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Weird West Yorkshire! We'll investigate!
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Seeing things? Hearing things? Get in touch!
Is there a tall story about your house and its previous occupants? Ghostly goings-on in your West Yorkshire town or village? Or an oft-repeated legend? Get it investigated with our help - and our man Malcolm!
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Malcolm Hanson is an off-the-wall local historian, and ex-rock musician, and he's ready to investigate anything for YOU!

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Malcolm - and the 6th Earl of Thanet!

Tell us what's always intrigued you about where YOU live and we'll set Malcolm the task of uncovering the real (possibly ghastly or ghostly!) truth...Malcolm's spent most of his life as a musician and promoter and is now a Yorkshire-based tourist guide, historian and writer of several books on local history.

He also has a fascination with the darkside of West Yorkshire's very own literary capital - Haworth. If you didn't know Haworth had a darkside, then Malcolm's the man in the know! He's pictured above with his 'Watson', a soft toy known as the 6th Earl of Thanet, which will join Malcolm on his investigations!

Malcolm will look into all aspects of ghosts but he isn't very keen to meet one. He says: "I like to investigate anything strange, I am interested in the weird stuff of life. Mind you I don't always want to sit around in haunted houses waiting to meet one!"

Got ghostly stories to tell? Get in touch with us!

If you've had an encounter with the supernatural, UFOs or other phenomenon then Malcolm wants to hear from you. Once we've heard the half-remembered tales then Malcolm, together with the BBC West Yorkshire website team and BBC Radio Leeds, will try to get to the bottom of those stories. Can we uncover just what the truth REALLY is behind those old stories?

What should Malcolm investigate? Well that's up to YOU! send some intriguing details on the form on this page. Malcolm will investigate the most mysterious of the tales and report back right here and on BBC Radio Leeds!

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