According to eyewitnesses, the victim was sitting on a park bench and talking loudly in a foreign language when he suddenly got to his feet and started flailing his arms around. Then his head fell off and the rest of his body became a human torch. By the time the police arrive, all that remains is a pile of smoldering ashes, along with an unscathed severed head.
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Ever since agent Daniel Myers had fled from Turkey with stolen secret papers vital for Western interests and entered Bulgaria, he had been aware of a certain disturbing atmosphere.
Bulgaria was a place that was steeped in the old ways and ancient, dark gypsy beliefs and superstitions. A time-haunted land of mystery and evil in which the Western, modern way of life seemed to hold little sway.
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ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE Each step leads you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet along the way? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, The End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses... [click here for more]
A corpse dressed in old-fashioned clothing is found by rescuers in a burning building in London's Moon Lane during the Blitz of Christmas 1940. At first, police believe that the dead man must have come from some pantomime or Dickensian show, but then they realize that the Blitz has reached such an intensity in 1940 that even the bravest showbiz people have closed up shop. Another policeman says he... [click here for more]