One Sunday morning in April 1943, during the dark days of WW2, four teenage boys made a terrifying discovery that would baffle the police and remain a mystery for over 70 years. The boys were searching for birds nests at Hagley Woods, a private estate near Birmingham in England’s Midlands. Climbing up an ancient old wych elm tree, 15-year-old Bob Farmer saw something truly terrible. Looking down the hollowed out trunk, Farmer noticed a strange object staring back at him from the dark interior. The teenager was horrified when he realized it was a human skull.
IN THIS EPISODE: Jonathan Reed couldn’t bear to be separated from his wife … so he moved into her tomb. *** Dr. Milton Rokeach forced three men who all believed themselves to be the Messiah to live together for two years in an effort to bring them out of their irrationality. But what Rokeach learned had little to do with the men themselves. *** A bodiless voice torments a lone beachgoer camping out. *** Only months after the infamous ax murders in Villisca, Iowa – the quiet farm community of Payson, Illinois was shattered by its own terrifying murder case. *** Was a woman found dead in a wych elm tree in wartime England a Nazi spy?
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“Til Death Do Us Part” by Jessica Ferri: http://ow.ly/Pmkb30mLah9
“Bella in the Wych Elm”: https://theunredacted.com/the-hagley-woods-mystery-bella-in-the-wych-elm/
“The Pfanschmidt Murders” by Troy Taylor: https://www.facebook.com/authortt/posts/1891247144305596?__tn__=K-R
“Spirit Voice on the Beach” by Berggraf38: https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25720
“The Three Christs of Ypsilanti” by Taig Spearman: https://allthatsinteresting.com/three-christs
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“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:4 ESV
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