Old Blood

Bloodstone: The Corpse in the Cylinder

April 17, 2023 Old Blood Season 3 Episode 37
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Bloodstone: The Corpse in the Cylinder
Show Notes

The Blitz in Liverpool, England, unearthed a long-buried cylinder. When a child discovered a corpse inside, it ignited a century-old mystery.


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