Redcaps

Unique to the Scottish Borders region, redcaps are said to be violent, murderous goblins that lurk in the ruins of deserted castles

Fran├žois l’Olonnais

One of the most feared buccaneers, this French pirate with a taste for both torture and murder eventually met an end just as grisly as anything he had meted out

The Hodag

Amongst the strangest of the ‘fearsome critters’ of frontier folklore, a Wisconsin businessman claimed to have captured a live Hodag in 1896

Operation Cottage

How the Allies took over 300 casualties invading an island that wasn’t defended

Blackpool Ghosts

A rundown of six different tales of haunted locations across the Lancashire resort of Blackpool

The Abbeystead Disaster

During an organised visit to a pumping facility for villagers concerned with flooding, a huge explosion destroyed the facility