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?
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
In the early 1900s, in a small rural county in Texas, a missing child was finally found — in a ditch, eyes gouged out with a fork, pockets stuffed with sweets. An unsolved mystery at the time, locals today believe the perpetrator was none other than the mysterious ‘Candy Lady’... Over the course of a… Continue reading Did the ‘Candy Lady’ abduct and murder children in Texas?
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
This week I’m getting in the spirit of Halloween by investigating the mysterious Meon Hill, on the edge of the Cotswolds in Warwickshire. It’s a place of Satanic legends, phantom black dog sightings, alleged witches and shadowy pitchfork-wielding killers. Anyone fancy pitching a tent there on October 31st? Meon Hill is nestled between the sleepy… Continue reading Witches, phantom dogs and pitchfork killers… Welcome to Meon Hill
In May 2007, Madeleine McCann disappeared. A few days later, Dutch shop assistant Anna Stam had a disquieting conversation with a little English girl called “Maddie”, who came into her shop and claimed the woman she was with had snatched her... On 3rd May 2007, the still unexplained disappearance of Madeleine McCann sparked the same… Continue reading “She is not my mummy.” Madeleine McCann spotted in Amsterdam
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?
We’re all familiar with the story of the Princes in the Tower, when 12-year-old Edward V and his 10-year-old brother Richard disappeared without trace in the Tower of London in 1483. But do you know the story of 16-year-old Prince Arthur, Duke of Brittany – the ‘Duke in the Castle’? Arthur, Duke of Brittany and… Continue reading Before the Princes in the Tower, there was the ‘Duke in the Castle’
It was a sad and shocking day on 26th April 1999 when Jill Dando, newsreader and presenter of BBC TV series Crimewatch and Holiday, was shot dead outside her home. After Barry George was convicted of her murder, we all thought the case was solved. Then he was acquitted on appeal. So the question is,… Continue reading Serbians, corrupt footballers or the BBC – who killed Jill Dando?