Blackpool Ghosts

A rundown of six different tales of haunted locations across the Lancashire resort of Blackpool

The Abbeystead Disaster

During an organised visit to a pumping facility for villagers concerned with flooding, a huge explosion destroyed the facility

The Arthur’s Seat Coffins

In 1836 17 mysterious wooden figurines in miniature coffins were found on Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh. Debate has raged since over who put them there and for what purpose

The Most Haunted Town In America?

The site of a defining battle in American history, the Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg has a strong claim to being the most haunted in America

The Beast of Gévaudan

Over a three year period, a beast said to be impervious to bullets and able to walk on two legs like a man killed as many as 113 people in 18th century France

The Crew of the Mary Celeste

One of history’s most notorious ‘ghost ships’, what caused the crew of the Mary Celeste to abandon their largely undamaged ship and disappear?

Gnomes

The idea of gnomes began with a type of earth elemental that appeared in 16th century alchemical theory, but modern sightings and even video footage have also emerged

Black-Eyed Children

Described as resembling children but with coal-black eyes, these beings are described as intent on tricking their way into homes or cars