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 13,000 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.
Weird stuff in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight,
Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and Sussex.
Paranormal places in Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire,
Somerset, and Wiltshire.
Delving into the stranger parts of England's capital, including
the outer regions and the London Underground.
East of England
Spooks and shucks from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex,
Legends and tales from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire,
Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland.
Manifestations and monsters from Shropshire, Staffordshire,
Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Hereford & Worchester.
The North West
Oddities from Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside.
The North East & Yorkshire
The fortean locations of County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and Yorkshire.
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.
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...
Haunted ruined castles, unidentified large black cats, and
giant's antics are just a few of the offerings here.
Republic of Ireland
World renown for the Cat of Killakee, the Banshee and
Leprechauns, Ireland is an emerald jewel in the paranormal crown.
Featuring strange locations in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and the Netherlands & Belgium.
Reports: Browse Places
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
From Alien Big Cats and aviation ghosts to UFOs, vampires, and werewolves, this curated collection of curiosities has something for
Reports: Browse People
Several figures of folklore and history dominate the landscape - Boudica, Fionn mac Cumhaill, Robin Hood and others still lurk in liminal spaces.
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
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
The Paranormal Database is an organic, ever growing resource - new
stories and recent updates & additions to the site can be found
Contains a list of books, journals and other resources used by this
website outside of personal interviews and contact.
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