Weird Tales Radio Show we have the concluding part of our interview with historian Richard B. Spence on the life, times and mysterious disappearance of Sidney Reilly, the Ace of Spies – and Ace of Double Crossers. We've also a tale of ghostly Roundheads & Cavaliers who walk at this time of the year and we learn about the Candle in the Wind spell – yes there is an Elton John connection.
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
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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