Whilst I cook up some new spooky posts for Samhain, I thought you might like to revisit the oldie-but-goody spooky posts previously explored by Esmeralda!
How about Armboth: Cumbria’s Most Haunted : the story of a drowned bride, poltergeist-type activity and spectral lights at the house under Thirlmere.
or Mind Yer Head? : Cumbria has a number of houses with skulls that refuse to be thrown away.
Scary, Scarier and Scariest: Halloween Lanterns to Celtic Head Hunters : are Halloween lanterns the last vestige of a celtic head hunting tradition?
The Claife Crier : Probably Cumbria’s most famous spook. Is this a medieval monk luring boaters to their death… or not? 😉
The Hanged Man at Beacon Hill : Wordsworth wrote about the spooky atmosphere at Beacon Hill above Penrith. Is it haunted by the hanged man?
The wind, the demons, and the ghost : East Cumbria has a famous, screeching, furious wind that blows down from ‘Fiends’ Fell’. Or is it the Fiends? Or the ghost of the witch, Peg Sleddle?
The Ghostly Procession at Souther Fell : one of northern Cumbria’s most famous ghostly events, and a well-recorded one at that. What’s your theory?
Corpse roads, faerie, and ghostly goings-on : Corpse roads were simply the route of funeral procession in times gone by, but they accumulate ghost stories.
The Croglin Vampire : A frankly barmy tale, but great fun!
The Stainmore Hand of Glory : The hand of glory was the preserved hand of a hanged man, used for nefarious purposes. Here is one such tale.
The Cappel: Cumbria’s Spooky Black Dog : There are stories of spectral black dogs with eyes like glowing coal across the UK. This is ours.
Cumbria’s Oldest Cat : the six-hundred-and-something-year-old cat at Keswick Museum. Intended to keep away witches and wicked spells.
I’m sure there’s a few more spooky posts on here if you have a rustle around! Have a read and let me know what you think. I love to hear your views.
© Diane McIlmoyle 23.10.12