’s little wonder that Yorkshire has a lot to offer in the realm of ghosts and supernatural phenomena. From ghostly hounds on the North Moors to a phantom highwayman in Sheffield, and from the Oxenhope spectre to the spirit of Jenny Gallows at the Flamborough chalk pits, Haunted Yorkshire is packed with uncensored eyewitness reports. Eerie locations, folklore and local history, this is the Yorkshire you don’t see by daylight ...
The beautiful, rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales have long been a haven for holiday makers. However, not all is as it first seems; the area harbours some eerie and disturbing secrets just waiting to be unearthed.A welcome addition to The History Press's popular 'Haunted' series, Haunted Yorkshire Dales uncovers the darker side of the Dales with a terrifying collection of true-life tales from across the region. Featuring never before published stories, and guaranteed to make your blood run cold, this exciting book is sure to delight both locals and enthusiasts of the paranormal alike.
From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection contains both new and well-known spooky tales and eyewitness accounts from around the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Featuring a terrifying range of apparitions, from poltergeists and ghosts to ancient spirits, haunted buildings and historical horrors, Haunted Huddersfield is sure to fascinate everyone with an interest in the town’s haunted history and is guaranteed to make your blood run cold.
The beautiful county of Yorkshire is the largest in Britain, and yet still possesses a strong and cohesive regional identity. Built on centuries of shared tradition, a characteristic body of folklore has thrived and endured well into the present day. Folklore of Yorkshire chronicles such beliefs throughout the whole county, identifying distinctive common themes, placing them in their historical context and considering their social and psychological function. You’ll discover Yorkshire’s holy wells and buried treasure, its boggarts, Black Dogs and fairies, and the legends behind the county’s stunning landscape. This fully illustrated book shows how the customs of the past have influenced the ways of today, whilst also revealing something about the nature of folklore itself, both for the tradition-bearers and those who collect it.
Nestled amidst the windswept moorlands of the South Pennines, Halifax has always had a wild reputation: ‘From Hell, Hull and Halifax, good Lord deliver us’ ran the ‘Beggars’ Litany’. But was it just a grisly fate at the hands of the Halifax Gibbet, England’s last guillotine, that they feared? From historical boggarts to modern poltergeists, the region teems with intruders from beyond the veil: they stalk the gritstone crags and the austere chapels, the tumbledown mills and the ancient taverns. Haunted Halifax & District explores the manifestations and territory of these unquiet spirits, all in the light of the area’s colourful history and wider folkloric context. Including such highlights as the spectre of Emily Brontë and a headless coachman with two headless horses, it will intrigue visitors and residents alike.