The Lake Bodom Murders

In 1960, 4 young people went camping next to Lake Bodom. By the next morning, 3 of them were dead.


Michael Negrete

A Los Angeles college student leaves his dorm in the middle of the night. He has been missing ever since.

Bryan Pata

Who killed college student and American football player Bryan Pata?

The Diggs Family Murders

Who is responsible for the 1975 murder of a mother and her four children?

The Torso in the Thames

Who is responsible for throwing a child’s torso into the River Thames and what is the real identity of the boy known only as Adam?

The Annandale Jane Doe

10 Creepy Halloween Crimes and Mysteries

Who Put Bella in the Wych-elm?

No one knows exactly why a woman known only as Bella was stuffed inside a tree. Decades after her murder, eerie messages asking ‘Who put Bella in the Wych-elm?’ are still being found.

The Springfield Three

It’s terrifying to think that someone can make another person disappear in the blink of an eye. But what about when three people go missing at the same time?

What is Nightmares Before Bedtime?


Nightmares Before Bedtime began in September 2016. When ill health prevented me from working, I realised that I needed a way to occupy my mind. As I began to find true crime intriguing, I decided to create a YouTube channel where I could explore the darker side of humanity in a creative way. I chose the name ‘Nightmares Before Bedtime’ when I noticed how many people consume ‘horror’ content before going to sleep. In 2017, I started covering haunted locations on my channel as a nod to my love of history and ghost stories. I hope you’ll choose to join me on this darkest of journeys. Don’t have nightmares.