It's Thursday - it's Weird Tales Radio Show time... In this week’s show our guest is is Peter Muise who, has been exploring New England legends, folklore and weird traditions for 20 years. He’s writer and blogger and his most recent book, out this month, is Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts. Not surprisingly, we’re talking about the folklore and legends of New England, including who or what are the Melonheads?
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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.
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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