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?
No joke. Sometime after the autopsy of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, someone nicked his brain. And it’s been missing ever since. I did quite a bit of digging on this one, half-convinced the missing brain story was a fiction or hoax that had been re-reported as fact in mainstream media, thereby becoming an urban… Continue reading JFK’s missing brain: did the people protecting the grassy knoll shooter steal it?
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 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?
A shroud of strange coincidences, missing evidence and sinister unanswered questions continue to hang over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. In this article I’m going to home in on the three big ones: the white Fiat Uno, the lack of CCTV, and Henri Paul’s blood... Diana’s death is Britain’s JFK. It remains the… Continue reading The murder of Princess Diana: the conspiracy that won’t die
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
The truth is out. The long-awaited JFK files are here and reveal that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. There really was a second shooter, firing from the grassy knoll. And as many of us have thought for decades, we finally know that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as a result of a… Continue reading Oswald and the KGB — shock revelations in the JFK files
Car accidents are, sadly, a normal occurrence on Britain’s A3 highway. But there was nothing normal about a crash that took place on it in 2002... On the evening of 11th December, Surrey Police’s annual Christmas party was interrupted by calls from multiple witnesses reporting a probable car crash on the A3. They said they… Continue reading Did a ghost crash his car on the A3 in Guildford?
I've just taken part in my first podcast! I chatted with Oliver Mell, author of horror novel Godless, about Behind The Curtain, my reasons for creating it, and my forthcoming novel Million Eyes. We talked specifically about some of the conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries that feature in Million Eyes, as well as whether the Black Death might've… Continue reading Podcast with Oliver Mell – “Million Eyes”, Black Death conspiracies and Princess Diana’s death