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Away with the fairies: Cottingley photos exhibition

Five photographs of fairies dancing at the bottom of a Yorkshire garden that became ‘the world’s longest running hoax’ are the focus of a compelling new exhibition. The Cottingley fairies legend began in the summer of 1917 as the Great … Continue reading

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Portillo’s State Secrets: Mysteries

The BBC2 series Portillo’s State Secrets unearths previously classified documents from The National Archives, revealing fascinating facts from Britain’s past. The episode on 26 March covers ‘Mysteries‘ and I have compiled this blogpost for The National Archives to accompany the … Continue reading

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Won’t get fooled again?

Footage posted on YouTube that appears to show a glowing orb of light hovering over the Jerusalem’s iconic Dome of the Rock led the more excitable tabloids to proclaim the “final proof that aliens exist” had arrived. But seasoned UFO … Continue reading

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