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Genii Cucullati – The Hooded Ones

Black Monks and the Genii Cucullati Is Britain not the land of the Ghosts of White Ladies and Black Monks? For many years the alleged...

Death Tokens and Earth Lights of Wales

On the west coast of North Wales and lying between a mountain range and the sea on the mouth of the river Mawddach, Barmouth...
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Hand of Glory : The Robber’s Charm

"The dead, shrivell'd hand, as she clasps it with glee And now, with care, The five locks of hair From the skull of the Gentleman dangling up...

Who Killed the King?

At 7 o’clock on the evening of August 2nd 1100, the King of England William II, nicked named “Rufus” because of his red hair...
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Search for the St Margaret Clitherow’s Hand

For six hundred years one of York’s most powerful catholic relics, the hand of the martyred saint, St Margaret Clitherow had disappeared. Her house...
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Hobthrush – Naked Goblins!

Hobthrush / Hobthrust: a good natured goblin, who assists servant maids in their early morning work, but in a state of nudity….” Glossary of...

Bronte Ghosts and Legends

In the days of yesteryear it was a very serious matter to undertake a journey in Yorkshire (some might say nothing has changed). The...
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Phantom Cannons of Hull

While researching unrelated books and articles, I often uncovered strange articles or incidents buried within old literature. During one of many visits to the...
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Looking for Sancti Rumwoldi

Saint Rumwold (often spelled Rumbold) is a curious saint that beggars belief, however its an interesting tale that has grown and spread across England...

Stonehenge Solstice from 1874 with Love

We have all seen the photos and footage of revellers at the rise of the sun on the longest day of the year at...