Is Britain a Vampire Hot Spot?

The nation is awash with vampires, ghosts, monsters and a host of other spooky, unexplained supernatural phenomena - that’s the verdict of a new study.

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Key Findings

  • Over 200 vampire sightings recorded in the UK over the last 100 years
  • More reported Vampire sightings in Britain than Transylvania
  • Over 11,000 reports of paranormal phenomena in the British Isles over the last century
  • UK ?Horror hotspots? identified with Yorkshire, London and Lancashire in top 3

?The Strain Report? focuses on paranormal occurrences reported to the police and leading paranormal organisations in the UK over the last century. The extensive research, conducted by the UK's leading authority on the unexplained, Lionel Fanthorpe, included studying extensive archives, police reports, eye-witness accounts and over 50 years of professional investigative records.

Official Reports of UK Sightings in the Past 100 Years:

1 - Human form ghosts (4,149)
2 - Road phantoms / river phantoms (2,411)
3 - Strange sounds (1,384)
4 - Animal ghosts (900)
5 - Poltergeists (852)
6 - Crisis phenomena such as spirits and banshees (533)
7 - Vampires (211)
8 - Big cats (97)
9 - Werewolves (68)
10 - Monsters and other mythical creatures (37)

Paranormal expert Lionel Fanthorpe said: ?Our research and investigation has suggested that the UK harbours more vampires than Transylvania and that certain areas of Britain may be referred to as ?horror hotspots? not solely because of their vampire reports but also because of the number of reports of general paranormal phenomena emanating from them.

One really interesting element of the research shows that our visions of vampires and ghosts are evolving over the times. For example recent sightings are less likely to be the cloaked figures of old Hollywood films and far more likely to be a modern interpretation like the type of creature shown in The Strain.?

The study reveals that some areas are much more prone to supernatural activity than others, with Yorkshire being the most likely place you will come in contact with paranormal beings such as ghosts and phantoms, poltergeists, werewolves and vampires.

Top Ten UK Paranormal and Vampire Hotspots:

1 - Yorkshire
2 - London
3 - Lancashire
4 - Essex
5 - Sussex 
6 - Devonshire
7 - Suffolk   
8 - Dorset 
9 - Somerset 
10 - Wiltshire