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Supernatural Quizzes & Trivia

In celebration of Charles Fort's 136th birthday.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which devilish apparition, with incredible leaping powers and fierce red eyes, terrorised credulous Londoners in the mid-19th Century?
    • A. 

      Leapfrog Sally

    • B. 

      Jumping Jack Flash

    • C. 

      The Bob Beamon Beast

    • D. 

      Spring-heeled Jack

  • 2. 
    Which occultist plays a prominent and titular role in a London-set novel by Peter Ackroyd?
    • A. 

      Aleister Crowley

    • B. 

      Mother Shipton

    • C. 

      Dr John Dee

    • D. 

      Russell Grant

  • 3. 
    Which possibly Druidic item can be seen in a small grill set into a former bank on Cannon Street? 
    • A. 

      London Stone

    • B. 

      The Head of Bran

    • C. 

      The Eye of Thundera

    • D. 

      The Sword of Brutus

  • 4. 
    The ghost of which statesman is said to haunt Red Lion Square in Holborn?
    • A. 

      Winston Churchill

    • B. 

      Oliver Cromwell

    • C. 

      Thomas Cromwell

    • D. 

      James Purnell

  • 5. 
    According to folklore, the eventual loss of which birds, kept at the Tower, will auger the downfall of London?
    • A. 

      Emus

    • B. 

      Ravens

    • C. 

      Rooks

    • D. 

      Magpies

  • 6. 
    If you were to dine at the Savoy in a group of 13, what prop would the superstitious serving staff place in the 14th chair? 
    • A. 

      The riding crop of Field Marshall Haig

    • B. 

      Tony Hadley's Fabergé pineapple

    • C. 

      A mirror with seven sides

    • D. 

      A wooden cat named Kaspar

  • 7. 
    What improbable apparition is said to haunt the corner of St Mark's Road and Cambridge Gardens in Ladbroke Grove?
    • A. 

      A spectral double-decker bus

    • B. 

      The shade of Henry VIII

    • C. 

      Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens

    • D. 

      Jack the Ripper

  • 8. 
    Which cemetery gained a reputation for harbouring a vampire in the 1970s?
    • A. 

      Kensal Green

    • B. 

      Abney Park

    • C. 

      Nunhead

    • D. 

      Highgate

  • 9. 
    Number 50 of which square is often said to be 'the most haunted house in London'?
    • A. 

      Bedford Square

    • B. 

      Berkeley Square

    • C. 

      Bloomsbury Square

    • D. 

      Belgrave Square

  • 10. 
    Sir Francis Bacon, a 17th Century scientist-philosopher, once tried to stuff an animal with snow to demonstrate that food could be thus preserved. He subsequently died of pneumonia. Oddly, it's not his ghost that haunts Pond Square in Highgate, where the fatal experiment took place, but that of the stuffed animal. What type of creature was it?
    • A. 

      A cat

    • B. 

      A chicken

    • C. 

      A lemming

    • D. 

      A carp