The Paranormal Database

Examining folkloric, paranormal & cryptozoological locations in the UK and beyond


The Paranormal Database is a serious ongoing project to document locations with folkloric, paranormal and cryptozoological connections in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. The site currently features over 14,000 entries; some accounts are recent and other stories reputedly hundreds of years old. This should not be considered a 'paranormal tourism' site - many of these places are private, and as such, the owner's privacy should be considered paramount. Select a region or category below to discover more.


South East

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Weird stuff in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and Sussex.

South West

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Paranormal places in Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Greater London

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Delving into the stranger parts of England's capital, including the outer regions and the London Underground.

East of England

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Spooks and shucks from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

East Midlands

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Legends and tales from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland.

West Midlands

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Manifestations and monsters from Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Hereford & Worcester.

The North West

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Oddities from Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside.

The North East & Yorkshire

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The fortean locations of County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and Yorkshire.


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From the lowlands to the craggy highlands, there is almost no end to the strange entities which pepper the Scottish landscape. If you believe Nessie is the only bizarre creature Scotland has to offer, you need to reconsider.


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The spectacular coastline and cold sea carry many strange tales and stories. Further inland, the anecdotes of paranormal activity are no less weird. It was once believed that on 31 October, ghosts would manifest at every crossroads in Wales...

Northern Ireland

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Haunted ruined castles, unidentified large black cats, and giant's antics are just a few of the offerings here.

Republic of Ireland

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World renown for the Cat of Killakee, the Banshee and Leprechauns, Ireland is an emerald jewel in the paranormal crown.

Other Regions

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Featuring strange locations in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and the Netherlands & Belgium.

Reports: Browse Places
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Although the Paranormal Database was primarily designed to view records by county, many places call out for their own special reports, including pubs, castles, lighthouses and roads...

Reports: Browse Type
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From Alien Big Cats and aviation ghosts to UFOs, vampires, and werewolves, this curated collection of curiosities has something for everyone.

Reports: Browse People
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Several figures of folklore and history dominate the landscape - Boudica, Fionn mac Cumhaill, Robin Hood and others still lurk in liminal spaces.

Contribute to the Paranormal Database

Even if you have not experienced a paranormal event first-hand, the chances are you know a legend, myth or piece of folklore local to your region or neighbourhood. Share your stories and knowledge and help contribute to the paranormal database.

The Paranormal Calendar
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Folklore states that dozens of strange events occur annually all across the land, be they ghostly manifestations, meetings for mythological creatures, or even ritualistic demonic countermeasures...

Recent Additions
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The Paranormal Database is an organic, ever growing resource - new stories and recent updates & additions to the site can be found here...

View Bibliography

Contains a list of books, journals and other resources used by this website outside of personal interviews and contact.

Social Media
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Links to our social media pages can be found here.