The Clapham Wood Mystery

Mysterious UniverseFebruary 11, 2016

The world has a long history of forests with apparently supernatural qualities, from the legendary Black Forest of southwestern Germany, where every manner of creature, from werewolves to sorcerers, are said to originate.  To England’s haunted Wychwood Forest, possibly the most haunted forest in Britain.  To Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, also known as the Sea of Trees, where more than 500 suicides have been reported since the 1950’s.

There’s something vaguely romantic about a mysterious wood, like Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame, which was known as a haven for everything evil.  The idea that a forest holds wicked truths and supernatural power seems to speak to us in a primal way.  Ancient stories perpetuate the myths of such haunted places, and the anonymity of a ghost story involving such a vast area seems to give license to more than a few urban legends.

One such instance of high-strangeness …

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Clapham Wood: The chilling Sussex woodland where bodies were discovered, UFOs seen and pets disappeared

There are reports of disappearances, UFO sightings and Satanic rituals in what is considered one of the county's 'most haunted' places

Clapham Wood is reportedly haunted Credit (Image: Shazz)

An area of woodland in Sussex has earned a reputation as ‘one of the most haunted places in Sussex.’

Clapham Wood, near Worthing, has allegedly seen a spate of disappearances, UFO sightings and Satanic rituals.

Many of the strange happenings remain unexplained to this day.

Its reputation may not come as much surprise following the number of bodies that have been discovered hidden among the trees.

Clapham Wood has a dark history (Image: Slbs/Wikimedia)

Between 1972 and 1981, the bodies of four missing people were found in the woods.

In June 1972, the body of Police Constable Peter Goldsmith was found in the woods, six months after he disappeared.

Three years later, missing pensioner Leon Foster's …

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For most of the population, scaring ourselves with fantasies of witches, vampires or werewolves at Halloween is all in good jest – belief in these kind of monsters died out centuries ago.

Yet when it comes to ghosts, things are a little different. Most of us know at least one or two totally rational, level-headed adults who claim to have seen or experienced a ghostly presence.

One survey in 2017 found, in fact, that around a third of Brits believe in ghosts, with even the most sceptical of us often spooked by unexplained bumps in the night.

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How a sceptical scientist tried to prove that Edinburgh Castle was haunted

Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. It should come as no surprise, […] As well as being a world-renowned tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle is thought to be one of the most haunted places in the city (Photo: Ross Gilmore / Getty Images)

By Gillian McDonaldOctober 6, 2017 12:05 pm(Updated September 24, 2020 2:11 pm)

Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the world.

It should come as no surprise, then, that one of the city’s oldest buildings, Edinburgh Castle, has plenty of spooky stories to tell.

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There have been hundreds of reports (from both staff members and visitors) of paranormal activity in Edinburgh Castle over the years.

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First used as a settlement around 850 AD, then becoming a royal residence in the 12th century, and a military barracks in the 17th cen…

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