Haunted Manchester: Halloween Edition 2019

Happy Halloween Folks! It's time for a gruesome ghost story or two, listen carefully or you could be haunted forever...

By Alex Watson | October 31st '19

Smithhills Hall, Bolton

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: ghosts of children, bleeding footprints, a mischievous old lady with a thing for bums, screeching cats.

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One look at this place and you can see it’s eerie as shit. Set on the slopes of the West Pennine Moors, Smithill Hall is full of secrets and floating spirits bouncing off the timber ceilings and oak pews.

 

Haunted Manchester: East Lancashire Railway

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Billy the Guard, uneasy feelings, footsteps, and an axe carrying figure.

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A haunted train isn’t a new concept and there’s hundreds of myths surrounding them all round the world. BUT the East Lancs cuts through an area long associated with the macabre, recorded as early as 1612 in the Pendle Witch Trials.

 

Haunted Manchester: Tatton Old Hall

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Guranteed paranormal activity including sounds of women crying and Tom the old, drunk and aggressive gamekeeper.

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The building is hidden deep in Tatton Park and provides enough paranormal activity to leave people crying and running out for their lives.

 

Haunted Manchester: Boggart Hole Clough

Spook Rating: 👻👻
Spooks Include: boggarts.

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Woodlands are scary enough when you don’t know what’s lurking in the dark corners, add a sprinkling of ghostly activity and you just might piss yourself.

 

Haunted Manchester: Wythenshawe Hall

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: The White Lady of Wythenshaw Hall, footsteps, bangs and the occasional unwelcomed gunfire blast.

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A 14th Century stately home, haunted? No, never.

 

Haunted Manchester: Ordsall Hall

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: The ghost of the former Lord of Ordsall Hall, John Radcliffe and Cecily a young woman who brings with her a smell of roses.

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A whole host of supernatural and poltergeist activity has been reported. And even caught on ghost cam.

 

Haunted Manchester: Terminal 3, Manchester Airport

Spook Rating: 👻
Spooks Include: General sense of being watched, doors slamming, lights turning on and off…

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Probably the least likely thing on your list of haunted places in Manchester, nevertheless here we are bringing spooky activity that’ll shiver your spine.

 

Haunted Manchester: Peveril of the Peak

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Levitating pint glasses and tax returns filled in with BLOOD.

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A pretty historical pub that has become a landmark and imperative to any pub crawl in Manchester. But did you know that ghosts haunt the walls?

 

Haunted Manchester: The Greengate Brewery

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Moving barrels, far too many unexplained deaths.

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Bucket loads of activity has been reported here by everyone, including none other than Yvette Fielding. And that’s when you know this shit is real.

 

Haunted Manchester: The Royal Exchange Theatre

Spook Rating: 👻👻
Spooks Include:  A piano playing ghost.

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Reconstructed numerous times due to WWII and a hub to the Cotton Industry, this grade II listed building has not only 200 years of history but also an air of chaos.

 

Haunted Manchester: Oldham Coliseum

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Superstitious Macbeth-caused deaths, malevolent presence on stage causing uncontrollable crying.

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Think about it, an empty theatre with that many seats that could creek, stage lights that could turn on, curtains that could fall… The possibilities for haunting people in a theatre are endless.

 

Haunted Manchester: The Ring O’Bells Pub, Middleton

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Sad Cavlier (AKA Edward) and the speculated spot of 60 murders.

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A pub can be a scary place, especially when you’re the last one smashed sat on your own in the corner. But these walls are lined with a seriously high death count and it’s been regularly referred to as one of the most haunted place in the UK.

 

Haunted Manchester: Barnes Hospital

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Nurses. Enough said.

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Providing respite for workers in the city with chronic illness, set in the beautiful countryside and used to treat soldiers of the Second World War. It’s pretty obvious to say a fair few people have died in these walls.

 

Haunted Manchester: Manchester Cathedral

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Huge black demon-dog known as Black Shuck.

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Naturally, all Cathedral’s need to be haunted.

 

Haunted Manchester: Albert Hall

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Poltergeist activity.

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Big, old empty spaces tend to be pretty chilling.

 

Haunted Manchester: Dunham Massey Hall

Spook Rating: 👻👻👻
Spooks Include: Sudden temperature drops, invisible hands and a impossible to fill used bath.

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Even one of the architects responsible for one of many remodelling jobs fell from the scaffolding to his death. This place was also an ex Military Hospital. Nuff said.