Author creates ghost from novel
Michelle Paver made her ghost story a virtual reality to give her fans the “shock of their life”.
The 56-year-old author gave her fans a supernatural scare by convincing the unsuspecting victims the ghost in her novel Thin Air were real. For the experiment, Michelle hired a theatrical director whose team used professional special effects to bring the ghost from the page in the book, into the room itself. Speaking about the project, she said: “I’ve always wondered how people would react if they saw a real ghost. We got all the ingredients together, a great virtual ghost and a bunch of keen horror fans locked in a room. It was complete and utter panic. They expected a little scare, but what they got was the shock of their life.”