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Top 10 most endangered buildings 2015

The Victorian Society has revealed the Top Ten Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales 2015

The Victorian Society UK - top ten buildings in danger 2015

These buildings are in real danger of being lost forever if immediate action is not taken. Please help raise awareness by sharing this list online so that more people become aware of the problems these historic buildings face.

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Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them

Victorian Ghost Stories

Christmas Eve was traditionally the time to tell scary stories round the hearth. And 19th-century writers were fearsomely adept at exploiting a world of creaking floorboards, creepy servants … and gas lamps that caused hallucinations

Curl up by the fire and I'll tell you a ghost story. Don't be alarmed by the creak of the floorboards, the murmurs in the basement, the shrill ululations of a distant dog. Try not to be perturbed by the flickering candle, the fleeting shadows, the horned, hairy hand that appears at your elbow. Something moved? There's a face in the brickwork? A murderer, long ago, was buried in the cellar? Stay calm. Breathe deeply. The ghosts of Christmases past are gathering.

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10 Vengeful Ghosts In Folklore And Mythology

Vengeful Spirits or Ghosts

People often refer to ghosts as the dead who have unfinished business here on Earth. However, not all of that business is good, and there are stories from every culture of ghosts who seem to want nothing other than revenge against the living, usually from a soul who was wronged while alive. Below is a selection of 10 vengeful spirits that you may not have heard of.

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Creation of a poltergeist

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The experiment was conducted by the mathematician Dr. G. Owen and overseen by psychologist Dr. Joel Whitton. The test group consisted of Owen's wife, Iris Owen, former chairperson of MENSA in Canada, Margaret Sparrows, industrial designer, Andy H., his wife Lorne, heating engineer Al Peacock, accountant Bernice M, bookkeeper Dorothy O’Donnel, and sociology student Sidney K.

The Philip Experiment

In 1972, Canadian Dr. G. Owen conducted the Philip Experiment. This was a study that would test his theory that, “Ghosts have an objective reality, but they are created out of the minds of those who see them.” A ghost, he proposed, was basically a hallucination created by those who believed in it.

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Haunted house for sale? - Buyer beware

If a deal seems too good to be true, there could be a ghostly explanation. Don't be afraid to ask.

Haunted Houses

So, you've just moved into your new home. Beautiful house, fantastic location, and you got it for a good price. The previous owners seemed very keen for a quick sale. Wondering why? Well, could it be that they thought it was haunted? Stranger things have happened. Beautiful properties have become houses of horror thanks to unexplained happenings. Some families decide to move out. Others learn to live with their ghosts, or resort to exorcism.

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