Most haunted places in Portsmouth to visit this Halloween
Portsmouth is an ancient city with parts of it dating centuries and even featuring in the Domesday Book almost 1,000 years ago.
With so much history, that leaves plenty of room for tales of haunted buildings, ghosts and spooky apparitions. Here are eight of the places that are said to be most haunted in the city.
1. Fort Widley
This Victorian Fort is said to be haunted by the spirit of a little boy. It is said that he was a drummer who fell to his death down the spiral staircase. Rapid footsteps have been heard running along the tunnels.
It is said that the park is haunted by The Vanishing Man who appears when the light is low. He is dressed in a rain coat, carries a suitcase and is thin and tall - he approaches you before disappearing into thin air.
The Lady of the Harbour is a ghost that is said to haunt the area around the naval base. According to the legend, she is the ghost of a naval widow and makes whimpering noises. She is often seen in dark corners or down alleyways.
Not only is it said to be the most haunted place in the city, it is thought to be the spookiest in all of Hampshire. It is said to be home to 20 ghosts including a bloody nun, Jane Austin's brother and Reckless Roddy.