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Ghosts, Gaffes, and Gunshots: The Spooky Saga of the Hammersmith Ghost Murder | 356

Season 15 | Episode 356
45m | Nov 15, 2023

We're taking a wild journey back in time to the eerie streets of Hammersmith, England in 1803. In this hair-raising episode of Hysteria 51, we're diving deep into the bizarre and ghostly world of the Hammersmith Ghost and the infamous murder it spawned.

Picture this: A small English suburb, a dark winter's night, and a spectral figure dressed in a bedsheet that could use a good ironing. That's right, the Hammersmith Ghost had the locals trembling in their cravats and corsets. But was it a malevolent spirit or just a mischievous prankster who couldn't resist the allure of a good old-fashioned ghost story?

Join us as we recount the spine-tingling sightings, the hilariously misguided vigilantes, and the shocking twist that turned a spooky legend into a courtroom drama for the ages. We'll also explore the aftermath of the Hammersmith Ghost case, including the bizarre legacy it left behind.

Get ready to laugh, gasp, and question your belief in the supernatural as we uncover the ghostly gaffes and gunshots that made Hammersmith the talk of the town. Tune in for another hilarious and historical episode of Hysteria 51, where the ghosts are funny, but the real frights come from the human follies that haunt the annals of history. Don't miss it!

Special thanks to this week’s sources:

Websites

Ex Classics - https://www.exclassics.com/newgate/ng470.htm

Crime Magazine - https://www.crimemagazine.com/hammersmith-ghost-and-strange-death-thomas-millwood

BBC News - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3364467.stm

Charles Fort Institute - https://web.archive.org/web/20110903163833/http://blogs.forteana.org/node/71

Real British ghosts - http://www.real-british-ghosts.com/hammersmith-ghost.html

Independent R’s - https://www.indyrs.co.uk/2008/06/the-hammersmith-ghost/

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