Could it be that a ghostly woman carrying a baby is destined to repeatedly throw herself into the Ribble at West Bradford? Why are so many of Lancashire's theatres and stately homes plagued by multiple apparitions and phantoms? And what to make of the frequent reports of spectral black dogs, prowling feline animals, yeti-like creatures and even vampires that occur in this county? From folkloric headless boggarts to modern ghostly encounters and the UFO 'hotspots' of Winter Hill and Rossendale, Daniel Codd has unearthed hundreds of strange tales to capture the imagination and, sometimes, chill the blood. Researched and compiled from archive sources, although up-to-date and including many contemporary first-hand accounts and contributions from county folk, Paranormal Lancashire is a celebration of all things inexplicable in this part of the northwest. Designed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the odd and unnerving Pendle Witches saga, it reminds us that even after four centuries, old beliefs in the supernatural and paranormal die hard.
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 234 x 165 x 11 mm
Edition: UK ed.
`I'm pleased that this book is one of the better ones I've read on the county. Daniel Codd has done an excellent job in researching and writing this book. As an author he is passionate about the paranormal, legends and folklore and this shows through in his research and writing.' * Mysterious Britain & Ireland: Myths, Legends & the Paranormal *
`Dan takes an informed and insightful approach to his subject, drawing parallels, noting recurrent themes, asking questions and suggesting answers. This, combined with the wealth of accounts he showcases, makes `Paranormal Lancashire' a thoroughly satisfying read.' * Richard Holland, Uncanny UK *
`Unlike some books with similar titles this is not the work of a self proclaimed psychic or a group of overgrown teenage sensationalist "ghost hunters" but a serious and interesting look at the folklore of the modern (i.e. post 1974) county of Lancashire.' * Magonia: Review of Books *