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She is the patron saint of women who wished to be freed from abusive husbands, a woman whose commitment to avoiding her marriage to a pagan king saw her grow a beard overnight in order to repel him from the union.

They were an ordinary family in an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But what happened behind closed doors was absolutely extraordinary.

He’s the invisible menace that terrified us as children. But is there more to the bogeyman than an imaginary behaviour monitor?

In a special edition of Weird Norfolk, our mysterious tour guide rows down the River Wensum in 360 to bring you the most terrifying tales from the area surrounding Norwich’s best known river.

Norfolk’s curator, Siofra Connor and EDP photographer Antony Kelly went out to the ruins of St Mary’s church at East Somerton to see if they could capture some of the atmosphere of this magical place.

The Wildman of Watton or Bigfoot of the Forest, whatever name you choose to give the creature, there’s mounting evidence of a Sasquatch on the loose

Blickling has a famous ghost – more about her another day – but other spirits have made the hall their home, including the man whose ancestor built the Jacobethan mansion.

Lost children in a dark forest, a wicked uncle blinded by greed and a story passed down through generations. Weird Norfolk investigates the Babes in the Wood.

“Remember that you must die,” is the literal translation of Memento Mori and reflects the Christian theory of considering one’s own mortality in order to lead a better, less selfish life in order to escape eternal punishment at judgement day.

While they were essential to an enchanting Arabian Night, magical carpets aren’t just confined to folklore and far-flung lands – in Norfolk, the thread of a story of one such carpet and its Tudor home has been embroidered through the centuries from the 1700s.

As the flames licked the stone walls and the building began to crack and fall, parishioners feared nothing would remain of their beloved church at St Peter and St Paul’s church at Tunstall, a beacon for ships on the edge of a long-lost estuary which is now lonely marshland that stretches towards Great Yarmouth.

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