The haunting of Strood causeway
Barrow Hill, Mersea Island, Essex Â– The 1880s
In the 1880s the Danes wintered on Mersea and in summer cruised along the coast, looting. Their two leaders were twin brothers. One spring they sailed up the creek to St Osyth's nunnery, where they killed Osyth but carried off her beautiful sister.
When they got back to Mersea each wanted her for his own and their love turned to a triangle of jealousy. They drew their swords and by nightfall both were dead. The ghosts then put the woman in the hold with a dead brother on either side.
They then raised a barrow "and buried them all, the living and the dead together. When the new moon appears, the flesh grows on their bones and breath comes back behind their ribs... and if you listen at full moon... you can hear the brothers fighting. But when the moon wanes, their armour falls to bits, their flesh drops away, the blood oozes out of the veins, and at last all is still."
Looking for something different? Try our weird news!
With Tongue in Cheek, a Look at the Great New World Ahead
Upon reading the evening news, it would appear that almost everyone agrees at this point that global warming or climate change is happening.
WiFi Small Print
22,000 people agreed to clean toilets for WiFi because they did not read the terms.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
Floating Hotel Room
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Does Horse Riding Make You Smarter?
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Would You Donate Your Brain?
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Is Man Really From Mars?
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.