Scott Wood

Scott Wood writes regularly for Londonist, Fortean Times and The Skeptic (UK). He has contributed to the encyclopaedia Ghosts, Spirits, and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies and Antony Clayton’s book Folkore of London. He is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and the host and co-organiser of the London Fortean Society.



The opening of a controversial new museum about the 19th century murders demonstrates the changing meanings of the Ripper myth


Reactionary internet rumours after the Paris massacres showed the ugly underbelly of the web’s self-proclaimed truth-tellers