In 1726, when the rest of the country were dealing with periodic harvest failures, Mary Toft sat at home and gave birth to rabbits.
In 1762, the haunting of Cock Lane gripped a nation and sent the capital wild with fear and excitement
Not all ghosts are veiled ladies, shrieks in the night or headless horsemen. Some are undead lawyers, tormenting butcher’s stalls in the 17th century.
Read on for 5 'real' ghost stories from the festive season. From ghost pigs to undead highwayman, local legends cover it all...