A FORMER murder squad detective is hoping to uncover the truth to some of life’s biggest mysteries when he comes to South Tyneside.
Trevor Marriott is bringing his new show, Myths and Mysteries: The Real Truth to the Customs House, in South Shields.
The retired police detective calls at the Mill Dam venue on Friday, March 20.
In his show, he’ll share the results of his investigations into unexplained phenomena.
He aims to uncover the real truth behind things like psychics, the Bermuda Triangle, the Lost City of Atlantis, UFOs, Bigfoot, mermaids and allegations about the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Trevor, who has visited the venue before with his shows The World’s Worst Serial Killers and Jack The Ripper – A 21st Century Investigation, said: “This all started after I launched the cold case investigation into Jack the Ripper.
“When I was looking at that I realised that the general public had been misled with what they’ve seen and read quite a bit, and that’s true with a lot of other things.
“A lot of things that some of these mysteries are based on can be proved to be nothing but hoaxes.
“Take the Bigfoot for example. If you look at the evidence that has been put forward, it can all be explained by hoaxes, and the Yeti is exactly the same.
“I’m trying to put a proper perspective on all of these things, and there are too many to go into in the show, which is why I’ve written a book as well.”
A lot of things that some of these mysteries are based on can be proved to be nothing but hoaxes.Trevor Marriott
Trevor added: “The feedback that I’ve had from the show so far is that people have left the room thinking differently from when they came in.
“I always enjoy asking the audience to put their hands up if they believe in something, and then ask them again after I’ve finished talking about it to see if there’s a different response.”
Tickets for the 7.45pm show cost £14 with a £12 concession. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 454 1234.