In my latest Weird Tales Show video on YouTube we look at the history and legends surrounding some of the Waveney Valley's Mysterious Stones – just glacial erratics... the site of historic events... the scene of blood-thirsty Druid rituals... or mounting blocks for fat old farmers to get back on their horses?
If you are going to be in the 'Saints' area of Suffolk (UK) this Sunday, catch the Christmas Market at St Peter's Brewery – I'll be there with my book Jane Christian will have some of her paintings on sale.
For those of you who subscribe to Ancient Origins, here's me being ghoulish about the old English punishment of hanging executed murderers in chains until the flesh rotted from their bones.
Shrinkflation = when the price stays the same but the quantity you get for your money goes down.
Skimpflation = when the price stays the same but the quality of the service you are paying for deteriorates.
Both currently endemic in UK eateries with smaller portions & crappy service – and don't blame Brexit & Covid.
It's Weird Witchy Wednesday and I have another short YouTube video for you – this time about two witches who live in a church in the Suffolk village of Thrandeston. You'll also encounter 17th century witchcraft trials, the author M.R. James, and the prosecution witness who subsequently lost his skull!
Just stumbled upon this pic from The RockyHorror Picture Show in 1975 – Magenta & Little Nell are wearing face-masks! Spookily 45 years later we were all wearing face-masks. It's astounding, time is fleeting, let's do the Time Warp again!
Personal Factoid: Never saw the movie adaptation but I did catch the original London theatrical run – as The Rocky Horror Show – at the Kings Road Theatre in London.
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Friday Night is Fright Night - in my latest Weird Tales Show video I'm discussing shapeshifters, werewolves, skin-walkers and other weirdness with award winning author John Kachuba.
Well I may have recorded my last radio show but they are now going out on repeat... FRIDAY November 5th 11pm Eastern /8pm Pacific WEIRD TALES RADIO REDEUX with Charles Christian We’ll be presenting the early episodes not heard on Para X . This week the Weird Tales Radio Show climbs into the time machine with a repeat of the first ever show from September 2017. You can find Para X Radio at http://www.paraxradionetwork.com/
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