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Alton in Hampshire, England, is home to a particular tragic and haunting story. A story that captured newspapers and imaginations at the time and would go on to create macabre words and phrases that are still used today but for whom few know the dark, etymological root.
In today's episode we step back into 1867 to explore a haunting Victorian crime that devastated a community- shadows of which may still be present today.
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