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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 and the Blitz.” National Museums of Liverpool.

“Liverpool May Blitz 1941.” Old Mersey Times.

The London Gazette for the Year 1885. Vol II. (London: Harrison and Sons, 1885). P. 4250.

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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