Category Archives: Creepy History

Two Welsh Ghosts

Creepy History 56.  Happy Halloween, and I hope you have enjoyed all the “creepy history” quotes this month.  We will finish for now with two newspaper articles concerning ghostly happenings in Wales, both within a relatively short space of time.  … Continue reading

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Ghost or Imagination?

Creepy History 55.  On 26th December 1885, the following short article appeared in the Dundee Courier: A remarkable ghost story is reported from Doora, near the town of Ennis. It is asserted that a ghost appeared in the dwelling of a … Continue reading

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Belief in Witches

Creepy History 54.  For today’s “creepy history”, let’s take a look at the belief in witches during the late 19th Century, with reference to two newspaper articles.  The first is from the Hull Packet, from 13th January 1871, and concerns a … Continue reading

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Dracula: a Contemporary Review

Creepy History 53.  On 26th May 1897 the first edition of Dracula, by Bram Stoker, was published.  It went on to become one of the most popular books ever written, but what did contemporary reviewers think of the book at the … Continue reading

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The Moving Bedstead

Creepy History 52.  Today’s tale of the unexplained is taken from Norfolk News, 31st May 1902, and concerns an alleged haunting in King’s Lynn.  It caused such a stir that several hundred people were turning up every night, and staying … Continue reading

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A Real Ghost and a Fake Ghost

Creepy History 51.   For today’s “creepy history” let’s take a look at two different quotes about ghostly visitors, both taken from newspaper articles.  The first is from the Edinburgh Evening News, Friday 22nd December 1876, and concerns an alleged haunting … Continue reading

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Murder Solved by a Ghost

Creepy History 50.  As part of our October journey through the dark and scary corners of history, the following quote is taken from Apparitions: A Narrative of Facts, by Bourchier Wrey Savile (1817-1888), published in 1874.  As part of a … Continue reading

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