In Victorian England poison could be bought freely over the counter. Unregulated, it often found its way into foodstuff whether by accident or design.The Bradford sweet, chocolate cream poisonings and fruit cake murder of Caroline Ansell caused public outrage and a long overdue change to the law.
Hers is a name that struck terror into many British children: Jenny Greenteeth, Ginnie Greenteeth, Screeching Ginny, Jenny wi’ the airn teeth, Ginny Burntarse, Peg Powler and Nellie Longarms—all names for one very wicked water witch.
Amelia Dyer, Victorian baby farmer, Ogress of Reading, and candidate to be Jill the Ripper, killed over 400 children to become one of the world’s worst serial killers.
Within ten short years Florence Maybrick went from Alabama heiress to convicted English murderess. Accused of poisoning her British husband, James Maybrick, she received a notoriously unfair trial. In a further twist, her tragic story is now linked to the mysterious identity of Jack the Ripper.
With literally hundreds to choose from, the intrepid ghost hunter is spoilt for choice when visiting the Emerald Isle. Here are just ten haunted castles in Ireland that are well worth a visit.
Leap Castle is the most haunted castle in Ireland. Up to twenty ghosts haunt its ancient halls—they are a testament to its brutal and bloody history.
On 8th December 1980, John Lennon was murdered in New York by Mark Chapman. Born in Liverpool and a founding member of The Beatles, does his ghost or spirit still live on?
The Valentine’s Day murder of Charles Walton shocked England. Dubbed the Witchcraft or Pitchfork Murder by the press, its connection with the occult continues to fascinate over seventy years later. It remains an unsolved crime.
In the summer of 1946 twelve year old Muriel Drinkwater took a short cut through the woods and was brutally murdered. Labelled 'The Red Riding Hood Murder' it has remained an unsolved crime.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
This is the account of three Scottish women who stood accused as witches: Isobel Gowdie, Helen Duncan, and Carol Compton, three very Scottish witches.
An innocent-looking stretch of road in England has become the source of many strange, paranormal experiences. In the history of haunted Kent, few roads are more spooky than Blue Bell Hill
In 1857, an insignificant gemstone was stolen from an Indian temple. The story that followed the theft is a fascinating tale of misfortune and tragedy. Was this stolen jewel haunted by its true owner.
Berry Pomeroy Castle is one of the most haunted castles in England. A white lady, blue lady and a smiling cavalier are just three of the many ghosts that haunt this spooky ruin.
In the 1980s the phenomenon of 'The Crying Boy' gripped the UK. In homes where everything was destroyed by fire, the image in the haunted painting remained strangely intact.
Why pay for expensive face packs when you can make your own? With a few basic ingredients, you can treat your skin for a fraction of the cost and have fun at the same time.