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Chester Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


Location: Chester - Thorntons Chocolate shop (was once House of Bewlay Tobacconist), Eastgate Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Stamping and thuds emanating from an empty room have been reported from this shop, as well as strange wailing. Lights flicker on and off, and doors open and close by an unseen hand. The source of the haunting is said to be Sarah, a jilted bride who hanged herself, though her presence and poltergeist activities are said to be 'friendly' in nature.


Location: Chester - Tudor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A headless Royalist soldier is said to haunt the building where he lost his head after a cannon ball hit him during his stay. The site is also reputed to be haunted by a grey lady.


Location: Chester - Upton area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 23 October 1976
Further Comments: A reported lioness was spotted roaming the area, though a police search could find nothing.

Woman in Black

Location: Chester - West Cheshire Hospital campus, Liverpool Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: The ghostly stories concerning the woman in black who is said to haunt this site are said to go back many years. On one occasion, a guard was said to have seen the figure sitting at a desk, but when he looked again, the entity had vanished. Footsteps have also been heard walking down empty corridors.

Fighting Men

Location: Chester - Ye Olde King's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two men, who managed to kill each other while fighting over the love of a girl, are said to remain in the upper part of this pub.

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