Halloween is widely known as the night the ghosts and ghouls come out to play.

But it's not just the graveyards where things get a little spooky — some Huddersfield landmarks are believed to be haunted.

From mysterious figures roaming dim corridors to poltergeists in pubs and haunted halls, Huddersfield has its fair share of mysterious folklore and paranormal activity — have you ever heard something go bump in the night?

Share your stories with us using the form below — but first, check out these spine-chilling tales...

Huddersfield hauntings

Huddersfield Railway Station

Huddersfield Railway Station
Huddersfield Railway Station

Crowds of commuters pass through each day — perhaps blissfully unaware that an extra soul could be on the platform next to them! The station is allegedly haunted by the ghost of porter Jonah Marr, who fell and broke his legs on the train tracks. He was unable to return to work and died shortly afterwards.

The sound of disembodied, malevolent laughter has been reported in the station at around 11.25am, the same time as Marr's accident — and staff say they've been nipped or pushed. The ghost of a crooked man pushing a luggage trolley has also been spotted. Spooky!

Lawrence Batley Theatre

The Lawrence Batley Theatre at night

The theatre, in Queen Street, embraces all things supernatural for its Halloween Happening with actors and performers each year — but be warned, you may also spy a real spook! The LBT's Cellar Theatre was used as a crypt for the former Methodist Chapel from 1819-1055, with more than 80 bodies interred there.

The bodies were exhumed in the 1970s — but there's still a ghostly presence, according to some. Staff have allegedly reported locked doors opening by themselves, theatre lights flashing on and off, and a mysterious figure in Victorian attire walking through the corridors. Shudder.

Huddersfield Broad Canal

The Gas Works and factories beside the Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield, 1926
The Gas Works and factories beside the Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield, 1926

Especially at Gasworks Street, according to folklore. Drinkers leaving the Gasworks Club have reported seeing a shadowy figure patrolling the derelict gas works site — believed to be the ghost of Old Joe, a Victorian bargeman who threw himself into the canal when he fell ill and was unable to continue his work.

Others claims to have seen a ghostly figure jumping into the water — but seeing no subsequent splash. Rest in peace, Old Joe...

The Zetland Hotel

Vacant shop and pub premises in Huddersfield town centre - The Zetland, Queensgate.

The former pub in Queensgate was built in 1847, and used to neighbour the armoury of the 2nd West Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers. A barman in the 1950s said the landlady had seen the ghost of young solder in the pub cellars.

Then in 1996, there were reports of a supposed poltergeist — chairs were found stacked on the stairs, ashtrays tipped over and strange sounds heard after kicking out time.

The Church of St Thomas

St. Thomas's Church, Manchester Road, Longroyd Bridge
St. Thomas's Church, Manchester Road, Longroyd Bridge

The church, in Manchester Road, caused panic in 1926 when rumours of a spectral white lady spied near the west door drew crowds of almost 2,000 people hoping to see the ghost, according to reports.

Unfortunately, what happened was not so much paranormal as panicked — traffic was blocked, a child knocked down and people started throwing stones at shadows while police battled to keep order. Some brave suitors even patrolled the graveyard trying to impress their girlfriends!

The Royal and Ancient

Royal and Ancient in Colnebridge.
Royal and Ancient in Colnebridge.

If you like a spooky tale with your Sunday pint, read on. The Royal and Ancient, in Dalton Bank Road, has sent chills down the spine of punters and staff alike with its ghostly goings on.

The legend goes that in the 1800s, a fire at Atkinsons Mill killed 18 children, aged from nine to 18 — and their bodies were laid in the cellar of the pub, which was used as a temporary morgue. Visitors say they've seen glasses shatter, light fixtures taken off the walls and furniture moving around the bar — while some staff don't dare to work alone in the pub's kitchen. Then there's the ghost of Mr Black, a former landlord who apparently scratches visitors he doesn't like. That's hospitality, eh?

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Halifax hauntings

Kershaw House

Kershaw House, Halifax
Kershaw House, Halifax

Built in the 1600s, Kershaw House is known for a spooky tale or two. Built in the 1600s, it's popular with ghost hunters, who claim two nuns were hung, beheaded, drawn and quartered there. Nice.

See for yourself — click below for a ghost hunter's report on Kershaw House

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The Fleece Inn

The Fleece Inn, Elland
The Fleece Inn, Elland

This Elland pub was named as one of West Yorkshire's most haunted pubs. Grisly blood stains from a 19th century pub fight, a headless ghost and the mysterious smell of pipe smoke have all been reported.

Landlady Anita Hugill, said mediums and psychics had reported ghostly goings-on in the pub, including sightings of a 'grumpy man in a coat'. She said: "We have some mediums that come in every Monday, they have said that there are quite a few spirits around the pub."

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Had your own spooky experience? Tell us about it using the form below, or email SamanthaRobinson@trinitymirror.com!

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