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Haunted by the Past

Do ghosts exist? Author David Clarke talks to Steven McClarence of The Yorkshire Post about things that go bump in the night. Three days before Christmas in 1855, a ghost story brought Charles Dickens to Sheffield. The 43-year-old author, brimming … Continue reading

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Scared to Death – book launch

Who was Spring-heeled Jack, the agile bogeyman that terrorised Sheffield and escaped pursuers by making gigantic leaps? What were the eerie sounds in the sky known as the Gabriel Hounds? And why did people believe the ghost of a ‘white lady’ … Continue reading

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Dark River and Sheffield Spooks

The nights are drawing in, Hallowe’en is approaching and traditionally this is the time for all things supernatural. Sheffield has a rich folklore of ghost stories and superstitions and this autumn Steel City will play host to a range of … Continue reading

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New for 2012!

I’m bringing in 2012 with two new books and the cover story in Fortean Times in what should prove to be an interesting year. If the doomsayers are correct we should expect the coming year to bring (in no particular … Continue reading

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Scared to Death

The Fortean Times Unconvention 2011 – billed as the world’s weirdest weekend – returns to London in November. I’m on the bill for both days (12 and 13 November): on the Saturday I will be speaking about my research into … Continue reading

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