- Daniel J. Codd
15th November 2011
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.