The UK has a bloody and brutal history, filled with murder and grim tales of Brits cut down in their prime.
It is not unexpected to learn there are rumoured haunted sites across towns, villages and countryside in the country.
Apparent ghosts and spectral beings has led teams of paranormal investigators to carry out their own research in the hope of confirming unnatural events.
It’s still debated whether ghosts exist – but there’s no doubt many have experienced some unexplainable phenomena at these sites.
Daily Star Online looks at some of these creepy locations which have moved into legend and myth.
Previously voted the most haunted property in the UK by the National Trust, Blickling Hall is the birthplace of doomed Queen of England, Anne Boleyn.
Each year, throngs of people visit the iconic Norfolk mansion on May 19 in the bid of seeing the ghost of Anne Boleyn.
She was beheaded by her brutal husband Henry VIII for the crime of treason, incest and adultery on the same day in 1536.
Now, crowds gather in the hopes they can catch a glimpse of her at the house when the clock strikes midnight.
There have been claims her ghost can be seen walking around the site, dressed in white, while carrying her head.
Ancient Ram Inn
Popular with supernatural investigators, the Ancient Ram Inn is – as the name suggests – pretty old.
Going back as far as 1145, the former pub in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, has become a lightning rod that attracts paranormal researchers.
Over the years, hundreds have visited the B&B in hope of seeing the 20 ghosts which are said to haunt the site.
Among the bizarre paranormal activities include blood-curdling screams, visions of a little girl in the hallways and flying furniture.
Despite its haunted reputation, the Ghost Club – considered to be the oldest paranormal research group in the world – has so far not managed to get evidence on camera.
Located in a copse in Hertfordshire, Minsden Chapel is a ruin that dates back to the 14th century.
It once became a romantic spot where couples got married, although by 1725 the crumbling conditions put an end to that.
But the site has also been linked to some spooky occurrences, pro ghost hunters have claimed.
According to essexghosthunters.co.uk some people have “heard faint music from the chapel, glowing figures and shapes on the ruin walls”.
It adds: “There is even a legend about a nun who was murdered in the chapel, she also haunts the area.”
They claim there are orbs which have been captured on camera.
Towering over the Dorset countryside, the ruins of Corfe Castle casts a formidable shadow over the surrounding fields.
The castle dates back to the Norman era of English history and in the 60s it gained a spooky reputation.
Park and Resorts said the most recent sighting was in 1967 “when a local man reported that he had seen a woman in white in the village of Corfe”.
She is, of course, believed to be linked to the castle itself and legend goes the woman in white is the spirit of a female who betrayed the Royalist family to the Roundheads during the English Civil War.
Avebury Stone Circle
Home to Europe’s largest stone circle, the site at Avebury, Wiltshire, dates back between 4,000BC to 2,400BC.
Believed to be an ancient religious site where our ancestors worships numerous gods of nature, the – the ancient stones were unknown for centuries until they were rediscovered in 1938.
The stones had been buried in pits – perhaps in a bid to banish the ancient idols – in the 14th century.
But when archaeologists made the discovery they found a skull buried under one of the stones, perhaps as part of a tragic accident.
Today there have been sightings of strange ghostly figures and the sound of singing despite no humans being seen.
Built in 1709, the quaint home was once famous for the wealthy businessmen who called the property home for hundreds of years.
However, in recent years, Belgrave Hall has gained a reputation in 1998 when an apparent ghost was caught on camera outside the old home.
The white figure gained so much attention that a whole news episode was dedicated to the apparent sighting on February 2 the following year.
But ghost hunters think they might have worked out the origins of the spooky figure and concluded it’s much closer to the realm of nature than to the paranormal world.
Haunted Britain Investigations commented on a clip of the sighting, adding: “It turns out sycamore pods from a nearby tree are what was caught.
“The cam is on a time-lapse of a few seconds and it looks like a figure appears, then vanishes.”
Shocking footage emerged out of Essex in 2014, which reportedly showed an unnatural event.
In the clip, it appears as if a chair moved on its own – just hours after a psychic medium had taken to the stage.
The chair, it seemed, moved backwards unaided and a table looked as if it was getting pulled while orbs floated across the room.
Ray Roberts, the medium who performed at the theatre said in an interview with eh Romford Recorder, that it was proof of the paranormal.
He said: “It’s phenomenal. I’ve never been so excited about the possibility of ghosts before. This is the best footage I’ve seen of ghosts in action.”