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Lancashire Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


Location: Whiston - Delph Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost along this road slipped and fell into a quarry whilst returning to his ship - the fall killed him, and now he continually repeats his journey.

Dun Cow

Location: Whittingham - Dun Cow Rib Farm
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This farm contained a huge rib said to come from the Dun Cow - a large creature that gave free milk and never ran dry. Unfortunately, a cruel witch milked the cow into a sieve until the creature dropped dead.

Tossed by Hood

Location: Whitworth - Monstone (aka Man Stone) - quoit
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown if still present
Further Comments: This large rock was thrown by Robin Hood, as he lay in bed some six miles away.


Location: Withnell - Moors and general area of the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: End of Lent (reoccurring), last seen 1926
Further Comments: Lizzie is said to haunt Bolton moors, and comes to visit the village once a year to mark the end of Lent.

Meg Shelton

Location: Woodplumpton - St Anne's Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Meg was deemed a witch by the local populace, and after she died, a rather large rock was placed on her grave to prevent her digging her way out. Some say she is busy digging downwards and will soon emerge in Australia to seek revenge.

Old Thrutch

Location: Worsthorne - Bay Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landlady of the inn, her shade is said to still frequent the area. Another story says she was the miller's wife who drowned in the stream under the pub). The same area is haunted by a man who traded his soul with a shuck like entity.

Butter Makers

Location: Worsthrone - Jam Hole Well
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fairies and other little folk would use this area to churn their milk into butter.

Bouncing Beads

Location: Wrea Green - Cottage between village and Warton, near the Birley Arms public house
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown - early twentieth century
Further Comments: This building was plagued by strange sounds, from small beads bouncing along the floors, to the smashing of crockery, though every time the noises were investigated, nothing was out of place. The couple living in the building finally moved out, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Leading Figure

Location: Yealand Conyers - Village and Warton Woods
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An undescribed ghost once took a woman by the arm in this wood, leading her to the village before vanishing.

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