Spooky Saturday: in the latest episode of the Weird Tales Radio Show we talk to American writer Varla Ventura about the great spiritualism craze of the late 19th & early 20th centuries plus we look at the celebrated case of the Hammersmith Ghost and we consider some July 3 folklore and the powers of being a ‘chime child'.
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Christian was born a 'chime child' with a caul and grew up in a haunted house. According to legend a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly! And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt by a newspaper.
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