Paranormal Wakefield

 
 


Voice

Location: Wakefield - Bolands Bar, Union Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: February - March 2014
Further Comments: It was reported in the local press that landlord Phil Birks called in paranormal investigators after hearing a disembodied voice, spotting a shadowy person, and watching 'orbs' on CCTV.


 
 


Fallen Horses

Location: Wakefield - Denby Dale Road bridge, and river below
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Walking her dog across the bridge, Amanda West was frozen with fear when the sound of horses passed her - with no horses to be seen. Without warning, she then heard a loud splash. Looking into the river below, the water was calm, but the sound of panicking horses could now be heard coming from below. She later found out that the original bridge had collapsed in 1836 and a team of horses pulling a cart had drowned.


 
 


Mist

Location: Wakefield - Derelict brickworks off Wakefield Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: February 2004
Further Comments: A student with a disposable camera snapped several photographs here which showed a white mist, not visible at the time the pictures were taken.


 
 


Miners

Location: Wakefield - East Ardsley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Old coal cart tracks are still visible today, even though mining operations ceased over one hundred years ago. On dark nights, one is said to be able to hear the sounds of the old miners walking along the paths.


 
 


Mirror Breaking

Location: Wakefield - Grove Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: This boisterous ghost had a habit of smashing reflective surfaces and moving heavy furniture around. One landlady claimed the spirit tried to smother her as she lay in bed.


 
 


Lady Bolles

Location: Wakefield - Heath Old Hall (aka Heath Hall) (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1711 - mid twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghostly figure of Lady Bolles was said not to have been seen since being 'laid' in a large dip in the local river at some point before the start of the twentieth century, even though soldiers based here during World War Two reported seeing her.


 
 


Shipman?

Location: Wakefield - HMP Wakefield Prison, cell D336
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2007
Further Comments: The Argus newspaper reported that Harold Shipman's former cell is reputedly haunted by the serial killer, though staff at the prison attribute the 'scary noises' to men in nearby cells.


 
 


Victorian Woman

Location: Wakefield - Kirkgate Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom woman in Victorian clothing has been reported moving around the subway that connects platforms 1 and 2.


 
 


Lady Margaret

Location: Wakefield - Large house in Kirkgate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This sad ghost came about after she became locked in an attic, and went undiscovered for quite some time.


 
 


Little Girl

Location: Wakefield - Old Vicarage Bookshop, Zetland Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: This bookshop is reputedly home to a phantom that died from the plague - his ghostly form is riddled with symptoms. As a side note, this area is also said to riddled with secret passageways.


 
 


Terrier

Location: Wakefield - Sandal Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1987
Further Comments: This small, yapping dog has attacked and scared creatures many times larger than itself - when touched the phantom pooch fades from view.


 
 


Crawling Man

Location: Wakefield - Wakefield Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pathetic figure reportedly crawls near the bridge, where he fell from while living, breaking his legs.


 
 


Fading Figure

Location: Wakefield - Wooded footpath in Outwood area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2007
Further Comments: While filming in Outwood, George Gunn captured footage of a strange figure that remains motionless while standing on a pathway. Two joggers can be seen passing through the blue misty shape. When the story was covered by BBC North Yorkshire, they heavily pushed belief the figure is little more than lens flare.


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