Ghosts that ‘haunt’ the M6 explained as ‘most haunted roads in UK’ unveiled

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A Roman burial site may be the cause of a string of hauntings along the M6, according to a claim from a psychic.

Motorists travelling on the M6 have claimed to see ancient soldiers cross their paths, spectre glare at them from bushes, and witness other ghostly goings on along the 232 mile long M6.

One stretch of the road is said to date back 2,000 years to when Roman’s occupied England, while parts of the M6 are also believed to have been the battleground for violent clashes between Scottish and English armies in times of old.

Internationally renowned psychic, Mike Brooker, nicknamed J16-19 as “Cheshire's Bermuda Triangle” while talking to Cheshire Live as he reviewed the unusually high number of car accidents not he motorway.

He said: “I personally know people who have lost their lives and families who have been affected by accidents on this stretch of motorway.

"I am leaning towards the theory that it can be connected to Saxon involvement. There are reports of a Roman burial ground and that there was an historic clash between Scottish and English armies. There are so many variables and possibilities.

“For decades now, the amount of accidents on the M6 motorway between junctions 17 and 19 is completely unprecedented and, statistically, this is without doubt one of the worst ‘accident black-spots’ on any motorway network in the UK."

He continued: "There appear to be two principal answers that come up, one is that the motorway was built on a Roman burial site and the other, is that it was the site of the slaughter of a number of the Scottish army dating back over 200 years.

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“There is no clear evidence either way to support or substantiate these claims but what is clear is that something is very wrong to cause so many accidents on what is to all intents and purposes and fairly straight stretch of road.

“I ‘personally’ believe there is something supernatural that has attached itself to this particular stretch of motorway… when ‘science’ holds its hands up and is at a complete loss to explain this plethora of accidents / incidents between junctions 17 and 19 of the M6; there is perhaps an alternate explanation."

Mike’s theory has resurfaced as road experts have shared details of the “most haunted” roads in the UK.

Tim Alcock from LeaseCar.uk said: “Most of us will have heard stories about haunted houses, cemeteries, hospitals and hotels, but who knew there were so many roads that boast their fair share of ghouls, too?

“So with Halloween just around the corner, we’ve researched and revealed 12 of the scariest roads in the UK, in case you feel like taking your own phantom-filled road trip this spooky season.

“Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the stories alone are enough to send a chill down your spine.”

According to the experts, the 12 most haunted roads in the UK are;

1. Blue Bell Hill, Kent

A number of ghostly figures have been spotted on the street including an apparition believed to be that of Judith Langham – a bride-to-be who died in a car crash aged 22 on the day of her wedding.

Reports suggest she haunts the road wearing her wedding dress, alarming motorists who fear they hit her – only to find she has disappeared when they exit the car to look for her.

2. Stockbridge Bypass, Sheffield

Claims of “paranormal activity” began when the road was first constructed in the late 1980s.

Security guards are said to have witnessed children playing in the construction site – only to find them gone, and with no footprints left behind in the dirt, when they went to tell them to stay away from the building site.

3. The M6 motorway

A string of reports have been given by motorists driving along the longest road in Britain.

Roman soldiers marching across the road and eyes watching from bushes at the road side are the most common reports.

4. The B519 by The Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead

The ghost of an eighteenth-century highway man is said to haunt the sharp corner of the B519 beside the Spaniard’s Inn pub in Hampstead.

It is believed to be the spirit of the son of a past owner of the pub – which was built back in 1585.

5. A666, ‘The Devil’s Highway’, Bolton

Superstition could be associated with the belief of the A666 being haunted – as the road number matches The Number of the Beast.

Sightings of a hunched figure stalking the street have excited ghost hunters – while video footage from 2015 claims to show a beastly creature appear out of nowhere on the deserted road.

6. The Old Tay Bridge, Dundee

The Old Tay Bridge collapsed on 28 December 1879 due to bad weather – causing a six-carriage train to fall into the icy river below and killing all 75 passengers on board.

Local legend states a phantom train crosses the bridge on the anniversary of the accident – and the screams of the doomed passengers can be heard.

7. Platt Lane, Lancashire

This stretch of road runs past the site of the 1910 Pretoria pit tragedy, which killed 344 miners.

Motorists have claimed to see eyes watching them from hedges at the roadside and the ghosts of miners pulling coal wagons near the road.

8. The A636, Wiltshire

Sally In The Woods is said to haunt the road – linked to the death of a young girl who was hit and killed by a car as she ran in to the road.

While seven fatal accidents have occurred on the road with some believing they were caused by paranormal disturbances.

9. B1249 between Driffield and Staxton Hill, East Riding of Yorkshire

Werewolves have been "spotted" on this stretch of road – which used to be the roaming ground of British wolves before they were hunted to extinction.

A “red-eyed, hairy creature” was blamed for an incident involving a lorry in the 1960s, while a woman in 2016 claimed to see an animal "like a big dog, ­probably bigger than my car, but it had a human face" on the road near Halsham.

10. A3 near Burpham, Surrey

Surrey police responded to reports of a car swerving off the road in 2002 – finding a car crashed in a ditch nearby.

However, the cops discovered the body had already been dead for five months.

11. Cock Lane, near the Old Bailey in London

A haunted house on the street in Central London – said to be haunted by two women who died in the property in the 1760s.

Passersby have reportedly heard “strange noises and screams” from inside the house while travelling past.

12. Electric Brae, Aryshire, Scotland

Despite appearing to run uphill, a suitably free-running vehicle will slowly move off from a standstill. For years, it was widely believed that vehicles were being propelled by a mysterious magnetic force, and some even claimed that the road had been cursed by witches.

Ultimately, the Electric Brae is a "gravity hill", whereby the road’s apparently uphill slope is actually an optical illusion – but it’s still popular amongst drivers who want to experience the phenomenon themselves.

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