Warewolves, vampires and ghosts – we have them all in Yorkshire

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Hundreds of spooky sightings of ghosts, vampires and warewolves have been recorded across the county in the past centuary, according to a study.

The research looked at paranormal occurrences reported to the police and leading paranormal organisations in the UK over the last century.

It found more than 600 paranormal sightings were recorded in Yorkshire – pushing the county to the top of the UK ‘horror hotspot’ list.

Out of those sightings, 11 were recorded as vampire encounters.

Other sightings included animal ghosts, poltergeists, big cats and monsters.

In the UK, 11,204 reports of paranormal activity were filed over the last century with sightings of general ghosts and phantoms being the most commonly reported.

The study, titled The Strain Report, was conducted by the UK’s leading authority on the unexplained, Lionel Fanthorpe, and was commissioned to celebrate the premiere of director Guillermo del Toro’s hotly anticipated new vampire-horror TV series The Strain.

Mr Fanthorpe said: “Our research and investigation has suggested that certain areas of Britain may be referred to as ‘horror hotspots’ not solely because of their vampire reports but also because of the number of reports of general paranormal phenomena.”

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