The story of Bridget Cleary, killed because she was believed to be a fairy changeling.
The Fortean Times Christmas special is out now, including my feature on The Politics of Monsters and interview to Guillermo del Toro.
Brazen heads were all-knowing mechanical devices supposedly endowed with the ability to answer any question and predict the future.
In the summer of 1816, as skies darkened across the world following a volcanic eruption, a group of Romantic writers gathered in a house on the shores of Lake Geneva and told one another ghost stories.
This isn’t Photoshop.
John Reppion, the editor of Spirits of Place, spoke to Warren Ellis, Damien Williams, and myself about psychogeography and landscape.
My “Spirits of Place” essay on the psychogeography of El Escorial is now available at The Daily Grail.