Unexplained: Helen Duncan The Blitz Witch

  • Published 10 months ago
  • Not Rated

Victoria Helen McCrae Duncan was a Scottish medium, best known as the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735. She was famous for producing ectoplasm made from cheesecloth.

Born in 1897, she was a daughter of a cabinet-maker. She was a show woman who traveled throughout Britain, holding regular séances.

In this documentary, Tony Robinson and science journalist Becky McCall to investigate the case of Helen Duncan. She was quite popular during World War II as a psychic. Her freakishly accurate forecast about military campaigns led to an MI5 investigation and her imprisonment under the witchcraft law.

She was deemed a serious threat to national security. She claimed she was merely visited by the ghost of ex-servicemen who told her secrets she could never have known.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Strange
weird borders
youtube icon
10:09

If you thought crossing a border is a simple task, think again. Yes, most borders are a straight line. And you can cross them easily.But there are more than 190 sovereign coun...

  • 178
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
Strange
camazotz maya god
youtube icon
07:17

We all know how Batman looks. A human body with a bat mask. Well, there might be something behind the mask. Or in other words, DC comics might have gotten the idea from Maya ...

  • 745
  • 6 months ago
  • Not Rated
Strange
Aokigahara forest
youtube icon
21:09

The Aokigahara forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. People started taking their own lives in the forest after the novel Kuroi Jukai was published. In the bo...

  • 897
  • 8 months ago
  • Not Rated
Strange
firewall yosemite national park
youtube icon
04:00

Firewall is one of Yosemite’s national park most amazing spectacles. It happens every year, from the middle of February until the end of the month. Orange light falls onto ...

  • 704
  • 8 months ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,313 Videos / 13,282,896 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The World Tree is mytheme in many Middle Eastern religions. It is most often portrayed as an archetype of the trees of k...
  • 779
  • 4 months ago
One of the best aspects of the caves are the fabulous colors. The colors are taken directly from the Earth itself. Those...
  • 756
  • 5 months ago
There are many ways our brain can outsmart us. Fact of the matter is that our brain is very smart, and we are just puppe...
  • 3,048
  • 1 year ago
In his journal, he described them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted”. He also noted that they had “a h...
  • 3,855
  • 1 year ago