“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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Please scroll down the page.Hauntings and Ghosts stories at the Tontine
Road Northallerton and Leeming Bar on A684
The Tontine History
The Cleveland Tontine is situated at the junction of the present A19 and A172 – both roads being of ancient origin (from York and Thirsk to Yarm and Stockton on the west (A19) and to the east to Stokesley, Guisborough, and to the coast (Redcar Marske and over the moors to
With the arrival of the stagecoaches the site was developed into an inn, by means of a “Tontine” *system to cater for the passengers, post horses and stabling. Subscriptions were opened on 1st February 1804 and with the support of the Clevel and gentry, farmers and business people these soon amounted to £2500.
The word Tontine originates from Lorenzo Tonti, a Neapolitan who in 1653 evolved a system of raising loans on life annuities, the last survivor of those who advanced money to inherit the whole amount.
Hauntings and Ghost Stories at the Tontine
When you know the history of the Tontine – you can imagine deadly deals and backstabbing, so I’m sure you’d then know there were a large amount ghost ghosts hanging around and holding onto their investment.
Reports have been maid that the spirits of two young children who it used to play there have been heard and you can sometimes hear their feet patter across the floor.
Also, they play games with visitors there by moving things around in the room.
Beside the children, their is a man also situated within the attic area and he appears to be very protective of the two children, so much so, that he extends his force outwards to prevent people climbing the steep stairs into the attic, pushing the unsuspecting visitor back down the stairs.
In addition there have been a number of ghosts which have been known to make an appearance within hotel and grounds with ghostly legs seen walking within room 3 towards the bathroom and a ghostly figure has often been seen in the gardens.
Road Northallerton and Leeming Bar on the A684
A large black dog ran in front of two women travelling to Leeming Bar by car. The driver closed her eyes and braked hard, expecting to hit the hound. The passenger watched the dod pass through the bonnet, and noticed that it had no facial features, but had floppy ears, and was shadow-like. A man that the women spoke to once they reached their destination later killed himself - was the hound a portent?