The Girt Dog of Ennerdale

Responsible for killing up to 400 sheep, debate has raged since over the true species of an animal sometimes called the ‘vampire dog’

Amy Johnson

One of the world’s leading aviators, Amy Johnson disappeared in strange circumstances after flying off-course in 1941

The Arthur’s Seat Coffins

In 1836 17 mysterious wooden figurines in miniature coffins were found on Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh. Debate has raged since over who put them there and for what purpose

The Crew of the Mary Celeste

One of history’s most notorious ‘ghost ships’, what caused the crew of the Mary Celeste to abandon their largely undamaged ship and disappear?

Black-Eyed Children

Described as resembling children but with coal-black eyes, these beings are described as intent on tricking their way into homes or cars

The Axeman of New Orleans

A mysterious serial killer with a strange penchant for jazz terrorised the city of New Orleans for over a year

The Dancing Plague

In 16th Century France, as many as 400 people were infected by a strange contagion that caused them to dance for days on end