Berwick Vampire

The Canon William of Newburgh was a priest and historian who gained much respect. He lived during the reign of Richard I in the thirteenth century. He introduced the tale of the Berwick Vampire to folklore. This was around the time when the plague devastated vast areas of the country.… Continue reading

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Missing Miss Molly

The mystery of Missing Miss Molly began on 14th January 1949 and still continues to this day. Mary Burslem was a dancer and entertainer who took the stage name Molly Moselle. She was 33 years old and working as a stage manageress for an Ivor Novello show called The Dancing… Continue reading

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Hodgkin Street Murder

To begin with, here we tell the story of the Hodgkin Street Murder of 1889. This was a brutal killing in the East End of Sunderland. In this case, the Hodgkin Street Murder still remains unsolved. This is despite the coroner saying that the truth would come out one day!… Continue reading

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Ghosts

Wearside Online normally concentrates on the local area around the River Wear, of course. However, many people like a good story if it involves ghosts. So, some of the stories here come from around the north of England. But, around 50% are from the area around the City of Sunderland.… Continue reading

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UFO Sightings

To begin with, most early UFO Sightings were airship which began in 1909. Indeed, sightings continued throughout the years leading up to World War I. But earlier writers record a number of events which would certainly be in the same category as UFO sightings today. In 664AD according to the… Continue reading

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