International terrorism poses a threat to traditional policing as resources are diverted away from community to enforcement roles & yet it is local policing which will ultimately defeat the terrorist.
Used as a creepy Gothic backdrop for countless films by Hammer and other film makers, The Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire harbours dark and evil secrets of its own.
Who were the mysterious figures seen to ascend the heavens and disappear into the clouds in broad daylight at a Kent Dockyard in August 1929?
The extraordinary story of how a tiger from the Royal menagerie escaped into the woods of Windsor Great Park woodland and inspired an artistic masterpiece.
What was the supernatural force which prevented countless men and a team of oxen from moving the simple wooden coffin of Donald Beamish in Scotland of 1672?
The true scandalous story of how torture and intrusive surveillance were used to expose Staffordshire teenage demoniac William Perry, the most notorious supernatural fraudster of the 17th Century
Was it a mermaid that was observed swimming in Carmarthen Bay for over four hours by dozens of astonished eye-witnesses in February 1603?
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Stuart England was astounded at the amazing story of Rev. Patrick Makel Wian who was rejuvenated at the age of 80, growing new teeth and hair, regaining his sight and hearing and living to 130 years.
Victorian society was transfixed by the teleportation of a celebrated psychic medium 3 miles across London, witnessed by a room full of distinguished onlookers.
What was the mysterious force which transported Jacob Mutton across 30 miles of Cornish countryside in late 17th century England? Could this really have been an early case of alien abduction?
A collection of long-forgotten proverbs from a dark corner of the British Museum, which provide a remarkable insight into attitudes, behaviours & morality in the male-dominated world of C17th England.
Feared as an all-conquering invader during his lifetime, William the Conqueror suffered an ignominious death, a farcical funeral and his remains were repeatedly desecrated for 1000 years afterwards.
Did Mary Clues receive a nocturnal visitation from the Devil or was her bizarre death an early case of Spontaneous Human Combustion?
Who was the menacing and malevolent stranger who climbed into Tom Cox’s Hackney Carriage on All Hallows Eve 1684 who not only terrified him out of his wits, but changed his life forever?
What was the enormous skeleton unearthed in a Derbyshire village by C17th lead miners and did later commentators attempt to obscure the truth in order to hide the existence of Giants?
The secret stories of ghosts, ghouls and mysterious happenings in the beautiful and historic region of Languedoc-Roussillon in Southern France
How the extraordinary diabolical possession of William Perry in 17th Century Bilston almost sent an innocent woman to the gallows, and why it became the most notorious supernatural case of its day.
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The astonishing life and extraordinary death of Jacobean alchemist and magician Doctor John Lambe
Did the ghost of a murdered Victorian housemaid haunt her killer until he confessed to her brutal killing?
Phantoms rarely cause harm to the living but in Devon in 1721, the ghost of an innkeeper who disappeared in mysterious circumstances, led to the execution of his friend for murder- was justice done?
Does a ghostly wolf-like creature roam the Thames towpath at Windsor and Maidenhead? What was the mysterious beast witnessed by three police officers between 1990 and 2000?