Report based on 7944 records, extracted from the Paranormal Database on 01 May 2008. The total area of each region has been taken from the respective wikipedia entries in square miles. Records have been sourced from literature within the Recommended Reading Section, newspapers, magazines, websites and through personal communication.
Data is displayed in order by highest density of paranormal places per region.
Connacht's paranormal places per square mile equates to 0.005, below the two decimal point rounding.
Greater London is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the region with the highest concentration on paranormal places per square mile - one paranormal place every 1.30 square miles, while the mean is 27.64).
Yorkshire has the highest number of paranormal database records, but because of the large land area it ranks at 26 on the list (with one locale every 9.32 square miles).
The median of the square miles per paranormal place is 11.42. Only one Scottish region (Lothian) falls below this number.
Population density is likely to be a contributing factor to this, and a future report will cross reference population density against number of paranormal places per county.
Bias may exist against the four Irish regions (Leinster,
and Connacht). The Paranormal Database started to collect stories for the Mainland Britain in 1999, and only branched into Ireland in 2004. This may be responsible for Ireland being under represented in paranormal locales.
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