Sights of a medieval monk and two ghost children playing keeps Stocksbridge Bypass as one of UK's most haunted roads

The ghostly sights from Stocksbridge Bypass, or ‘Killer Road’ as it is sometimes known, have been sending shivers down the spines of drivers for three decades and the terrifying stretch between the Peak District and Sheffield has been named the second most haunted road in the UK.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 12:44 pm
Stocksbridge bypass is the second most haunted road in the whole of the UK new data has revealed.
Stocksbridge bypass is the second most haunted road in the whole of the UK new data has revealed.

Driving in the dark can be scary enough as it is, but a number of spooky roads haunted by phantom hitchhikers, monks, and soldiers are supposedly peppered throughout the UK.

And with Halloween just around the corner motoring experts at have revealed some of the UK's most haunted roads to help get us ready for the spooky season.

Tim Alcock from commented: “Most of us will have heard stories about haunted houses, cemeteries, hospitals and hotels, but who knew there were so many roads that boast their fair share of ghouls, too?

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“So with Halloween just around the corner, we’ve researched and revealed the scariest roads in the UK, in case you feel like taking your own phantom-filled road trip this spooky season.

“Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the stories alone are enough to send a chill down your spine.”

And for those in Sheffield and the Peak District the most haunted road, and second nationally is Stocksbridge Bypass.

In 1988, a new road was built across the Peak District to help connect the M1 with the Woodhead Pass and the A1616.

Once building work started, reports of unusual occurrences began to surface, and the road soon became really famous for its paranormal activity.

During the time the road was under construction, it was reported that two security guards witness young children playing in the middle of the construction site. As they got closer, the children began to disappear with no footprint evidence left in the trail behind them.

Over the years some motorists have even claimed to have ghostly apparitions appear in car next to them while they are driving on Killer Road, so named because it is an accident blackspot with a high number of fatalities in recent years.

What do you think? Have you ever seen a ghost or vision on the Stocksbridge Bypass or any where else in the city? Share your spooky stories with [email protected]

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