Be careful how you go in our town…

In a quiet corner of the English countryside, somewhere between the west coast and rugged hills to the east, you will find Badgers Crossing; a strange, sometimes frightening, but often magical and wonderful place.

Before the decline of the region’s main industry, a railway line for freight-trains encircled the entire town. The works closed down many years ago but the railway was never dismantled and, although overgrown, still remains today.

But the old tracks are more than just a sad reminder of a more prosperous time; in European folklore “Cold Iron” is noted for its ability to ward off spirits, faeries, witches and other supernatural beings, whether they are good or evil. Unfortunately for the residents of Badgers Crossing, an unbroken circle of iron does not only keep unwanted entities out… It keeps them in!


After meeting the author G.P. Taylor, Paul Childs was inspired to write ghost stories which, while sometimes scary are suitable for all ages. A chance glimpse of a road sign on the main road into his hometown led to the creation of Badgers Crossing – the spooky town in which the stories are either are set or have a link to. Paul has recently been joined by Robert Johns, Craig French and Bharat Sarollia as the world of Badgers Crossing expands. Here you will also find a nonfiction blog of Paul’s ramblings about all things horror.