In this episode, Zoe tells us about the strange case of Bella, a woman who’s body was found stuffed into a hollow tree. “Who put Bella in the Wych elm?” – was scrawled in graffiti on a wall in nearby Birmingham, UK – suggesting someone knew who she was, but did anyone really know what happened to her?
We also talk about satanic hippos, the rise of international cuisine in the UK in the 80’s, and whether prostitutes would wear ruffles.
Here’s a rundown of the episode:
00:28 – Hello!
00:51 – Presented Piece – Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm
10:36 – Promo – Paraunity
11:56 – Discussion
40:51 – Thanks and Where You Can Find Us
46:28 – Fun Fact – Snail’s Teeth
Total Runtime: 48:22
Our promo partner this week is the Paraunity podcast.
Sadly, our podcast network, the Paranormality network, is no more. Going forward we will be looking for new promos.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who/_put/_Bella/_in/_the/_Wych/_Elm%3F – Wikipedia on Bella
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/revealed-after-75-years-face-14329271 – Birmingham mail on the case
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand/_of/_Glory – wikipedia on the hand of glory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanism – wikipedia on satanism
https://crimereads.com/who-put-bella-in-the-wych-elm/ – crime reads on the case
https://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/2019/04/04/who-put-bella-down-the-wych-elm/ British newspaper archive on the case
https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/who-put-bella-in-the-wych-elm/ – the history press’ account
https://www.ranker.com/list/who-put-bella-in-the-wych-elm/patrick-thornton – ranker.com on Bella
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