Long Meg and Her Daughters is a Bronze Age stone circle in Cumbria. Guest writer NICKY COULBECK describes her spooky visit...
18th Century Scottish explorer James Bruce set out to find an ancient text to strengthen his faith. Guest writer JACOB MILLSTEIN says what he actually found was The Devil himself!
Ingrid Pitt starred in Hammer's 1971 horror classic Countess Dracula. Guest writer MATTI BEAL goes behind the splatter and reveals the shocking real-life cruelty on which the film was based.
Baby farming involved poor mothers giving their infants up or adoption with the hope they would find a better life. Guest writer NICOLA CARPENTER explains some of these babies found anything but a happy home ...
Crunching bones saves grave space, so DAVID SAUNDERSON discovered digging up his family tree. (The Spooky Isles' Guest Blog for The Skull Illusion.)
Say hello to St Oliver Plunkett's Head, a religious relic which was once attached to the rest of the last Roman Catholic martyr to be executed in England
The Clink in London is so old, the medieval gaol is now another word for prison.
The practice of human skin covered books was real and more mainstream than we realise, says guest writer JON KANEKO-JAMES
Lower Quinton Witchcraft Murder? Was witchcraft the motive behind the grisly murder of Charles Walton, asks guest writer CLAIRE ATKINSON.
I don't wish to be alarmist but I fear that the the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots may have been inspired by the work of a 16th Century occultist
MATT WINGETT looks at the history of mermaids
Bedlam Asylum in London - the world's most famous mental hospital - had four different locations over the years. AMY CONNOLLY tell us where they were...
Guest writer VIOLET FENN explores the history of the British and their fascination with death
Guest writer VIOLET FENN explains why she is fascinated by the Victorian practice of post mortem photography
A former Highgate Cemetery tour guide tells what it's like working at the world's most famous graveyard
ARE the ghosts of your ancestors spookier than those of strangers? I visit Girvan Old Street Burial Ground to find out!
Helen Duncan (1897-1956) was the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act 1735. We looked at how this happened...
Was Sawney Bean the Scottish cannibal real or just folklore? DAVID SAUNDERSON takes at look...
The Oxford Martyrs Memorial recalls one of the darkest and bloodiest chapters in British history, DAVID SAUNDERSON says