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January 30, 2023 80 mins

Mild trigger warnings this episode, mentions of sexual assault at 21:36 and again at 52:16.

When we say wtf cases, we mean it!

This Episode, Lady takes us through Erdington, England, home to the famous Erdington Murders, or Erdington Coincidences. Mary Ashford and Barbara Forrest were both beautiful young women tragically murdered within Erdington. The cases aren't related, but there are some eerie coincidences between them, enough to make you go "wtf?" Hold on to your butts, because is going to get strange and unusual.

Sources:

  • England, James. “Mary Ashford and Barbara Forrest Two Frightening Similar Murders – 157 Years Apart.” Paranorms, June 2016, https://paranorms.com/mary-ashford-barbara-forrest/

  • Hall, Sir John (1926), Trial of Abraham Thornton, William Hodge & Co

  • Halifax, Justine. “The Chilling Links between Two Brutal Murders 160 Years Apart.” BirminghamLive, 26 Nov. 2015, https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/nostalgia/chilling-links-between-two-brutal-10504871

  • The Lineup Staff. “The Eerie Coincidences of the Erdington Murders.” HuffPost, HuffPost, 7 Dec. 2017, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-eerie-coincidences-of_b_8682392

  • The Lineup Staff. “The Erdington Murders: Two Eerily Similar Slayings-157 Years Apart.” Line, 20 Feb. 2018, https://the-line-up.com/erdington-murders-coincidences

  • Lockley, Mike. “Family of Murdered Barbara Forrest Demand DNA Tests 38 Years On.” BirminghamLive, 26 Nov. 2015, https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/family-murdered-barbara-forrest-demand-187122

  •  Lu, Seig. “The Erdington Murders: Two Eerily Similar Slayings – 157 Years Apart!” Mysteriesrunsolved, 24 Oct. 2022, https://mysteriesrunsolved.com/2020/05/erdington-murders-157-years-apart.html

  • Luneau, Ann-Marie. “The Mirrored Murders of Mary Ashford and Barbara Forrest.” Medium, Medium, 17 Mar. 2022, https://drhpod.medium.com/the-mirrored-murders-of-mary-ashford-and-barbara-forrest-5584ed9dc604 

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