Strange History

Weird, disturbing, wacky, horrific, nightmarish – these are all some of the many words to describe the strange history of the UK and Ireland…

Dr Crippen’s Strange Legacy

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at some of the more notable and telling incidents and references in Crippen’s post-execution career
The Wizard of Gordonstoun

The Wizard of Gordonstoun

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Guest writer JOHNNY MARTIN looks at the legend of The Wizard of Gordonstoun, the man who made a pact with the Devil!
Fisherton House Asylum

The Gruesome Death of Robert Wilfred Skeffington Lutwidge

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ANDREW GARVEY reports on the gruesome murder of Lewis Carroll's uncle,

St Endelienta brought cows back to life!

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JACOB MILNESTEIN writes that St Endelienta was an early Welsh/Cornish Saint with a good heart and the gift of resurrecting dead lords and cattle.
Janet Horne, burning witches

Janet Horne, The Burning of the Last Witch in Scotland

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Janet Horne was the last witch to be executed in Scotland, KATHLEEN BRUNO looks into the facts of the case

Curse of the Brampton Witch’s Tea Set

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BARRY McCANN looks at the hexed China that once belonged to a Cumbrian witch!
What is Stonehenge

Is Stonehenge, an Ancient Burial Site or Computer?

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JON KANEKO-JAMES begins his new column Wyrd Britain exploring the magical Stonehenge

Where is Robin Hood’s Grave?

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Guest writer KAI ROBERTS explains why it is so hard to nail down where Robin Hood is actually buried

Two Doctors and the Human Candle: A Case of Spontaneous Human Combustion?

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DR FIONA-JANE BROWN looks at a strange case of a woman mysteriously burning to death in Aberdeen, Scotland... was it Spontaneous Human Combustion?

The Orkney Witch Memorial Plaque

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GREGOR STEWART reveals the sad story of the Orkney Witches, in this exclusive extract from Witch Memorials of Scotland
The Clink

Doing time in The Clink, a guide to the original London Gaol

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The Clink in London is so old, the medieval gaol is now another word for prison.
Witches Justice

Islandmagee, Witchtrials, Devil Worship and Ghost Hunting

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A 300-year-old witchtrial has put Islandmagee in Northern Ireland in the headlines, says SHARON CLARKE

Cromwell makes Devil pact to win Battle of Worcester

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POLLYANNA JONES reveals a tale of how Oliver Cromwell used satanic forces to win the English Civil War Battle of Worcester

Bizarre real-life film coincidences that will raise the hairs on your neck!

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EDDIE BRAZIL says coincidences can be a little creepy at times, evidenced by these two cases

Discover Meg Shelton, the Witch of Woodplumpton’s spooky grave

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A boulder in a Lancashire burial ground marks the grave of Meg Shelton, but according to BARRY McCANN, the Witch of Woodplumpton may still walk the earth!

The A-Z of Curious London BOOK REVIEW

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SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON reviews The A-Z of Curious London by Gilly Pickup
Knowlton Henge

Knowlton Henge, where Paganism and Christianity clashes

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Knowlton Henge is one of Dorset's hidden spooky treasures, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

Whernside Manor’s dark history of Slaves, Ghosts and Bronte

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JOSIE PALMER describes the dark history behind the real life inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Victorian Ghost Hunting in 1869

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ANDREW GARVEY reveals Victorian attitudes to the paranormal via the newspapers on the day

Does St Mark's Eve rival Halloween as the spookiest day of the year?

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K.B. GODDARD tells of St Mark's Eve, 24 April, when the souls of the living leave their bodies and tell the future!

St Mechell Raises Giant from the Dead!

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Far from being a giant of a man, yet to this day St Mechell is recorded as the most determined missionary to the dead! JACOB MILNESTEIN reports

10 Bizarre and Unusual English Graves

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Guest writer KATE CHERRELL tells us about some of England's strangest graves

Who was St Osyth and The Witches’ Cage, Essex

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TRACY MONGER recounts the supernatural history of St Osyth in Essex
Burslem Witch Molly Leigh

Molly Leigh, the Burslem witch, or was she?

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NICKI HOWELLS writes about Molly Leigh, an alleged 18th Century witch in Staffordshire

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The Green Inn, Llangedwyn

The Ghost Girl of Llangedwyn’s Green Inn

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ANDREW HOMER reveals a haunting of The Green Inn, Llangedwyn, and his own search for the horrors linked to the Shropshire inn...