Given that it dates back to the 15th Century, it’s no wonder that Ordsall Hall is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the North West.
There are multiple reports of a ghost nicknamed ‘The White Lady’ who appears when schoolchildren are in the area. If that isn’t creepy enough, she is said to show up alongside the smell of roses.
The ‘Star Chamber’ is known to be the most haunted room in the house with visitors hearing the voices of children.
Other parts of the hall are known for poltergeist activity with flickering lights, drops in temperature and the sound of dragging.
Bramall Hall in Stockport is a Tudor Manor House which dates back to the Middle Ages.
The Paradise Room is said to be the most haunted and is nicknamed ‘The Ghost Room’ due to its priest’s hole.
The Withdrawing Room in Bramhall is said to be haunted by the figure of a woman and in the chapel on the grounds of the property, people have heard a child mysteriously crying.
There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity in the old hall including the feeling of being suddenly drenched in ice water.
Other ghostly sightings are of a red figure on horseback who is rumoured to appear in the courtyard on New Year’s Eve.
The Ring O’ Bells Pub
Said to be one of the most haunted places in the whole country, The Ring O’ Bells Pub in Middleton has its fair share of ghost stories.
Dating back to the 12th Century, the pub is home to a ghost called the ‘Sad Cavalier’. This particular phantom makes himself known to staff and customers by moving drinks along the bar, heavy footsteps, moaning and even throwing rocks.
Boggart Hole Clough
This picturesque park has a dark history and hidden deep in the trees of this green space is a mischievous boggart of which it is named after.
For those unfamiliar with Harry Potter, a boggart is supposedly a spirit that originates from Lancashire folklore.
The boggart in the park supposedly haunts an old farmhouse which was the site of so much paranormal activity that the farmer and his wife were forced to flee.
Boggarts also apparently have an appetite for children there have been many cases of missing children since the 18th century at Boggart Hole Clough.
Also, dogs are highly sensitive the boggarts and reports of people out walking their dogs in Boggart Clough to suddenly freak out are not uncommon.
St Thomas’ Hospital
Known as ‘The Grubber’, this haunted hospital was originally built as a brutal workhouse in 1841.
This now closed psychiatric hospital has had reports of unexplained screaming, objects being thrown and even a ‘ghost doctor’.
The top floor is supposedly so haunted that staff were not allowed to enter.
Other phantoms in the building include a ‘radiant woman’ dressed like a nun who appears just before the death of a patient and man in the old mortuary who was apparently slit open on the table while still alive.