Historical Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries

Santa Claus’s body is leaking mystery bone juice

Forget stockings and presents and candy canes this Christmas. What about a bottle of bone discharge from the body of the “right jolly old elf” himself? The miracle of manna, it’s called. Manna is the name of the sweet-smelling liquid supposedly coming out of the bones of Saint Nicholas, the gift-giving, 4th-century Greek bishop on… Continue reading Santa Claus’s body is leaking mystery bone juice

News, Writing

Christmas is nothing to do with Jesus… The final book in “The East Pudding Chronicles” is released

Evening all! As you know, in addition to writing about history's biggest mysteries and conspiracies each week — and working on the Million Eyes Trilogy and the Million Eyes Short Stories — I've been writing a series of children's books for the last five years called The East Pudding Chronicles. I've just released the fifth and final book in the series, The First… Continue reading Christmas is nothing to do with Jesus… The final book in “The East Pudding Chronicles” is released

Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends

5 More Christmas Conspiracies and Urban Legends – Band Aid, Magic Mushrooms and the Jesus Lie

In the first part of my festive collection of conspiracy theories and urban legends, I looked at some sinister Santa secrets, an X Factor conspiracy against Christmas songs and mince pies made from human flesh. Part 2 looks at five more hidden ‘truths’ behind the curtain of fairy lights… 1. Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas… Continue reading 5 More Christmas Conspiracies and Urban Legends – Band Aid, Magic Mushrooms and the Jesus Lie

Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends

5 Christmas Conspiracies and Urban Legends – X Factor, Santa and mince pies made from human flesh

’Tis the season. But like all things good and jolly, Christmas has its share of secrets lurking beneath the tinsel. In the first of a two-part article, I’m looking at some festive urban legends and conspiracy theories… 1. Santa Claus is actually Satan Claim – Santa is actually Satan in disguise. The big giveaways are: Santa… Continue reading 5 Christmas Conspiracies and Urban Legends – X Factor, Santa and mince pies made from human flesh