Here in Britain, we have a long history of assassinated kings and are still debating many of them. Here’s a countdown of the murkiest and most mysterious kingly deaths in the last thousand years or so… 5. Edmund I (died 946) Grandson of Alfred the Great, Edmund I was a Saxon king of England whose… Continue reading Killing Britain’s kings — 5 unsolved monarch murders
So I thought it was high time I got back to writing regular monthly articles on conspiracy theories, urban legends and mysterious/paranormal happenings. And boy am I starting with a corker! The Catholic Church has been concealing the fact that it was once led by a woman. As we know, the Catholic Church is one… Continue reading The secret female pope: is the Catholic Church covering up the existence of Pope Joan?
On 5th December 1945, just two months after the Allied powers won World War II, five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers vanished without trace over the Atlantic. It’s the event that put the Bermuda Triangle on the map. The Bermuda Triangle is a vast expanse of open water flanked on three sides by mainland Florida… Continue reading The Lost Avengers: Was Flight 19 sucked into the Bermuda Triangle?
On 2nd August 1100, while hunting in the New Forest, William II met his maker at the end of an arrow. It was deemed an accident, and yet something about that day continues to raise eyebrows. Could the Red King have been murdered? The mysterious death of King William II—nicknamed William Rufus or the Red… Continue reading King William II murdered in the New Forest?
The unexplained disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, aka 12-year-old Edward V of England and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, is one of Britain’s coldest cases. Five and a half centuries on, it remains the subject of debate and conspiracy theory. But are we any closer to the truth? When King Edward IV… Continue reading The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case
Between 1250 and 1000 BC, all of the major civilisations of the Bronze Age suddenly collapsed. No one knows why. Climate change? Volcanoes? Drought? Or was it because of an invasion by the shadowy and unidentified Sea Peoples? Archaeologists claim that a 3,200-year-old stone slab has the answer. The Late Bronze Age collapse brought a… Continue reading A 3,200-year-old stone unmasks the mysterious Sea Peoples
Everybody’s seen a Hans Holbein. His portraits of Henry VIII and the Tudor court are some of the most famous works of the Renaissance. But his 1533 masterpiece The Ambassadors is not just a painting. It’s a nest of puzzles and codes that hints at a conspiracy to change the course of history... At first… Continue reading Does Holbein’s “The Ambassadors” contain clues to a Tudor conspiracy?
In 2010, scientists investigating a 400-year-old portrait of Queen Elizabeth I made a very curious discovery — a hidden snake in the queen’s hand... The mysterious painting was created in the late 1580s or early 1590s by an unknown artist. In it, Elizabeth I is depicted in a magnificent, jewel-laden gown with a faint smile… Continue reading Secret snake discovered in Elizabeth I painting – what was she hiding?
Here’s a thought. Jesus of Nazareth wasn’t the son of God at all. He was a time traveller. His miraculous abilities were the product of technology and medicine brought back from the future. And his ‘resurrection’ was just him returning to the future. Go on. Prove me wrong. It’s Easter, the time of year that… Continue reading Jesus didn’t rise from the dead — he went back to the future
In 1889, well-drillers discovered the Nampa figurine, a mysterious artefact that really puts a spanner in the works of modern evolutionary theory. But I have another idea. What if the figurine is proof that time is not as linear as we all thought, but a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff? On August… Continue reading The Nampa figurine — more evidence that time travel is real?
Have we got history all wrong? Is it possible that dragons were real animals that walked the Earth and ruled the sky? Could it be that dragons lived among us? Everybody loves a dragon. They’re a fantasy staple, appearing in dozens of books, films and TV series, from Sleeping Beauty to The Lord of the… Continue reading Did dragons really exist?
Forget stockings and presents and candy canes this Christmas. What about a bottle of bone discharge from the body of the “right jolly old elf” himself? The miracle of manna, it’s called. Manna is the name of the sweet-smelling liquid supposedly coming out of the bones of Saint Nicholas, the gift-giving, 4th-century Greek bishop on… Continue reading Santa Claus’s body is leaking mystery bone juice