Brian Haughton

Brian Haughton

Born in Birmingham, UK, he is the author and researcher on the subjects of ancient sacred places, prehistoric megalithic sites, and supernatural folklore. He also writes fiction influenced by the supernatural and uncanny. He is a graduate of Nottingham (B.A. in Archaeology) and Birmingham (M. Phil in Greek Archaeology) Universities, and has worked on archaeological projects in England and Greece.

He has written on the subjects of archaeology, ancient mysteries, human enigmas and the supernatural for various print and internet publications, hisfirst book 'Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries' was published in January 2007, and has been translated into nine languages (including Thai!). His second, 'Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places' was published in July 2008, and the latest - 'The Lore of the Ghost' is due in September.

His research into the Princess Caraboo hoax has been used by the B.B.C. on a number of occasions. His work has been published on various websites including the B.B.Cs Legacies website, World Mysteries and the Book of Thoth, and in magazines across the world including New Dawn Magazine, Awareness, All Destiny and the UKs Paranormal Magazine. He is a member of the Folklore Society (England) and serves as a consultant for U.K-based research and investigative organization Parasearch. He long ago fell for the lure of the ancient and the supernatural, initially inspired by visiting the Neolithic chambered tombs of the Cotswolds and archaeological sites on Crete, and by reading the ghost stories of Sheridan Le Fanu and M.R. James.

Website URL: http://www.mysteriouspeople.com/

The 26th May,1828, was a major holiday and the streets of Nuremberg were almost empty. Between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, Georg Weickmann, a shoemaker who lived in Unschlitt Square, noticed a strange boy of between fifteen and eighteen years old, dressed in coarse peasant clothes and walking strangely as if drunk. The shoemaker approached him and the boy held out a sealed envelope addressed 'To the Honourable Captain of the Cavalry of the Fourth Squadron, of the Sixth Regiment of the Light Cavalry in Nuremberg.' On seeing the address Weickmann took the stranger to the Guard Tower in front of the New Gate, to find out where the captain lived, and then on to the captain's house. 

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