Category Archives: History

The Jersey Devil and the Big Problem with Paranormal Authors

I have a guest article up at Hayley Stevens’ excellent blog about the Jersey Devil and the how generally terrible ghost books’ research is. It’s an interesting topic and a great blog so go check it out. Let’s start with North America’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bizarre, Blogging, Books, Debunked?, Ebooks, Fiction, History, Hoax?, Legends, Paranormal, Strange Places, Urban Myth?, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas, #124: Genuine 1842 Vampire Hunter’s Kit.

So what do you get the guy who has everything? Well, if you have $15,000 spare then why not pick up this genuine Dutch vampire hunter’s kit? The item is up for auction on GunBroker.com due to the percussion cap … Continue reading

Posted in Bizarre, History, Legends, Paranormal | Leave a comment

The Ghosts of the Fauld Crater: the UK’s Largest Explosion

It’s one of Britain’s most unique locations, yet to most people, it remains largely unknown. Staffordshire’s Fauld Crater was born in late November of 1944 when 3,500 tons of high explosives and an estimated 500 million rounds of rifle ammunition exploded underground. There was no … Continue reading

Posted in History, Strange Places | Leave a comment

Nan Tuck, the Witch of Tuck’s Wood

Buxted, East Sussex. A couple of centuries ago, an old woman named Nan Tuck poisoned her husband. Unfortunately for Nan, the murder did not go unnoticed and soon the local lawmen were hot on her heels. She did her best … Continue reading

Posted in History, Legends, Strange Places, Urban Myth? | 4 Comments

The MacKenzie Poltergeist

This chapter is taken from the ebook Eerie Britain, available now from Amazon UK, Amazon US and most other Amazons, worldwide. A terrible and well-documented evil lurks within this infamous Edinburgh mausoleum. In December of 1998, a homeless man wandered through Edinburgh’s storm-lashed … Continue reading

Posted in Bizarre, History, Legends, Paranormal, Strange Places | 1 Comment

Urban Exploration: New Jersey State Hospital for the Insane

“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.” At the centre of a sprawling one square mile site is a vast and imposing building. Founded in 1875 and popularly known as Greystone Park, the New Jersey State Hospital for the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Strange Places | Leave a comment

The Voynich Manuscript

The medieval book that defies the code-breakers. At the heart of Yale University’s sprawling campus, a large rectangular edifice dominates one side of Hewitt Quadrangle. Six pale floors of bronze, granite and translucent Vermont marble rise above ground level to … Continue reading

Posted in Bizarre, History | Leave a comment