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Merseyside Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Stone Throwing

Location: St Helens - Factory
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 1885
Further Comments: Stones were thrown around the factory with no source being discovered.

Landing UFO

Location: St Helens - Field in Rainhill area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 1978
Further Comments: Robert Bennett told the St Helens Star newspaper how he had worked with police and radio enthusiasts in chasing a strange craft across the St Helens sky. The pursuit ended after three police officers watched the ufo take off after landing in a field.

Jack

Location: St Helens - Mill Street Barracks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2018
Further Comments: A phantom nicknamed Jack, who may have been a former soldier, was one of several entities said to haunt this barracks.

Nun

Location: St Helens - North Road, building which was once a convent
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: Children at the school would report a phantom woman dressed in black and white, who appeared to take up residence in the upper part of the building.

Grey Lady

Location: St Helens - Taylor Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 1990
Further Comments: Two girls walking a dog spotted a ghostly figure walk out of nearby bushes. The female phantom took the form of a young girl with blonde hair that came down to her shoulders and wore nineteenth century dress.

Man Dressed in Black

Location: St Helens - Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: There are several people in the running who could be this ghost (including a former manager and a Second World War pilot), who wears a black suit and long coat.

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