1948 police photo of the mysterious corpse The Somerton Man is Australia’s most famous John Doe. It’s suspected that he may have been a Russian spy, operating when international tensions were high and the Cold War was just starting to heat up. If he was, it’s possible that Australia’s counterintelligence services discovered his identity and… Continue reading Was the Somerton Man a Cold War spy assassinated by Australian counterintelligence?
Was Britain’s oldest missing persons case actually solved seven years after it happened? According to some historians—yes. If you’re a Tudor history aficionado, you’ve probably heard the name ‘Perkin Warbeck’. This was a man who turned up in 1490 saying he had a better claim to the English throne than the man currently sat on… Continue reading Did one of the Princes in the Tower survive?
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
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
Just outside Dublin lies a place known to locals as the ‘Vanishing Triangle’. One of Ireland’s eeriest mysteries, it’s where eight women suddenly and inexplicably vanished in the 90s, never to be seen or heard from again... Annie McCarrick. Eva Brennan. Imelda Keenan. Jo Jo Dollard. Ciara Breen. Fiona Pender. Fiona Sinnott. Deirdre Jacob. Most… Continue reading Ireland’s big mystery – the Vanishing Triangle
Remember Erin Brockovich? She’s the file clerk who famously uncovered evidence that a huge Californian gas and electric company was poisoning people. Karen Silkwood’s story is similar, but the big difference is that Erin Brockovich’s story had a happy ending and Karen Silkwood’s... didn’t. Karen Silkwood was hired to work for the powerful Kerr-McGee Cimarron… Continue reading Karen Silkwood: How to silence a whistleblower and get away with it
An ever-deepening mystery surrounds the death of ufologist and conspiracy theorist Max Spiers, who was found dead while preparing to expose politicians and celebrities linked to a global conspiracy... In July 2016, a 39-year-old UFO researcher, conspiracy theorist and father of two, Max Spiers, was found dead on a friend’s sofa in Warsaw, Poland. Originally… Continue reading “If anything happens to me, investigate.” British UFO expert Max Spiers sent this creepy warning, days before his death
We all thought the Man of Steel was impervious to bullets, but in 1959, we were proved wrong. George Reeves, the first man to play Superman on TV in the 1952 series Adventures of Superman, was shot dead in his bedroom. Officially ruled a suicide, Superman’s death remains shrouded in mystery... George Reeves donned Superman’s… Continue reading Who murdered Superman?
Right folks, I think it’s about time I talked about the hottest conspiracy theory around right now: the conviction of Steven Avery... The Steven Avery case has dominated headlines and got tongues wagging in outrage all over the world since Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer aired last December. (Yes, there are significant spoilers for… Continue reading The dark side of the police – the Steven Avery conspiracy
John Paul I was pope for a mere 33 days before he was found dead in his bed, aged 65. Numerous oddities, inconsistencies and unanswered questions have given rise to theories that dark forces conspired to murder him... On September 27th 1978, Pope John Paul I was found sitting up in bed like he’d been… Continue reading Was Pope John Paul I assassinated?
Between August and November 1888, Jack the Ripper struck Whitechapel and brutally killed five prostitutes. Was he a lone nutjob? Or was he part of an elaborate conspiracy involving the police, the Prime Minister and Queen Victoria? Sounds nuts, doesn’t it. But this is the conspiracy theory that’s at the centre of the Johnny Depp-starring… Continue reading Was Queen Victoria behind the Jack the Ripper murders?