Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
EP60 The Disembodied Hand at the Haunted Mansion: A ghostly hand - like Thing from The Addams Family - has long haunted a Welsh home. Let’s go ghost hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

EP60 The Disembodied Hand at the Haunted Mansion: A ghostly hand - like Thing from The Addams Family - has long haunted a Welsh home. Let’s go ghost hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

July 22, 2021

Why is a disembodied hand haunting a secluded mansion on the wind-swept coast of Wales?

Staff working at the house have long reported seeing the severed hand in one of the bedrooms, as well as other spirits besides, but what does it all mean - and does it have anything to do with the smugglers caves nearby?

Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) for a paranormal investigation as he goes in search of the supernatural secrets on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP59 The Spectral Nun and the Skeleton in the Wall: Why are religious ghosts haunting a Welsh parish? Let’s go on a paranormal investigation on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP59 The Spectral Nun and the Skeleton in the Wall: Why are religious ghosts haunting a Welsh parish? Let’s go on a paranormal investigation on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

July 15, 2021

Multiple reports of paranormal activity in a Welsh parish lead to the residents calling in the ghost hunters and exorcists.

From a spectral nun to an oyster-eating monk, the activity - including bangs in the dead of night and a ghost circling the bed - continue to mount, and lead to some "gruesome" and "macabre" discoveries.

But what does it all have to do with the skeletons discovered in a nearby wall? And how does Saint Nicholas - jolly Saint Nick - fit in with it all?

For some of the answers - and even more questions - join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the eerie truth of this gothic mystery on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP58 The Mystery of the Macabre Magician: When an infamous Welsh wizard is hired to solve a crime things get a little bit gothic. Find out all the secrets on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP58 The Mystery of the Macabre Magician: When an infamous Welsh wizard is hired to solve a crime things get a little bit gothic. Find out all the secrets on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

July 8, 2021

Can you really solve a mystery by digging up skulls in a graveyard?

That seemed to be the case when notorious Welsh wizard Robin Ddu (Black Robin) was hired to solve a riddle using his psychic powers.

But appearances and reputations can be deceiving, and not all is as it seems with this master of witchcraft. 

To find out all the secrets, join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the gothic truth of this macabre master of magic on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP57 The Phantom Werewolf: A “real-life” horror story in which a strange wolf-like creature with hellish eyes terrorises holidaymakers in the Welsh mountains - Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

EP57 The Phantom Werewolf: A “real-life” horror story in which a strange wolf-like creature with hellish eyes terrorises holidaymakers in the Welsh mountains - Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

July 1, 2021

Do werewolves really roam the wilds of Wales?

That certainly seemed to be the case for one Oxford professor who encountered a strange creature while on a fishing trip in the Welsh mountains.

Far from an idyllic holiday, it soon began to resemble a horror film when a dog-like creature with hellish red eyes laid siege to the cottage one night. The professor, however, did discovered a way to send the wolf packing with its tail between its legs... or did he?

For all the details, join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of werewolfism on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP56 The Witch’s Curse: A dark and tragic folk tale in which a Welsh woman is struck down by witchcraft - or is it all in her mind? Find out more on the magical Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

EP56 The Witch’s Curse: A dark and tragic folk tale in which a Welsh woman is struck down by witchcraft - or is it all in her mind? Find out more on the magical Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

June 24, 2021

Can a witch really curse somebody who refuses to assist them?

That certainly seems to be the case in this old Welsh folk tale in which Bethan Jones - the accused witch - is blamed with striking down a woman.

But is it really evil witchcraft, or is it all in the victim's mind? And if it a real curse, how can it be broken?

Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) who goes in search of clues on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP55 The Phantom from Pennsylvania; or, An American Ghost in Wales: Why is an apparition from Philadelphia haunting the Swansea Valley? Let’s go hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP55 The Phantom from Pennsylvania; or, An American Ghost in Wales: Why is an apparition from Philadelphia haunting the Swansea Valley? Let’s go hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

June 17, 2021

Can a ghost really carry a person across the world in the blink of an eye?

That seemed to be the case in Wales in the 18th century when a man was seemingly whisked away across the Atlantic from his home in Ystradgynlais to a secret location in the USA.

In this "real life" ghost story, the American apparition - a "well-dressed" woman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - tasked him with completing a task for her is he wished to return home once more.

What does it all mean? Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) for a globe-spanning paranormal investigation on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP54 The Magic of Water: Wash with vampires, fight evil spirits, turn water into wine and protect coffee from witches - it’s all on this fascinating Welsh on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP54 The Magic of Water: Wash with vampires, fight evil spirits, turn water into wine and protect coffee from witches - it’s all on this fascinating Welsh on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

June 10, 2021

Water has many uses in Welsh folklore, from repelling evil to bringing good luck.

Some of these traditions are practical, such as not spilling this most valuable of commodities, while others are more gothic in nature, and concern vampires, spirits, and witches.

Do any of these old customs still work today? Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the watery secrets on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP53 The Haunted Cemetery and the White Mist: Paranormal activity is reported in Victorian Wrexham - but is it really supernatural? Let’s go ghost hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP53 The Haunted Cemetery and the White Mist: Paranormal activity is reported in Victorian Wrexham - but is it really supernatural? Let’s go ghost hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

June 3, 2021

If there's something strange in the graveyard, who ya gonna call?

In the Victorian age, two tales of paranormal activity in the grounds of churches spooked the locals in the north of Wales.

In Wrexham cemetery, the police paid a visit to try and solve the mystery of floating flaming heads. Just outside the town, there was an eerie white mist spooking the unsuspected.

But are these tales paranormal fact, or paranormal fiction? Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the secrets on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP52 Beware the Fairy Lights!: Discover the secrets of the Ellylldan, the dangerous Welsh elf-fire which haunt the forests much like the English Will-o’-wisp, on Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP52 Beware the Fairy Lights!: Discover the secrets of the Ellylldan, the dangerous Welsh elf-fire which haunt the forests much like the English Will-o’-wisp, on Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

May 27, 2021

Does elf fire - so-called fairy lights - really lure weary travellers to their doom at night?

For centuries, strange glowing lights have been reported in the wilds of Wales and around the world.

Sharing similarities with fellow elf-like creatures, from the English Will-o’-wisp to the Breton sprite, they are blamed for leading people off the beaten track and into dangerous marshy lands where they might come to a sticky end.

They also have a connection with one of William Shakespeare's more famous creatures, the mischievous puck in the fairy-filled masterpiece A Midsummer Night's Dream, and these pwca or pooka once roamed all over Britain causing all manner of chaos.

To discover the secrets of these "luring elf-fire", join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the secrets of the Ellylldan on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

 

What is the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

EP51 The Golden Ghost: When an ancient burial site is disturbed, eerie secrets are revealed. Let’s go ghost hunting in search of a centuries-old spirit on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

EP51 The Golden Ghost: When an ancient burial site is disturbed, eerie secrets are revealed. Let’s go ghost hunting in search of a centuries-old spirit on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

May 20, 2021

Is there really a haunted artefact in London's British Museum? And what connection does it have with an ancient Welsh burial site?

The so-called "Golden Ghost" has been sighted in Mold, Flintshire for centuries. But where did it come from, and what does it want?

Believed to be a soldier wearing golden armour, some say it haunts the area after road-building works disturbed its remains. Others say it has been luring people off the beaten track for centuries. Maybe they are all right?

On this episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast, join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the secret history of the golden ghost and the Mold cape.

 

What is the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

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