LOUISE HUB describes how Scottish witchfinders were brought down to Newcastle in 1649 to deal with some "witches"!
JON KANEKO-JAMES takes a special look at the origins of Halloween - the night the dead come back to haunt the living
JACOB MILNESTEIN discovers St Elian, a British saint who wasn't beheaded - strange but true!
Artist JOE HESKETH seeks to understand the horrors of the Pendle Witch Trial through art
NICOLA CARPENTER describes the different meanings behind hands on cemetery monuments
KATIE DOHERTY asks why such beautiful creatures as black cats are considered unlucky
Grave robbers made staying buried on the British Isles a big problem in days gone by, says Nicola Carpenter.
KATIE DOHERTY explains the reasons behind witches bottles.
BISHOP SEAN MANCHESTER responds to a Spooky Isles article about Robin Hood's grave
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
JOHN BURNS talks about his arduous journey to inhabit the mind of Aleister Crowley
NICOLA CARPENTER describes the gruesome discovery of a mummified baby during renovations of a Berkshire church
ANDREW GARVEY looks at one of London's Illustrated Police News' most grisly articles
Today is the 130th anniversary of the killing of the last Jack the Ripper murder - Mary Jane Kelly - on 9th November 1888.
Here are five of the bloodiest sporting moments in history.
MIKE COVELL casts his eye over his hometown's most enduring (and false) legends...
CEMETERY enthusiast NICOLA CARPENTER explains the meaning of flowers on gravestones
NIA JONES recounts the tale of one Welshman who unwittingly chanced his soul by playing cards with the Devil!
The Hellfire Caves are steeped in dark history and super spooky.
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
JANET QUINLIVAN goes to Islandmagee in Northern Ireland to see if its executed witches deserve an apology
ELLIOT DAVIES recounts the torturous tale of the last live person gibbeted in England
BARRY McCANN investigates what became of the Pendle Witch child, Jennet Device, following her explosive testimony...
JON KANEKO-JAMES tell us the Pendle Witch executions were the result of the testimony of a little girl
CLAIRE BARRAND looks back at one of the bloodiest massacres in British history - the Abergavenny Massacre!
FIONA LANG describes how Brahan Seer used a small stone with a hole in it to see the future
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