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The M6 motorway is Britain's longest motorway. It's also the most haunted. It runs from Warwickshire right up to near the English/Scottish border. Some of the ghosts seen on this road include Roman soldiers. Platt Lane in Manchester, the site of a coal mining disaster many years ago, even has eyes looking out from bushes.

The M6 has been named Britain's most haunted road in a new Halloween survey.

The M6's spooky reputation follows with reports of phantom Roman soldiers, a ghostly woman and a lorry driving against the flow of traffic.

Motorists have also reported eyes looking out from bushes in Platt Lane, Leigh, Manchester - the scene of a mining disaster years previously.

The A9 in the Highlands was the second most haunted after a family reported seeing an ornate coach and horses, along with bewigged footmen.

The road appears again at number eight in the list, produced by Tarmac, following a sighting of a Victorian-clad man on a horse at The Mound between Dornoch and Golspie.

There were reports of a phantom dog on Great Yarmouth High Street and ghostly children playing in Gloucester Road, Finsbury Park, north London.

A guardian angel voice allegedly alerted a woman driver of an out-of-control car on the B4293 in Devauden in Wales and a lady in Victorian dress was reportedly spotted on the B3314 near Tintagel in Cornwall.

Tony Simmons, sightings co-ordinator for Tarmac, said: "We compiled the top 10 on the basis of the clarity of sightings rather than just the number of spooky experiences.

"At this time of year it's easy to mistake swirling mist for something more sinister and we wanted to make sure we were listing truly spooky sightings."

The spooky top ten in full:

1 The M6

2 The A9 in the Scottish Highlands

3 Platt Lane, Leigh, Manchester

4 High Street and Suffield Road in Great Yarmouth

5 Gloucester Drive, Finsbury Park, north London

6 The B4293 at Devauden, Wales

7 The B3314 near Tintagel, Cornwall

8 The Mound, on the A9 near Dornoch

9 The B1403 near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

10 Drews Lane, Ward End, Birmingham

[[britain is reputed to be the most haunted country in the world, with the British Tourist Board calculating that there are at least 10,000 haunted places in Britain (so, being only the size of Oregon, haunted buildings are places are all around us) " with any number of strange spectres, wailing women, and any number of headless horsemen galloping gamely across highlands, heaths and moors." ]]

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Interesting. I never heard of this highway. Now I want to see the place for myself. Thanks for the info.

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I love reading about other areas and the hauntings. Thank you so much for sharing.

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No wonder it's spooky, they're all driving on the wrong side of the road! :P

Really, though, thanks for the info, it sounds interesting. I wish I could go there........ :hmm:

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Hey, good post. Doesn't surprise me about the M6 being haunted. I've lost the will to live on that motorway a few times lol.

There was a story a couple of months ago about the A556/Mere road outside Knutsford UK, not far from me, where somebody had been driving at night and had seen a Roman soldier walking across the lanes. This road apparently follows the course of a Roman road where this apparition was seen, and there is even an old stone road/distance marker by the side of the carriageway , which although not actually from Roman times, is in the spot where there once was one that the Romans used while over here (I think).

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I cant believe that people are saying that they would love to visit the M6!!!! :w00t: Its about as spooky as a shoe! The scariest thing about the M6 is the idiot truck drivers who pull out on you forcing you into the next lane, just avoiding a multi car pile up. Its the most boring drive of your life on british motorways :sleepy: and full of pot holes to really screw your car up.

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Hey, good post. Doesn't surprise me about the M6 being haunted. I've lost the will to live on that motorway a few times lol.

There was a story a couple of months ago about the A556/Mere road outside Knutsford UK, not far from me, where somebody had been driving at night and had seen a Roman soldier walking across the lanes. This road apparently follows the course of a Roman road where this apparition was seen, and there is even an old stone road/distance marker by the side of the carriageway , which although not actually from Roman times, is in the spot where there once was one that the Romans used while over here (I think).

But why would the ghost or image of a Roman soldier be 'on' the level of the modern road? The level of the original Roman road will be some way below contemporary land and road levels.

One of favourite puzzles is the illogicality of how the horizontal and vertical planes are handled by ghosts, very common facets of ghost sightings being:

A] ghost is seen walking across floors, often making noises with footfalls etc - so the horizontal plane is somehow 'solid' to the ghost; and

B] the same ghost then walks straight thru walls, doors etc.

Why doesn't the ghost hit the wall/door, or fall/sink down thru floors...

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If the ghost of the roman soilder is seen at 'modern' road level then it suggests it isn't a ghost but a spirit roaming about it's area :)

It's not uncommon for roads in the UK to run along where exact roman roads once were. There is quite a few roman roads around where I live and they are characterised by being straight running roads. They probably amount to the only straight roads that run for more than few miles here. The Romans were very peculiar about travling A - B in a straight line only.

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But why would the ghost or image of a Roman soldier be 'on' the level of the modern road? The level of the original Roman road will be some way below contemporary land and road levels.

The Roman soldiers incident on the M6 Toll near Lichfield, Staffordshire, was related by Sue Cowley, from Coleshill, Warwickshire, who spoke of seeing about 20 figures "more like upright shadows than men" who had no legs but appeared to be "walking through the Tarmac as you would walk through water".

must be true then :D

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I frequently drive down the M6 at night, I'll take some pictures next time if anyones interested!

Not whilst your driving i hope!! You may run into one of those idiotic truckers.

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Ijust wonder if any one else has seen the car mechanic dressed in white overalls on the M42 junction with the M6

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The M6 motorway is Britain's longest motorway. It's also the most haunted. It runs from Warwickshire right up to near the English/Scottish border. Some of the ghosts seen on this road include Roman soldiers. Platt Lane in Manchester, the site of a coal mining disaster many years ago, even has eyes looking out from bushes.

The M6 has been named Britain's most haunted road in a new Halloween survey.

The M6's spooky reputation follows with reports of phantom Roman soldiers, a ghostly woman and a lorry driving against the flow of traffic.

Motorists have also reported eyes looking out from bushes in Platt Lane, Leigh, Manchester - the scene of a mining disaster years previously.

The A9 in the Highlands was the second most haunted after a family reported seeing an ornate coach and horses, along with bewigged footmen.

The road appears again at number eight in the list, produced by Tarmac, following a sighting of a Victorian-clad man on a horse at The Mound between Dornoch and Golspie.

There were reports of a phantom dog on Great Yarmouth High Street and ghostly children playing in Gloucester Road, Finsbury Park, north London.

A guardian angel voice allegedly alerted a woman driver of an out-of-control car on the B4293 in Devauden in Wales and a lady in Victorian dress was reportedly spotted on the B3314 near Tintagel in Cornwall.

Tony Simmons, sightings co-ordinator for Tarmac, said: "We compiled the top 10 on the basis of the clarity of sightings rather than just the number of spooky experiences.

"At this time of year it's easy to mistake swirling mist for something more sinister and we wanted to make sure we were listing truly spooky sightings."

<b>The spooky top ten in full:

1 The M6

2 The A9 in the Scottish Highlands

3 Platt Lane, Leigh, Manchester

4 High Street and Suffield Road in Great Yarmouth

5 Gloucester Drive, Finsbury Park, north London

6 The B4293 at Devauden, Wales

7 The B3314 near Tintagel, Cornwall

8 The Mound, on the A9 near Dornoch

9 The B1403 near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

10 Drews Lane, Ward End, Birmingham</b>

[[britain is reputed to be the most haunted country in the world, with the British Tourist Board calculating that there are at least 10,000 haunted places in Britain (so, being only the size of Oregon, haunted buildings are places are all around us) " with any number of strange spectres, wailing women, and any number of headless horsemen galloping gamely across highlands, heaths and moors." ]]

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I just wonder if any one else has seen the car mechanic dressed in white overalls on the M42 junction with the M6

Are you saying that you have and if so can you give details?

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