“Dark Folklore” by Mark Norman and Tracy Norman

"Dark Folklore" by Mark Norman and Tracy Norman

"The first entertaining, yet rigorously researched, modern anthology to explore a wide range of creepy beliefs, customs and stories

How did our ancestors use the concept of demons to explain sleep paralysis? Is that carving in the porch of your local church really what you think it is? And what’s that tapping noise on the roof of your car… ?

The fields of folklore have never been more popular — a recent resurgence of interest in traditional beliefs and customs, coupled with morbid curiosities in folk horror, historic witchcraft cases and our superstitious past, have led to an intersection of ideas that is driving people to seek out more information.

Tracey Norman and Mark Norman lead you on an exploration of those more salubrious facets of our past, highlighting those aspects of our cultural beliefs and social history that are less ‘wicker basket’ and more ‘Wicker Man’."