July 18, 2021

Strange Stories UK: St.Boswells haunted road.

This a short episode to end Series 3. Again a rambling story about a possible paranormal incident in a small village (St.Boswells) in the Borderlands between England and Scotland. The story comes from the Journals of the Soc...

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July 11, 2021

Strange Stories UK, The Hess Enigma , Part 2

This is part 2 of the Hess Enigma. What happened to Hess? Was he murdered? Was it Hess? We also examine the roles of other characters such as Tancred Borenius, the Polish leader Sikorski and others. There is also Anthony …

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July 10, 2021

Strange Stories UK, The Hess Enigma part 1

May and June 1941 was the period that Nazi Germany came close to conquering Western Europe. But the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler then opened a second Front which was going to cost him the war. Events during May and June …

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June 19, 2021

Strange Stories UK, John Palmer, Brinks Mat, Time Shares scams and a …

This is a rambling story based on John 'Goldfinger' Palmer. We find how the Brinks Mat gold bullion robbery was responsible for a lot of criminal enterprises as these were funded by the proceeds of Brinks Mat gold. John Palme...

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June 2, 2021

Strange Stories UK: some considerations on The death of Princess Diana

There has been recent news items on the interview between the BBC Panorama programme and Princess Diana in November 1995 and that was the inspiration for this podcast. I have not attempted a full story of the car crash that...

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May 21, 2021

Strange Stories UK: The Society of Psychical Research investigate a …

I thought it time for a paranormal type episode, this one taken from the journals of the Society for Psychical Research. I do my research in the British Library for these podcasts, this one comes from the 1949 journal. I …

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May 9, 2021

Strange Stories UK: Colin Wallace, Kincora and Clockwork Orange part …

This is part 2 of the podcast, the details being the same as for part 1.

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May 7, 2021

Strange Stories UK: Colin Wallace, Kincora and Clockwork Orange part 1

Northern Ireland 1970s, MI5, Clockwork Orange, Murder, SAS, paedophiles, IRA, UDA. What could possibly go wrong? Well quite a lot did go wrong. This is part one of a story that few people come out of very well. Colin Wallace …

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April 18, 2021

Strange Stories UK, Hilda Murrell part 3

This is part three of the Hilda Murrell murder, please listen to parts one and two. The police continue to insist that the Hilda Murrell murder was a burglary gone wrong despite evidence mounting up that there was more involv...

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April 17, 2021

Strange Stories UK : Hilda Murrell part 2: Belgrano, Sizewell and oth…

This is part two of the Hilda Murrell podcast. Maybe I should think about doing some editing; apologies in this podcast I call Hilda Murrell, Hilda Murray a few times and have difficulty in conjugating a verb, sank or sunk? …

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April 16, 2021

Strange Stories UK : The Hilda Murrell murder. 1984

This is part one of a three part podcast. 21 March 1984. Hilda Murrell was abducted from her home. She was an anti-nuclear campaigner who had just gained approval to present a paper on the problems of nuclear waste at …

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April 2, 2021

Strange Stories UK. The Brighton University student Janet Muller mur…

This is another case of a jury getting it wrong. Janet Muller was murdered by Christopher Jeffrey - Shaw in Sussex in 2015. We do not know the whole story, there are gaps in our understanding of it. What is …

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March 21, 2021

Strange Stories UK, The Porthole Murder of Gay Gibson.

A promising 21 year old actress who lived as she wished, not to the conventions of the day, goes missing on a cruise ship.

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March 7, 2021

Strange Stories UK : The Thug Life in Ipswich: County Lines.

The 'Thug life' referred to in this podcast, refers to street gangs in Ipswich copying the behaviour of street gangs in America. The American rapper Tupac came up with a phrase that makes the acronym. The hate U Give, Littl...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Strange Stories UK, The Fairy Investigation Society 1927 - to present.

The Fairy Investigation Society (aka FIS), founded in the UK in 1927, exists to report fairy sightings. This podcast attempts to give a brief history of fairies in the UK (zero to 10 minutes). Then examines the beginnings of ...

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Feb. 9, 2021

Strange Stories UK, Brighton Murder, The tragic death of Suel Dagado

A group of young men decide to spend a Saturday night in Brighton. There is an altercation as they leave a nightclub, a stupid drunken quarrel and macho posturing leads to a tragic and pointless death and life changing injur...

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Jan. 31, 2021

Strange Stories UK The Rise and fall of the Messinas, vice in London …

Please be advised that I now have a website where I can be contacted. www.strangestoriesuk.com also an email address, strangestoriesuk@gmail.com I will be happy to answer any questions, or receive any opinions or suggestions....

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Jan. 15, 2021

Strange Stories UK, The Lord Janner sexual abuse cover-up.

Well this is a bit of a ramble, but the main story is how a prominent Leicester MP Greville Janner had credible allegations of sexual abuse made against him over a long period of time but was never investigated. It …

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Jan. 8, 2021

Strange Stories UK, Brides in the Bath, George Smith part 2.

Part 2 of the Brides in the Bath Story.

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Jan. 4, 2021

Strange Stories UK, Brides in the Bath murders. Part 1.

A murder trial at the Old Bailey in 1915 caused much comment. Thousands of soldiers were being killed on a daily basis while a long complicated trial was being staged to decide the life of one man. George Smith was …

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Dec. 19, 2020

Strange Stories UK, Ghost Story for Christmas 2020

Two stories from the records of the Society of Physical Research (SPR) investigated by Fred Stratton. There are similarities between the two stories, both classic haunted house stories, both of which were being investigated b...

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Dec. 9, 2020

Strange Stories UK, The murder of Louise Smith at Leigh Park, Havant.

Lockdown in the UK during May 2020. Not a good time for teenagers or the young. Imagine being a sixteen year old teenager having fallen out with her mother, suffering from anxiety and self harm, with a difficult background s...

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Dec. 6, 2020

Strange Stores UK, The extraordinary story of Brian Donald Hume.

Brian Donald Hume, better known as Donald Hume was a smuggler, bank robber, murderer and successful businessman. His life story is quite extraordinary. It is a pity that he allowed his anger get the better of him because he ...

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Nov. 22, 2020

Strange Stories UK, The Florence Maybrick trial.

The Florence Maybrick trial which took place in Liverpool during 1889 is a famous case in which a woman was charged with the murder of her addict husband as a result of a manipulating Free Mason pulling the strings to …

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Nov. 12, 2020

Strange Stories UK. A Newhaven murder and an Albanian drug dealer's d…

Newhaven, East Sussex, once a booming light manufacturing town on the coast is now in the doldrums. There is not many opportunities for the young some of whom are often forced to spend idle days looking for ways to fill …

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Oct. 31, 2020

Strange Stories UK, Halloween 2020, The Ardachie case, the crawling w…

This is the third story I have uploaded for Halloween 2020. The other two being the Edgar Vandy case and Rougham mirage. This podcast is the Ardachie Case. Peter McEwan and his family moved to Ardachie Lodge on the banks …

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Oct. 28, 2020

Strange Stories UK, The Dorset Brehmer/Parry killing. Did the jury ge…

May 2020, Policeman Timothy Bremer killed his lover of 10 years Claire Parry , by accident in his car as she sent a message to his wife informing him of their affair. Did the jury get this one wrong?

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Oct. 23, 2020

Strange Stories UK : Paranormal Suffolk The Rougham mirage and Kersey…

The second of the Halloween podcasts for 2020, these are both set in the county of Suffolk. The Rougham mirage and the Kersey time-slip. Both phenomena could be retrocognition or hallucination. Carl Groves goes into much grea...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Strange Stories UK, The Lewes, Sussex murder of Nicola Stevenson in 2…

Nicola Stevenson was a 39 year old mother who was registered as being disabled. She had moved to Lewes in East Sussex in 2018 and was given allocated a council flat by the Lewes Council at Landport Estate in the …

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Oct. 16, 2020

Strange Stories UK, The mysterious death of Edgar Vandy.

A rather unusual case here which comes from the journals of the Society of Psychical Research. Edgar Vandy drowned while on a day out with friends on a Sussex Estate in the summer of 1933. The inquest recorded accidental deat...

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Oct. 13, 2020

Strange Stories UK Hammersmith murders ,London serial killer, Perfor…

Part 5 of the 'Performance' series. An examination of the Police investigation into a serial killer who targeted female sex workers in 1960s London. It is suggested that a well known celebrity of the time could have been res...

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Oct. 7, 2020

Strange Stories UK, Performance 4, Rolling Stones, Police Corruption,…

This is the fourth podcast in the series about the background to the film 'Performance'. It is about the Rolling Stones contribution and their situation during the making of the film. How Jagger and Jones became part of the '...

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Sept. 22, 2020

Strange Stories UK, Performance 2, Litvinoff's Swinging London?

London in the 1950s & 60s was changing, the media said it was becoming 'Swinging London'? In reality new elites were challenging the old establishment. David Litvinoff was involved with the Chelsea set and the worlds of music...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Strange Stories UK, Performance 1, Jimmy Evans, Once upon a time in L…

This is part 1 of a series of podcasts that are based on the British Movie Performance. A film which the film historian David Thompson said that the film was not as good as the stories about it. Well the …

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Sept. 1, 2020

Strange Stories UK, John Bindon, Princess Margaret, Murder and London…

Performance was the film made in 1968 where it was said that the Underground met the Underworld. In this podcast we examine the life of an underworld enforcer who was also an actor, who virtually played himself in the film. …

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Aug. 31, 2020

Strange Stories UK Rattenbury Stoner murder in Bournemouth

1935 True Crime, Bournemouth, a female muscian unhappily married has an affair with aToy boy, her husband is a famous architect and everything goes wrong. An unhappy story with an unhappy ending; in fact a desperately unha...

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