The Disappearance of Rudolf Diesel

When the German inventor of a revolutionary combustion engine went missing, many believed he had been murdered to prevent his invention falling into British hands

The 2002 Moscow Theatre Crisis

After Chechen separatists took the audience and cast of a Moscow theatre production hostage, Russian authorities used a tranquilizer gas to retake the theatre, with disastrous consequences

The Kappa

Strange, aquatic yokai of Japanese folklore, kappa have long been blamed for the drowning of people and horses

The Nepalese Royal Massacre

In 2001, ten members of the Nepalese Royal family, including the king and queen, were shot dead during a garden party

The Blue Hole

Why have up to 200 divers lost their lives at a popular dive site on the Red Sea?

The Roc

Enormous eagles from Persian and Arabic folklore, Rocs were said to be big enough to snatch up horses and even elephants

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Taken in 1936, the image of the ‘Brown Lady’ has become one of the most famous images reportedly depicting a ghost