Grave of the Unknown Man in Hardingstone, England

Published Apr 29 2021 at 4:00 PM GMT
  • In a small church graveyard in the village of Hardingstone, a wooden cross marks the final resting place of an unknown man, who was the unfortunate victim of another man's elaborate scheme to fake his own death.
  • In the early hours of November 6, 1930, two young men spotted a fire in the distance while walking to Hardingstone from a Bonfire Night event.
  • They began heading towards the fire, and passed a neatly dressed man carrying a briefcase.
  • The two men spoke to the stranger,"who told them that somebody must have set a large bonfire alight during the previous evening's celebrations.
  • The neatly dressed man then proceeded to wander off into the darkness.



  • Published Apr 29, 2021 4:00 PM GMT