Weird Suffolk

The phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’ has never been more appropriate than for the Suffolk women whose bottle of ‘magical’ toenail clippings exploded in a fire.

At first glance, the ghost at Brandon Country Park looks as if it is carrying a lantern: but look twice, and you’ll see it’s a human skull lit from within…

Knights in eternal slumber under trees that line a graveyard, a magical well – it’s all happening at Kedington in Suffolk.

The ghostly dancers seen by two young boys in Saxmundham who appeared from nowhere and disappeared before their eyes.

In a Suffolk village said to have been burnt to the ground to eradicate plague, it may come as no surprise that ghosts from the past can still be seen.

An interest in the occult and a ghostly procession of Anglo Saxon soldiers may have led a Suffolk landowner to one of the most spectacular treasure hauls in the UK.

East Anglia has strong links with witchcraft, with broomsticks and even cats hidden in homes and historic buildings. Here, three pub and hotel workers reveal what lurks within their properties.

The ghostly wartime aviators that still haunt Rougham Airfield in Suffolk, including one who fancies himself as a ladies’ man.

The Suffolk standing stones found hidden in a wood on a search for a lost ferret.

A terrible battle, bloodshed that turned the earth red and ghosts that reach out from across time with their dying screams in a Suffolk village close to the sea.

Deep in the heart of Constable country is Thorington Hall, a jewel in Suffolk’s architectural crown available to rent complete with a private chef…and a ghost.

Regular Weird Suffolk readers will be aware of Blythburgh’s spooky history – but could the stretch of road that bisects it, the A12, be where you’re most likely to bump into a spectral figure?

He’s the frightening menace that terrified us as children, the bogeyman who was there to check whether or not we behaved ourselves.

According to legend, stones placed in Lowestoft’s Belle Vue Park in Tudor times run down to the sea at the first chime of midnight and can be used as ‘rainmakers’.

Old Winter is Coming: The wizard of Ipswich who possessed hypnotic powers which he used to punish wrong-doers, like the Derren Brown of his day.

What’s more frightening than seeing a ghost? Seeing a ghost that tells you there’s something even more frightening on the way.

The strange case of the singing mice of Suffolk who sang like canaries in return for biscuits, ale and the warmth of a fire.

This is a strange land of marshes and creeks, sea frets and mud flats, a land once plagued by demons whose ghostly lights haunted this other-worldly corner of Suffolk.

The pale yellow spring flower that helps you see into fairyland and which – according to legend – refused to grow in a Suffolk village that had endured plague and bloodshed.

The strange sighting of a floating figure near a Pauper’s Graveyard in Onehouse – could it be the spirit of one of the dead?

It began in Bungay and ended in Blythburgh and saw the birth of a Suffolk legend which has prowled the county for centuries: this is how Black Shuck’s story began.

Think twice before you try to find the treasure said to be hidden in Acton – it is guarded by a ghost who won’t hesitate to let you know who the riches belong to.

The ghost of poor Kate, whose restless spirit stops the hedge growing at Sotterley and who haunts a hill in the dead of night.

It was an unremarkable sunny, summer’s day at lunchtime when something strange appeared in the sky over Aldeburgh: Germans, or aliens?

The witch of Ipswich has the unquiet spirit of a woman burned for witchcraft returned to an Ipswich shop in Buttermarket which bears her name?

The strange case of the Suffolk church swallowed whole by the ground, complete with its congregation.

Scrooge was famously visited by ghosts at Christmas and he’s not alone: just after the Winter Solstice in 1974, a couple saw a figure made of ‘solid smoke’ as they drove near Snape.

It’s one of Suffolk’s creepiest stories: three young Navy cadets chanced upon a village that appeared to be stuck in time, and where they felt they were being watched.

Ed Sheeran famously wrote a song about the Castle on the Hill but Suffolk also boasts a dragon on a hill and the story behind it is absolutely extraordinary.

Will o’ the Wisp has led Suffolk travellers on a merry dance for hundreds if not thousands of years. Weird Suffolk investigate the cold fire that haunts the marshes.

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