HALLOWEEN: Worksop’s most haunted places

National Trust propety Mr Straw's House is re-opening this weekend after the winter break (w110308-5f)
National Trust propety Mr Straw's House is re-opening this weekend after the winter break (w110308-5f)

A black dog with glowing red eyes on Blyth Road, phantom girl of the River Ryton and rejected love girl Alice at the Lion Hotel.

These are just some of the ghostly sightings reported in and around Worksop over the years.

National Trust propety Mr Straw's House is re-opening this weekend after the winter break (w110308-5e)

National Trust propety Mr Straw's House is re-opening this weekend after the winter break (w110308-5e)

With Halloween approaching, let’s take a look at what other ghoulies have been reported in our town.

1. Blyth Road

A black dog with glowing red eyes was seen by a woman driving her car back in May 1991.

The dog appeared to be dragging something large across the road, but the witness could not make out what it was. The woman turned to look again. only for it to disappear. (www.paranormaldatabase.com)

NWGU scene shots Clumber Park Entrance

NWGU scene shots Clumber Park Entrance

2. River Ryton

A phantom girl wearing a long pale dress was pulled from the river during the late 19th century. She now walks along the bank. (www.paranormaldatabase.com)

3. Lion Hotel

A girl called Alice who worked as a servant apparently fell in love with the owner of the hotel in the early 18th century. The owner reportedly wanted nothing to do with her, so Alice hanged herself. She is now said to haunt the corridors. (http://ghosthunteratlarge.blogspot.co.uk/)

4. Mr Straw’s House

It is thought the William Straw walks around his old home, making sure that nothing has changed at the National Trust property. After his death in the 1930s, his son Walter apparently refused to change anything about the home. Witness accounts say that his footsteps have been heard. (http://ghosthunteratlarge.blogspot.co.uk/)

5. Clumber Park

A woman wearing a long cloak has been seen in the park, apparently disappearing into the mist when she is approached.