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Dark Histories

Ben Cutmore

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Dark Histories tells the stories of our darkest moments, deepest mysteries and strangest happenings. From large cultural events to smaller, localised legends, we dabble in true crime, touch on the paranormal and revel in the underbelly of the strange...Show More
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1:46:59 | Sep 15th

On a cold December night of 1937, renowned Psychical Investigator Harry Price strode up the steps outside a large, Victorian house in a quiet, well-to-do London suburb. He’d come to the house to partake in a séance, invited by a woman known only as M...Show More

1:01:57 | Sep 1st

As The Medusa sailed from Rochefort in 1816, many aboard saw bright futures ahead for themselves. They were escaping a country torn asunder, harshly divided by war, revolution and eventual restoration. With the French Empire floundering and a band of...Show More
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1:12:27 | Aug 18th

Campbell, California. Lying in the heart of Santa Clara County, a periphery city of Silicon Valley and the birthplace of E-Bay. In 1896, 100 years before websites facilitating the auctioning of used underwear and haunted paintings had been dreamt up,...Show More

1:02:46 | Aug 4th

William the Scabby was lead out to the scaffold on which he was to be hanged. A rebel against the Anglo-Norman rule, he had been sentenced to death on 13 counts of Homicide. Now it was time for him to meet his maker. Except, that is not how the story...Show More

49:14 | Jul 21st

When Pauline went missing in 1922, all hope was initially lost of her return, until a month later, when she showed up 200 miles away. Her parents collected her, took her home and lived with her for several weeks before a body showed up just 800 metre...Show More

1:29:33 | Jul 7th

When the Altic Farm House, on the outskirts of La Porte, Indiana burnt down in 1908, locals thought it a tragedy that claimed the lives of three children and their heroic mother, who had died trying to protect them from the flames. During the excavat...Show More

1:27:57 | Jun 23rd

On Dark Histories, we hear the words of people lost to history, echoing through the writings of labourers, servants, judges, juries, maids and mistresses exactly as they were written in decades and centuries past. This one way communication with hist...Show More

1:21:25 | Jun 9th

Getting away with murder has always been a difficult, and ultimately, unlikely affair, even in the 19th Century, before DNA analysis, fingerprint databases, or even any real, proper detective agencies, it was still a challenge that many criminals tri...Show More

1:27:27 | May 26th

The events that took place in the village of Road during the year 1860 would seem straight out of Victorian detective fiction. The characters played their roles as the family, the live in staff, the day staff and all with their own lives and their ow...Show More

1:16:49 | May 12th

In 1764, France was a tumultuous place. On the eve of Revolution, the peasant farmers of the remote region of Gévaudan were suffering from decades of difficulties, brought about by war, poverty, poor agricultural conditions and plague. As the Summer ...Show More

1:25:20 | Apr 28th

In April, 1876, Charles Bravo took to his bedroom, rubbed a dose of laudanum into his gums and poured himself a glass of water from the jug on his nightstand. Within minutes of retiring to bed, Charles Bravo fell desperately ill. Within two days, he ...Show More

59:52 | Mar 31st

A much requested episode on the history of Waverly Hills, a Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Kentucky. These days, it features in just about every bad cable TV show on ghosts all around the world, but whats the reality behind the decrepit walls that are le...Show More
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08:21 | Mar 26th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Bournemouth Guardian, 26th March 1921. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our l...Show More
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06:19 | Mar 25th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Globe, 25th March 1896. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when you si...Show More
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06:43 | Mar 22nd

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The People, 22nd March 1953. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when you s...Show More
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05:38 | Mar 21st

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Wicklow Newsletter and County Advertiser, 21st March 1863. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the...Show More
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05:57 | Mar 20th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Evening Star, 20th March 1900. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when...Show More
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07:28 | Mar 19th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Kentish Gazette, 18th March 1844. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link w...Show More
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06:00 | Mar 18th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Pall Mall Gazette, 18th March 1898. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link...Show More

1:06:28 | Mar 17th

This week, we have a story of a 19th Century spiritual possession, when 14 year old Lurancy Vennum began suffering from fits that eventually led her to visiting heaven, speaking with angels and finally, taking in the spirit of deceased 19 year old Ma...Show More
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05:52 | Mar 15th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Chester Courant, 15th March 1825. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link w...Show More
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04:42 | Mar 14th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Daily Mirror, 14th March 1938. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when...Show More
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07:01 | Mar 13th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Penrith Observer, 13th March 1883. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link ...Show More
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05:25 | Mar 12th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Leeds Courier, 12th March 1842. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link whe...Show More
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04:42 | Mar 11th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Globe, 11th March 1853. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when you si...Show More
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05:24 | Mar 8th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Banbury Advertiser, 8th March 1866. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link...Show More
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06:12 | Mar 7th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Sunday Post, 7th March 1920. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when y...Show More
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05:52 | Mar 6th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Essex Herald, 5th March 1882. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when ...Show More
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07:02 | Mar 5th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Leamington Spa Courier, 5th March 1831. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our ...Show More
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05:52 | Mar 4th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Kentish Gazette, 4th March 1721. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link wh...Show More

1:19:51 | Mar 3rd

Lord Lucan, a name of considerable infamy, not as a member of the aristocracy, but for the murder of his children's nanny in a house in the elitist district of Belgravia, London in 1973 and his subsequent disappearance. It was a story that the press ...Show More
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06:20 | Mar 1st

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Derby Mercury, 1st March, 1738. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link whe...Show More
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04:16 | Feb 28th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from TheWest London Observer, 28th February 1941. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our...Show More
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05:52 | Feb 27th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Taunton Courier and Western Advisor, 27th February 1817. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the s...Show More
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05:25 | Feb 26th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Globe, 26th February 1949. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when you...Show More
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05:52 | Feb 25th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Weekly Gazette, 25th February 1761. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link...Show More
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08:31 | Feb 22nd

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The People, 22nd February 1889. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when yo...Show More
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06:10 | Feb 21st

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Norfolk News, 21st February 1903. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link w...Show More
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07:09 | Feb 20th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Marylebone Mercury, 19th February 1943. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our ...Show More
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05:24 | Feb 19th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Hereford Journal, 19th February 1812. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our li...Show More
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04:43 | Feb 18th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Dorset County Chronicle, 18th February 1866. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using...Show More

1:50:16 | Feb 17th

Faeries, changelings and herbalist doctors might seem like characters in a winding tale of medieval folklore today, but in 1895, Ireland bore witness to a case that saw these facets of folk tradition flare up in a very real way when Michael Cleary, a...Show More
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05:52 | Feb 15th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Sussex Advertiser, 15th February 1762. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our l...Show More
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05:04 | Feb 14th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from across Centuries, chronicling some of the strange views on Valentines Day throughout the eras. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, ...Show More
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06:19 | Feb 13th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Sunday Post, 13th February 1921. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link wh...Show More
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05:01 | Feb 12th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Liverpool Daily post, 12th February 1868. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using ou...Show More
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05:52 | Feb 11th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Dover Express 1898. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link when you sign u...Show More
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05:35 | Feb 8th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Dundee Courier, 8th February 1869. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our link ...Show More
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06:18 | Feb 7th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Gloucestershire Echo, 7th February 1907. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our...Show More
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05:25 | Feb 6th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Shields Daily Gazette, 6th February 1867. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using ou...Show More
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05:28 | Feb 5th

Today, we go back to dig up tales from The Newcastle Courant, 5th February 1732. Yesterday Today are daily, Monday - Friday companion mini-episodes that run alongside the main, bi-weekly episodes, released on Sundays. Support the show by using our li...Show More
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04:38 | Feb 4th

Welcome to the first ever episode of Dark Histories: Yesterday, Today, a new companion podcast that will run Monday - Friday, alongside the main, bi-weekly podcast released on Sundays! Yesterday, Today goes back to a parallel date in history from the...Show More

51:31 | Feb 3rd

We take a deep look at the Victorian press and in particular, hone in on the wonder that was The Illustrated Police News. Most famous today for its coverage of Jack the Ripper, the paper covered all manner of Victorian crime, punishment, murder, suic...Show More

23:52 | Jan 27th

Bit of a massive cock-up this week, all is explained, but instead of skipping a week, I'm putting out this episode instead. Apologies, back to usual programming from next week!

1:37:27 | Jan 13th

It was the summer of 1919, in a leafy rural region of Leicestershire that we turn our focus towards today and a woman named Bella Wright, who was found lying dead by the roadside one quiet, Saturday evening. At first, police assumed her death to have...Show More

50:51 | Dec 24th, 2018

We're back for 2018 with more listener stories sent in specially for this Christmas Bonus. Thank you so much to all the contributors and to everyone for listening this year. Merry Christmas.

58:27 | Dec 16th, 2018

Victorian England, an age of great industry, enlightenment, of learning and of advancement. Equally, it was the age of spiritualism, parapsychology, and restrictive social practices. In the chaotic streets of the suburbs of London, the first Victoria...Show More

1:26:15 | Dec 2nd, 2018

The Lodging houses of Victorian London held no shortage of scandal and intrigue for the more imaginative Londoners in the 19th Century. The Maids and their masters, the comings and goings of a transient household and the very concept of strangers liv...Show More

53:35 | Nov 18th, 2018

The tale of room 1046 of the President Hotel in Kansas City is a strange one. A murder mystery with almost no clues and no evidence at the crime scene, but a victim with three names, left beaten, possibly tortured and a trail of several peculiar phon...Show More

1:03:33 | Nov 4th, 2018

This week, we have a tale of Devilry and witchcraft, demonic possessions and a good dose of Persecution on all fronts! Pre-dating Salem by 3 years, Ann Glover was an Irish immigrant living in Boston in 1688, hung for witchcraft, an event which laid t...Show More

43:47 | Oct 30th, 2018

Happy Halloween! As a special bonus episode to celebrate the good Hallows Eve, I decided to dig up and re-write five old folk horror tales from around the world. The stories span the last 500 years and range show that no matter what time you lived in...Show More

51:20 | Oct 21st, 2018

In 1941, a man named Phillip Peters was found murdered in his home in Denver, Colorado. The doors and windows to the house showed no signs of forced entry and were locked when neighbours discovered the body. Strange stories of odd sightings flew arou...Show More

57:08 | Oct 8th, 2018

In 1946, The American twin city of Texarkana was plunged into the depths of panic and fear. The population of the postwar suburb was subjected to a series of murders that shook the dual cities to their core, prompting curfews, rumours and unease to s...Show More

45:46 | Oct 8th, 2018

In 1946, The American twin city of Texarkana was plunged into the depths of panic and fear. The population of the postwar suburb was subjected to a series of murders that shook the dual cities to their core, prompting curfews, rumours and unease to s...Show More

53:15 | Sep 23rd, 2018

In 2011, Russia bore witness to one the most bizarre cases in the countries criminal history. A story of Black magic, the Occult and one man's unusual hobby.

1:07:52 | Sep 9th, 2018

Half a century before the Fox Sisters showed up on the scene to propel mainstream spiritualism onto the populace of America, there was a much lesser known haunting taking place in the cellar of a small frontier settlement, named Sullivan in Maine. Th...Show More

1:07:10 | Aug 26th, 2018

All aboard, we're going back to the Victorian era to shed some light on the first ever murder on a train in Britain at a time when people were already terrified on this crazy new technology. It's not all high speed steam trains though, we've even got...Show More

1:15:00 | Aug 12th, 2018

We're crashing back to earth this week with the lesser known story of William Herbert Wallace and his wife Julia. This is a case named over and over again as the quintessential murder mystery, despite its relatively unknown status. For extended show...Show More

1:12:53 | Jul 29th, 2018

Starting off in 1890, we take a look back at the history of secret radio transmissions, leading up until today and unravel some of the mystery, whilst uncovering some new oddities, of what are known as 'Numbers Stations'.

1:14:21 | Jul 15th, 2018

We head to the Yorkshire moors to take a look at one story of a mysterious death and then through bizarre coincidence, a second story of lights in the sky and little men with lamp like heads.

59:43 | Jul 1st, 2018

We take a look at Roch Theriault, the brutal leader of the Canadian cult, The Ant Hill Kids. More than mere eccentric, Theriault brutally abused his followers in the name of God, going to depths of depravity that is rarely seen even for this podcast.

1:05:42 | Jun 17th, 2018

The Grisly story of one of Americas most evasive Serial Killers Vs one of Americas most famous crime fighters. The mad butcher carved up his victims throughout the 1930's, evading capture from an entire police department, headed up by none other than...Show More

55:56 | Jun 3rd, 2018

In 1845, Emilie Sagee took a job at the Neuwelcke boarding school. It was her 18th teaching position in 16 years. The girls of the school would soon find out why, when on numerous occasions, Emilie was seen wandering the halls or sitting at the front...Show More

1:04:15 | May 20th, 2018

This episode I get stuck into The Crabb Affair, a strange disappearance from 1956, surrounded by Cold War suspicion and government cover-ups. Who doesn't love a good spy tale? Especially one that is as suspicious as this. The intro to this episode...Show More

49:40 | May 6th, 2018

we dig up the life and times of Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witchfinder General. A man that, in just 2 years, was responsible for around 60% of all witch trials in England spanning 3 centuries. He hailed from a Puritan, East Anglian backgrou...Show More

34:19 | Apr 22nd, 2018

In this weeks episode, Sally and I don our sceptic hats and delve into 1920s Egypt to dig up the story of Tutankhamun and the crazy publicity storm that followed Howard Carter after his uncovering of the tomb. For extended show notes, including ma...Show More

23:15 | Apr 8th, 2018

An obscure one this week with the lesser-known case of Gary Mathias and his four friends from Yuba City, CA. Five guys who went to a basketball game and ended up disappearing on a mountain road, 70 miles away, with no explicable reason as to how they...Show More

01:17 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Introducing "Moya", a brand new 12 part fiction podcast written and produced by me (Ben) from Dark Histories. Out now on all podcast platforms.

52:30 | Mar 25th, 2018

The episode is a bit different this week. We hit our one year anniversary on the day of recording, so we switched it up and had the first annual Dark Histories awards, taking a little look back at some of the people we've covered in the last year and...Show More

25:55 | Mar 11th, 2018

In this weeks episode, we tell the story of the Arthurs Seat Coffins, 17 tiny 4" coffins, each holding a wooden doll complete with handmade clothing, uncovered from the Arthurs Seat area of Edinburgh in 1836. To this day, no one has any explanations ...Show More

1:00:28 | Feb 24th, 2018

This episode we take a look at the disappearance and eventual reappearance of the Jamison family. A mother, father and daughter trio who mysteriously went missing in the remote wilderness of Red Oak, Oklahoma only for the bodies to be found four year...Show More

34:59 | Feb 11th, 2018

This weeks episode goes a bit more out there as we take a look at a historic exorcism that, despite being a well-documented case for the time, tends to fly under the radar. This is the story of Anna Ecklund, who found herself cursed and possessed by ...Show More

31:15 | Jan 28th, 2018

This week is a tireless effort to unravel the most tightly wound bundle of gossip, hearsay and bizarre facts that make up the Circleville Letter Mystery. A series of thousands of letters, spanning almost three decades that lead to at least one strang...Show More

34:56 | Jan 14th, 2018

This week we take a look at Adam, the name given to a body fished out the River Thames in 2001 and winds down a dark path that leads straight into a voodoo cult in the heart of London, embroiled with child trafficking and sacrifice. For extended s...Show More

29:12 | Dec 25th, 2017

Here's the bonus episode to fill the Season 1 break. We're rolling back to a little known Christmas tradition of sitting around the fire and telling creepy stories. This episode features stories sent to me from listeners especially for the episode. H...Show More

22:12 | Dec 17th, 2017

This week is the final episode of 2017 and the final episode of Season 1. We take a look at some of the folklore behind Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas and specifically, his band of little helpers, who have a much darker history than the elves of today m...Show More

27:12 | Dec 10th, 2017

This week we go true crime and take a look at a case of "accidental death" which appears to be anything but. Joshua Maddux went missing in 2008 and seven years later, was found in the chimney of a cabin just two blocks from his home. The question rem...Show More

46:07 | Dec 3rd, 2017

This week we look at the life of Omm Sety, an Egyptologist who claimed to have had a past life as an Egyptian priestess and reincarnated 3000 years later. For more in-depth show notes, including maps, links and full scripts for each episode, visit...Show More

43:08 | Nov 19th, 2017

In the early hours of New Year's morning, 1886, Adelaide Blanche Bartlett roused her landlord in Pimlico, London with a few simple words: “come down, I think Mr Bartlett is dead”. She had awoken suddenly, sitting at the foot of her bed where she had ...Show More

33:15 | Nov 12th, 2017

This episode we take a look at the tale of Peter Stumpp. a man known as the Werewolf of Bedburg, who made a pact with the devil in trade for the ability to turn into a werewolf. We dig a little into the history of the folklore behind werewolves and h...Show More

58:48 | Nov 5th, 2017

This week is a monster episode, detailing the life of Terri Hoffman, the leader of a cult called Conscious Development of Body Mind and Soul, who fought Black Lords in the spiritual realm and on the side, benefitted financially from a dozen mysteriou...Show More

38:46 | Oct 30th, 2017

Working from contemporary German primary sources, this week we go in deep and take a look at the mysterious case of the Hinterkaifeck murders, a gruesome event from Germany in 1922, surrounded by suspicion and intrigue, but never solved. For more ...Show More

36:14 | Oct 22nd, 2017

In this episode, we take a look at a mystery that is local to me, the dark and winding story of the satanic and occult practices rumoured to take place in the Clapham Wood area in Sussex, UK. Linked with strange disappearances, bizarre phenomena and ...Show More

24:25 | Oct 16th, 2017

In this episode, we dig into the history of Spontaneous Human Combustion and take a look at several historical cases dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, along with the theories of the times. We then jump forward and have a look at two mode...Show More

36:21 | Oct 8th, 2017

This week, we detail the history of the Vampire, from screen to the dark myths and very real folklore of Eastern Europe. Vampires are a staple in horror fiction the world over, the charismatic lady-killer or seductive succubi, biting necks and suc...Show More

26:20 | Oct 2nd, 2017

In February of 1855, Britain was deep in the midst of one of the coldest winters recorded. Minus temperatures were reported from January to March, the nights were long and the conditions severe. In the early morning of the 9th February, people across...Show More

23:31 | Sep 24th, 2017

On the 26th December 1900, a small ship approached the remote island of Eilean Mor. It was a small eruption of land, uninhabited aside from a small battery of 3 men, whose job was to operate and maintain the isles lighthouse. The relief vessel Hesper...Show More

22:14 | Sep 17th, 2017

In 1943, four young boys, out poaching in Hagley Wood came across a large Wych Elm, a broad, spiderlike tree. One of the boys begun climbing the tree to look for birds eggs and upon reaching the topmost branches, looked down to find the tree was curi...Show More

26:58 | Sep 10th, 2017

On the night of February 14th, 1945. The body of Charles Walton was found on a farm in Lower Quinton, Warwickshire in England. His throat had been slashed open and the prongs of a pitchfork dug into the mud on either side of his neck, pinning the bod...Show More

31:31 | Sep 3rd, 2017

In this episode, we explore the true stories of Zombies of Haitian Voodoo culture, from French colonial rule to an exhaustive search for the source of a compound which could scientifically prove the creation of zombies by Ethnobotanist, Wade Davis. ...Show More

28:09 | Aug 27th, 2017

For more extensive sIn this episode, we detail the mystery, researched from primary sources, of the Somerton Man, or as the case is widely and simply known, Tamam Shud. In 1948, the body of a man was found on Somerton beach, Adelaide, Australia. A...Show More
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10:29 | Aug 20th, 2017

In part 1 we told the story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, now in part 2, we take a look at some of the main theories put forward to explain what happened on the night of the hikers' deaths on the Dyatlov Pass. Using legitimate research materials f...Show More

45:31 | Aug 13th, 2017

Using legitimate research materials from both English and Russian sources, we tell the full story of one of the more strange cases in Russian and possibly the entire world. Still unexplained, though theories abound, this is the full story of the Dyat...Show More

22:38 | Aug 6th, 2017

The story of William Burke and William Hare, two Irish men living in Edinburgh in 1827, who spied an opportunity to make money through murder. Now known as simply the Burke and Hare murders or The West Port Murders, this is dark history that took adv...Show More
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06:54 | Jul 30th, 2017

The true story of the Enfield Poltergeist. A historical haunting of a British family during the 1970s, the Enfield Poltergeist is still today Britains most famous haunting. This story would become the inspiration for several TV shows and also the fil...Show More

34:21 | Jul 23rd, 2017

The true story of the Enfield Poltergeist. A historical haunting of a British family during the 1970s, the Enfield Poltergeist is still today Britains most famous haunting. This story would become the inspiration for several TV shows and also the fil...Show More
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08:24 | Jul 20th, 2017

Part five of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888. Part 5 - Jack the Ripper has vanished into the dark streets of Whitechapel and we take a look at ...Show More
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07:16 | Jul 19th, 2017

Part four of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888. Part 4 - The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee receive a letter from the Ripper entitled "From Hell...Show More
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07:47 | Jul 18th, 2017

Part three of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888. Part 3 - The night of the double murders of Catherine Eddowes and Elizabeth Stride. Evidence and...Show More
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07:10 | Jul 17th, 2017

Part two of a series on the history of Jack the Ripper, a renowned serial killer investigated during the Whitechapel murders of East London in 1888. Part 2 - Jack strikes for the first time (officially), in this episode, we detail the murders of M...Show More

50:27 | Jul 16th, 2017

For our first ever episode, we go big with the complete story of Jack the Ripper, one of England most notorious ever killers and infamous all over the world. With only five canonical murders, he wasn't the most prolific serial killer in history, but ...Show More