Born this day 12th October 1875 although you might want to swerve numbers #3 and #7 – and challenging Irish poet and subsequent Nobel Prize for Literature laureate William Butler Yates to a White Magic versus Black Magick battle also didn't go down too well!
The next Urban Fantasist Weird Tales Radio Show is now available as a podcast on PodBean, ITunes and all the usual suspects. (Search for Paranormal UK Radio Network) It's a Hunters Moon - we've not one but two headless ghosts, including a cephalophoric martyr - we'll be looking at the folklore of conkers - we go urban mythbusting to Birmingham (UK) - we've a spell to dispel bad dreams - Jane Christian be looking at tales of buried fairy treasure at the Willy Howe barrow - we've an interview with Jim Peters of Folk Horror Revival about the music of the haunted countryside - and we have a cautionary tale about crystal balls. The show repeats over the weekend & will be available as a podcast download from Monday.
In the meantime you can still access the earlier show as a 1 hour podcast on PodBean here https://paranormalukradio.podbean.com/e/urban-fantasist-weird-tales-urban-legends/
My new fortnightly one-hour digital radio/podcast programme starts on 7th September - it will take a magazine format with multiple interviews and stories including Urban Mythbusting. In the first episode we'll also have a countdown of your Top 10 favourite Doomsday scenarios - everything from Armageddon to Zombies. Enjoy
Today's weird and WTF photo: that moment a bear photobombs the selfie you and your besties have just carefully posed... that moment. (Well, it's either that or three female blackshirts with a Nazi bear!)
On a serious note, the photo was taken by Allen Nield who had photographic studios in Leeds, Manchester, Stockport & Stalybridge. I'm guessing by the fashions and hair styles, the pre-WW1 Edwardian era. Kudos to Jack Mord of the Thanatos Archive for finding & saving this picture for posterity.
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