Haunted Yorkshire

They're Closer Than You Think!

Halifax Sightings

 

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

Could there be a world that lies beyond our beliefs?

These are some of the reported sightings and stories of ordinary people, who believe they have had an extraordinary experience!

Some names have been changed for the purpose of this website!

 

 

 

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Kirshaw House
Former Police building, Prescott Street
Parish Church
Ring O'Bells Public House
Running Man Public House
Shibden Hall
Town Hall
Wainhouse's Tower
 

Kirshaw House

Kershaw House, a house built in the 1600s, is well-known for its paranormal occurrences. One of the many stories that is told by ghost hunters is that two nuns were hung, beheaded before being drawn and quartered at this location.

 


Former Police Building, Prescott Street

When this building was is use, a number of police officers reported strange occurrences, including whistling, doors opening and closing themselves,

cold spots, and ringing bells that were connected to empty cells.

 

 

 

Parish Church

A decapitated figure that looks like a priest often walks the church floors, normally when he thinks no one is around.

 

 

Ring O'Bells Public House

Hidden in the basement of this pub is a grave stone with the inscription relating to the Priestly Family. Often an old man is seen sitting near the fireplace, in addition reports of objects been thrown around have been made and the flicking of light switches. One person even reported the site of an old woman in old fashioned clothing walk by smelling of lavender.

 

 

 

Running Man Public House

John Lacy was a criminal who managed to escape the town's guillotine, though he was later caught and beheaded anyway. The decapitated man is often seen at the Inn that is named after him.

 

Shibden Hall

Anne Lister tried to take her life here, covering at least one room in blood after slitting her wrists. Records show that she died in am asylum, but she is often seen walking the hall after dark. In addition stories of a headless coachman driving a yellow coach around the grounds have been reported and a little girl who drowned in a nearby pond is often seen in the summer months.

 

Town Hall

This figure thought to be an old Mayor dressed in formal robes, appeared several times during the mid twentieth century, scaring all who saw him.

  

Wainhouse's Tower

A woman is seen crying into her hands by the tower, no amount of talking from passers-by can convince this figure to cease her wailing.