As we approach Halloween and begin the first part of our special series on the spooky night we take a look at the most haunted places in the Midlands.

  • Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase is the home of the legendary Black Eyed Girl.

She was recently seen for the first time in over 30 years and reportedly has black coal pit sockets for eyes. She is thought to be the victim of a diptheria outbreak in the 1800s.

While there have been random sightings of Black Eyed Children around the world, Cannock is the only place where they consistently happen in the daytime.

  • Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminster

Drakelow Tunnels Credit: Michael Scott / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The Drakelow Tunnels is a former secret underground military base, which was decommissioned at the end of the Cold War in 1993.

Since then, mists have appeared inside the tunnel, strange wartime music can be heard, and many have reported sudden cold snaps despite the tunnels having a consistent temperature.

  • Leicester Cathedral

A psychic says this photograph shows he is haunting the cathedral Credit: Caters News Agency

A psychic says the ghost of King Richard III is haunting Leicester Cathedral after taking a photo which she says shows an image of his face in a stone slab.

Christine Hamlett took the photo after visiting the resting place of the former King.

She claims she could feel Richard's presence in the building and was shocked when she looked over her photos of the day.

  • Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle Credit: Emma Coles/EMPICS Sport

Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, has been home to numerous ghostly sightings, including The Keeper, a man in a suit of armour known for shouting at guests.

  • Dudley Castle

Dudley is believed to be the most haunted castle in England. Credit: BPM Media

Built in 1071, Dudley is believed to be the most haunted castle in England.

The Grey Lady is thought to be he spirit of Dorothy Beaumont, who died in the castle, along with her baby, shortly after childbirth.

She'd requested to be buried next to her daughter and for her husband to attend the funeral but neither happened and so it's thought she now wanders the castle and its grounds.