Paranormal activity in your area where you’re most likely to see a ghost in the UK

A list has been gathered of paranormal activity in the UK.

The collection of locations are based on 11,700 paranormal sightings in an attempt to find the most ghostly places.

Out of a list of 59 areas across where spirits were reported, the highest number of supernatural encounters recorded were in Yorkshire which notched up 797 spiritual visits.

The north of England was closely followed by London which had 701 reports of paranormal activity.

Other counties such as Essex were high on paranormal activity with 507 incidents recorded, followed by Sussex which reported 438 instances of spirits.

People in Argyll in western Scotland, however, had the best chance of witnessing a ghost or ghoul.

And for every 10,000 people living in the area, it was estimated there were 12 instances of spooky activity (12.17).

The next highest rate of ghost activity was recorded in Gwynedd, north Wales which had around 10 sightings (10.44) for every 10,000 people living there, and the Highlands had just over nine (9.16) recorded.

Those living off the mainland on islands also had more chance of seeing a ghost.

Isle of Wight residents had a fair chance of seeing spirits with almost eight sightings per 10,000 residents reported.

Wiltshire, with its connections to Stonehenge and many things historic and spiritual, recorded 7.58 sightings among its residents, while Herefordshire and Somerset each scored highly with 7.27 and 7.11, respectively.

Information was gathered from paranormal databases which keep tabs on UK sightings.

The most common apparition seen were ghosts riding on horses, which were also seen as apparent ghosts.

Paranormal website recorded 526 examples of people seeing such a ghostly phenomenon.

They included killer Michael Morey, who was executed in 1736 for killing his grandson and is said to ride a ‘phantom horse’ in Barrow, the Isle of Wight at midnight.

A headless coachman, meanwhile, is said to haunt Abington, Northamptonshire, after returning from the grave. He reportedly rode his horses over his daughter’s man in the 18th century.

Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Ann, Henry VIII’s unfortunate second wife is claimed to be cursed and his coach pulls ‘headless horses’ over bridges in Norfolk.

There are, however, few witnesses of this sighting in the area, but legend claims anyone who sees Sir Thomas and his animals are taken to hell.

Mythical creatures are also a common supernatural sighting, with 451 instances reported.

The supernatural theme continues with reports of fairies notching up 380 sightings, and ‘shucks’ or ghostly black dogs and hellhounds recording 374 instances.

Probably because of cinematic themes, headless ghosts are still seen with 380 reports and the ghostly ‘white lady’ had 349 sightings.

Other more unusual paranormal reports include 15 instances of “hell gates” which are said to be the entry to hell from Earth.

South West England had the most hauntings with 2,149 reports of paranormal instances.

This was followed by East England (1,787) and South East England (1,682).

The most paranormal sightings were in England (10,357) but Wales had 785, Scotland 419 and Northern Ireland had 139 reports.

Area and number of reported sightings per 10,000 people

Argyll 104 (12.17)

Gwynedd 130 (10.44)

Highland 216 (9.16)

Isle Of Wight 108 (7.62)

Wiltshire 379 (7.58)

Herefordshire 136 (7.27)

Somerset 400 (7.11)

Cornwall 328 (5.76)

Dorset 434 (5.61)

Suffolk 412 (5.41)