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Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

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Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast: Ghost stories, lore, myths and legends from haunted Wales. Join author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales, The A-Z of Curious Wales etc) - ”arguably Wales’ leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country’s history” - for a fascinating journey through the weird and wonderful history of Cymru and the world. From ’most haunted’ Welsh castles to fairy-filled forests, each episode explores at a different spine-chilling topic including: pesky poltergeists and uncanny apparitions; seasonal traditions from the Mari Lwyd to Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf); real-life ghostbusters and paranormal investigators who hunt in the dark; Gothic funeral and wedding customs such as the macabre Sin Eater and eerie corpse candles; supernatural animals who tour the streets, from the dreaded Gwyllgi to the mystical Ceffyl Dŵr; ancient tales of the Mabinogi/ Mabinogion and King Arthur; and the magic of witches, wizards and the ancient Druids that continue to cast a spell over the land today.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast: Ghost stories, lore, myths and legends from haunted Wales. Join author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales, The A-Z of Curious Wales etc) - ”arguably Wales’ leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country’s history” - for a fascinating journey through the weird and wonderful history of Cymru and the world. From ’most haunted’ Welsh castles to fairy-filled forests, each episode explores at a different spine-chilling topic including: pesky poltergeists and uncanny apparitions; seasonal traditions from the Mari Lwyd to Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf); real-life ghostbusters and paranormal investigators who hunt in the dark; Gothic funeral and wedding customs such as the macabre Sin Eater and eerie corpse candles; supernatural animals who tour the streets, from the dreaded Gwyllgi to the mystical Ceffyl Dŵr; ancient tales of the Mabinogi/ Mabinogion and King Arthur; and the magic of witches, wizards and the ancient Druids that continue to cast a spell over the land today.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP141 Supernatural Corpse Birds: Winged Harbingers of Death | Paranormal activity, unexplained mysteries, Gothic history | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast

4/11/2024
Delve into the eerie world of corpse birds, winged entities said to foretell impending death. Are these sightings mere coincidences or something more sinister? Uncover the chilling tales behind these supernatural avian visitors as we explore first-hand accounts like the tale of Miss Griffiths and the mysterious "little grey one," or the tragic fate of Mr Powell, who encountered the ominous bird on the high seas. Discover how corpse birds transcend borders, manifesting in far-off lands like Western Australia and Patagonia. And in a surprising twist, learn about the melodious farewell of the renowned poet Tegid, whose passing was marked by a choir of birdsong. What distinguishes corpse birds from regular birds, and how did they become the most common death omens in Wales? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare. Until next time, nos da! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-headed Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:26:05

EP140 Murder Most Foul in Haunted Houses: Eerie encounters in Gothic mansions | Paranormal activity, unexplained mysteries, creep history | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

3/28/2024
Ghostly encounters that defy explanation are reported at two haunted houses. Are you brave enough to explore these mysterious cases where the line between the living and the dead blurs, and every shadow holds a secret? In our first story, we delve into the grisly crimes of a house shrouded in a sinister past. Who—or what—haunts its halls, leaving guests trembling in fear? What secrets lurk within the walls, and why does the specter of violence linger in the darkness? We then venture to Oaklands, where a chance encounter with a spectral figure sets off a chain of unsettling events. Who is the mysterious woman with the swan-shaped candlestick, and what dark omens does she bring? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare. Until next time, nos da! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-headed Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:25:34

EP139 When Evil Spirits Attack: Demonic hellfire strikes a Welsh mansion | Poltergeist activity or the Devil himself? | Explore the Gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

3/14/2024
Mischievous spectral beings wreak havoc in a Welsh mansion that promises thrills and chills at every turn. Fact with folklore intertwine in this mysterious tale that blurs the lines between reality and the paranormal. Was it truly the work of supernatural forces, or merely the imaginings of a frightened community? As we explore the remnants of a once grand Welsh mansion, now reduced to ruins since the tragic fire of 1807, we encounter a tale unlike any other. Discover the rituals employed to banish the tormentor and the eerie aftermath that still echoes through Devil’s Bridge to this day. Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare. Until next time, nos da! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:26:12

EP138 The Uncanny Were-Dog and Other Canine Terrors: Paranormal pooches and supernatural dogs of the Wild Hunt | Explore the Gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

2/29/2024
Spectral hounds roam the land at night. Some possess the bodies of half-humans, with eyes like moons and mouths that emit smoke. What do these unearthly creatures signify? And why do they haunt the valleys and mountains of Wales? In our exploration, we'll encounter tales of evil fishermen chased into the sea, lost travelers saved by the power of prayer, and clergyman harassed for their sermons. But amidst the terror, there's a thread of folklore that reveals a complex interplay of myth and spirituality. Unravel the mysteries of the Cŵn Annwn and their spectral counterparts, the Cŵn Wybyr. What secrets do they hold? And what do their haunting cries portend for those who dare to listen? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:25:08

EP137 The Ghost of a Grave and Other Death Omens: Supernatural secrets of life after death? | Paranormal activity in Gothic graveyards | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

2/15/2024
Step into the realm of the uncanny and delve into the mysterious world of death omens and supernatural secrets. From the infamous corpse candles to chilling premonitions, uncover the spine-tingling tales that have haunted communities for generations. What do these strange signs really signify? How do they choose their harbingers of death? And could you be the next witness to an otherworldly phenomenon? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:22:18

EP136 The Dark Art of the Exorcist: Banish Spirits, Goblins and Fairies with Exorcism | Gothic Traditions and Unexplained Superstitions | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

2/1/2024
Unravel the mysterious realm of exorcism, a practice as old as time itself, employed to banish ghouls, ghosts, and goblins from our world. Is there a safeguard against the forces of darkness? Could your daily piety be the key to repelling the bogeys and fairies lurking in the shadows? Are you ready to unravel the secrets of exorcism, spirituality, and the age-old battle between light and darkness? Delve into the very fabric of Welsh folklore, where Christianity plays a pivotal role, shaping not just ghost stories but the entire history and culture of Wales and beyond. Uncover the art of the exorcist, from the simplicity of invoking God's name to the unexpected efficacy of a crowing cockerel. Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:25:39

EP135 Terror of the Mundane Ghosts: Are "dull" spirits the scariest of all? | Unexplained uncanny activity in a Gothic mansion | Explore the paranormal lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

1/18/2024
Can the most terrifying paranormal activity also be the most boring? Are dull ghosts really the scariest of all? In this chilling episode, Mark Rees unravels a paranormal theory that turns the mundane into the terrifying. What if the most ordinary ghost stories held a power that could send shivers down your spine? Delve into a "dull" ghost tale in a Romantic, Gothic house shrouded in eerie charm that may, in fact, be the scariest encounter ever. Imagine encountering a spirit so ordinary, it might make you question turning off the lights tonight. But hold on – there's a twist that will leave you questioning your bedtime routine and challenge your perceptions of ghosts. Are ghosts simply benign entities, lingering in the shadows with no intention to scare? Could the uncanny feeling in the dark be the gentle presence of spirits from the past? Or is it something far more sinister? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:22:54

EP134 Hounds of the Underworld: Dare you join the Wild Hunt? | Ride with the Cŵn Annwn, spectral hounds of the otherworld of Welsh myth | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

1/4/2024
Picture this: snarling spectral dogs traversing the air in hot pursuit of their prey. Their haunting howls are harbingers of death, and their appearance cannot be easily defined, ranging from small white creatures with rose-coloured ears to "ugly beasts" with fiery eyes. On this chilling episode, we delve into the eerie realm of the Welsh otherworld to unravel the spine-tingling tales of the Cŵn Annwn — the Hounds of the Underworld. As we navigate through the Welsh countryside, we'll answer the lingering questions: What mysterious figure guides these ghostly packs? Where are the prime locations to witness their ominous processions? And why do they particularly favour certain nights, including New Year's Eve? Are you curious to uncover the fate of souls deemed unworthy of heaven but not quite wicked enough for hell? Brace yourself for a journey into the supernatural, where every howl and eerie encounter unveils another layer of the mysterious Cŵn Annwn. Explore the gothic lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:23:01

EP133 Christmas Special: The OTHER Mari Lwyd | An uncanny horse-skulled visitor stalks the Welsh streets | Morris dancing, drinking, song | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

12/21/2023
Dive into the Christmas revelry with singing and dancing, but beware: there's a darker side to these Victorian traditions involving a frightening hag and a horse-skulled Christmas visitor. Uncover strange tales of festive celebrations, the Welsh love for singing in the 'land of song', the long-standing links between Morris Dancing and the Mari Lwyd, and introducing the bizarre Aderyn Pig Llwyd, a horse-headed creature adding an eerie touch to Christmas streets. Will you be ready for the unexpected this holiday season? Explore the gothic lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! Until next time, nos da - and Nadolig llawen/ merry Christmas! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:29:50

A Quick Update from Mark Rees: Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

12/7/2023
Christmas Gremlins have struck the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast HQ. Sadly, there is no new episode this week due to some potentially paranormal technical difficulties. Instead, here's a quick update from Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) in which he explains what you can expect over the festive season, and calls on the Mari Lwyd to deliver some seasonal good luck. See you soon - merry Christmas/ Nadolig llawen! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: This case is taken from Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:04:23

EP132 ”One of the Biggest Poltergeist Cases Ever”: The Uncanny Pete the Polt | Paranormal Cardiff’s most haunted? | Explore the unexplained gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

11/23/2023
A haunting described as "one of the biggest poltergeist cases ever" saw a Welsh business plagued by paranormal activity. The chilling case of Peter the Poltergeist/ Pete the Polt is one of the most significant poltergeist cases documented. A haunting that spanned a decade, mysterious objects were thrown around a workshop in Cardiff that led the bewildered owners to suspect a paranormal presence. What sets this case apart is its investigation by a renowned academic and future president of the Society for Psychical Research who revealed a potential connection with a local tragedy and was unable to disprove the events as a hoax. Was this a mischievous spirit or something else? Explore the gothic lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: This case is taken from Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees WHAT IS THE GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES PODCAST WITH MARK REES? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:29:44

EP131 Curse of the Vampire Bed: Is Dracula under the duvet? The ”uncanny piece of furniture” that haunted Paranormal Cardiff | Explore the gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

11/9/2023
Can an "uncanny piece of furniture" really suck your blood like Dracula? Is this vampire bed possessed by Nosferatu? When a young family in seventeenth-century Cardiff acquire a heavy four-posted bedstead at a bankruptcy sale, little could they have known it was the soon-to-be infamous "vampire bed." It caused a four-month-old baby to scream in terror, and the man of the house was lost for words - could their bedroom be haunted by one of the children of the night? Explore the gothic lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: This tale is taken from Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff", published November 15, 2023. You can order it online here. BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:21:32

EP130 Halloween Ghost Hunt: Paranormal investigation from a “most haunted” Welsh pub | Uncanny sounds & unexpected chills in Swansea | Explore the lore live on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

10/26/2023
Dare you join Mark Rees and a team of paranormal investigators for an "as-live" spine-tingling ghost hunt in Wales? Nos Calan Gaeaf - as Halloween is known in the Welsh language - is the perfect time of year for ghost stories and, of course, ghost hunting. The "most haunted" location for this year's eerie exploration is a live music venue in the heart of Swansea city centre just off the Kingsway that has never featured on a recorded investigation before. The Bunkhouse is a bar where members of staff have long spoken of unexpected supernatural encounters, in recent times and under former names stretching back through the decades, where strange reports speak of uncanny sounds, eerie chills, and all manner of phenomenon in the cellar. For this paranormal investigation, which was recorded live by Mark, you can expect updates, interviews, and recordings of mysterious events if and when they unfold. Joining him are the filmmaker Ant Jones, Sarah and Leanne from Cymru Paranormal, Bunkhouse business owner Jordan McGuire, and tackling his first ghost hunt, cultural writer Chris Carra from Planet Health. Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! Happy Halloween and Nos Calan Gaeaf hapus! 🎃 BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees BEYOND THE BLEAK For more from filmmaker Ant Jones, and to check out the video that accompanies this episode from October 31, check out his YouTube page here: Beyond the Bleak TV. PLANET HEALTH For more from Chris Carra, including the Halloween episode featuring Mark Rees, check out his podcast here: Planet Health podcast. CYMRU PARANORMAL For more from Cymru Paranormal, including their social media links, check out their website here: Cymru Paranormal. THE BUNKHOUSE Looking to visit the Bunkhouse for yourself? You can check out the upcoming gigs and order tickets online here: The Bunkhouse, Swansea. What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:01:08:53

EP129 Halloween Folklore Special: Most Haunted History & Spooky Welsh Traditions | Paranormal Games | Uncanny Jack-o’-Lanterns | Explore the gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

10/12/2023
Halloween folklore of Wales and the world: explore the haunted history of Nos Calan Gaeaf with Mark Rees and a special guest on this eerie seasonal special. Nos Calan Gaeaf, as Halloween is known in the Welsh language, has long been a time for tradition and festivities. But how did Victorian celebrations differ from modern-day parties? By teaming up with fellow cultural writer Chris Carra (Planet Health), they aim to investigate the Halloween folklore of Wales and the world, and delve back into their own childhoods to see how the holiday continues to evolve. From dressing up as the Ghostbusters in the 1980s to living in Canada, Mark and Chris offer a unique perspective on Halloween celebrations that contrast and complement North American traditions. with those in Wales. They also look at how the holiday has changed for a new generation, how costumes became part of the Halloween experience, and the history of Halloween games involving apples and candles. They discover the surprising connection between Welsh folklore and modern trick-or-treating, which might have evolved from begging for bread on All Souls' Day into a fun tradition. And of course, no Halloween folklore episode would be complete without the centuries-old tradition of carving vegetables, including the Welsh swede, to create eerie jack-o'-lanterns, or the even creepier apparition that is the Welsh jac-y-lantern. If that wasn't enough, they look ahead to this year's big Halloween special: an "as live" ghost hunt in one of Wales's "most haunted" places! Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! PLANET HEALTH Here's a link to Chris's podcast and website (see, I did remember to put it "below" like those YouTubers! - MR) BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:39:22

EP128 Deadly Death Omens Unveiled: Eerie real-life accounts of creeping Welsh corpse candles | Haunted Halloween update | Explore the most gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

9/28/2023
Journey into the haunted heart of Welsh folklore, exploring eerie accounts of encounters with mysterious apparitions known as corpse candles (canwyll corff). In the 19th and early 20th centuries, innocent individuals walking through the Welsh countryside found themselves face to face with ghostly lights that foretold impending deaths. Tales from Maesydderwen and Silian talk of enigmatic lights that lead to bone-chilling revelations of imminent burials. These stories have deep roots in Welsh folklore, dating back centuries to the pioneering ghost hunter Rev. Edmund Jones in the 18th century. There's also an update from Mark about his upcoming projects, including the Halloween episodes which will feature some Nos Calan Gaeaf lore and a paranormal investigation in one of Wales's "most haunted" places. Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:40:25

EP127 Corpse Candle Chronicles: Secrets of the Ghostly Harbingers of Death | Eerie lights and paranormal apparitions? Explore the Gothic lore this Halloween on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

9/14/2023
Corpse candles were once a common sight in Wales. What's truly spine-tingling is that sometimes these lights were carried by ghostly figures, believed to be the very souls soon to depart. This episode delves into historical cases of individuals who regularly witnessed corpse candles, shedding light on the eerie prevalence of this phenomenon. We also explore the belief that St. David himself prayed for corpse candles to demonstrate the existence of an afterlife. Corpse candles manifested as pale, slow-moving lights hovering above the ground, with their colours offering clues about the person destined to die. As we uncover the mysteries, there'll also be a preview of this Halloween's plans, and new Ghosts and Folklore of Wales book PARANORMAL CARDIFF. Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales/ Paranormal Wales) in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons, with the odd wicked - and not-so-wicked - witch along the way. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional live ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions, and everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and remote farms, go in search of the paranormal and the unexplained in all corners of Cymru - think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit https://markreesonline.com/: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, Paranormal Wales etc.)Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:26:47

EP126 Sunken Cities of the Damned: Lake monsters and dragons lurk in the watery depths possibly created by witches, fairies and devils | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

8/31/2023
Were witches, devils and fairies responsible for destroying cities? And what about the lake monsters and dragons lurking in the depths? Events that some people might describe as an act of god have been blamed on all manner of supernatural creatures. What do you believe? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons and the odd wicked, and not-so-wicked, witch. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and a remote farm, think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark ReesGhosts of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:22:38

EP125 Sensing Spirits; or, Musical Ghosts and Paranormal Presences: Uncanny apparitions tingle the senses in these ’most haunted’ places | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

8/17/2023
Can you see, hear, smell and feel a ghost? Can you trust your senses in a haunted location? The waft of lavender might suggests a Victorian woman’s perfume; a fleeting white shape might suggest the death shroud of a tormented soul; and the sensation of being touched by icy fingers might suggest that somebody, or something, is reaching out to grope you from beyond the veil. Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons and the odd wicked, and not-so-wicked, witch. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and a remote farm, think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark ReesGhosts of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:24:39

EP124 Strange Secrets of the Supernatural Soil: Witchcraft in the earth, death omens in the dirt & paranormal portents at funerals. Explore the Gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

8/3/2023
There's witchcraft in the earth, death omens in the dirt, and all manner of gothic graveyard traditions associated with the soil beneath out feet. Can these strange superstitions and unusual traditions bring good luck, bad luck, and a whole lot more? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons and the odd wicked, and not-so-wicked, witch. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and a remote farm, think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark ReesGhosts of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:27:05

EP123 Unexplained Mystery of the Noisy Ghost: When a poltergeist strikes a Welsh beauty spot locals are baffled by the paranormal activity. Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

7/20/2023
Sceptics and believers are divided when a "violent" entity targets an unassuming home and and transforms it into a haunted mansion. Can you solve the mystery of the Pembrokeshire poltergeist? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare! BUY MARK REES A COFFEE: If you'd like to support the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcast you can treat Mark to a coffee here: Mark Rees on Ko-Fi - thank you/ diolch! https://ko-fi.com/markrees What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast? The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghosts and ghost stories, lore, myths and legends. Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes. Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical adventures from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded every other (Folklore) Thursday and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons and the odd wicked, and not-so-wicked, witch. Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark folklore and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself. Dare you explore haunted Wales? From the sublime mountains and cascading waterfalls to the bustling cities and a remote farm, think of it as opening the Welsh The X-Files... and some tenuous Ghostbusters links! Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit: Mark Rees homepageMark Rees on social mediaBooks by Mark ReesGhosts of Wales podcast It's spooky time!

Duration:00:28:25