In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is Dr Kristina Downs, director of the Texas Folklore Society, talking about the intersection of folklore and true crime. We cover everything from Pocahontas to serial killers and fairy abductions. We also discuss the mysterious cases of the Sodder children, Crystal Grubb and Lauren Spierer.
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Charles 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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