The Phantom Keyboard of Old Norwich Town (on the corner of Princes Street & Elm Hill) – apparently entombed forever in concrete by a writer had received one too many rejection slips. Or, according to another version of the story, it fell out of a car into a patch of wet cement. Spoiler Alert: it was actually created in the 1990s by an art school student called Molly Sole as part of her final art project – she had created a mold of an old Amstrad keyboard and, passing a patch of wet cement one day on her way to college, was unable to resist the temptation.
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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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