As Halloween 2023 approaches in Birmingham we ask - where are the most haunted places in Brum?

There are many spooky spots in and around Birmingham - but where is the most haunted? We take a look for Halloween 2023

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It’s that time of the year again - Halloween. Not too long now and many of us will be out donning our finest fancy dress and celebrating the occasion. I’m here to speak to people here in Birmingham to find out where they think the spookiest and most haunted places are here in the West Midlands.

Chris says: “Well, I’m looking at now - I’ve been told some very spooky stories about the audience in Odeon Cinema on New Street. And I went there once to watch a horror movie. It wasn’t quite spooky but it was a little bit uncanny in some ways. But yeah, apparently it’s a very old building and therefore could be haunted.”

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Vlad says: “I think it would definitely have to be Digbeth. It’s just that it has that vibe of Victorian style buildings that makes me kind of uneasy. So I’m not sure if it’s haunted for sure. But it gives that atmosphere and that vibe so yeah, I will say definitely there.”

Jeniette in Birmingham tells us a haunted place in the West MidlandsJeniette in Birmingham tells us a haunted place in the West Midlands
Jeniette in Birmingham tells us a haunted place in the West Midlands

Jeniette says: “So that would be the Black Country Living Museum. Obviously. There’s a lot of history there. I have read up on it a little bit and there’s been quite a bit of death. Being into the paranormal myself, I think that’s somewhere I’d definitely go ghost hunting. But as for around Birmingham, I’m still exploring.”

Birmingham is certainly replete with famous haunted sites. Aston Hall, for example, is one renowned haunt. This building, constructed in the early 17th century, is steeped in macabre tales. Visitors often report sightings of the “white lady” - alleged to be the daughter of Thomas Holte. The story goes, he confined her to her bedroom for sixteen relentless years after she tried to elope with a commoner.

Moving to the heart of the city, you’ll find the Alexandra Theatre. A location gripped by a history of tragedy, it is a breeding ground for a multitude of ghostly spectres.

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Julia Kirby, Venue Historian at the Alexandra, says: “It’s very often… it’s the shivers down the spine, rather than actual visual sightings. But there’s been a number of those. There used to be a bar in here - that bar is long gone - but not apparently the grey lady who is sometimes seen around that area who may have worked at that bar.”

So, for paranormal enthusiasts, Birmingham offers a multitude of options for you to delve into this Halloween.

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