Au­thor cre­ates ghost from novel

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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