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This Halloween ghosts may be appearing all over Britain as according to a recent survey there have been record breaking number of sightings and spooky encounters.

Research lead be psychologist and paranormal investigator Professor Richard Wiseman reveals that a quarter of British adults claim to have experienced a supernatural experience.

Hire a Canal Boat and you could find yourself immersed right in the middle of a ghostly encounter this Halloween.

Begin your Canal Boat Holiday from Union Wharf Marina and navigate your way through the spooky Blisworth Tunnel on the Grand Union Canal.

The eerie Harecastle Tunnel on The Trent and Mersey is the home to the ghostly beheaded corpse of Kit Crewbucket killed and dumped near to the canal in the 18th century.

At Brindley Bank on the Trent And Mersey Canal Christina Collins was murdered and her body flung into the canal.

Legend has it that ghostly bloodstained rocks appear at the site where she met her tragic end.

At Tyrley middle lock just beyond Market Drayton there is a very helpful resident ghost and sometimes as you enter the lock gates will mysteriously shut behind you.

The most scary story of all is the phantom which appears on the Shropshire Union Canal at bridge 39 this is supposedly the ghost of a boatman drowned here in the19th century.

The old lock keepers cottage on the Montgomery Canal at Burgedin in Wales was where a tragic young girl was walled up alive as a punishment for running away with her lover.

The cottage is now used as the offices for the Canal and River Trust and staff there have reported that objects are regularly moved around.

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