Weird Bristol: Unexplained & Paranormal Occurrences In Bristol, UK

Leigh Woods, Bristol
Unexplained, paranormal, supernatural and just downright weird news from the city of Bristol in the West of England. A city famed for its historic docks, innovation and culture. From UFO and sightings on the Stoke Park estate, to mysterious flashes in the sky and mythical creatures scattered all over the city. There's plenty always plenty of quirky news to come out of this great city.
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    Bradley Stoke: The Most Haunted Town In The South West Of England

    October 15, 2017 6:00 AM

    I've lived in the sprawling town of Bradley Stoke, near Bristol, for a few years now, and for as long as I can remember the area has been a hotbed of paranormal activity and ghost sightings, most notably the sinister "Crooked Fiddler".

  • Bristol In The 10 Happiest UK Cities To Live In

    September 17, 2017 7:39 PM

    As you may know, just under a year ago I left the big smoke of London and moved back to Bristol to be near friends and family. I was unwittingly part of a mass London exodus but it seems that I made the right choice in returning to Bristol to boost my happiness.

  • What Causes Pink Rainbows? 🌈

    August 09, 2017 6:00 AM

    I was driving home around sunset on Monday evening and I saw something in the sky the likes of which I'd never seen before. There was a beautiful pinkish-orange sunset and across the sky was an arching pink rainbow.

  • Bristol To Become The Epicentre Of An Alien Invasion As 'Horizon' Continues

    May 03, 2017 7:47 AM

    In 2015 the lives of five people changed forever when a sinister alien spacecraft of unknown intent appeared in the skies over Bristol in the UK. The drama unfolded in 'Horizon', an award winning, web-based sci-fi series.

  • Why Are There So Many Unicorns Around The City Of Bristol

    May 02, 2017 8:49 AM

    While wandering around the streets of Bristol in the South West of England, you can't have failed to have noticed the many unicorns scattered across the city, but have you ever wondered why these mythical creatures are so prominent in Bristol's history?

  • BT Tower In Bristol Is A Secret UFO Refuelling Station

    February 27, 2017 1:52 PM

    It's not uncommon for newspapers to get strange letters from readers, but one man wrote to the Bristol Post claiming that one of the city's landmarks is in fact a charging point for alien spacecrafts.

  • British Ufologist Demands Scientific Investigation Into Bristol UFO Sighting

    January 17, 2017 9:06 AM

    Late last year the National Police Air Service shared a video on Twitter of an unidentified object which could not be seen with the naked eye, capture by thermal cameras 1000ft over the Bristol Channel.

  • 10 Most Haunted Places In Bristol

    November 09, 2016 7:01 AM

    Bristol is a city steeped in history, some of it grisly, from the slave trade to smugglers, pirates and brutal murders. Around every corner in the city there’s a story to be told and with so much history it’s not surprising that Bristol has so many ghost stories.

  • Northern Storm Water Interceptor

    August 28, 2016 9:37 PM

    Bristol's Northern Storm-water Interceptor, nicknamed 'The Motherload' by drainers, is a massive storm-water drain which acts as a flood prevention measure for Bristol.

  • The Ships Graveyard

    June 18, 2016 10:59 AM

    Actually nearer the small village of Purton, many boats lie in the mud on the banks of the Severn, some concrete hulled boats still remain in good condition today, while the wooden ships slowly rot away. In the middle of the Severn the wreck of an old cargo ship which sunk can be seen on low tide.

  • Huge Unexplained Flash Lights Up The Skies Of Bristol

    March 21, 2016 9:20 PM

    The night skies of Bristol in the UK lit up tonight to a mysterious and unexplained light which left residents scratching their heads.

  • Former Airport In Bristol Haunted By Air Ministry Officer

    November 17, 2015 6:44 PM

    The ghost of an officer is often seen at Hengrove Park, the site of a former airport in Whitchurch, Bristol where there was reportedly a crash during the Second World War.

  • Arno's Manor, Haunted Hotel In Bristol

    October 20, 2015 6:36 PM

    Apparently a pregnant nun took her own life in the building and now haunts the hotel, her sisters supposedly bricked her body up in an alcove.

  • All Saints' Church, Bristol's Haunted Church

    July 22, 2015 6:34 PM

    In the 1840s local newspapers in Bristol reported the story of a haunting at a house adjoining All Saints Church in Clifton.

  • Bristol's Haunted Parkland, Oldbury Court Estate

    June 15, 2015 6:54 PM

    Oldbury Court Estate in Stapleton, Bristol has a gruesome past, a monk who secretly held mass at a time when it was illegal to do so was hidden in a "priest hole" and forgotten about and starved to death.

  • Bristol's Alien Squid Mystery

    December 04, 2013 5:17 PM

    Last night Bristol became the location of a strange alien sighting. A strange, glowing squid swimming through the murky waters of Bristol docks was caught on camera by multiple on lookers.

  • Bristol Brewery

    April 05, 2013 11:28 PM

    A Brewery in the centre of Bristol, now close and currently being redeveloped. The brewery produced George's and then Courage's beer from 1702.

  • Hallen ROC Post

    January 09, 2012 5:46 PM

    On top of a hill over looking the Severn off of Hallen Road to the East, North of the M5.

  • Christine Grant, Bristol Clairvoyant: You've Been Barnumed

    May 02, 2010 11:33 AM

    A few years back I went to visit Christine Grant, a clairvoyant based out of St Nicholas Market in Bristol... see, I am open minded!

  • Parcel Force Bristol

    March 05, 2009 10:02 PM

    Ex-Royal Mail/Parcel Force sorting depot with connection to Bristol's Temple Meads station.

  • Redcliffe Caves

    August 19, 2008 11:39 PM

    A complex of man made caves under Bristol carved out of red sandstone. The caves are open to the public for one or two weekends a year, more details can be found on the Axbridge Caving Club website.

  • Hortham Hospital

    August 19, 2008 8:26 AM

    A vast and disused hospital and later mental hospital. The site is in bad condition now-a-days after closing in the 80s. The hospital is known to be haunted by ex-patients, staff and people who have visited the hospital since it's closed.

  • Hallen Fuel Depot

    August 18, 2008 5:28 PM

    A cluster of huge underground fuel tanks, built to store fuel stocks in WW2 serving the Avonmouth to London pipeline with aviation fuel, an HAA site was set up to protect the fuel reserve.

  • Clifton Rocks Railway

    August 18, 2008 12:12 AM

    A funicular railway constructed inside the cliffs of the Avon Gorge, it closed before WWII and became a secret transmission base for the BBC.