Tag: Spooky Victorians

Florence Marryat on Vampires and Mediums

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at Victorian novelist Florence Marryat's forays into spiritualism and vampires

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

When Animals Attacked in Victorian Times

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The Rats
ANDREW GARVEY looks at Victorian animals attacks

The Christmas ‘Werewolf’

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The Christmas ‘Were-Wolf’
ANDREW GARVEY pre-empts the Christmas season with a tale of a Yuletide Werewolf!

‘Naming Jack the Ripper’ doesn’t prove Jack

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews the new sensational book, Naming Jack the Ripper by Russell Edwards

Victorian Ghost Hunting in 1869

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ANDREW GARVEY reveals Victorian attitudes to the paranormal via the newspapers on the day

J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Death: What the newspapers said

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Irish horro and ghost story writer Sheridan Le Fanu
ANDREW GARVEY looks at how newspapers responded to the death of horror writer, J. Sheridan Le Fanu in 1873

A Madman Feeds and Dances with a Corpse: Is this the...

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at one of London's Illustrated Police News' most grisly articles

Who was Susan Willis Fletcher, Convicted Spiritualist Fraud?

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ANDREW GARVEY asks: Was Susan Willis Fletcher, convicted and imprisoned in 1880 for spiritualist fraud, a con artist or a misunderstood true believer?

6 Welsh Ghosts Newspaper Reports from Victorian Times

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ANDREW GARVEY goes hunting for some old paranormal articles from the Western Mail - Wales' national newspaper

Victorian Ghost Sightings Found in 1890s Newspapers

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at some haunted articles from the late Victorian period

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

Staffordshire’s Spookiest Ghost Sightings of the Victorian Times

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Staffordshire-based ANDREW GARVEY picks some of his county's spookiest ghost tales from the Victorian era

The Other Bram Stoker, a man of many talents

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at Bram Stoker's non-Dracula writing activities

5 strange Victorian deaths that’ll make you laugh and cry

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ANDREW GARVEY gives us a few more odd Victorian deaths

The Gruesome Death of Robert Wilfred Skeffington Lutwidge

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Fisherton House Asylum
ANDREW GARVEY reports on the gruesome murder of Lewis Carroll's uncle,

The Jack the Ripper Show

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Jack the Ripper
Within months of the Jack the Ripper murders, Whitechapel entrepreneurs were keen to make a quid from it, says ANDREW GARVEY

Victorian Lunatic Asylums – The Living Tombs!

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at the horrors that lurked within the tragic world of Victorian mental healthcare.

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Hull: Top 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Historian MIKE COVELL gives us his five haunted places to visit in Hull

Was Dracula’s Guest a prequel to Dracula?

Dracula's Guest
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KAJA FRANCK ponders whether the Dracula's Guest short story was really a prequel to Dracula

Are Paranormal Orbs Real, Or Just A Load Of Balls?

Paranormal Orbs
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ANN MASSEY takes a look at the phenomenon of Paranormal Orbs and asks, “are they just a load of balls?” 

The Canterville Ghost: Oscar Wilde’s Gothic Parody

A scene from The Canterrville Ghost 1944
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DR KAJA Franck looks at Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost, a case of when Gothic parody met American sensibility

Shadows Episode Guide: 1970s Anthology Series

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES guides us through the creepy Thames TV anthology series, Shadows