True Crime

Throughout British and Irish history, people have been fascinated with the what, why and how of crime with a particular focus on murders, such as Jack the Ripper!

Annie Chapman, the second victim of Jack the Ripper

Do Ripper victim ghosts haunt Whitechapel?

Ripperologist JON REES tells us where the ghostly victims of Jack the Ripper can still be seen haunting the streets of London
Tower of London - the site of a Ripper suspect identity parade

13 Jack the Ripper locations the tour guides won’t show you!

Ripperologist TREVOR BOND reveals some lesser known Jack the Ripper locations you won't see on your standard tour...

13 Belfast creepy facts that may shock you!

JANET QUINLIVAN tells us 13 creepy facts you may not know about her home city of Belfast.
Jill the Ripper

Jill the Ripper? 5 women accused of being Jack

JON REES picks five women who have been suspected of the Jack the Ripper killings

5 Grisliest Highland and Hebridean Murders of fhe 19th Century

MJ COLLINS picks some of the most gruesome murders ever committed in Scotland...

Serial killer ghost haunts Shrewsbury Castle

PHILIP DAVIES says the ghost of Bloody Jack, Shrewsbury’s only reported serial killer, haunts Shrewsbury Castle
William Terriss

William Terriss’ ghostly encores in haunted London

MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the murder and subsequent afterlife of famed Victorian London actor William Terriss

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: Aberdeen's Sack Murder

DR FIONA-JANE BROWN reveals how the new science of forensics revealed Aberdeen's Sack Murderer in 1934

Baby Butchers: Women who killed infants for cash

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 ...

Six times Sherlock Holmes met Jack the Ripper

Ripperologist JON REES picks six legendary battles between Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper!

5 Best Jack the Ripper Comic Books You Must Read

Ripperologist JON REES selects his favourite Jack the Ripper comic books and graphic novels

The Execution of Dr Crippen – He Swung Into Eternity Without A Word

Today in 1910 in Pentonville Prison in London, the infamous Dr Crippen was hanged. ANDREW GARVEY reports

Ireland’s 5 Strangest Murders

ANN MASSEY takes a look at some of the more unusual murders on the Emerald Isle

Britian’s Most Notorious Unsolved Deaths

NIA JONES gives us 10 of Britain’s most notorious cold cases, reminding you to never forget them
Mary Pearcy

Mary Pearcey, the Hampstead Murderess

Mary Pearcey committed crimes were so horrific that she's been suspected of being Jack the Ripper, says JON REES

13 things you didn’t know about Jack the Ripper

Noted Ripperologist JON REES reveals some little known facts about Jack the Ripper

John George Haigh’s vampire circus of blood and acid

PAUL ADAMS looks at the horrific crimes of 'vampire' murderer John George Haigh in London during the 1940s
last hanging at Reading Gaol

Reading Goal’s Last Man Hanged: John Gould

NICOLA CARPENTER describes the unspeakably brutal crime that lead the last man to be hanged at Reading Gaol

William Palmer, The Rugeley Poisoner

Rugeley's least favourite sons, William Palmer was one of the 19th century's most infamous murderers, says TRESSA YEOMANS
Jack the Ripper

Who did the Police think was Jack the Ripper?

Ripperologist JON REES outlines who the contemporary police investigating the Whitechapel Murders believed was Jack the Ripper

Why does Jack the Ripper still haunt Whitechapel?

JON REES how Jack The Ripper still fascinates us almost 125 years since the Whitechapel murders

Dr Crippen’s Ghost and other murderer spirits

PAUL ADAMS reveals the paranormal behind Dr Crippen's ghost and some of Britain's other infamous murderers
Jack the Ripper Suspects

The Macnaghten Memoranda and Jack the Ripper Suspects

Ripperologist JON REES explores the Jack the Ripper suspects named in the McNaughten Memoranda in 1894.

Who was Jack the Ripper?

Who was Jack the Ripper? Ripperologist JON REES gives us some of his thoughts...

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Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions