“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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The former Brazil Nut Company (now Thompson's Plastics)
Hull New Theatre
Manchester Arms Public House
Stonebridge Avenue Playing Fields
Old Grammar School, Trinity Square
White Rose Hairdressing
Ye Old Black Boy Public House
Ye Old White Heart Public House
The Annison Building
The Old Chocolate Factory
The King Billy Statue
Several workers at the plant reported seeing a women and a decapitated man, both dripping wet. The phantom figures vanished within seconds of being spotted. They were said to be the parents of two children who fell into the river - the whole family were drowned in the accident, though the bodies of the parents were never recovered.
A man has been seen with dark straggly hair wearing a grey long coat. He has been seen several times, and is often heard walking around the theatre.
The owners have also reported the sensation of someone running fingers through hair and of glimpsing fleeting shadows which vanish.
A former vicar at St Mary's Lowgate, Mr Yates is considered to be an unlucky ghost, for those who see him drifting along the first floor corridor have suffered a series of misfortunes.
A policeman reported seeing several strangely dressed people dancing around in a circle has he walked by, but has he approached they soon disappeared.
The current tax office is built on the former site of the Tivoli Theatre. An actor died in his dressing room one evening whilst it was a theatre. He was known for his dislike of taxes so it was no surprise that his ghost came back when the Inland Revenue building was placed on top of the theatre.
At the bottom of Wellington-lane, stands the ‘haunted house’, a respectable-looking residence, when the owners were startled in the night by sudden knocking on the walls of the room from some invisible force. At first they took no notice, but to their great dismay, the same strange noise started again.
This continued for four successive weeks until the owners grew seriously apprehensive that something supernatural was at work. People soon became interested in this and they began to visit in the thousands to listen to the sound.
So bad the noise became and the public interest grew, that the Police stationed some officers there to see if the could find the cause of the noise. But it baffles all, even on the part of the vigilant detectives, and the noise continued despite the large amount of interest.
Until one day the noises just stopped as quick as they started. It is uncertain if the noises ever started again, but all seems quiet for now.
The White Rose Salon was haunted by shuffling of feet that could be heard moving around the upper part of the building. Sometimes a dragging sound would accompany the steps.
This pub was once connected to the docks via secret tunnels, and was used extensively by smugglers. One stormy day the tunnels were flooded with sea water and several smugglers drowned. It is thought it is these people who haunt the pub today. Bottles have flown off the shelves, and several people have seen ghostly hands materialise through panels on the wall.
There is a skull located behind the bar of this pub and legend says that if the skull is moved then the former owner returns and haunts the building until it is replaced.
Dating back to the Victorian Era, this building was formerly a funeral parlour and a family run business for over 100 years. Reputed as one of Hull`s most haunted buildings. This extremely large building stands vacant except for the spirits within.
It is said that this building is so haunted that the staff on the ground floor (now hull pharmacy) will not enter building upstairs alone. In 1891 Jane Langley visited the parlour to have her photograph taken, later that day she was found murdered her throat was cut, The Annison Building was the last place where she was seen alive, her killer was never found. This made the Murder of Mary Jane one of Hull`s most unsolved chilling mysteries.
The Building is said to have so much unexplained happenings including footsteps, loud bangs and voices.
With ghost sightings been reported at this old building and items getting moved and disappearing on a regular basis and dark black shadows have also been seen on numerous occasions as well walking around the building then vanishing. Incarnate voices are another common phenomena reported regularly by visitors to The Old Chocolate Factory.
The building can be traced to the 1840's and was once a Tallow Mill where a Merchant by the name of John Petchell used the mill to crush seeds as one of his businesses. It was then used as a Tallow Refinery before becoming The Chocolate Factory. There have been many recorded deaths and fatal injuries at The Mill over the years.
In the area surrounding the building many residents died when a case of cholera broke out in Victorian times and dubious links to the occultist Aleister Cowley and other occult figures to name a few Madame Blavatsky and Mabel Collins.
Hull City Centre has a golden statue of William of Orange riding a horse, which commemorates his landing in England to become king. Legend has it that ‘King Billy’ gets off his horse and goes for a drink in the King Billy pub when he hears Holy Trinity Church clock strike midnight. The statue is known locally as the King Billy statue.