Loading Episode...
Stories of Strangeness - Zoe and Mike EPISODE 30, 19th July 2021
Episode 30 - Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

Episode 30 - Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

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

Links:


Promo

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.

Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.

We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258


Research Links

Websites:

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


Our Links

Website - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.

Instagram - Where we hang out the most.

Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!

Twitter - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!

Our Redbubble page, where you can find all of our designs and illustrations on loads of products.

Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We're starting with 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.