The Pilliga Princess

The Pilliga Scrub is a massive expanse of thick bush land in the central, upper half of New South Wales, Australia. An area spanning 80 x 120 Km. Things go missing in this area all of the time, from sheep and cattle, to people and vehicles, never to be seen again. Stories have emerged from the forest that send […]


Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?

On the 18th of April 1943, Robert Hart, Thomas Willetts, Bob Farmer and Fred Payne, four boys from Stourbridge were poaching in Hagley Woods near to Wychbury Hill. They came across a large wych elm tree. Believing it a good place to hunt birds’ nests, Bob attempted to climb the tree to investigate. As he climbed, he glanced […]


The Dibbuk Box

In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk (Yiddish: דיבוק‎, from the Hebrew verb דָּבַק dāḇaq meaning “adhere” or “cling”) is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. Imagine purchasing something from an auction website that would ultimately change your life forever. Well that is exactly what happened to Jason Haxton […]


The Russian Sleep Experiment

Toward the end of the 1940s, Soviet researchers sealed five prison inmates in an airtight chamber and dosed them with an experimental stimulant gas to test the effects of prolonged sleep deprivation. Their behavior was observed via two-way mirrors and their conversations monitored electronically. They were promised their freedom if they could go entirely without […]