A ghostly sighting close to the Bridestones, the ancient burial site between Congleton and Rushton Spencer. A dark shadowy figure, can anybody shed light upon this sighting?
A recent report in the Congleton chronicle rom a local lady reported witnessing, with her partner, a druidic figure dressed in white at the site, the UPIA are now taking steps to look at the site and its history in depth and would like to involve the public in our research. If you have any information regarding this site, its folklore, legends or paranormal activity, please contact the UPIA.
Close to the Jodrell Bank Radio telescope, Capesthorne Hall is a Jacobean-style house that has been lived in by the Bromley-Davenport family since the Domesday book. The Hall was built between 1719 and 1732, although the area has history dating back to the Roman times. During the Second World War the hall was used as a Red Cross Hospital and its cellars became an effective bomb shelter.
An old Butler of Capesthorne once reported to the press that the resident ghost had been seen so frequently that there could be no doubt about its authenticity, he describes her as a lady in greyish dress. Sir Charles Taylor was in the west wing when he saw the grey lady glide past him as he was about to go upstairs.
Other manifestations have been experienced too, one of which is spectre-like shape descending the steps into the chapel vault. In 1958 a member of the family was awoken by rapping at the window, he opened his eyes to see an arm on the other side of the pane who hand was apparently trying to find a way in! The arm vanished as he reached for the window, looking out of the window all that could be seen was the empty courtyard below, bathed in moonlight, which was thirty feet below.
THE LORD ELDON:
Knutford's first May Queen is thought to haunt this pub, with many of the staff reporting sightings of the white shade in the lower rooms.
THE ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL:
A former robber and burglar, Higgins was caught, killed and now haunts the hotel where he made his base of operations. A phantom coach has been seen and heard moving over cobbles outside the building.
A battle occurred here between Scots and locals in 1651 - the shades of the defeated Scottish troops are reported to be still at unrest here.
LOWER CHEQUER INN:
The only thing known about this spooky entity is that is named only 'You'.