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Episode 37- Bloodstone: The Corpse in the Cylinder

The Blitz in Liverpool, England, unearthed a long-buried cylinder. When a child discovered a corpse inside, it ignited a century-old mystery.


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“The Body in the Cylinder: How a Discovery During World War Two Revealed an Unsolved Victorian Era Mystery.” Creative History: Little Known Stories from the Past. January 10, 2021.

“Knock, Knock, Ginger: The History of the Ding-Dong-Ditch Prank.” Professional Moron. April 18, 2022.

“Liverpool May Blitz 1941.” Old Mersey Times.

Pye, Ken. Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours. (United Kingdom: Amberley Publishing, 2020.)

Seyd, Richard. Record of failures and liquidations in the financial, international, wholesale and manufacturing branches of commerce… (London: Seyd and Co., 1885). P. 445.

“Skeleton in Cylinder.” Old Mersey Times. 2016.

Slemen, Thomas. Strange But True: Mysterious and Bizarre People. (United States, Barnes & Noble, 1999.)

Whittington-Egan, Richard. Liverpool Colonnade. (London: Philip, Son & Nephew). 1955.

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Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers -

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