The Viking Ghost Of Boldon Colliery & The Legend Of The Missing Boat

February 17, 2019 10:25 PM

About This Video

This video was uploaded to the YouTube channel Dead Air in February 2019.

A small river in Boldon is said to be haunted by the ghost of a viking. Meanwhile, there is a legend in this part of the world that a Viking longboat full of invaders sailed up the River Tyne, and up a tributary called The River Don, before each Viking was killed by villagers up river.

Many people have looked for the boat, which most historians acknowledge could exist, but so far, nobody has found it....even the BBC Time team. Could the boat have reached a part of the river which today is just a small stream? If so, could that explain the sightings of a Viking ghost?

About Dead Air

Dead Air was formed in 2009 by University friends Rob Davies and Chris Felton, originally as a radio show in Newcastle based FM station, NE1fm. The show originally was based around encouraging callers to talk about their own experiences and opinions on the paranormal, as well as monthly live broadcasts from some of the North East's scariest places.

Chris works alongside Alan Robson, the host of Metro Radio's Nightowls and Sky TV's 'Scariest Places on Earth', and plans to make a full return to the show in 2021. Rob has been a radio presenter with NE1fm on the music scene, but is now 100% committed to creating paranormal content for the channel.

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