We have a strange and profound fascination with experiences of seeing or sensing spirits
from beyond the grave, and in Yorkshire we have a place with more than its fair share
of such manifestations.The county is vast, and there is a violent history in the tales of its castles,
abbeys, mansions and gaols. There are ample Yorkshire records of ghosts, boggards, guytrash
dogs and the more disturbing ‘elementals’. Some restless souls are perhaps desperate criminals
from the gallows, while others are powerful men who have died
through treason or betrayal.
Hauntings in Yorkshire is a different kind of ghost case book. It brings together both well-known
traditional stories and experiences gathered by the author from his own researches and from
testimonies and reports by Yorkshire people who have contacted him with their accounts of
paranormal experience. Tales by ordinary folk therefore mix here with famous murders and
horrible deaths, all introduced by a preface from paranormal expert and TV personality Ian
Stephen Wade is a freelance writer and lecturer, researching both crime history and paranormal
studies. He has written a collection of Lincolnshire ghost stories and published over 30
books of historical studies. He has recently published other books onYorkshire and is currently
working on a collection of gallows tales fromYork.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 697 3, softback, 210x148mm, 96 pages. Published February 2008.