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The Quester
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Names Rob (or Quester- Q if ya like). Im pretty much a massive nerd so all of this is interest to me in some way or another. I love Britains myths and legends. I'm doing a BA in English and Im sure my disertation will include mythology in some way or another. Also I write. Working on the start of a trilogy right now but for fun I do little short stories, novellas and poetry and love using these kinds of topics as fuel- if not for many plot points then at least in reference provided they add to the story proper. In fact if anyone has anything they'd like me to take a hand at literary wise then Ive started a little thread of idea suggestions. Other than that hi and its nice to be here.

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 Hi Bob, AKA Quester!
 
I think that you’re in the right place for words.  You see, words constitute abstractions, and that’s very important.  You can define intelligence by the ability to manipulate events in accordance with abstract concepts.  Thus, phenomena that follow such abstract concepts must have been intelligently manipulated.  As a matter of fact, I know an ex-ghost hunter who once ended up chasing after paranormal connections to William Shakespeare. 

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Well after I read that sentence several times I must completely agree. And the idea of Shakespeare having paranormal connections is, in itself, brilliant story material. Maybe not any day soon but perhaps I'll add it to my list of ideas. To date the only stories I have with explicitly legendary aspects are a novella called Wendigo, a short story called The Boy in The Attic (vampirism), and another called Anna Faye (change the spelling on the second name and I'm sure you can work out what it involves). Additionally Ive got a couple of stories done using Biblical/supernatural themes. 

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 That Shakespeare connection to paranormal phenomena was entirely genuine, as experienced by a lady researcher from North London.  However, the connection became very personal to her, and to one of her children.  For this reason, I cannot mention any names.  Furthermore, she has since stopped investigating haunted places.

Yes, I have personally unearthed paranormal phenomena links to religion.  I am not religious, and I simply note the links. 

Some 30-years ago, there was a TV series, entitled 'Sapphire & Steel', starring David McCallum & Joanna Lumley.  Although the paranormal cases in it were fictional, and the series was intended to compete for viewer ratings with Dr Who, it was based upon the real-life experiences of of PJ Hammond.  Apparently, PJ Hammond had stayed in a haunted Scottish castle.  He came up with the idea that time was an entity in it's own right.  That is also why it was competing with Dr Who.

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Hi Rob, welcome Mysterious Britain :).



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