It’s official - the Chase has been hailed one of the spookiest places in the country.
The beauty spot is renowned for its werewolf sightings, according to a latest paranormal study.
It is all revealed in the work of paranormal researcher Lionel Fanthorpe, 74, from Cardiff. The study looks into paranormal events in the UK during the past 25 years.
The study provides a breakdown of Britain’s spookiest places and focuses upon unexplained incidents reported to the police and leading paranormal organisations since the 1980s.
There have been 21 reported cases of werewolf sightings, with the Cannock Chase werewolf being the most renowned.
For years the Post has been inundated with a host of unexplained sightings - from big cats to UFOs. Our readers have been baffled by the strange phenomena.
For Mr Fanthorpe - who works with his wife of 52 years, Patricia - comprehensive inquiry is always key.
He takes his inspiration from Charles Fort, the celebrated writer and researcher into ‘anomalous phenomena’ who died in 1932 aged 57.
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.”
Mr Fanthorpe, who publishes the work on his website www.lionel-fanthorpe.com, was commissioned to do the research in support of the release of Fringe Season 1 on DVD.
But paranormal investigator, Nick Redfern, says it is not just werewolves that make our beauty spot one of the scariest places to be.
The author and researcher, who grew up near Cannock Chase, said he is still inundated with reports of strange sightings at the site.
Nick added: “I’m very pleased to see that the Chase has been listed as one of the spookiest places in the country. I probably get at least two big-cat reports a month from the Chase - very often from around the German Cemetery.
“And, over the last year, I have received seven reports of Bigfoot-type creatures, with two having been seen at Castle Ring. As well as one report of a wallaby, numerous UFO reports, and even a 15-foot-long python seen near Milford Common. So, spooky is definitely the right description.”
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