The Stocksbridge bypass, flooded near Midhopestones in 2017.
The Stocksbridge bypass, flooded near Midhopestones in 2017.

This is why a Sheffield road has kept its reputation as one of the UK's most haunted routes

Ghostly sights on the Stocksbridge bypass have been sending shivers down the spines of drivers for three decades – and the stretch linking the M1 to the A628 has been named the second most haunted road in the UK.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 1:15 pm

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

And with Halloween upon us, motoring experts have revealed some of the UK's most haunted roads.

Tim Alcock, from LeaseCar.uk, said: “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?

“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.”

The Stocksbridge bypass opened in 1988. Once building work started, reports of unusual occurrences began to surface and the road soon became famous for its paranormal activity.

During the time the road was under construction, it was reported that two security guards witnessed young children playing in the middle of the 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 their cars next to them while they are driving.

The bypass also has a longstanding reputation as an accident blackspot because of the number of fatalities and casualties recorded there.

What do you think? Have you ever seen a ghost or vision on the Stocksbridge bypass, or anywhere else in Sheffield? Share your spooky stories with [email protected] via email.

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