Unexplained: Real-life Mysteries That Evade Explanation

Apr 10 2019 11:30 - 12:30

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD London


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Unexplained Live Talk: The Dawn of the Head

Join Richard MacLean Smith, creator of the ‘world’s spookiest podcast’ Unexplained as he takes you on an atmospheric journey through an extraordinary tale... Summer 1971, in the market town of Hexham. Two young boys discover a pair of strange stone heads buried in their garden prompting a series of peculiar events:  The heads seem to move themselves around their home and strange creatures appear to be stalking anybody that comes into contact with them

Despite attempts to identify their provenance, no one can provide a definitive answer.  Were they, as some believed, of a pagan, Celtic origin? Ancient idols worshipped by an obsessive Cult of the Head? Or were they merely remnants of crudely made dolls, gifted to a young daughter by her doting father?

Does it matter if something is real or not, if we believe it enough?

About Richard MacLean Smith

Part Scottish, part English and proud citizen of nowhere, Richard MacLean Smith is a writer and podcaster. Richard researches, writes and produces the podcast Unexplained, described by the Guardian as the ‘spookiest podcast ever.’  An international success, Unexplained has been #2 in the US, UK and Canadian iTunes charts with over 17 million streams/downloads to date.  (Unexplained the book, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2018 and is set to be translated into a number of languages.  The book is due to be published in US and Canada in 2019).

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