Werewolf sightings on Cannock Chase and a ghost haunting visitors to Ludlow Castle are just some of the unexplained supernatural phenomena revealed today in a study of the paranormal in the UK during the last 25 years.
Other reported incidents include a phantom hitch-hiker getting into motorists’ cars, a Lancashire time-slip road taking you back to the 1940s and the ghost of a one-legged priest.
It is all revealed in the work of paranormal researcher Lionel Fanthorpe, 74, from Cardiff.
The study provides a breakdown of Britain’s spookiest places and focuses on unexplained incidents reported to the police and leading paranormal organisations since the 1980s.
UFOs have been the most widely reported case of paranormal activity with 109 reports made across the UK. Second most reported are general phantoms (also defined as ghosts or apparitions) with 50 reports.
For Mr Fanthorpe – who works with his wife of 52 years, Patricia – comprehensive inquiry is always key.
He said: “The highest form of investigation was never to regard something as so firmly proved that we don’t need to look at it again neither should we laugh out of court anything that seems so ridiculous that it isn’t worth investigating.”
There have been 21 reported cases of werewolf sightings, with the Cannock Chase werewolf being the most renowned and four reports of poltergeists terrorising people’s homes. A young woman who leapt to her death from a tower after being forced to kill is said to haunt visitors to Ludlow Castle.
Article Link from 29-09-2009