Back in the spring of 1976, the sleepy community of Crosshill began experiencing a series of terrifying encounters. Soon, the Gurning Man captured the fear and imaginations of women throughout Glasgow. This disturbing visage of a seemingly black-clad tall spindly humanoid figure started stalking the women of Crosshill relentlessly and even showed up in the bedrooms of several unfortunate victims. Join us as we attempt to get to the bottom of what has become one of Scotland most enduring modern urban legends.


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Sexual Assault

Sleep Paralysis

Serial Murder

Violence Against Women

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Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.