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Where Is The Most Haunted Place In Britain?
And What Should You Watch Out For In Your Area?
There’s been another sighting of a “black eyed child” in Cannock Chase . The forest has been famous for being haunted since the late 1980s when there was a documented sighting of a “black eyed child”. Since then, all’s been quiet, although there have been numerous reports of black-eyed children in other places.
Is the Cannock Chase ghost child back?
But Staffordshire gets off relatively lightly for ghosts. Back in 2010, Lionel Fanthorpe – who has written about paranormal activity and is President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena – decided to look into paranormal activity in the UK. He looked at 25 years worth of eyewitness reports and claims of ghostly activity, and wrote the Demonic Britain report. This assessed all of the reports from all over the country and categorised them by type of paranormal activity.
He found that Yorkshire was the place with the most sightings and reports. But looking at our map, the south-west has the highest concentration of ghostly reports.
Yorkshire was where the highest number of demon possession (2 reports) and demons with repulsive forms (5), while Wiltshire was the county with the most reported sightings of Hell Hounds (25).
Scotland has a high ghost count too. Edinburgh doesn’t make the Demonic Britain list but it has one of the most well-documented poltergeists in the world. In 1998 the tomb of Lord Advocate Sir George Mackenzie, who is buried in Greyfriars kirkyard, was disturbed by a homeless man looking for somewhere to sleep.
Mackenzie is no ordinary man, though – he’s responsible for the torture and eventual killing of an estimated 18,000 people in Scotland who refused to change religion. And since the tomb was disturbed, the Mackenzie Poltergeist has become famous around the world due to the sheer number of reports of paranormal activity.
Between 1998 and 2000, 24 people were knocked unconscious near or in the tomb. Now, City of the Dead tours – the only tour with access to the site – tells customers that figure has reached 3,000 in the last 12 years, and they say that hundreds more have been injured.
That averages out at 250 each year!
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