famous haunts

People are always interested in haunted places so RiPA brings to you listings of haunted places.  Simples :)

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The RiPA Theater Project

Posted by Atticus on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, In : UK 

Throughout history, The theater has been a place of tragedy and joy, heartbreak and love, sadness and happiness etc, so is it any wonder, with all these powerful emotions going on in one place, that theaters are one of the most allegedly haunted establishments around?

There are theaters in nearly every town, county and city in the UK. Differing in shape and size, but all have a 'story' to tell.

Be it the lust-lorn actress who took her life for she failed to take the lead role or the man...


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The 'New City' Has An Old Past..

Posted by Atticus on Thursday, September 10, 2009, In : UK 

Living in Milton Keynes and hosting several paranormal teams within the area, I think its about time I done a blog on the stranger side of Milton Keynes. From ghosts to spaceships, Beaker people to phantom estate agents. We have more than just roundabouts and concrete cows.

Milton Keynes ( Mill-tun Keenz), often abbreviated MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, in the south east of England, about 60 miles north-west of London.

It was built around 40 years ago (1970) give or take a few years. ...


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Haunted England: M - Z

Posted by Atticus on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, In : UK 

Maidstone - Kent - Old Bluebell Hill:
30 Years ago there was an serious accident down bluebell Hill were a young women of 18 was Killed in a car crash ever since the accident people have seen a figure of a woman standing by the side of the road there has been many reports of this and reports of a woman appearing in the middle of the road.

Maidstone - Nettlestead:
A footpath from the church at Nettlestead leads down to the river Medway. Opposite the end of the path is a small island in the ri...


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Haunted England: A - L

Posted by Atticus on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, In : UK 

This listing is by no means exhaustive but here is a listing of some of the more well known haunted places in England:

RiPA have investigated many places across the UK.
But still we await that holy grail of evidence.
Listed below are some places that RiPA have done throughout the years and some that it would like to do.

A lot of alleged haunted places in the UK now tend to charge quite a hefty fee for letting you in. This is due to such programs as 'Most Haunted' and the like.
It is a pity for se...


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Is Derby Really The Most Haunted City In England? Pt.3

Posted by Atticus on Thursday, September 3, 2009, In : UK 

St Werburgh's Church is always worth a visit, even if it is just for the food!

In 1989–1990 the lease on the main building was sold and the building converted into a shopping mall called the Cloisters. This enterprise failed due to high rent and council tax. The building has stood empty and subjected to vandalism for a number of years but has now opened as a Chinese Restaurant called Wok Mania.
The building is now owned by Derek Latham, a local architect with an excellent record of restoring...


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Is Derby Really The Most Haunted City In England? Pt.2

Posted by Atticus on Thursday, September 3, 2009, In : UK 

In the past, people accused of crimes were sent to a witness box in court, where they were given three chances to plead guilt or innocence. After the third time of asking, the accused was given a bit of time to reconsider their decision, which at the time a 'judgment of penance' was passed. The sentence of penance placed upon criminal offenders consisted of:

"That you be taken back to the prison whence you came to a low dungeon, into which no light can enter; that you be laid on your back on...


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Is Derby Really The Most Haunted City In England? Pt.1

Posted by Atticus on Thursday, September 3, 2009, In : UK 

If you are interested in paying a visit to what is thought as the most haunted city in England, consider Derby, which has been dubbed the "Ghost Capital of England." There's a lot of landmarks, buildings, and locations that the locals are well aware of when it comes to things that send chills up and down your spine. For this reason, a lot of tourists come to take tours and glance at some off-the-beaten path sites filled with both historical and paranormal intrigue.
So to get you started here...


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Adelphi Theatre

Posted by Atticus on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : UK 

This London theatre is said to be haunted by the ghost of William Terriss, a popular Victorian actor who was murdered there by a jealous rival.

 

The murder occurred on December 16, 1897, during a run of ‘Secret Service’,  a thriller starring Terriss and his mistress and leading lady, Jessie Milward.

Also in the production playing a minor part was actor Richard Arbor Prince, who apparently harboured a great jealousy and growing hatred of Terriss. Finally , Prince went out and bought a...


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