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Welcome to Weird Wiltshire

Weird Wiltshire is a county steeped in ancient history. Tales of legends, ghosts and folklore abound this area in the South West of England. Ancient monuments, ruinous castles, stately homes and humble cottages fill the beautiful rolling downlands.

In my quest to find strange and unusual tales, I explore stories of ghosts and the paranormal, folklore, history and anything weird, found in Wiltshire and beyond. I’ll be sharing spooky tales from around the world too!

Mixing first-hand accounts from those willing to share their stories and exploring yarns and mysteries from past times, I bring together a collection of  stories and true tales for you to explore.

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Latest blog posts

The Grotesques of Tisbury

The Grotesques of Tisbury

Heads up, there are no ghosts in today's blog! But this topic still falls under the Weird Wiltshire banner because I love all things history related too. And, it is at times, when you wander around a place and take a good look about, that you might spot something unusual. Something that piques your interest. This is precisely what happened to me when I developed one of my short-lived mini-obsessions over some stone grotesques. If I see...

Strange Ghost Stories

Strange Ghost Stories

Damn and blast! I have just spent three hours looking for a load of old photos so I could share a couple of my weird ghost (or not!) experiences with you. Can I find them? No! But, sometimes, I do get the urge to get a story down on paper. And today is one of those days. So, I've sacked off my work and wasted three hours trying to find a pile of old photos that have disappeared. No doubt they are hiding with all the black socks and teaspoons...

Astral Projection at Magical Stonehenge

Astral Projection at Magical Stonehenge

A strange series of events led me up to Stonehenge last Friday. And then something occurred that I am at a loss to logically explain away. It left me stunned, in fact. I really felt I needed to share it with you all. As you may know, if you've read some of my other blogs, I do have strange experiences from time to time. I try to find logical explanations if I can. But that's not always possible and last Friday's events certainly fall into that...

My First Ever Ghost Hunt at The Ancient Ram Inn

My First Ever Ghost Hunt at The Ancient Ram Inn

And so it was that the ghost enthusiast, aka me, Emma, decided it was time to get out from behind my desk and go on a proper ghost hunt. The truth is, I've always been pretty scared of going out at night to try and witness some actual paranormal activity. In fact, I am so frightened of ghosts I even 'vet' anywhere I plan to stay overnight. No old castles for me. No sir! Ironic, I know, considering my love of strange and unusual happenings. I...

Whose footsteps rattle around the Boston Tea Party in Salisbury?

Whose footsteps rattle around the Boston Tea Party in Salisbury?

You may have heard of Salisbury. It’s a small city in South Wiltshire with a long and interesting history. Mostly it is famous for its breathtaking cathedral, proximity to Stonehenge and in 2018, a Novichok attack on an ex-Russian spy. There are many old buildings, 13th Century onwards, in the city centre. The Boston Tea Party in Salisbury, is one such building but it’s also known as The Old George Inn and is situated on the High Street. This...

The Ghosts of Avebury Red Lion Inn

The Ghosts of Avebury Red Lion Inn

Have you ever heard of a public house that's located within a magical stone circle? Probably not. And that's because there is only one in the whole world! The Avebury Red Lion Inn. It literally stands within the largest megalithic stone circle in the World and it's been there for around 4000 years. The whole village is riddled with stories of ghosts. Could the magic of the stones amplify the energy of the place, including the Red Lion Inn?...

Haunting in a family home

Haunting in a family home

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember we have visited the Devizes area before. It's quite the paranormal hotspot thanks to it's long and, at times, bloody history. This time we are in this middle section of Wiltshire and I'll say no more as the owner wishes to stay anonymous. You'll be hearing about some ghostly activity in a private, unassuming residential property. A haunting in a family home. Not all paranormal...

Jolly Lane Cott and the Dartmoor Pixie Party of Bellever Tor

Jolly Lane Cott and the Dartmoor Pixie Party of Bellever Tor

I came across Jolly Lane Cott and the pixie story of Bellever Tor whilst doing some digging into another Dartmoor ghost story in Hexworthy. I got in touch with David Phillips at Moors and More. He runs tours across Dartmoor recounting the many strange beliefs, legends and ghost stories that surround this wild and desolate yet beautiful part of Devon. I definitely plan to book a tour when I can next get down there. Being a local expert in all...

The Birdman of Calne

The Birdman of Calne

Following an article written about me in the Wiltshire Times, I received an interesting email. It went straight to the story of what sounds like a sighting of something very unusual. We’ll call it The Birdman of Calne for now. After reading the email, it reminded me of a couple of other stories I have heard before about a particular kind of cryptid. Before I explain more about cryptids, here is the story, word for word: The Verbatim Account of...

When you go into Grovely Woods tonight…

When you go into Grovely Woods tonight…

Hidden in the depths of the Wiltshire countryside, on the edge of the small town of Wilton, you’ll discover the ancient, ethereal Grovely Woods. Inhabited since the Iron Age, the woods are a mixture of managed evergreen and deciduous woodland, rich in flora and fauna. Today it is a part of Lord Pembroke’s Wilton Estate. Cutting straight through the towering, beautiful trees is a Roman road that has been there for over 7000 years. Timeworn...

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