[The Heartwood Institute] Witchcraft Murders

An audio investigation of the Lower Quinton and Hagley Wood murders. Both cases remain unsolved and have been linked to rumours of witchcraft and the occult.


There were a series of brutal murders that took place in the English countryside back in the early 1940s. A man impaled on his own pitchfork, the remains of a woman found stuffed inside a tree, and clues that led to the possibility these murders were witchcraft-related. What became known as The Lower Quinton & Hagley Wood Murders, these cult-like deaths still remain a mystery to this day. Much speculation and  theorizing have been put to these brutal crimes, and the biggest theory is that these murders were done because the victims were believed to have been witches.

Jonathan Sharp, aka The Heartwood Institute, has created a new album dedicated to these murders and theories called Witchcraft Murders. ✪

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