Broads Area of England mistakenly believed to be haunted. The Broads is an area of lakes and rivers in Norfolk and Suffolk popular for sailing and recreation. Since the 1930s, the area has been thought to be haunted thanks to spurious ghost tales that found their way into print. According to research by the Ghost Club of London, some of the “Ghosts of the Broads” stories appear to be based on local folklore, but have become greatly embellished with fictional elements, and others are entirely fictitious.
The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits – Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley  – September 1, 2007