Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spring-heeled Jack is back

2012 is shaping up as a leap year in more ways than one. Back in February I posted news of the return of the Victorian bogeyman Spring-heeled Jack. A mysterious leaping figure scared a family as it vaulted over the … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

Every year I receive requests from journalists who want to know where the idea of Friday the 13th being unlucky originated. So here’s a summary of the lore which surrounds this widely held superstition. The idea that Friday 13th is unlucky … Continue reading

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Mystery Booms

It’s a familiar story. Police and emergency services inundated with phone calls from concerned members of the public who have heard or seen something unfamiliar in the sky. Last month it was a spectacular fireball meteor.  This month it was … Continue reading

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