There are those who claim that the Isle of Wight, in addition to its many other charms, is the most haunted island in the world. This may or may not be true, but the rich history of the area has resulted in a solid history of the supernatural kind and the storytellers and phenomena collectors of the area are only too willing to share that history with interested guests. According to the experts, there are thousands of wights, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, and apparitions who have haunted the island and continue to do so to this day. If you are interested in furthering your acquaintance with these otherworldly beings, then you have only to sign up for a ghost walk on the Isle of Wight. Then again, they may find you even if you don’t.
The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight, which is located off Britain’s coast and only 70 miles from London, has a long and varied human history. There is evidence that inhabitancy dates to the Neolithic and Bronze ages, continuing up through the Romans, various kings and queens, and into the present day. There are currently approximately 130,000 inhabitants on the island. It is this history and the impression that human lives have made upon the island, combined with its unique energy; that has made the place something of a hotbed of paranormal activities. There are powerful key lines running beneath the island that may have charged the earth’s electromagnetic vibrations field and so increased the likelihood of psychic happenings and ghost sightings. Ghost hunters come to the isle from all over the world to find out.
Ghost Walks On The Isle Of Wigh
If you are interested in having a ghostly experience on the Isle of Wight or in improving your knowledge of the local lore, then you are the perfect candidate for one of the ghost walks that take place there almost nightly for visitors. The options are as follows:
- Ventnor Botanic Gardens-Mondays, covers the site of the former Royal National Hospital.
- St Catherine’s Lighthouse-Tuesdays, covers the under cliff coast and lighthouse.
- Newport-Wednesdays, finishes at the most haunted pub on the Island.
- Arreton -Thursdays, covers Monk’s Chapel.
- Shanklin Old Village-Sundays, covers the old smuggling village.
These walks take visitors to some of the most haunted areas of the island as well as historic locales and are enlivened by the retellings of ghost stories and sightings that pertain to the routes.