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Screaming Skulls and Other Stories

Teleporting Relic

Location: Threlkeld (Cumbria) - Threlkeld Place
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The home of a skull with history unknown, the relic returned home despite several attempts by the property owners to dispose of it. They finally stopped trying and bricked up the skull behind a wall.

Homely Skull

Location: Tunstead Milton (Derbyshire) - Flagg Hall
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The home of another screaming skull, the building would echo with the sounds of cries and moans if the morbid item were removed.

Dicky of Tunstead

Location: Whaley Bridge (Derbyshire) - Tunstead Farm, located at Combs Edge, between Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dicky is the name given to the skull that resided in the farmhouse (now thought to be buried on the grounds). The ghost of a girl that appeared in the 1880's was blamed on Dicky, as was the large black dog that followed locals around the farmland after dark.

An optical illusion from the nineteenth century book Spectropia.


Location: Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire) - Barrows (no longer present)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: These prehistoric barrows were destroyed to make room for farmland, though one story states that one farmhand found and removed a human skull from the site, only to have the rest of the skeleton visit him during the following night, demanding the return of its head.

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