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...

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

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?

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!

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

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

Angels Watch Over Us In Death

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!

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

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

St Winefride, another bloody beheaded saint!

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

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