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Suspense and chills from North Yorkshire

BBC North Yorkshire web visitors can tell a ghastly tale or two. Treat yourself to some unsettling moments, reading their tales of the Unexpected.

And if you've got a spooky tale to tell, send us an e-mail.


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Thrilling and awful tales

Switch off the lights, turn down the contrast on your monitor and wallow in some virtual goosepimple moments! Then send us your own spooky tales:

True stories

Figure in the doorway - Heather
About a year and a half ago I went to stay at my sisters house for a few days and she was telling me about a ghost that lives in her house with her.

Too scared to look - Neil Horner
After a few strange happenings in their house Neil's wife see's a man standing by their window while Neil hides under the covers!

Fred lives with us - Ian Day
Ian's house is haunted not only by previous resident, Fred but also by the ghost of a horse!

Fictional stories

Ghost Diamond - Fatmir Terziu
After finding a diamond-shaped glass stone on his way to school, strange things start happening to Sam... He and his friends find a trapdoor, a passageway - and a unicorn.

A Ghost Story - by Gill Wilkinson
Rachael hasn't seen her husband, Mark, for a while .. then suddenly there's a need to confess to a murder.

All Your Tomorrows - by Helen Shay
Louise is leaving. It just isn't working with Tony, though he loves her, how can she commit to another man after losing John? So, it's over and she's leaving .. then she sees the flowers.

The Staring Church - by Paul Spencer
In the dimly lit, shadow shrouded churchyard, has he imagined or heard that unearthly sound? Why is the normally chill atmosphere so strangely changed, and why, oh why, does the church seem to be staring at him?

Lost in Time - by Nick Fletcher
Tom's sees a beautiful nun in the railway cafe,. At the same time a gaunt, haunted looking old man seems to be giving him verbal abuse. How can these be connected?

Don't Go Alone - by Anne Parkinson
Harrogate's Stray is one of the town's most unique features, but it's not a place to be alone at night. Especially not in fog .. and most especially not near Tewit Well!

Alley Cats - by Shaun Allan
It's an evening that time might like, one day, to forget. In the alleyway two sleepy cats wake and listen, wait and watch.

Ushered Out - by Stuart Hunt
The play is over, the stage is empty. Late night chit chat revolves around the theatre's ghosts. They haven't been seen for years though, have they .. or have they?

The Night Before - by Renee Mumford
It's so romantic to elope, So exciting to be getting married in the morning. But the night before her wedding, Renee gets a shock that could last for years! True story.

The Warning - by Mrs Mandy Worrall
It was a sleepless night, which is often brain-food for the imagination. So when strange things start to happen, you just have to take it step by scary step.

Lost Spirit - by Tony Martin
Young Charlie Jones gets a sad shock when he goes into his mother's bedroom. But coping with his new situation is complicated by circumstances completely beyond his control.

Team Builder - by Anne Eckersley
Faye's got problems with her team. Will she ever measure up to their expectations, and their memories of better managers, and days gone by. Who can she turn to?

Peace - by Philip Lickley
If it isn't rats, then what could possibly be making that scratchy sound? Does the house beside the cemetery have a story to tell, or secrets to keep?

If you've got a ghastly tale to tell, you could join this happy band of authors by sending your story to us:

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