While ancient stately homes, old ruins and abandoned tend to spring to mind when thinking of haunted locations, paranormal activity has been known to occur elsewhere - including on the roads. Two Yorkshire roads have been named 24/7 Vehicle Rescue's most haunted roads in the UK, alongside routes from Scotland to Greater Manchester and Northumberland. These are the spooky and gruesome tales that have earned them such a title. Images are for illustrative purposes.
1. Yorkshire: The Werewolf of the Wolds
The B1249 between Driffield and Staxton Hill in the East Riding entered paranormal folklore for its association with the 'werewolf of the Wolds' which has terrified passing drivers. One report from the 1960s describes how a lorry driver was left terrified when a red-eyed hairy creature tried to smash its way through his windscreen as he drove along the remote road.
2. Yorkshire: The ghost children of the Stocksbridge Bypass
In Sheffield, the Stocksbridge bypass already has the unwanted nickname of the 'killer road' thanks to its high rate of fatal accidents. During the building of the road in the late 1980s, two security guards claimed to have seen a group of children dancing beneath a pylon in the early hours of the morning, while drivers have reported seeing a monk staring blankly over the bleak valley.
3. Greater Manchester: The A6 at Stockport, near Mersey Square
For years the A6, which runs between Manchester and Buxton, has been the haunt for a phantom female motorcycling hitchhiker, who thumbs a lift before vanishing into thin air.
4. Cheshire: The M6 between Crewe and Knutsford
According to Highways England, there were 11 fatalities on the M6 between 2010 and 2015 alone, as well as some 1,100 separate accidents. As such, this portion of the M6 has become a hotbed paranormal activity.