The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

The restless spirit of a murdered man and those of several popular performers are said to haunt this theatre in London’s Covent Garden

Blackpool’s Ship Graveyard

Blackpool’s golden sands have claimed many ships over the years, from a modern cargo ferry to a former Royal Navy flagship

The Sacred Band of Thebes

The elite of the Theban army that repeatedly demonstrated their superiority to the famous Spartans, the Sacred Band was made up of 150 gay couples


Translated as ‘the slit-mouthed woman’, Kuchisake-onna is a malevolent spirit from Japanese folklore

The Devil’s Footprints

What was responsible for strange, cloven footprints in snow that appeared overnight over many miles?

The Belay

How one climber saved the lives of the entire 1953 US Karakoram Expedition on K2

The execution of Jean Calas

Two years after his brutal torture and execution for the murder of his son, a French merchant was found to be innocent

The Black Dinner

The murder of two young Scottish nobles served as the inspiration for Game of Throne’s ‘Red Wedding’

The Cauld Lad of Hylton

Believed to have been put to death by the Baron Hylton, the ghost of a stable boy is said to haunt a castle in North-East England