Halloween 2013: From the Screaming Man of Pluckley to the 'White Lady' of the Tower of London - Britain's 20 most haunted places
Ghosts, ghouls and all manner of paranormal activity reside on our spooky isles. So, where should you visit if you to want to see a ghostly apparition?
It's that time of year again, when the ghosts, ghouls and assorted paranormal beasties and fiends rise up to menace us.
But where should you visit if you're daring enough to want to see a ghostly apparition?
While researching this list of 20 of Britain's spookiest and most haunted places one name repeatedly appeared. The Village of Pluckley, Kent.
Pluckley, though it may sound charming, has a fearsome reputation for being the most haunted village in Britain, indeed it was recognised as such in the 1989 Guinness Book of World records.
The village, in the Ashford district of Kent and close to the North Downs, reportedly has between 12 and 16 ghosts, including 'The Screaming Man', whose howls of agony are heard in the area of the village Brickworks and are reputed to come from the spirit of a man killed after a wall of clay fell on him.
Pluckley ghosts also include the 'Watercress Woman' - the spirit of an elderly lady who reportedly burnt to death when she fell asleep smoking a pipe. The village is also said to be the home of the spirit of highwayman Robert du Bois who was killed by villagers sick of his criminal ways.
Other notable places that appear on the list include the Tower of London, which is often described as the most haunted building in Britain, and is claimed to host the spirit of a ghostly White Lady and the mournful ghoul of Henry VI.
Hampton Court palace also features on the list, infamous for its Royal ghosts, the spirits of Henry VIII's unfortunate wives Catherine Howard and Jane Seymour along with Edward VI's nursemaid, Mistress Penn, are all reputed to have made an appearance in the palace.
IF. YOU. DARE.
Let us know in the comments about your favourite spooky places...
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