Top 5 Fictional Masters of Fear

13/11/2014

Hello there readers. We here at Ghost Bus love everything to do with the horror genre. And whilst we specialise in showing you the very real and terrifying parts of history, we also delight in the twisted and horrifying parts of fiction. That’s why this week, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 fictional masters of fear, as chosen by the Ghost Bus family (and the spirits who live on board). By the way, major spoiler warnings ahead. Scarecrow - Batman, Detective Comics Dr. Jonathan Crane, better known as ‘Scarecrow’ is the long-running Batman villain who kicks off our ...

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The History of Halloween With Alfred Hitchcock

31/10/2014

Happy Halloween readers! Medium Murray here, bringing you a very special treat on this most sacred of days. The folks at Ghost Bus HQ were planning on writing a feature on the history of Halloween for all our loyal readers, but I thought why not spice things up a little by introducing a bit of a rogue element? So I dipped my hand into my swirling cauldron of spirits and who should I happen to pull out? None other than Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, arguably the most influential filmmaker of all time! Murray: Alfred, it’s good to have you ...

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Get On Board With Face Your Fears Day!

14/10/2014

Well how about that, it’s already the second Tuesday of October! That’s a very important date for the Ghost Bus. Why? Because every second Tuesday of October is Face Your Fears Day! Around the world, people are choosing this special day to suck it up and finally face their fears. Although, according to the great Ralph Waldo Emerson: “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life”. But um… It’s Face Your Fears Day everybody! But what is fear? Well uh… really? It’s fear, that thing that you feel when you’re frightened. Oh fine. Fear is largely an ...

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This Week In Ghosts: Sir Walter Raleigh, ‘Mad Jack’, Jack The Ripper Update and Happy Birthday Routemaster!

24/09/2014

Howdy ghost hunters! We’re back with another roundup of paranormal news and forecasted apparitions, and experts are predicting a big week ahead. But before we begin, we’d like to wish a very happy birthday to The Routemaster bus, who turns 60 today. As regular readers will know, our very own Necrobus is a Routemaster, so if you’re taking a trip with us tonight, be sure to wish our unholy carriage a happy birthday. So, who’s first in this week’s ghost forecast then? Only the man to whom you owe every chip you’ve ever eaten... Sir Walter Raleigh and Sherborne Castle ...

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‘Naming Jack The Ripper’ – Serial Killer Mystery Finally Solved?

09/09/2014

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A new book comes out today, which claims to reveal the true identity of the infamous Jack The Ripper. Speaking in a world exclusive with the Daily Mail, a self-styled ‘armchair detective’ claims to have cracked the case. Author Russell Edwards says he was partially motivated to investigate the mystery after seeing the 2001 film From Hell, which stars Johnny Depp who, would you believe it, once came for a ride on the Ghost Bus. Bold as the claim may be, Edwards claims to have solved the 120-year-old mystery, after gaining access to “the only piece of ...

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Medium Murray’s Spirit Talk – Dick Turpin

26/08/2014

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Stand and deliver readers! Medium Murray is here again, and today I’m joined by the dashing rogue himself, Dick Turpin! Born the son of a butcher, Dick fell in with a gang of deer poachers who later turned to home invasion and armed robbery. Contrary to his gallant image in popular culture, some of these robberies were actually quite brutal. But apart from a couple of incidents (which we’ll talk about in the interview), Dick was relatively well-behaved when we talked to him. Towards the end of his criminal career and following the capture of most of his ...

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The Ghost Bus Arrives In York!

12/08/2014

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Start spreading the news readers, the Ghost Bus has arrived in York! That’s right, we’re making a brand new start of it up North, meaning you can now catch the Ghost Bus in three cities! Every night at 19.30 and 21.00, the Ghost Bus will be setting off from Exhibition Square to give its passengers a nightmare tour around the most haunted city in the world. We mean that y’know; according to Ghost Research Foundation International, York has over 500 recorded hauntings, making it the world’s most haunted city. So let’s get right to very heart of it: Why ...

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Medium Murray’s Spirit Talk – H.P. Lovecraft

14/07/2014

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Hello there readers, my name’s Murray, and I’m employed by the Ghost Bus Tours to keep the various otherworldly spirits of the Necrobus in check; think of me as a spiritual mechanic. Folks call me “Medium Murray”. No, it's not that “Big Murray” and “Little Murray” were already taken. Actually, I have a knack for contacting spirits from the other side, which comes in handy in this line of work! This week I dusted off my grimoire, recited a few incantations and managed to summon up the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft! Perhaps the most influential horror writer to ...

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Why Take A Ghost Tour?

30/06/2014

If you’ve blood in your veins and air in your lungs, you’ve got to be at least a little bit interested in history. The story of our forefathers--what they built, what they destroyed, what they loved, and what they hated; what they feared, cursed, laughed at and believed in, even what they gossiped about--it’s all a great big story. So what’s the best way to experience that story? Here are some suggestions for exploring history. Learn history from your city A city is like a living monument to its millions of past inhabitants. A story is carved into ...

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This Week In Ghosts: The Daring Lily Cove and The Battle of Naseby

09/06/2014

11th June - Lily Cove If you’re a regular of the Old White Lion in Haworth, you might notice a ghostly customer this Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_1241" align="aligncenter" width="217"] Buy a gal a drink?[/caption] That’ll be Lily Cove, the daredevil parachutist who died on a failed jump nearly 110 years ago. Lily was a daredevil who traveled with Captain Bidmead, a famous balloonist of the time, and her speciality was being lifted high into the air, attached by a harness to the underside of a hot-air balloon, and parachuting back to earth. This was to be the feat attempted at ...

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