In this episode, we go back to 1945, the last breaths of WWII, to detail a grisly murder of a 74-year-old man which takes a bizarre turn into the realms of folklore and still to this day remains unsolved. Known as the pitchfork murder or the witchcraft murder, this is the case of the murder of Charles Walton, on 14th February 1945 in Lower Quinton, England.

Wikipedia – Quite a detailed overview of the case.

BBC Punt PI – A lighthearted podcast, but there’s some nice, modern investigation of the case in this episode.

Amazon – The case that foiled Fabian: Murder & Witchcraft in rural England – Very detailed and a good, enjoyable read. As with most other books on Charles Walton, delves heavily into the witchcraft element.

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