Ritual In The Dark
This is an article I wrote in 2006, which eventually got subsumed into the manuscript for my never-to-be-published true crime magnum opus The Hangman’s Breakfast. It’s a story I came across while researching Ghost Of A Hurt: The Mystery of Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm. Like that story, it took place in the rural English Midlands during the World War II era, and like the Bella story, it’s one that will never be solved. Charles Walton was murdered by persons unknown in circumstances that do suggest associations with witchcraft and the occult, and these aspects I explored in the article which you download as a PDF here.