In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show #174 we have a smorgasbord of weirdness including a new book on the legend of Black Shuck, a ghoulish guide to English gibbet sites, a possible connection between dreams and aliens, the mystery here today gone, tomorrow island, the Devil’s Tramping Ground, and dragons – yes dragons!
The original supermodel Jean Shrimpton at a press announcement on 12th July 1966. Seems like only yesterday – where did the time go?
Here's a quick update on my Shuckland book – it is now available in bookshops – it is one of Ancient Origins 'Suggested Books of the Week' – and it is now available in both ebook format and as a paperback on Amazon.
Catherynne M. Valente is the American best-selling author of the Fairyland novels, among many other books.
In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is Doctor Paul H. Smith, an expert on remote viewing and a former member of the US Army’s Project Stargate attempt to create psychic spies and wage paranormal warfare. Yes, we're in the men who stare at goats zone - but without George Clooney.
Here are the show links...
Start the weekend with a Passive/Aggressive Matrix of email sign-offs – I appear to waver between chaotic good and chaotic evil.
I'm being interviewed for a webinar on Saturday by Ancient Origins – all about Dirty Deeds in Dark Age England – and a bunch of Saxon Queens with unpronounceable names putting the sex back into Wessex.
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. He now lives in a barn on a ley-line in rural East Anglia. His latest book is The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle: Wraiths, Werewolves & Other Weird Tales from the Yorkshire Wolds (Haunted Landscapes Volume 2)
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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