Panic about food shortages and bombing saw around 750,000 British pets killed at the outbreak of the Second World War
A burst fermenting vat filled with beer resulted in a flood that caused eight deaths in 19th century London
Claims of a supernatural creature hiding in a London cemetery led to a long-running feud between two self-proclaimed vampire hunters
How the ordinary women of Fishguard, Wales, foiled the last invasion of mainland Britain
A disastrous fire at the Summerland leisure centre on the Isle of Man killed at least 50 people
Written in secret by the Prime Minister, the letters of last resort detail the UK’s nuclear response in the event the Government falls
The restless spirit of a murdered man and those of several popular performers are said to haunt this theatre in London’s Covent Garden
What was responsible for strange, cloven footprints in snow that appeared overnight over many miles?
The murder of two young Scottish nobles served as the inspiration for Game of Throne’s ‘Red Wedding’
A popular urban legend in the English seaside town of Southend, the ratman is said to be ghostly creature that inhabits a dilapidated underpass.