Top five alternative spooky places in Cornwall
Whether you like a fright or just enjoy the sight of a carved pumpkin, make sure you don’t accidentally trick or treat at any of Cornwall’s five most haunted places tonight.
1. Kennal Vale, Ponsanooth
Kennal Vale, which is managed as a nature reserve by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, used to be the home of the largest gunpowder works in Britain.
A horrific gunpowder explosion in 1838 blew up workers and five mill buildings. Since then the injured ghost of one man is said to haunt the mill.
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2. St Piran’s Cross, Perranporth
The 8 foot high cross commemorates the place where Cornwall’s Irish born patron saint first came ashore.
The cross is not reported to be haunted by St Piran himself, but the wild and otherworldly feel of the spot makes this a truly scary place on Hallowe'en.
3. Wheal Coates, St Agnes
Not too far from St Agnes, the mine shaft at Wheal Coates is sometimes accessible at low tide.
According to myth, the angry ghosts of the many miners who died during their dangerous work haunt the old shaft.
4. Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Situated just outside of Falmouth, Pendennis Castle is famous for the 1646 siege in which Royalist supporters were forced to eat their dogs and horses after being trapped inside for six months.
Visitors to the site have reported hearing the bloodcurdling screams of a kitchen maid who fell to her death while carrying a plate of food.
5. Deadman’s Cove, in-between Godrevy and Portreath
Locals and disgruntled walkers repute that Deadman’s Cove is haunted by a ghostly male figure in a black suit.
Nothing is known about the origin of the man, but apparently he slowly fades away when he is spoken to or approached.
Bonus Haunt, Penryn.
For those who don’t have time to go out ghost-hunting today, a ghostly coach drawn by several headless horses is reported to appear in and around Penryn at Christmas time.