Category Archives: People & Events

 Jill Dando murder witness ignored by detectives.

Barry Lindsey says he was driving past the Crimewatch presenter’s home when he saw her looking terrified as her killer confronted her A vital witness believed to be the last person to see Jill Dando alive moments before her doorstep murder has come forward to claim that detectives IGNORED his evidence. Barry Lindsey today reveals […]

 Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, 1914

Two bullets fired on a Sarajevo street on a sunny June morning in 1914 set in motion a series of events that shaped the world we live in today. World War One, World War Two, the Cold War and its conclusion all trace their origins to the gunshots that interrupted that summer day. The victims, […]

 FROM THE DARK SIDE…

As my friends know, my passion is History…and I’m fascintated by all the strange tales we find in the darkest,loneliest back alleys of the past…stories full of horror, humour, and hatred…..stories from The Dark Side…and here’s Sawney Bean!! Sawney ( Alexander) Bean was the semi-mythical head of a 48 member clan in !5th-16th Century Scotland. […]

 Harold Shipman

Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history by proven murders with up to 250 murders being ascribed to him. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of 15 murders. He was sentenced to life imprisonment […]

 Lord Lucan

Lord Lucan – And The Damning Evidence That Proves He Was A Killer Has there ever been a murder mystery story quite so compelling as the Lord Lucan scandal? Even four decades after the event, people are still fascinated by this most blue-blooded of crimes. Every time that some fresh titbit of news turns up […]

 Lindbergh Kidnapping

It’s me again folk! . The crime that shocked the nation by David Johnson Called “the biggest story since the Resurrection,” by journalist H. L. Mencken, the kidnapping and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh’s infant son stunned America in the early 1930s. Known as “The Lone Eagle,” Lindbergh made the first solo, non-stop flight across […]

 The Death Of Billy The Kid, 1881

Billy the Kid Billy The Kid was born in the slums of New York City in 1859. After the death of his father, he traveled west with his mother ending up in Silver City, New Mexico Territory in 1873. Little of substance is known about Billy’s life during this period, and myth has replaced fact […]

 The “Fatty” Arbuckle Scandal 2

. Yellow Journalism The papers went wild with this story. Some articles had Arbuckle crushing her with his weight and others had him raping her with a foreign object (the papers went into graphic details). In the newspapers, Arbuckle was assumed guilty and Virginia Rappe was an innocent young girl. The papers excluded reporting that […]

 Freedom’s Horror

James Clark, is a Trooper of the Household Cavalry. He sends this note. “I wrote this a month after the death of my friend Cpl Johnathan “Woody” Woodgate, when I encountered some protesters shouting abuse outside an Army recruitment office. One of the protesters couldn’t speak English and I was moved by both anger and […]