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The full story of the Burnmoor corpse road ghost is as follows:-

A young lad died, and was being carried across Burnmoor, in a coffin strapped to the back of a horse. At a certain point the horse was frightened and bolted into the mist and couldn't be found.

His mum was told of this and suffered a heart attack. A few days later she died. She, too, was carried in her coffin by horseback over Burnmoor. Her horse bolted at exactly the same place.

A search was made, and the son's horse and coffin were found. The mother's was never found.

In times of storm and mist, a ghostly horse, with a dark, box-like shape on its back, thunders past anyone alone on Burnmoor.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd May 2005ce
Edited 5th June 2005ce

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