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…

Discover the dark truth behind St Valentine, the patron saint of...

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In this St Valentine's Day Special, Jacob Milnestein reveals the mystery behind the patron saint of love, whose remains are in Ireland

The Silent Pool’s Legacy of Medieval Surrey Murder

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The Silent Pool
MATTHEW FORDE tells the dark tale that haunts a Surrey watering hole, The Silent Pool

What happened on Friday the 13th July, 1894?

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Friday the 13th July 1894 was a miserably unlucky day, reports ANDREW GARVEY

Thieves cut off St Nectan’s head, but he kept on going!

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JACOB MILNESTEIN tells us how the 5th Century Devon Saint Nectan of Hartland had his head cut off by thieves but he stuck it right back on!

Professor Pepper’s Ghost: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors

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Professor Pepper brought showmanship brought ghosts to the Victorian stage, says ANDREW GARVEY

Angels Watch Over Us In Death

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NICOLA CARPENTER begins her new weekly "Grave Concerns" column for Spooky Isles about all things relating to cemeteries

10 Horrible St Valentines Day Facts that will Shock You!

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St Valentine
JON KANEKO-JAMES looks at the darker side of the special annual day for lovers with some horrible St Valentines Day facts.

The Truth behind the Witches’ Sabbat VIDEO

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JON KANEKO-JAMES discusses the truth behind the infamous Witches' Sabbat in this Spooky Isles' video

St Winefride, another bloody beheaded saint!

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This week we journey back to the land of the headless saints with JACOB MILNESTEIN

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Shrewsbury: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Shrewsbury is an ancient, medieval town with a spooky, haunted feel. Here are 5 of its most haunted places to visit.