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A man hires a ghost to kill his wife, a hanging hand haunts a thriving hotel, and a shrunken head is causing trouble from a ping pong box. It's a rapid fire round-up of the best Halloween stories from the historic newspaper archives! In this second mini episode from Yesterday's Chip Paper, we'll also hear the tactics of a ghostly thief and inventive wildlife descriptions David Attenborough would be proud of from the haunted Scottish wilderness.
YCP Extra! Sees Jim and Violet dig out the very best true short stories from the world's newspapers, those that aren't long enough to make up a longer episode, but are brilliant nonetheless.
Yesterday's Chip Paper is a fortnightly(ish) podcast that looks at true stories found in historic newspapers from across the world. With hundreds of years of history at their fingertips, the only real limit to the stories that are told is that they have to have happened - or, at least, been reported. Whether it's true crime, mass hysteria or unusual reporting of famous events, it's always guaranteed to be downright bonkers.
Archives used in this episode:
British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
Trove (National Library of Australia) http://trove.nla.gov.au/
Halloween Pumpkin by Purple Planet Music http://www.purple-planet.com