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Saturday, 18 August 2012 15:51

The Modern Pendle Witch

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Things have moved on considerably in the 400 years since the infamous "Pendle Witch Trials" of 1612. The modern witch is not what it used to be...

Friday, 17 August 2012 19:10

Great British Ghosts Returns

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A second series of Yesterday TV's Great British Ghosts arrives on Friday 24th August with episode 1 at 9 p.m. BST followed at 9.30 by episode 2.

Sunday, 24 October 2010 00:00

The Witchfinder General

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Short notice but for those interested, the 1968 classic horror film Witchfinder General starring Vincent Price and Ian Ogilvy is being shown tonight at 10.10 pm (BST) on BBC Four.

The film is based on true events carried out by self-proclaimed 'Witchfinder General'  Matthew Hopkins across East Anglia from 1644 until 1646.
His two-year campaign resulted in the torture and death of probably hundreds of innocent women.


If you missed it, it's still available on the BBC iPlayer until Halloween on the 31st October, spooky!

I'm currently working on a new article on this very subject, to be published here soon. In the meantime, take a look here.

Friday, 15 October 2010 22:34

The Uffington White Dog?

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It's stood proudly on display for maybe as many as 3,000 years. Carved into a hillside in Uffington, Oxfordshire it's always been believed to be an ancient, artistic impression of a horse but retired vet Olaf Swarbrick thinks we may have missed the true meaning of the famous image and says it could be the image of a dog.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010 21:52

UFO's Over St Albans

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More strange orange lights have been spotted, this time in the skies over St Albans in Hertfordshire. Over the last few years, there have been many sightings of orange lights all across the UK, many of these would seem to be Chinese lanterns, while others remain a little more mysterious. See what you think of this latest sighting as reported in the Herts Advertiser:

Wednesday, 04 March 2009 10:14

Close Encounters

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Not strictly UK news but none the less it applies to the UK as much as anywhere else, it seems that just as I was tucking into my cheese and ham sandwich on Monday afternoon the earth was close to being struck by an asteroid measuring between 68-152 ft!

Sunday, 08 February 2009 11:55

Slime From The Stars?

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Are we any closer to solving the mystery of Star Jelly? A BBC Radio Four programme will today broadcast an investigation into this strange slime.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008 22:22

The Science Of Near Death Experiences

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Yet another scientific study into near death experiences (NDEs) is being carried out, this time by 25 hospitals here in the UK, mainland Europe and in the USA. 1,500 'survivors' are to be studied, making it the largest ever study of it's kind...

Tuesday, 02 September 2008 00:00

Wigan UFO Caught On Video

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An article from reports on a UFO spotted in the skies above Wigan. More intriguingly it also contains some rather interesting video footage, read on...
Monday, 01 September 2008 23:24

Midland Tunnels 'First Serious Investigation'

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The canal tunnels around the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, have a long history of ghostly sightings and strange goings on and this Friday the West Midlands Ghost Club will be carrying out, what club spokesman, John Conway says will be "the first serious investigation being carried out by an independent research group.�